Monday, April 16, 2018


Nina's once-sweet life has unexpectedly turned sour. Her marriage is over, her job is in jeopardy, and her teenage daughter is slipping away from her. Then her father dies and issues with Nina's mother come to a head; her estranged brother, Ray, comes home; and her sister, Lola, is tempted to blow a big family secret out of the water. They say the truth will set you free, but first it will make a huge mess of things.

All Nina's got left is her final photography assignment shooting images for the book 32 Ways to Make Lemonade. Well, that and the attention of a younger man, but Oliver's on-again-off-again romantic interest in her ebbs and flows so much she is seasick. And then Jack, her ex-husband, shows up, wanting to get back together.

As Nina struggles to find a way through her complicated relationships and to uncover her true path, she discovers just how valuable a second chance at life and happiness can be.

352 pages
Publisher: Shadow Mountain (April 3, 2018)

One of the best parts of moving to California, for me, was discovering I had a lemon tree in my new backyard. I'll admit that I picked up this book initially because I thought it would be fun to photograph the day after I'd picked nearly 50 lemons off my tree. But then it was actually some of the reviews that really caught my attention—how this book was about a lot of people with some real baggage in their lives and how true-to-real-life it read. I'm finding that lately, although I do enjoy escaping  into different stories and worlds through my books, it's almost therapeutic to read a book that I can really really relate to. 

I think that most of us could say that we've experienced family drama/trauma, heart ache, and the confusion of a relationship. I'm looking forward to diving into this one. 


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