- Title: Home on Apple Blossom Road
- Series: Life in Icicle Falls #9
- Author: Sheila Roberts
- Genre: Contemporary Romance
- Pages: 384
- Published: March 22, 2016 – Mira
- Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Description: Home is where the love is…
Colin Wright and Mia Blair grew up in Icicle Falls, but they left years ago—and not on good terms. Now Colin’s grandmother, Justine, has died, and they’ve come home to honor this woman they both loved. That’s when they get some unexpected news. They’re about to inherit something. Jointly. They just have no idea what. It turns out that Justine’s designed a treasure hunt for them, like the ones they enjoyed when they were kids and best friends.
But they’re not kids anymore, and they sure aren’t best friends. As for that young love they once shared? Well…it’s complicated.
On the trail of Justine’s treasure, they follow a series of clues that take them down memory lane—ending up at the orchard on Apple Blossom Road. What will they find there? And what did Justine know that they didn’t? (publisher)
My take: Home on Apple Blossom Road is a sweet story about two people finding their way back home. They didn’t intend to take this journey but Grandma Justine had a plan that they had to finally pay attention to. She’d tried to tell them when she was still alive but to no avail. Now they’d have to listen to her – via her treasure hunt – and just maybe her plan would work.
Sheila Roberts’ characters are never perfect so I find them relatable on a few different levels. I could understand Mia and Colin’s reluctance to try make things the way they used to be. Colin is involved with a beautiful young woman and Mia just received a promotion at work. This is not a good time to resurrect the past. Hmm, is it possible Justine misjudged these two?
I enjoyed this installment to the Life in Icicle Falls series. It’s filled with character cameos from previous books making it that much more fun to read. That said, don’t worry if you haven’t read other books in the series. You won’t be lost. I thought this novel was one of the best of the series. Recommended to fans of the author and small town contemporary romance.
11 thoughts on “Home on Apple Blossom Road by Sheila Roberts”
I think we could all use a sweet story right about now.
This one is on my list and I have a day off!
I love the treasure hunt idea! I’m curious about what they found. 🙂 It’s great that the series has stayed so strong, even at book nine.
I’ve never read this author, but I’m drawn in by the cover, the title, and your review. Sounds very sweet…and evocative of home. Thanks for sharing.
I am definitely in the mood for a super sweet story!
I sure like my small towns
Mary, this sounds like a very enjoyable read. Lovely review.
Love the cover of this one, nice to know you consider it one of the best of the series. Small hometown – always good!
I’ve read a book or two by this author and enjoyed them. Not sure why I haven’t picked up this series. I need some light happiness in my life 🙂
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It was a nice feel-good story.
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