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The Secret Orchard

Warm, uplifting and romantic - the new novel from the author of The Forgotten Garden

About The Book

Can a return to the past be the start of something new? Warm, romantic and enchanting - the new novel from the author of The Lighthouse Bookshop and The Forgotten Garden.

Two sisters. One unexpected inheritance.

The Crowdies have worked the same landscape on the Scottish coast for generations. When Bern Crowdie passes away, everyone expects the farm to pass to his youngest daughter Nina who, with her young son Barnaby, has been living and working with her father for the past five years. Her older sister Bette left when she was eighteen, vowing never to return. Now a successful lawyer in London, it’s doubtful she’ll even make the funeral – or the reading of their father’s will.

When Bette’s life takes an unexpected turn, she finds herself back home, and both sisters are utterly shocked to discover that her father decided to split the farm between the two of them after all. With the farm sinking under the weight of hidden debt, secrets begin to emerge – some that bring the sisters closer, some that could save the farm, and some that mean the family could lose it forever.

But it is the discovery of an old apple orchard that could change everything.

Praise for Sharon Gosling:

'A compelling read with a dramatic sense of place and a caring community at its heart' Heidi Swain

‘A warm, romantic mystery, beautifully structured and feelingly written’ ― Daily Mail

About The Author


Sharon started her career as an entertainment journalist, writing non-fiction books about film and television. She is also the author of multiple children’s books. Sharon and her husband live in a small village in northern Cumbria. She can be found on Twitter @sharongosling.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK (September 12, 2024)
  • Runtime: 10 hours
  • ISBN13: 9781398519220

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