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Reviewed by Amanda Schafer

I loved this book! ‘Nuff said. Even though that’s all you should need to go out and grab this book, I’ll tell you more.

What would you do if you were going about your day, living a happy life, only to discover that your husband has been cheating on you? And then, once you find that out you’re involved in a major accident and know nothing else until you wake up from a year-long coma? This is the life of Annie Rush. She wakes from a coma only to discover that her husband has divorced her (while she was in a coma!) and moved her out to a care facility near her parents (and across the country from him). As Annie begins her road to recovery, she discovers that some things haven’t changed: her love for her family’s maple syrup farm, her love of cooking, and her love for Fletcher Wyndham. 

Fletcher was her high school sweetheart.  They likely would have been married if not for a long series of unfortunate events that kept causing them to go separate ways. Finally, after all these years, Annie gets to reconnect with Fletcher and discover that she’s still very much in love with him, just as she was as a teen. Annie needs to figure out what she wants to do and where she wants to live, but first she’s faced with first finding out who she is as a person. In order to figure that out, she discovers she’ll have to leave Fletcher one more time. Does she have it in her to say goodbye to him all over again?

Family Tree is the first Susan Wiggs novel I’ve read…WHY did I wait so long?  The characters are engaging and relatable and I found myself drawn into the side-stories of Sugar Rush and Annie’s parents. It’s nice to read a book with a great story line and wonderful characters. {I do wish we could have had a bit more information regarding when Annie’s husband shipped her back to her parents and divorced her…the dialog that had to have happened between all of them would have been a great addition to the story!} I’ve been perusing other novels by Susan Wiggs and I have added several to my list of books I want to read!


Amanda lives in Missouri with her engineering husband, two sons, and one daughter. In between homeschooling and keeping up with church activities she loves to read Christian Fiction, Women’s Fiction, and any Chick-Lit. She never goes anywhere without a book to read!

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by William Morrow. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.