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The Taste of Apple Seeds by Katharina Hagena

Friday, April 4, 2014

An international bestseller, The Taste of Apple Seeds is a story of love and loss that will captivate your heart

When Iris unexpectedly inherits her grandmother's house in the country, she also inherits the painful memories that live there.

Iris gives herself a one-week stay at the old house, after which she'll make a decision: keep it, or sell it. The choice is not so simple, though, for her grandmother's cottage is an enchanting place where currant jam tastes of tears, sparks fly from fingertips, love's embrace makes apple trees blossom, and the darkest family secrets never stay buried.

As Iris moves in and out of the flicker between remembrance and forgetting, she chances upon a forgotten childhood friend who could become more.

The Taste of Apple Seeds is a bittersweet story of heartbreak and hope passed down through the generations.

Goodreads Summary

I can't imagine being faced with the decisions to keep or sell a huge family asset, especially when I start to learn everything that happened there. Iris is left responsible for her grandmother's house as she recently died of Alzheimer's. It must have been very hard for her to even think of selling the house as she began to reminisce about the summers that she spent there when she was younger. On the other hand, a house is a huge burden that many just don't have the time and resources to take on.

This book is great for those that like to think about the past and the good as well as bad things that they have encountered in their lives. It will definitely help those trying to cope with the recent loss of a loved one as it shows a good example of the typical though process that one would go through. One thing that I really liked about this book was that it was set in Germany. As somewhere that I plan on going in my lifetime, it was fun to read about and picture what it will probably look like when I finally get to go there. Others will also enjoy the side love story that develops in the middle of the book as it adds a welcome aspect that lightens the story and adds humor at times.

*4 Stars*

Reviewed by Chris

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  1. bn100 said...:

    This sounds emotional