The Apple Tree

  • by Elvi Rhodes
  • Narrated by Anne Dover
  • 11 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Frances, recovering from a broken love afair, moves with her mother to lonely Beck Farm in the Yorkshire Dales, she is going into uncharted territory.Planning to open a guest house, she encounters only friendliness from the villagers. But there seems to be some mystery about the previous owner of the farm, Ben Thornton. Both the ancient and neglected house and its old but magnificent apple tree are badly in need of care and attention. As she brings them both back to life, Frances is to discover the history of the house and its occupants - and at the same time to rebuild her own life.

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Long book tells little

I will not read this one again because it was to long, too descriptive and too detailed for my taste. Story could have been 4 hours shorter by my standard. BUT, I do love British novels so I am glad I read it once.
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- Venner

Lovely book

Frances is at a crossroads in her life living in Brighton with her mother, Madge. With a failed marriage behind her she decides to get right away, buying a farmhouse in her mother's native Yorkshire. Frances and Madge soon settle into the community in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and Frances's plans to turn Beck farmhouse into a bed and breakfast begin to take shape as she employs local businessman, Alex, to oversee the conversions needed in the house. Finding a carved plaque below the apple tree sets Frances on a mission to discover more about the previous owner of the house.
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- Ozzie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-25-2008
  • Publisher: ISIS Audio Books