Annie Rush is the producer of one of the most successful food shows on network TV. Her husband, Martin, is the star and life is good – too good, I was waiting for the other shoe to drop. And it did. When Annie finds out she’s pregnant, she can’t wait to tell her husband and goes rushing down to the set. Catastrophe ensues, and Annie ends up in a coma for over a year.
While she was asleep, her husband divorced her and moved her home to her family in Switchback, Vermont. And then she wakes up. A year in a coma is no joke, and Wiggs handles the recovery process with grace and skill. Eventually she is able to come home to the maple syrup farm where she grew up and learned her love of food from her grandmother. Gram is gone, but her mother and brother and his family are there, and her father, who had walked out on the family when she was just a kid. And her high school sweetheart and first love.
The book is written moving back and forth in time, “then” and “now.” Wiggs creates her usual excellent, fully realized characters and I couldn’t help but be drawn into the story. Another wonderful read from this supremely talented author.
9/16 Stacy Alesi AKA the BookBitch™
FAMILY TREE by Susan Wiggs. William Morrow (August 9, 2016). ISBN 978-0062425430. 368p.