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The Orchard House

Heidi Chiavaroli

Category: Drama

In 1865, Johanna, a burgeoning poet, befriends Louisa May Alcott while taking care of Louisa’s aging parents in their home in Concord. Their friendship and writings inspire two modern-day sisters to find common ground again amid family turmoil and personal struggles. Award-winning author Heidi Chiavaroli “delights with this homage to Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women.” (Publishers Weekly)

Two women, one living in present day Massachusetts and another in Louisa May Alcott’s Orchard House soon after the Civil War, overcome their own personal demons and search for a place to belong.

1865
While Louisa May Alcott is off traveling the world, Johanna Suhre accepts a job tending Louisa’s aging parents and their home in Concord. Soon after arriving at Orchard House, Johanna meets Nathan Bancroft and, ignoring Louisa’s words of caution, falls in love and accepts Nathan’s proposal. But before long, Johanna experiences her husband’s dark side.

2019
After receiving news of her adoptive mother’s cancer diagnosis, Taylor knows she must return home. Now a successful author, Taylor is determined to spend little time in Concord. Yet she becomes drawn into the story of a woman who lived at the historic Orchard House centuries before. And through her story, Taylor may just find a place to belong.

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