The Fagan Orchard has always been the central figure in Lincoln, Ohio. Families have for generations worked at the orchard. Along with the orchard came The Great Oak. Many thought it to be the oldest tree in Ohio. Some wonderful events took place under The Great Oak and some not so wonderful events took place there too. The town is small and everyone knows everyone there. It wasn't a surprise when Ourania showed up at construction of the new wing on the Fagan mansion. Ourania was the only female electrical company in the area. She needed this job to decrease the debt of her company. Troy Fagan was not a fan of Ourania's. They'd fought since grade school. Except for one night beneath The Great Oak. Ourania's mother, the director of the Jobs & Family office, insisted all of her children become foster parents at the age of 30. That's how Walt and Emma came into her life. She was their foster mother. Events from the past would tie with present day events to wind the roots of The Great Oak tree through several families lives. A startling surprise makes the earth shake for Troy and Ourania. This was something neither could have foreseen.
This book is wonderfully written and speaks directly to the heart. If you can read this and not cry or feel anger, you aren't human. The characters are full and richly developed. I recommend this story of love, loss, hurt and forgiveness. This book takes you through the lives of three families and the twists and turns that occurs over two generations. It's beautiful, heartbreaking and such a terrific message. Christine Nolfi knows how to sensitively present information and blend a story so tenderly you don't realize you're still reading a work of fiction.
I found no issues here.
I gave this one 5 out of 5 books because the story touch my heart in so many ways.
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