My Lemon Grove Summer

My Lemon Grove Summer : Escape to Sicily and reveal its secrets in this perfect summer read

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'Rich, warm and sunny. A story that stays with you long after the last page is turned' Milly Johnson

Could the lemon groves of Sicily be the perfect place to start over? The irresistible new novel from Jo Thomas, the author of Sunset Over the Cherry Orchard, will transport you to the island of mountains and sparkling blue seas.

When life hands you lemons ... is it ever too late for a second chance?

Zelda's impulsive nature has got her precisely nowhere up until now. A fresh start in a beautiful hilltop town in Sicily looking for new residents, together with her best friend Lennie, could be just what she needs. And who better to settle down with than the person who knows her best?

But the sun-filled skies and sparkling seas can't hide the shadow hanging over Citta d'Ora, which means not everyone is pleased to see their arrival. The dreams Zelda and her fellow new residents had of setting up a new life might be slipping away. But a friendship with restauranteur Luca could be about to unlock the possibilities that lie in the local lemon groves. And there's a wedding on the horizon that might be just what the town needs to turn it around...

Could a summer in Sicily help Zelda learn to trust her instinct and follow her heart?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 196 x 22mm | 248g
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1472246012
  • 9781472246011
  • 54,350

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A perfect light holiday read, evoking Italian sunshine, lemon groves and romance. Woman's Own
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This story of second chances is warming and real. * Magic Book Club * Perfect escapist magic * Good Housekeeping * Irresistibly romantic and utterly gorgeous -- Miranda Dickinson Perfect escapism * Marie Claire * Romantic and funny, this is a great addition to any bookshelf * Sun * Sheer rom-com brilliance! * Heat * Rich, warm and sunny. A story that stays with you long after the last page is turned -- Milly Johnson What a gorgeous book! Reading it felt like the best kind of holiday! -- Lucy Diamond Such perfect escapism - all the joy of a hot summer holiday without the hassle of having to wear sun cream! -- Jill Mansell Warm, funny, romantic with a terrific sense of place. I loved it! -- Katie Fforde A transporting read. * Woman * Escape to sunny Sicily with this relaxing read. * Yours magazine * This is a joyful romp of a story. It's funny and romantic, and Zelda is just the kind of heroine we can all empathise with . . .you'll feel the heat of the Italian sun, smell the lemons growing on the trees and taste the limoncello. * My Weekly * I absolutely adored it. Zelda is such a captivating and inspiring heroine, and I love the way that Jo's writing combines such gorgeous escapism with pure emotional honesty -- Daisy Buchanan A perfect light holiday read, evoking Italian sunshine, lemon groves and romance. * Woman's Own *
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About Jo Thomas

Jo Thomas worked for many years as a reporter and producer, first for BBC Radio 5, before moving on to Radio 2's The Steve Wright Show. In 2013 Jo won the RNA Katie Fforde Bursary. Her debut novel, The Oyster Catcher, was a runaway bestseller in ebook and was awarded the 2014 RNA Joan Hessayon Award and the 2014 Festival of Romance Best Ebook Award. Jo lives in the Vale of Glamorgan with her husband and three children.
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92 ratings
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