At Fairfield Orchard (Fairfield Orchard Series #1)

At Fairfield Orchard (Fairfield Orchard Series #1)

by Emma Cane

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Emma Cane welcomes you to Fairfield Orchard, Where new love blooms and romance is always in season.

For Amy Fairfield, the family orchard is more than a business. With its blossom-scented air and rows of trees framed by the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, it’s her heritage and her future. But right now, it’s also a headache. Putting a painful breakup behind her, Amy has come home to help revitalize Fairfield Orchard. She doesn’t have time for the handsome—distracting—professor who wants to dig into her family’s history for his research.

Jonathan Gebhart knows he needs the Fairfields’ cooperation to make his new book a success. As for Amy—nothing in his years of academia could have prepared him for their sudden and intense attraction. He doesn’t want to complicate her life further, especially since she seems uneasy about his poking around in the past and he knows he’s not the sort of man built for forever. But some sparks can’t help but grow, and Jonathan and Amy may just learn that unexpected love can be the sweetest of all.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062411358
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/30/2016
Series: Fairfield Orchard Series , #1
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 531,394
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Emma Cane grew up reading, and soon discovered that she liked to write passionate stories of teenagers in space. Her love of “passionate stories” has never gone away, although today she concentrates on the heartwarming characters of Valentine, Colorado, a small town of her own creation nestled in the Rocky Mountains. Now that her three children are grown, Emma loves spending time crocheting and singing (although not necessarily at the same time), and hiking and snowshoeing alongside her husband, Jim, and two rambunctious dogs, Apollo and Uma. Emma also writes USA Today bestselling novels under the name Gayle Callen.

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At Fairfield Orchard 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
gaele More than 1 year ago
A new book from Emma Cane, combining family, heart and a fabulous setting all begin the first of the Fairfield Orchard contemporary romance series. I love a story that uses family ties and obligations all to create a series of challenges, and Cane does her best with the Fairfields. This story circles around Amy Fairfield and her return, with her twin Tyler to the house and orchard outside of Charlottesville Virginia. Her parents and sister are struggling to keep the orchard profitable, looking to find new revenue streams, and the kids have been called home to help. Well, until their parents announce they are heading off in an RV to travel for the first time.. leaving the Orchard in the sibling’s hands. Amy is back at Fairfield, and trying to regroup. She’d left university and separated herself from her friends and family in lieu of a relationship that didn’t work out. Now guilty and unsure of her own reception, she’s almost desperate to find the solution to the orchard’s issues. Jonathan Gebhart is a professor at UVA, with a specialty in Jefferson. Having learned that part of the orchard once belonged to the former president, he’s hoping to be able to comb the family archives, attics, bibles and stories to prove that Jefferson stayed in Virgina, and he believes that the Fairfield’s have the information and proof he needs. When a talking tree becomes the introduction of Jonathan and Amy, the scene is set. Amy is busy, or so she thinks, realigning her life and men have no part. Even the intrigue of history, a former favorite subject, won’t convince her that the interest she has in Jonathan is more than academic. Jonathan is intrigued by Amy, a bonus in his research, and is welcomed into the warmth and camaraderie that seems to permeate the family. Both have personal issues to deal with, but surprisingly enough are more than willing to share moments of hurt and their past with one another. With the balance of history, romance and a touch of mystery from both, the story flies… Family members, friends old and new and quick moments introduce, in brief form, the siblings without overwhelming readers with so many characters. The growth and development of the romance and friendship between Amy and Jonathan, as well as their ability to resolve some of the issues that had been holding them both back was wonderful. A perfect start to a new series, sure to please many. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
judiOH More than 1 year ago
thoroughly enjoyed this story!!
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
A start of a new series, stories about family, love, and history, and how those historically known events are twined into the family history on the beautiful setting of Blue Ridge Mountains. That cover enticed me, it itself tells a story that echoes of the one inside the covers. The family dynamics are fascinating, both those in the immediate family by blood and those whom the bind is formed by years of living and working together. Everyone has their place in the family, they respect each other's talents and encourage each other to use them. Jonathan is a geek-hero, a history geek who also loves numbers. It is easy to like him and love him, he is kind, considerate, smart, a little awkward at times, yet always thinking of your best. The connection between him and Amy is sparkling. They light up the pages as they get to know each other, work together to find more about the history of the family, and try not to fall for each other. The first quarter of the book is little heavy to read, as the scene is set, but as the attraction between Jonathan and Amy develops, they seem to energize the whole tale, and before you know it, you have inhaled the rest of it. A great start for the new series, that is promising to be both amusing with the humor the author drizzled through the story and alluring with the enticing, charismatic characters the family, and the town, are filled with. ~ Four Spoons
BookReaderAnnie More than 1 year ago
I very much enjoy Emma Cane's books. They are so easy to get into and she has great characters. At Fairfield Orchard is the first in a new series from Cane. I was a little worried about starting something new with her because I loved her Valentine Valley series so much, but I'm happy to report that I really liked this new series. You will really love the characters in the story. Or at least the ones you've met so far and there had been a lot of them. Up first you have Amy Fairfield & Jonathan Gebhart. You'll love Jonathan, he's the perfect geek. Both Amy and Jonathan have some baggage they are dealing with. Amy doesn't handle her's as well as Jonathan does. She had a ton of trouble moving forward. Poor Jonathan takes one step forward with her and four steps back without her. I do like all the ideas that Amy comes up with for her her family Orchard. Every year my whole family, or almost all of them (the important ones) go apple picking. The place we go to doesn't really have a tasting room like this, (I really wish they did) but they make the best donuts so.... I also enjoyed the history part of the book. It really ties the story together. As a whole the story is a very good one.
TobiForgetHousework More than 1 year ago
Amy came home to help her family's apple orchard after her parents' sudden retirement. She's been feeling guilty for letting her ex drive her away from her family for so many years. Then the sexy professor, Jonathon, shows up on her doorstep asking for help with his tenure research on Thomas Jefferson that lead him to Amy's family orchard. I love Jonathon's unassuming sexiness it makes him even more of a hottie mctottie than most. He's intelligent and funny though a bit too serious at times. Amy is pretty deceptive to everyone with her secrets from her former relationship that lasted too long. Though she is fun and quirky and it helps offset her holding back from everyone. The couple is definitely sweet together. They're both looking to find their way out of bad pasts and find comfort in one another. I love a story that's based practically in my backyard. There's a bit about the UVA area and it's fun reading it in a book. This is the first book in the series and was very enjoyable but a bit slow to take off in the laying the ground work of the series and all the future leads of stories. If you enjoy a walk through our country's history with a side of sexy you'll enjoy Emma Cane's At Fairfield Orchard.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
To mature consists of a never ending cycle of wisdom, self -discovery and learning from past events that shape those to come. Reading At Fairfield Orchard felt like perusing a family album and taking a stroll down memory lane. That sense of connection with the main characters felt that realistic and deep. Emma Cane shared one woman's journey into the complicated territory of facing the good, bad and heartbreaking. Growth never stops no matter the age, but the benefit of the lessons learned are the ability to impart our knowledge to the people we love and gain a better understanding from what long gone ancestors have left behind. I could practically feel the emotion radiating off the pages.