Young Adult / New Adult
Coming of Age
Medium (sex scenes are included and may use mildly graphic description)
Botanist / Gardener
United States: South
Academic / School / University
Farm / Ranch
Small Town / Rural
Sexual / Gender Identity:
The Alder Series, Book 3
By Ana Hartnett Reichardt
Maggie Hyde wants to find a partner to settle down with and help her run the family farm, but in order for this to happen, she must learn how to free herself and chase Cypress; Olivia Cypress.
All Maggie Hyde wants is to graduate from the School of Agriculture at Alder University and settle into her legacy by taking over Hyde Hill Farm, the apple orchard that’s been in her family for four generations. Well, okay, it’s not all she wants. Finding someone who loves her small hometown of East Sparrow, Georgia, is high on her list of priorities, too. Who wouldn’t want to fall in love and settle down?
Olivia Cypress, that’s who. A free-spirited traveler at heart, Olivia is enjoying life way too much to limit her options, especially by settling down in nowheresville East Sparrow. But when Olivia walks into Maggie’s horticulture class, she’s charmed by Maggie’s gorgeous smile. It’s fine, though. They can’t seem to agree on anything, especially farming.
Maggie is sure Olivia will leave, just like her mother did. Olivia is sure Maggie doesn’t need a 30-year life plan. Opposites don’t really attract, right?