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Estelle: The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs

The Apple Orchard by Susan Wiggs ( web | tweet ) Part of the Bella Vista series. Publication Date: April 30, 2013 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 432 Target audience: adult Keywords: family secrets, World War II, romance Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley (Thanks!) Other books by Susan Wiggs featured on RBR: Return to […]

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July 23, 2015 - 8:01 am

Love Ain't Nothing But Love | Romance Picks - […] I don’t see any announcements for another book in this series but I hope there will be one. The Apple Orchard was great […]

May 29, 2013 - 11:40 am

Alexa Y. - I’m fairly confident that I would fall in love with this novel if I read it. It sounds like an AMAZING read, to be honest, and the setting is PERFECTION already, though you’ve given us the briefest description of it. I’m definitely making a note to check this one out!

May 23, 2013 - 6:33 pm

katy @ ablightedone - This sounds like something I’d really like. Especially if there’s sweet moments revolving around wine!

May 21, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Maggie, Young Adult Anonymous - Wine with a guy who saves dogs in his spare time? SIGH. No cell service is my absolute nightmare though. I immediately thought, they better have WiFi! I’ve never read (okay, or even heard of) Susan Wiggs, but this one looks like a good place to start. πŸ™‚

May 21, 2013 - 9:00 am

Leah @ The Pretty Good Gatsby - Okay, that settles it: I’m finally going to discover what Wiggs is all about. Customers are constantly asking for & raving about her books, but I had always grouped her in the Nora Roberts/Danielle Steel category: older lady favorites. Certainly not an author 20-somethings enjoy.

πŸ™‚ You know, this one sounds fantastic. Sometimes I love being wrong.

May 20, 2013 - 9:48 am

April Books & Wine - Estelle, The Apple Orchard sounds really good. I mean, who does not like books about family secrets, peace and quiet and ROMANCE? For real. I’ll have to check this one out sometime.

The Big Kids’ Table: Four Fiction Picks for April + May

April 12 already and time for another fun group of adult fiction recommendations for your bookshelf. This comes at a good time because Galley Cat reported yesterday that Adult Hardcover sales are DOWN 7%. So do yourself and everyone else a favor and buy a grown up book, okay? It’s the perfect way to kick […]

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April 12, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - These all sound really great. I think I have this Bella Andre book already on my Kindle (I have a few of hers, actually) but I haven’t read it yet. Hers are steamy and fun.

I’ve been LOVING my dive back into the big kids books lately. I read Me Before You by Jojo Moyes recently as well as Once Upon a Time, There Was You by Elizabeth Berg (huge fan). A few days ago I FLEW THRU the first Fool’s Gold book by Susan Mallery (my first adult contemporary romance) and I will absolutely be reading more books like that. It was tons of fun. I have Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick and Attachments by Rainbow Rowell in my library bag! Woohoo!

Keep doing these posts! Love them! Love that Ginger is featured today!

April 12, 2013 - 2:57 pm

Alexa Y. - As always, I am going to end up adding ALL OF THE BOOKS to my ever-growing TBR shelf on Goodreads. This particular set of adult reads contains novels that ALL sound brilliant – and very appropriate for spring πŸ˜‰ I’m particularly excited about No Strings Attached!

April 12, 2013 - 12:57 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Thanks so much for allowing me to share a favorite book of mine on your blog today. I love this feature because you’ve introduced me to quite a few new adult reads. I added No Strings Attached and already had The Look of Love on my TBR list!

Estelle: Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham ( tweet ) Publication Date: April 30, 2013 Publisher: Ballantine Books Pages: 352 Target audience: Adult Keywords: NYC in the 90s, acting, success Format read: ARC from NetGalley via Publisher. (Thanks!) Summary: Franny always dreamed of being an actress (preferably working in the theatre). After college, she sets a […]

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March 31, 2014 - 9:00 am

Big Kids' Table: Receipt Recommendations - […] the story:Β Last week, I went to the B&N near work to pick up a copy of Lauren Graham’s Someday, Someday, Maybe for a friend (a book I bought for myself last year) and I got one of those receipts with a short […]

December 12, 2013 - 9:01 am

Big Kids' Table: 2013 Overview - […] Interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid + Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren […]

June 25, 2013 - 12:01 am

Top 10 Tuesday: Five and Five Favorites - […] Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham: A big kids book to round out the list… Frannie is in her late 20s and still trying to figure […]

May 5, 2013 - 11:34 am

Estelle's Shelve It >> Cinco de Mayo Books, Estelle - […] there before Rachel, Alexa, and I and we stood in line without hearing her talk about her new book, Someday, Someday, Maybe BUT after 2 hours, we each got to meet Lauren. She is gorgeous and very sweet in […]

May 4, 2013 - 11:40 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - LOVEEEEEEEE! I bookmarked this when you posted it but waited to read it until after I’d written my review πŸ™‚

Seriously, love this book and loved chatting about it with you! <3

April 7, 2013 - 12:24 pm

Rather Be Reading Blog: Shelve It by Magan, April 7, 2013 - […] + Q&A With Jessica Verdi, Author of My Life After Now + A review of Golden by Jessi Kirby + A review of Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham + The debut of our new feature, Nailed It, and a GIVEAWAY of one Julep nail polish. (ONE day left […]

April 5, 2013 - 5:29 am

VeganYANerds - Ahhhh! I am SO glad that this is good, I tend to stay away from celeb novels, too, but this is one I plan on reading… maybe I will even wait and buy it in NYC – seems appropriate!

April 5, 2013 - 5:20 am

Lori - Just started this last night and now I’m even more excited to dive into it! I’m already picturing Franny as Lauren Graham too…

April 4, 2013 - 11:22 am

Sharon @ The Book Barbies - THIS BOOK. When I first discovered it, I saw that the author was Lauren Graham and immediately started Googling, because surely it wasn’t THE Lauren Graham. But lo and behold, it was! I have never clicked the “to-read” button with so much glee! I cannot wait to read this book. It sounds wonderful. I adore the cover. I had no idea Jennifer E. Smith was the editor, but that’s fantastic! Everything about it makes me want to read it. Definitely getting my hands on this one as soon as possible after it comes out!

(Also, I will TOTALLY fail at the not-seeing-Lauren-Graham challenge. I know this already, LOL.)

April 3, 2013 - 8:36 pm

daphne - i have this from netgalley as well and i was kind of on the fence about even reading it, but i think i will now. great review.

April 3, 2013 - 7:01 pm

Renae @ Respiring Thoughts - I’ve really been looking forward to this review! I was so excited when I found out that Lauren Graham wrote a book, and even more excited when you said it was great. I do think that maybe the acting element would be off-putting at first, as it was for you, but otherwise this sounds exactly like my kind of read.

April 3, 2013 - 6:59 pm

Sara (of the Page Sage) - Ooh this sounds really good! (Also, that cover is GORGEOUS.) I’m all for books set in the city and the characters sound great.

April 3, 2013 - 5:58 pm

Kimmy - I’ve already preordered this book! I love Lauren Graham and think this book sounds great. Your review got me even more excited to read this one!

April 3, 2013 - 4:27 pm

Annie - This sounds amazing! I love books set in NYC, and I love books about acting! I think this book and I will get along just fine. πŸ˜‰ Awesome review!

April 3, 2013 - 4:18 pm

Ellice - Yay, your review made me even more excited for this book– I definitely had that “oh no, one of my fave celebs wrote a book… what if I don’t like it?!” fear. Even though I LOVE reading YA books, it will be nice to read about a character who is my age. Thanks for the awesome review! πŸ™‚

April 3, 2013 - 4:07 pm

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - I got this on Netgalley because it sounded cute, but I have had the same reservations you did. I’m so glad you liked it, and now I can’t wait to read it!

April 3, 2013 - 3:49 pm

Kayla Elizabeth - Literally just got an ecopy of this this morning and nearly wet myself. I am so excited to get started with this. Lauren Graham writing a novel… how perfect is that?

April 3, 2013 - 2:39 pm

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - This is next on my TBR – I’ve got an eARC and I am ridonkulously excited after your review. Thanks for doing it so early, I can’t wait to read it!

April 3, 2013 - 2:38 pm

Alexa Y. - I really, really, really want to read this book! It sounds like a coming-of-age story for older people (in a way), and I really think that it’s going to strike a chord with me. I love that it’s about an aspiring actress too, and that it’s set in NYC. This is definitely going to be a fun read!

April 3, 2013 - 2:08 pm

Lisa [is busy nerding] - I love that this is a coming of age but new adult book at the same time. Seriously – this sounds amazing. Thank you for sharing the review of a book I wouldn’t have given a second thought about otherwise!

April 3, 2013 - 1:56 pm

Cynthia - Oh this one sounds great and I don’t even read adult books but I’ll definitely be adding this one to my list. I’m actually thinking of starting to read a few adult books every now and then, you can’t live off of YA forever can you? I need to spice it up a little and start with some great adult fiction. =) Will definitely look forward to this one and I’m so glad it wasn’t a disappointment to you especially being a fan of the writer/actress.

April 3, 2013 - 1:02 pm

Maggie @ Young Adult Anonymous - Wait, you saw Lauren Graham on Broadway?? JEALOUS.

Leeza Gibbons! Hahaha. I can’t wait to read this. And you are SO right about there not being enough books about people in their late 20s who didn’t take the straight path to success. Great review, Estelle.

April 3, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Bonnie - I loved her in Gilmore Girls and had been so tempted by this book but wasn’t sure… I’m so glad to hear that you loved it though! Definitely adding this to my TBR now. πŸ™‚
Bonnie @ Sweet Tidbits

April 3, 2013 - 11:58 am

Tara - I remember chatting with you about this book. I think I definitely need to pick up a copy. Or should I watch GG first? (I know, I never watched it)

April 3, 2013 - 11:25 am

Andrea @Cozy Up With A Good Read - Yay, I’m so glad that this book was awesome. I was a little nervous because like you I’m a huge Lauren Graham fan and want her to be successful at everything. I’m so excited to read this book soon, it sounds adorable and you are right, there are not enough books about people in their 20’s trying to make it in the real world. I love seeing something that is relatable to me. Great review!

April 3, 2013 - 9:44 am

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - Wow, great review. I had zero desire to read this (I don’t really like Lauren Graham, I know, I’m weird), but now I can’t wait. Thanks!

Estelle + Magan: Nailed It (+ Giveaway)

Happy Tuesday, friends! Unfortunately this new feature was aΒ casualtyΒ of our server issues from last week. Originally, we planned to post this last Sunday but here we are today instead! (In the future, look for a Nailed It post celebrating upcoming releases every three to four weeks!) Here’s the story: We both have Julep Maven nail […]

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May 25, 2013 - 12:31 pm

Nailed It: Upcoming June Releases, Estelle + Magan - […] upcoming June releases, we wanted to feature some purdy nail photos from our giveaway winners back in April! Both gals were kind enough to share their nails in […]

April 21, 2013 - 9:01 am

Nailed It: May Book Releases Edition, Estelle + Magan - […] were so thrilled by your response to our NAILED IT feature, and here we are again with another post — this time featuring May book releases. This is […]

April 8, 2013 - 4:25 pm

ashley - I like juilanne!

April 8, 2013 - 10:29 am

Margie aka The Bumble Girl - Ooo, what a sweet idea! I love all the colors so much! I usually go for pinks like in Magan’s picks, but lately I’ve been thinking so much about teals and sparkly stuff, makes me smile πŸ™‚

April 7, 2013 - 6:34 pm

Ashley - So excited for the Lauren Graham book! And those colors! Amy is an Ashley color!

April 7, 2013 - 5:06 pm

Ashley @ FireStarBooks - I loooove Portia! Glittery and simple!

April 7, 2013 - 3:18 pm

Allie Lewis - I really like Julianne and Helen for everyday, but Amy would be a welcome change of pace with its vividness. It’s perfect for summer.

April 6, 2013 - 11:42 pm

MelodyJ - I like Rose and Amy.

April 6, 2013 - 9:44 pm

Marie - I really Portia!

April 6, 2013 - 12:17 am

Mollie Katie - I love the Portia and Amy colors and the idea to offset one!

April 4, 2013 - 9:19 pm

Cee - I love the Rose and the Amy color.

April 4, 2013 - 11:30 am

shokufeh - Even without it being by Lauren Graham, I’d be all over that “Someday, Someday, Maybe.” But because it is…. And that Susan is a pretty shade.

April 4, 2013 - 1:50 am

LucΓ­a Valencia - I loooove Amy!

April 3, 2013 - 7:58 pm

daphne - i like amy & rose the best. i recently subscribed to Julep, too, and I’m anxiously waiting for my first set to come in.

April 3, 2013 - 7:06 pm

Sarah O - Ah I love all these colours but I think the Amy one is my favourite. You guys need to stop getting me hooked on Julep! But keep doing this feature because it’s pretty πŸ˜›

April 3, 2013 - 7:05 pm

Krispy - This is a brilliant feature! I love books and nail polish too, and the colors you chose are perfect for each book!

I love the sets you put together. If I had to choose 1 color, I’d probably go with PORTIA since I’m partial to blues, but I do love the pop of ROSE too!

April 3, 2013 - 2:01 pm

Cynthia - Great new feature! I love it!! and I actually love that cover of Someday, someday, Maybe. I love that it’s a little bit foggy but it makes the red coat stand out a lot. Thanks for the giveaway guys! I’m slowly becoming a nail polish addict myself. =)

April 3, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Maggie @ Young Adult Anonymous - This feature is so fun! And I LOVE the colors you chose. I think I need to join all the cool kids and become a Julep Maven. I would pick Julianne.

April 3, 2013 - 12:38 pm

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit - AMAZING feature. I’m reading Someday, Someday, Maybe next week, and I’m super excited, so I’d have to choose one of those colours. I can’t decide, though…maybe Helen or Julianne?

Great picks for colours! Can’t wait to read your reviews!

April 3, 2013 - 12:15 pm

Bonnie - The Boyfriend App color collection is PERFECTION. Love those colors too! I have never heard of Julep before… going to have to go check them out. πŸ™‚

April 3, 2013 - 10:46 am

Sharon @ The Book Barbies - I absolutely love the idea behind this giveaway, ladies! I am super excited for BOTH of these books, and the colors match them perfectly!

My favorite color featured above is probably Amy, because it’s such a fun shade of blue. I really like all the colors, though, honestly, especially Julianne. So lovely!

April 3, 2013 - 9:14 am

Helen Moulden - You’d have thought I’d choose Helen, but nope it has to be Rose!

April 3, 2013 - 5:47 am

Eszter @ Anneish Imaginary Adventures - I’m so happy to have found other kindred spirits! Nail Polish + Books my favourite obsessions too! πŸ˜€ Oh, but the decision is soooooo hard: I think I’ll go for Portia! THANK YOU SO MUCH for this awesome giveaway!

April 2, 2013 - 10:56 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I love ALL of these colors (and this new feature) but I think I’m most drawn to Helen. Or Rose. Or Julianne. Crap! I like Magan’s picks, too, but I can’t stop looking at the Estelle’s mostly because I loved that book and the cover looks so pretty with the colors right next to it.

I think I’m saying Helen is my favorite. But really I just love them all.

April 2, 2013 - 9:49 pm

Tammy - Portia!

April 2, 2013 - 9:07 pm

Nuzaifa @ Say It With Books - Loving this feature since it combines TWO of my fave addictions-Books & Nail Polish!
Great idea guys! πŸ˜€
I love Portia-Looks super cute and glittery. *siiign*

April 2, 2013 - 8:38 pm

Candy S - I like the Helen one.

April 2, 2013 - 7:46 pm

Bridget Heiple Reich - From the colors above, I like Amy or Rose the best. If I was going to win one, I would choose Susan because I don’t have that one.

April 2, 2013 - 6:27 pm

Kimmy - Ooh, I love Portia!! And I can’t wait to read Someday, Someday, Maybe!

April 2, 2013 - 5:08 pm

Annie - All the colors for Someday, Someday Maybe look so gorgeous! I love Julianne! Also, Amy is amazing! I think I’m going to have to give Julep nail polish a shot! :)Can’t wait for the future Nailed It posts!

April 2, 2013 - 4:45 pm

shoesforall - Susan looks AMAZING.

April 2, 2013 - 4:15 pm

Amanda @ MarvelousCatoReviews - I am seriously loving the color “Amy”! It’s such a pretty blue, and it’s a blue that you can wear year-round!

April 2, 2013 - 4:04 pm

TheBookishManicurist - You know I’m gonna love this feature, right? You girls picked the perfect shades to match the covers πŸ™‚

And thanks so much for the lovely shout out! xox

April 2, 2013 - 3:49 pm

lisa @speciallisabooks - Oh my gosh what a brilliant giveaway! These colours are all beautiful! I think AMY is the one I love the most! Thanks for giveaway chance! xx

April 2, 2013 - 3:44 pm

Rachel - Oh my gosh, this is my FAVORITE blog feature ever. I don’t share my nailpolish love with others very often because I’m slightly horrified with how much of it I buy, but seriously, this is such a great idea! I really like both of the combinations your girls came up with. My favorite color is definitely Susan. I’m a pink polish girl πŸ™‚

April 2, 2013 - 3:23 pm

Andrea Eisenhour - Picking one of these colors is like trying to pick a favorite star in the sky! But if I must, Id pick Amy! (Also the name of one of my best friends!!)

April 2, 2013 - 2:16 pm

Alexa Y. - This post is all kinds of awesome – I hope you know that. The colors you’ve picked out are GORGEOUS. I did my nails in Helen last Saturday and it’s such a beautiful shade! (Plus, I totally walked the Brooklyn Bridge with it on my nails, so that’s cool too!)

And Mandee ROCKS. She’s the book mani goddess.

April 2, 2013 - 2:05 pm

Mallory L. - First, I am SO happy to have found yall’s blog! Books + Nail polish-doesn’t get much better than that!

April 2, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Heather - I’d have to go with Portia so Magan can come over and I can borrow Amy πŸ˜‰

April 2, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Elizabeth Hafner - Hard decision but I’ll have to go with Amy.

April 2, 2013 - 1:27 pm

Katie - You girls and your love of nail polish is too cute!! Love these colors:)

April 2, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Elissa - You said nail polish and now I’m here!! I really like the Julianne. It’s such a pretty color and probably works well for all occasions.

April 2, 2013 - 1:01 pm

Ellice - I love this feature! Books + nail polish = awesome πŸ™‚ Those colors match the book covers perfectly. Helen is my favorite, I think (so hard to choose!). Can’t wait to read your review of Lauren Graham’s book!

April 2, 2013 - 11:16 am

Lisa - Okay, this? This is AMAZING.

April 2, 2013 - 11:16 am

Ghenet Myrthil - I love this feature! I’ve heard a lot about Julip nail polishes but have never owned any. My favorite of these is the rose. If I don’t win this giveaway, I will need to splurge on it anyway! πŸ™‚

April 2, 2013 - 10:32 am

Tara - This feature is SO you guys! I leave the nails to a professional because I completely suck at it, so I envy your polish collections and ability to do your own nails πŸ˜‰

April 2, 2013 - 9:01 am

Ginger @ GReads! - You gals are so cute & clever! Love this new feature idea πŸ™‚ If I won the giveaway, I think I’d choose Helen. But really I love all the colors! Thank you πŸ™‚

April 2, 2013 - 8:56 am

Cari - OH I LOVE THE ROSE! Thanks for the wonderful and unique giveaway!

April 2, 2013 - 7:46 am

Tara @ Hobbitsies - Yes! Love this! I’ve been thinking about doing something like this on Pinterest but as per usual, you girls nailed it (HAHA pun totally intended) much better than I would have. I’ve been skipping Julep boxes for the past few months in favour of other nail polishes, but I just might need to go order Julianne!

Also, Estelle, I’m super excited to read your review of Someday, Someday Maybe! I’ll be digging into that soon as well and I’m so excited!

April 2, 2013 - 4:13 am

Olivia - This is such a cute idea! I like Julianne. Simple, classy, understated (maybe) but pretty. I didn’t get the hype about Julep until I recently tried some of their nail polish. OH MY NAILS, they’re awesome!

April 2, 2013 - 2:56 am

Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl - I’ve been intrigued by all these Julep polish pictures popping up everywhere! I think they have so many pretty colors! My favorite is Susan. Like you, I feel like it would be super cute with flip flops or sandals! My toes are always pink all summer long. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the opportunity to win! What a fun feature!

April 2, 2013 - 1:17 am

Cassie - AH, you two and your JULEP! You have poisoned .. wait no. BLESSED my nail polish collection! Personally i LOVE Amy & Portia i think they’re gorgeous, i always go for blues and greens, can’t help it! <3 And I didn't KNOW it was Lauren Graham the actress writing that book! aH….INTERESTTTINGG.

April 2, 2013 - 1:11 am

Melissa @ Writer Grrl Reads - Such a cute idea! But, then again, I would expect nothing less from the two of you because you’re both so adorable :). I gotta go with Magan’s picks, mainly because my toenails are pink πŸ™‚

April 2, 2013 - 12:11 am

Stormy @ Book.Blog.Bake. - Definitely a fan of the rose color the most. I like nail polish in theory, but never feel like spending money on it, so I always go for the classic red.

April 2, 2013 - 12:08 am

elena - i LOOOOVE this feature! nail polish is one thing i’ll always have an abundant of so no need for me to enter this giveaway. πŸ™‚ the colours are so pretty!! i’m excited for lauren graham’s book.