Amanda Coplin's enthralling debut novel, "The Orchardist," tells the story of an Eastern Washington orchardist who recreates a family when he befriends two wayward girls and is drawn into the mystery of their dark and violent background
Elizabeth and her German Garden by Elizabeth von Arnim. 1898. Charming account of happy days buried away in an old schloss in the German countryside with nothing but books and babies and a dear garden to occupy the mind and heart of an Englishwoman married to a German nobleman. I loved the irreverent attitude toward duty and tradition that she exhibited in her writing.