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|
February 13, 2018
A lost woman, an estate in shambles, a diary, and the South of France. Who doesn't love all of these things...especially a diary.
Bill Perch was left to the task of finding Emeline Vane by searching the run down family estate for clues about what happened to her. When he arrived, he found trees...
February 20, 2018
⭐⭐⭐⭐💫 / 5
First off, thank you to Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin's Press for providing me with a free finished copy of this beautiful book in exchange for my review! All opinions are my own.
Reading Where The Wild Cherries Grow was quite the experience for me. The writing is so rich, especially in...
March 05, 2018
In 1919 Emeline Vane has lost most of her family to war and her mother to the flu. When her uncle decides the fate of her house, her youngest brother and her, for her, Emmeline unable to cope with it decides to run away.
Now in 1969 Timothy Vane (her youngest brother) is dying and his des...
March 09, 2018
*** 3.75 to 4 rating***
This was the perfect book for me after consuming a heavy, many-paged, challenging (and wonderful) literary read. This lovely novel, a dual-period story, introduces readers to England in 1969 and moves back in time to a seaside village in Southern France in 1919.
Both the mo...
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...
January 15, 2018
A lovely read. So lovely that it's one I would read again, and it is going on my "Favorites" shelf for 2018. The book is written in dual time narratives that take place in 1919 with Emeline Vance and 1969 with Bill Perch. I loved both narratives and felt they flowed beautifully.
Emeline is heartbr...
February 11, 2018
Please Note: I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence the opinions of my review in any way.
Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. A well written one can transport you to a long ago time and place, making you feel as...
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...
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 .