Secret of Orchard Cottage
Alex Brown, Read by Gabrielle Glaister

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Narrated By: Gabrielle Glaister

Duration: 10 hours and 17 minutes

What to expect

The wonderful new novel from Alex Brown, bestselling author of The Great Christmas Knit Off, perfect for fans of Trisha Ashley and Jill Mansell.

April Wilson is wondering what to do next – her life has been turned upside down after the loss of her husband so she’s hoping to piece herself together again with a visit to her elderly great aunt, Edith. Arriving in the rural idyll of Tindledale, she’s dismayed to find Edith’s cottage and the orchards surrounding it in a sorry state of disrepair. Edith seems to have lost interest completely, instead she’s become desperate to find out what happened to her sister, Winnie, who disappeared during WWII.
April gets to work immediately, discovering that the orchard still delivers a bumper crop each year, and with the help of some of the villagers – including Matt, the enigmatic Farrier – begins to unravel the mystery of the missing Winnie. Slowly,
April can feel things coming to life again – but can Orchard Cottage work its magic on her too?

Genre

Modern & contemporary fiction, Romance

Listen to a sample

‘An intriguing and heart-warming story you will love’ Katie Fforde

‘Very lovely’ Jill Mansell

'Poignant and moving, the cleverly entwined stories kept me turning the pages.’ Trisha Ashley

‘Alex Brown at her very best – charming, witty, heartwarming and full of absorbing characters' Carmel Harrington

'A lovely, warm-hearted and compassionate tale’ LoveReading

‘This was genuinely one of the most special books I've read this year.’ Bookish Escapes

Praise for Alex Brown:

A lovely book to curl up and unwind with, as sweet and charming as home made apple pie’ Milly Johnson

'Warm, wonderful characters – a really lovely read.' Sarah Morgan, author of Sleigh Bells in the Snow

‘A warm and witty novel’ HELLO

‘You’ll fall in love with this charming book.’ Sunday Express