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The Seed Apple    by Sheldon Greene order for
Seed Apple
by Sheldon Greene
Order:  USA  Can
CreateSpace, 2016 (2016)
* *   Reviewed by Barbara Lingens

Sheldon Greene tells this tale as if he were sitting across the table from you over a chai latte. A desert vacation turns out to be more interesting than he could ever have anticipated. Among the new people he meets, a family turns to him for advice in their dire need, and a woman, Sara, moves him in ways he never thought possible.

While he gets to know the family, they allow him to browse through their extensive library, and he delves into the family's history, only to find out that they possibly go back to King Solomon. Today, the family is on the brink of financial ruin, and its members cannot see eye to eye.

While the family history is pretty interesting, the location nicely described and the writing very fluid, the present-day story leaves something to be desired. The characters stay pretty flat on the page. We don't get emotionally enough involved in either the family drama or the budding relationship between Mendel and Sara. It's a fine story but not memorable, particularly since at the end, Mendel is not changed by any of it.

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