The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice

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Rice’s fans will appreciate the evocative setting and unconventional romance...
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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.
 

About Luanne Rice

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Luanne Rice is the author of The Deep Blue Sea for Beginners, The Geometry of Sisters, Last Kiss, Light of the Moon, What Matters Most, The Edge of Winter, Sandcastles, Summer of Roses, Summer's Child, Silver Bells, Beach Girls, and many other New York Times bestsellers. She lives in New York City and Old Lyme, Connecticut.
 
Published July 2, 2013 by Penguin Books. 305 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Kirkus

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on Jun 09 2013

...the book seamlessly includes details and plot points that both ground and enrich the story through its setting. Lovely and compelling, with quiet yet brave social commentary that enhances the book’s impact.

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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Jun 03 2013

Rice’s fans will appreciate the evocative setting and unconventional romance...

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NY Journal of Books

Good
Reviewed by Autumn Markus on Jul 02 2013

The Lemon Orchard is a neat fit for the reader who enjoys a literate romance with a dash of social consciousness.

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