"A book to savor--and share." —Susan Wiggs, New York Times Bestselling Author
The New York Times bestselling author of Rainy Day Friends and Lost and Found Sisters returns to Wildstone, California...
Brooke Lemon has always led the life she wanted, wild adventures—and mistakes—included, something her perfect sister, Mindy, never understood. So when Mindy shows up on Brooke’s doorstep in the throes of a break-down with her three little kids in tow, Brooke’s shocked.
Wanting to make amends, Brooke agrees to trade places, taking the kids back to Wildstone for a few days so Mindy can pick up the pieces and put herself back together. What Brooke doesn’t admit is she’s just as broken . . . Also how does one go home after seven years away? It doesn’t take long for Brooke to come face-to-face with her past, in the form of one tall, dark, sexy mistake. But Garrett’s no longer interested. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she’d shoved deep.
Soon the sisters begin to wonder: Are they lemons in life? In love? All they know is that neither seems to be able to run far enough to outpace her demons. And when secrets surface, they’ll have to learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.
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This second-chance romance is also a story about two sisters who reconnect after years of estrangement. Overwhelmed by grief, Brooke Lemon fled her small hometown and left her boyfriend, Garrett, to deal with their shared tragedy while she traveled the world. But when her older sister Mindy is plunged into her own crisis, Brooke returns home to help with her unruly niece and nephews. The Lemon Sisters is a bittersweet, heartwarming, and often hilarious read that explores the importance of letting go of the past while also holding on to the people we love.
Shalvis's sensuous third Wildstone contemporary romantic novel (after Rainy Day Friends) reunites former lovers. Brooke Lemon lives in Los Angeles and is a producer of documentaries. When Brooke's older sister, Mindy, shows up at her door after a year out of contact, Brooke is stunned. Normally very put together, Mindy is disheveled and has her three young children with her. She recites a litany of woes, including business troubles, potty training, and the disappearance of her sex life. Brooke offers to take Mindy's children so Mindy can stay in L.A. for a few days and get some much-needed rest. Mindy agrees, and Brooke takes her niece and nephews back to Mindy's house in their hometown of Wildstone, on California's central coast. As Brooke bonds with the kids, she reunites with Garrett Montgomery, the boyfriend she left behind seven years before after a helicopter crash that caused her to miscarry their baby. Though she has never forgotten Garrett, she knows that her departure devastated him. Brooke and Garrett's discovery that their attraction is stronger than ever leads them to explore getting back together. Flawed, believable characters and plenty of sizzling love scenes make this an enjoyable outing.
Sometimes you can go home
I received an ARC of this book to read through Edelwiess+ in exchange for a fair review.
The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis explores the idea of going back home to perhaps rebuild some of the bridges you burnt when you left. Brooke Lemon is stuck. She is paralysed by PTSD caused by a helicopter crash she was in a few years ago. Realising that she isn’t happy with her life the way it is she jumps at the opportunity to go back home to try and repair her life when her sister turns up on her doorstep children in tow suffering from extreme burnout. Exchanging lives allows the two sisters to reinvent their relationship and realise that they are not so different after all. As well Brooke needs to deal with feelings she buried and to make amends with Garret Montgomery the boy next door whom she has never really gotten over. This book has all the feels with laughter and tears and a very satisfying hard-won HEA. Medium Steam. Publishing Date June 18, 2019 #Edelweissplus #JillShalvis #TheLemonSisters #WilliamMorrowPaperbacks #HarperCollinsCanada