Read Where The Wild Cherries Grow Online Free - I closed my eyes as I tried to pick apart every flavour, because nothing had ever tasted so good before. It was like tasting for the first time. Like discovering colour . . .
It is 1919 and the war is over, but for Emeline Vane the cold Norfolk fens only are haunted by memories of those she has lost. In a moment of grief, she recklessly boards a train and runs from it all.
Her journey leads her far away, to a tiny seaside village in the South of France. Taken in by cafe owner Maman and her twenty-year-old son, Emeline discovers a world completely new to her: of oranges, olives and wild herbs, the raw, rich tastes of the land.
But when a love affair develops, as passionate as the flavours of the village, secrets from home begin blowing in on the sea wides. Fifty years later, a young solictor on his first case finds Emeline's diary, and begins to trace a story of betrayal, love and bittersweet secrets that will send him on a journey to discover the truth...
|Title||:||Where The Wild Cherries Grow|
|Number of Pages||:||368 pages|
June 23, 2017
Every now and then a book comes along whereby when I finish it I think to myself - I will read that again and again - some examples for me include Little Women and The Great Gatsby, more recently Gone Girl and I Let You go. Where the Wild Cherries Grow by Laura Madeline has just added itself to...
March 23, 2017
1919 Emmeline Vale finds herself alone and grief stricken the Great War having claimed the lives of her two eldest brothers and her mother succumbing to the Spanish flu. Lost in her grief and unable to cope with her uncle's visions for her future, Emmeline makes the decision to run. Fifty years l...
March 27, 2017
More 4.5 stars...
Dual time narratives are one of my favourite plot devices going. I love the alternating chapters, skipping between one era to the other and tying both times together. So when I read the synopsis for Where The Wild Cherries Grow, I knew this was going to be a book for me.
August 20, 2017
Booktrail the locations in the novel - Cherry Trail here
What a lovely story of war, love, hope and secrets! I gobbled this up almost as fast as the cherry pie I made with the receipes at the back of the book. The book is full of foody and cake references so if you’re hungry, it might be a good id...
July 28, 2017
If you read my reviews you’ll know I’m a fan of dual timelines. In Where the Wild Cherries Grow, Emeline Vane narrates in 1919 from shortly after her mother’s death at Hallerton in Norfolk and Bill Perch narrates in 1969 London on his quest as a solicitor’s...
August 06, 2017
I did enjoy this book , but it was a bit lacklustre in its plot at times.
I loved Emmeline/Emilie as a character , she was so interesting and I'm glad she found happiness.
The back and forth of the plot in time worked well in the structure of the book, but I preferred Emilie's time in Cerbere .
August 31, 2017
This Book Was Something Else! I Think The Only Thing Stopping Me From Giving It Five Stars Was The Ending ... So Sad
July 14, 2017
Where The Wild Cherries Grow is a book that reads as beautifully as it looks. And you know, honestly, sometimes those beautifully written books have no substance. No depth to the story, no mystery to each character, nothing to absorb yourself into other than beautiful words. Where The Wild Cherri...
July 06, 2017
It's 1919 and not only has Emeline Vane lost 2 brothers in the First World War but she has just lost her mother in the influenza epidemic.
Fifty years later in 1969, trainee solicitor Bill Perch is tasked to confirm that Emeline Vane is deceased so that surviving relatives can make a claim on her...
May 11, 2017
Babette's Feast by Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen) - that was what the cooking scenes and food descriptions in this book reminded me about. Laura Madeleine is a good writer, but she cannot match Blixen's vivid descriptions of seductive tastes and smells.
But, this book was more than cooking and feasti...