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Into the Orchard …

This week sees the release of Secret Vintage by the esteemed Rachel Goldsworthy, which is the first novella of the Corsair’s Cove Orchard Series (yay!).

Secret Vintage by Rachel Goldsworthy

Releasing a book is a funny thing – the act itself is brief, and it’s easy to forget the months of work that went into writing it.  With the Cove stories, there’s also the planning sessions (in this case, a super-intense session last spring) and follow up group calls (still ongoing).

On top of all that are the research moments.  This summer I visited the Merridale Cidery, which has not only a very nice restaurant but a delightful orchard that invited wandering.  Here is some of what I found …

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percy the Peacock is a terrible flirt – and his livelier cousins play a part in the story!

Siena and Joe are here!

“A WARM SEPTEMBER breeze was picking up as Siena Panati balanced, barefoot, on the slackline she had slung a yard above the grassy central quad…
“A vibration against her butt distracted her from the future—always her favorite place. Still balancing three feet above the lawn, she pulled the phone from the back pocket of her bright pink jeans and clicked it open with one hand and then three things happened at once…”

Secret Vintage – the cork pops today!

I hope you love these people as much as I do. Plus…apples!