It’s All About Cider Mini Box

A Characters & Candles Mini Box

Our time on the West Coast introduced us to the deliciousness that is hard cider. And secretly, the idea of learning to make our own cider has been the topic of discussion more than once. We picked this book because it takes a dive into the business of cider making with a magical twist that has left us wishing we lived on an orchard.

And while this isn’t a “typical” romance book, the slow-burn, made-for-each-other-but-can’t-see-it vibe is one of our favorite tropes. Sanna makes for a strange and utterly wonderful main character. All the family and small-town drama keeps it interesting. This book is all about believing in yourself, taking chances, and letting the love in.

  • Did we mention how much we love cider?
  • A unique small business you can’t help but root for
  • A funny kid who has seen too much heartbreak
  • The slow-burn romance
  • A delightful happy ending
  • Rachel Linden, Karen Hawkins, and Heather Webber
  • Magical Realism with some sweet romance
  • Family and small-town drama


What's Inside This Box?

The Book

Focused and unassuming fifth generation cider-maker Sanna Lund has one desire: to live a simple, quiet life on her family’s apple orchard in Door County, Wisconsin. Although her business is struggling, Sanna remains fiercely devoted to the orchard, despite her brother’s attempts to convince their aging father to sell the land.

Single dad Isaac Banks has spent years trying to shield his son Sebastian from his troubled mother. Fleeing heartbreak at home, Isaac packed up their lives and the two headed out on an adventure, driving across the country. Chance—or fate—led them straight to Sanna’s orchard.

Isaac’s helping hands are much appreciated at the apple farm, even more when Sanna’s father is injured in an accident. As Sanna’s formerly simple life becomes increasingly complicated, she finds solace in unexpected places—friendship with young Sebastian and something more deliciously complex with Isaac—until an outside threat infiltrates the farm.

Genre: Magical Realism/Women’s Fiction

Published: May 2017

The Goodies

FarmHouse Cider

Is there anything more refreshing and mouth-watering than the smell of apples? We imagine Sanna would love this scent!

Burnt Sugar Shortbread

Sugar is an important part of the cidermaking process. And the cookie-making process, too.

Apple Cider Caramels with Cold Brew & cocoa Nibs

Creamy, buttery, and perfectly carmel-ly with a hint of coffee and chocolate. Can it get any better than that?

Apple Cider Lip Balm

Sanna wonders what it would taste like to kiss Isaac. Turns out, he taste’s like cider…go figure!

The Good Cause

We will donate a portion of the profits of this box to Reading is Fundamental, a non-profit that is committed to a literate America by inspiring a passion for reading among all children, providing quality content to make an impact and engaging communities in the solution to give every child the fundamentals for success. As the nation’s largest children’s literacy non-profit, Reading Is Fundamental maximizes every contribution to ensure all children have the ability to read and succeed.

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