Why do I continue to read this series when I find them just mediocre?I'll tell you why...I'm fascinated by the whole idea of inheriting an old house with an apple orchard.Every time I look at the book cover I think of fall.I give this only and "ok" rating because Meg is just so damn serious and boring all the time.Does she ever crack a smile?Would it hurt her to laugh once in awhile? She has zero sense of humor. This series has the potential to be outstanding, but there needs to be some major character development.One last thing, other than the fact she needs an orchard manager Meg is still learning the process, I find Bree to be an absolute waste of character.Their conversations will put you to sleep.