Genres: Women's Fiction
Publication Date: June 18, 2019
The New York Times bestselling author of Rainy Day Friends and Lost and Found Sisters returns to Wildstone, California, where two completely opposite sisters — who are still nursing wounds from the past — realize they need each other more than they think.
When Brooke’s older sister, Mindy, shows up at her door with her three kids in tow, she barely recognizes her sibling who looks like she’s on the verge of a total breakdown. While adventurous, wanderlust Brooke was always the problem child, eager to slip free of Wildstone and its small-town constraints, Mindy was the golden child, who never had a hair out of place or a GPA below 4.0. The Mindy that arrives at Brooke’s apartment however, is a far cry from the ever-perfect doctor’s wife.
Brooke’s further stunned when Mindy asks to trade places with her for a few days so she can pick up her pieces and put herself back together. What Mindy doesn’t realize is that Brooke is just as broken. Her sister needs her though, so Brooke takes the kids and returns to Wildstone.
But how does one go home after seven years away and what feels like a lifetime of secrets? 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, or so he says. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she long ago shoved deep.
The sisters begin to wonder if the childhood taunts were true, are they lemons in life? In love? True or not, they know one thing — you can’t run far enough to outpace your demons. And when long-dead secrets surface, they’ll have to overcome their differences and learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.
My Review Of
The Lemon Sisters
The Lemon sisters are having a difficult time in their lives when both of them enter into each other worlds for a few days.
This is the first book that I have read in this series but this book can be read as a standalone. I loved these characters, setting and storyline so much that I will go back and devour the other two books.
Brooke works on making travel movies but has had an injury and is suffering from some PTSD and no longer is as adventurous as she once was. Mindy is just burnt out from raising three young children, running a business and worrying that her Doctor husband is no longer interested in her and having an affair with the nanny.
We go back in forth in the book between the two sisters as they are experiencing each others lives. I think that Brooke is hilarious the way that she deals with her niece and nephews and I had to laugh out loud a few times at her solution for various things like potty training. Mindy is just an over the top anxious control freak but I can hardly blame her as her husband Linc is never home and has put his career and friends before his family.
It also turns out that Brooke’s once love interest Garrett is living next door and there is still some sizzling hot chemistry between Brooke and Garrett, not to mention unresolved issues that both of them need to work on. In fact both couple, Mindy and Linc as well, need to has=h out their issues and misunderstandings in order to move on.
I enjoyed meeting these characters and visiting this picturesque town that I could definitely visit. The animals have their own personalities and are a big part of this story as well.
I look forward to going back and reading the previous books in this series as well as looking forward to book number four.
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