I wish my neighborhood branch of CPL would stock some Susan Wiggs books; the stories are perfect bedtime or downtime reading material. True, there's no big mysteries or climaxes but isn't that how most of our lives roll out day-to-day? She's a good writer and doesn't return to themes endlessly, which is appreciated.
Family Tree is a charming read about family, first love, and roots. (Thus... "Family Tree".) The story begins with Annie, a successful cooking show producer and happy wife to the show's star. When catastrophe strikes, Annie must pick up the fragments of her past in order to make sense of her future.
The setting of this, one of the most recent Wiggs books, was lovely! I really enjoyed all the talk of the love of cooking, maple syrup, and Vermont landscapes (I've never been, but I sure want to now!!). Annie was an endearingly realistic character with flaws, quirks, and hurts. She doesn't let tragedy significantly change her. The romance was heartwarming, but the real story is about Annie's connections to her family, her past, and food. Although it dragged a bit at times, this was a worthwhile read perfect for late summer lazy days.
What a wonderful book. This is the first book I've read written by Susan Wiggs and I really enjoyed it. It's a story of two people who met when they were still in high school and fell in love but somehow couldn't get their lives moving in the same direction. It was an easy, delightful read. I found myself not wanting to put it down so I read it fairly quickly. I would recommend reading this book if you're in the mood for something on the lighter side.
I absolutely loved "Family Tree"! Annie awakens after a year-long coma kept her life on hold. This book tells her story from her teenage years to how she got where she was and how she lived her life starting from scratch. Cooking was her and her Gran's life and she took those moments in the kitchen into her future. This story is about lost loves and new futures. Just tugs at the heartstrings.
I started off quite enjoying the story but then I felt it dragged on.
Family Tree is a good read, it's just not an exciting one. I already figured out how it would end, I only had to finish reading it to see how it was accomplished.
Predictable but a great read.
Simple story that's very predictable. Preview inside the cover made it sound more interesting and deeper than it really was. The book is all Annie - her family is just a small part in the background, and there was no mystery. A lot of chapters are in the past during Annie's teenage and college years. OK if you're looking for something light to read.
Wow! This book rocks!!! Annie, the main character, finds out that things change the dynamic of the family when a tragic event occurs. Well written and spell binding. You wont want to put this one down.
There are no ages for this title yet.
There are no summaries for this title yet.
There are no notices for this title yet.
There are no quotes for this title yet.