Recommended :: Five Quarters of the Orange

I can’t remember who recommended “Five Quarters of the Orange” to me but after a months long absence from the library I was thrilled to go recently and dive into this engaging book.

The Amazon synopsis reads :: “When Framboise Simon returns to a small village on the banks of the Loire, the locals do not recognize her as the daughter of the infamous woman they hold responsible for a tragedy during the German occupation years ago. But the past and present are inextricably entwined, particularly in a scrapbook of recipes and memories that Framboise has inherited from her mother. And soon Framboise will realize that the journal also contains the key to the tragedy that indelibly marked that summer of her ninth year. . . .”

The characters and story really grab you and I found it difficult to put down – my favorite kind of book! I’d recommend this book highly!