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My Lemon Grove Summer

By: Jo Thomas
Narrated by: Rachel Atkins
Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
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Summary

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...make Limoncello!  

Zelda's life isn't exactly what she expected it to be in her 30s. Single, without a home of her own, and at another underwhelming 40th birthday party, she wonders if there might be more to life.   

But her best friend Lennie has a plan, and before she knows it they have answered an advertisement to go to Sicily to help rejuvenate a crumbling town and head to the beautiful island as a couple.   

A new life with her favourite person could be the chance to start over. But what if a summer in Sicily is about to change her life in more ways than she could have ever imagined? 

©2019 Jo Thomas (P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

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

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Beautifully romantic

Excellent performance and such a great story, easy and relaxing story with an excellent description of the beautiful town in which it was set.

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Fluffy and light. Pleasant but not griping like her others.

It was easy listening but the story was a bit predictable !! Dare I say formulaic.

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dire

Very poor and predictable story not helped by awful narration in particular of the Italian characters - drove me mad couldn't be bothered to finish it.

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  • 09-04-20

Great Experience

Another terrific book from Jo Thomas. I really love her writing and this was no exception. They are comfortable to listen to and really well written, but not without twists and turns. I loved it.

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lovely story

makes you want to chance a new life and branch put to something totally different