Relax & Read: The Orchard

12 Dec

Although I love YA fantasy the most, I find myself returning to memoirs often.

I found my love for memoirs in middle school when we were, ironically, forced to choose one and write a review over it. I read a memoir written by a woman spy, but I cannot remember the title. However, I’ve returned to the biographies/memoir section of my local Barnes & Noble ever since.

The Orchard by Theresa Weir is my recent find. orchard

Growing up poor, Theresa Weir works in her uncle’s bar where she meets Adrian Curtis. The two immediately begin dating, and three months later, they marry. Theresa moves to Adrian’s cursed farm, realizing his life is much more dangerous than she expected while also falling more in love with Adrian every moment.

This is a beautiful tale written with delicate compassion and painstaking truth.

So check it out here, and let me know what you think.

P.S Based on all of your suggestions, I’ll be checking out ‘Divergent’ as soon as I beat the flu (Ick)


8 Responses to “Relax & Read: The Orchard”

  1. Michelle Proulx December 12, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    Ahhh, I have the flu too! Well, I have a cold. Is that the same thing? I believe colds aren’t quite as icky as the flu. Still, I feel (part of) your pain. Drink lots of tea and get better soon!

  2. Jessica December 12, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    It looks really interesting. Thanks for the recommendation. I’ve added it to my “to-read” list.

  3. lucewriter December 12, 2012 at 3:23 pm #

    Get better!!

  4. beverley December 13, 2012 at 1:48 am #

    link don’t work, is it a UK thing?

    • Shannon Thompson December 13, 2012 at 6:36 am #

      Thanks for letting me know. I fixed the problem, I believe, so let me know if the link doesn’t work again.

  5. Vishy December 13, 2012 at 4:23 am #

    Nice review, Shannon! This looks like an interesting memoir – more like a novel than a memoir. The book looks quite beautiful from your description. Thanks for writing about it.

    Hope you get well soon. Sending positive thoughts and wishes to you.

  6. P. C. Zick December 13, 2012 at 6:11 am #

    Been there done that with the flu. Best to rest – I didn’t and it got worse. Thanks for recommendation. I’ll check it out.

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