The Lemon Orchard - Luanne Rice

The Lemon Orchard

By Luanne Rice

  • Release Date: 2013-07-02
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 67 Ratings

Description

From bestselling author Luanne Rice—a captivating and sexy novel of love, both enduring and unexpected

Year after year, Luanne Rice’s fans eagerly await her next book. Their enthusiasm is soon to be rewarded with The Lemon Orchard, Rice’s romantic new love story between two people from seemingly different worlds.

In the five years since Julia last visited her aunt and uncle’s home in Malibu, her life has been turned upside down by her daughter’s death. She expects to find nothing more than peace and solitude as she house-sits with only her dog, Bonnie, for company. But she finds herself drawn to the handsome man who oversees the lemon orchard. Roberto expertly tends the trees, using the money to support his extended Mexican family. What connection could these two people share? The answer comes as Roberto reveals the heartbreaking story of his own loss—a pain Julia knows all too well, but for one striking difference: Roberto’s daughter was lost but never found. And despite the odds he cannot bear to give up hope.

Set in the sea and citrus-scented air of the breathtaking Santa Monica Mountains, The Lemon Orchard is an affirming story about the redemptive power of compassion and the kind of love that seems to find us when we need it most.

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Reviews

  • The Lemon Tree

    5
    By BabyPea 2u
    Luanne Rice has a way to pull you in to her characters and this novel is no exception !
  • Loved this novel

    5
    By RUSAMIM
    Other than the ending, I loved the characters & the mix of Spanish & English. I feared for the characters as they migrated to The U.S. Having driven thru much of the area I felt as though I were truly in Mexico. As a mom I felt Julia's pain & longing. Great novel!
  • Ended too soon

    4
    By Dannyshirley
    I hate a book that ends so abruptly. I wanted to know more.
  • The Lemon Orchard

    5
    By FioreRose
    This is really a very lovely book. The story of love and loss is so sensitively written. The topics of divorce, suicide, depression, illegal immigration and ethnic/cultural differences make this story realistic. I loved it and I know that I will reread it.
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