Salt Spring Reads is an online book club/review. For this column I try to find books that you might love to discover, books with a Salt Spring connection. Reviewed books are available at the Salt Spring Library and in local bookstores. Feel free to share your comments to discuss this book online with others.
The Apple House by Gillian Campbell
An old house, childhood memories and the people of two Quebec villages combine in this well written novel to bring an engaging story to life.
Imogene is an anglophone girl living in a francophone area. The apple house is bought by a newly wed couple, Imogene and Thomas whose roots also lie in the village. But when Thomas unexpectedly dies, Imogene is forced to face her past as well as her future, having to make decisions that effect not only her immediate family but also the extended circle of people around her.
The Apple House has realistic characters that take the reader into a world that seems very real. As the intriguing story unfolds, it makes you want to read more. A good Canadian read, written right here on Salt Spring.
ISBN 978-1-926972-87-9, also available in Kindle edition
Margriet Ruurs is a Salt Spring Island author of over 30 books. Her latest title Stepping Stones, A Refugee Family’s Journey, is a Canadian bestseller.