Bitter Harvest is the fifth book in Sheila Connolly’s Orchard Mystery Series. And while I loved this series, I was however expecting a murder to investigate and it just wasn’t there. It was about relationships and solving the mystery of a sampler they found about a family that once was.
December has come and so does the end of the first Harvest season for Meg and Bree. Meg wants to rest and relax and consider what her options are for the next year will be. Will she continue on or not, Meg has to decide if she wants to pursue a relationship with Seth as well. She gets a lot of thinking time when she and Seth are stranded at Meg’s house due to the worst storm that has hit Granford yet.
While stranded in the house Meg and Seth decide to do some cleaning to stay warm. Since the furnace died and the storm has hit temperatures were dropping fast. Upon cleaning Meg finds a Sampler in the back of a closet that is the life tragedies of a family from the 1700’s. This Sampler has peeked her interest and apparently the interest of another person as well, as strange things start to happen around Megs House. Is someone out to get her? Does she have an enemy or is it just her imagination? Seth and Bree decide it is time to set a trap and find out who is doing these things to Meg, this after Meg gets locked in her barn over night.
I really enjoyed this book and learning more about the characters I love. Can’t wait for the next book in the series.