The Language of Cherries

The Language of Cherries

When Evie Perez is cut off from everything she loves and forced to move to Iceland for the summer, she takes her canvas and paintbrushes into the picturesque cherry orchard behind her guesthouse. She stains her lips with stolen cherries in the midnight sun and paints a boy she’s never met.

Oskar is startled to discover Evie in his family’s orchard, and even more surprised to see himself on her canvas. Too ashamed to reveal his stutter, he remains silent as Evie returns day after day to paint, spilling confessions she wouldn’t even tell her priest.

As Evie’s life back home unravels, Oskar wants to comfort her with words, but he knows he’s waited too long, so he uses music instead. But when it all comes to the surface, he knows that if Evie can’t forgive him for lying, he may never forgive himself for surviving.

Title:The Language of Cherries
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781945654459
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  • Emer (A Little Haze)

    The Language of Cherries is a very quiet YA contemporary with a strong mystical aspect. It is written in a lyrical fashion and takes its time to fully reveal the depth of emotion that it covers. And b...

  • Jasmine

    ***Actual Rating: 5++++++/5 Cherry-on-Top Stars*** Maybe some people were meant to come into your life, but maybe they werent meant to stay. Id like to start this review by saying that its been fo...

  • Michele

    5 "All the Cherries" Stars I had no idea I would fall in love with this book quite so much. The Language of Cherries definitely stole my heart and I couldn't be happier. First of all, it is set in Ic...

  • Elly

    The Language of Cherries is unlike anything I've ever read. I immediately fell in love with the premise, the characters, and the Icelandic setting. Richly textured with a mixture of crisp prose and po...

  • Hafsah Hussain

    5 Stars ☆☆☆☆☆"Music is my only refuge, because when I sing, my strings arent broken."Where do I even start? This book was perfect, it contained everything one would want in a contemporary. T...

  • jules

    I just want to tug myself in bed and cry for the rest of the day. ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...

  • Maria

    Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair reviewThe Language of Cherries, by Jen Marie Hawkins (Owl Hollow Press), is a sweet, passionate romance between two young, lovable characters, Os...

  • Caroline Bertaud

    From the first few pages, I knew that I was going to like this book. Turns out I loved it. It's not lyrical, per se, or maybe it is, but more so in the storytelling than the prose itself, which is fre...

  • Thelma

    What a wonderful and magical experience!!!! The Language of Cherries is a story that will make you feel everything in a very powerful way, a story that will make you feel alive and even wants to start...

  • Jenna

    This was a book I couldn't put down. I didn't think twice when I first downloaded it, but I really enjoyed this one. It's a poetic, moving book in a setting of Iceland which I haven't read about befor...