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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Spotlight & Giveaway: The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice

 The Lemon Orchard by Luanne Rice

Paperback release: May 27, 2014

the-lemon-orchard-by-luanne-rice-paperback-medium Year after year, Luanne Rice’s fans eagerly await her next book. Their enthusiasm is soon to be rewarded with The Lemon Orchard, Rice’s romantic new love story between two people from seemingly different worlds. In the five years since Julia last visited her aunt and uncle’s home in Malibu, her life has been turned upside down by her daughter’s death. She expects to find nothing more than peace and solitude as she house-sits with only her dog, Bonnie, for company. But she finds herself drawn to the handsome man who oversees the lemon orchard. Roberto expertly tends the trees, using the money to support his extended Mexican family. What connection could these two people share? The answer comes as Roberto reveals the heartbreaking story of his own loss—a pain Julia knows all too well, but for one striking difference: Roberto’s daughter was lost but never found. And despite the odds he cannot bear to give up hope. Set in the sea and citrus-scented air of the breathtaking Santa Monica Mountains, The Lemon Orchard is an affirming story about the redemptive power of compassion and the kind of love that seems to find us when we need it most.



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About Luanne Rice


    Luanne Rice is the author of thirty-one novels including many New York Times bestsellers. Five of her books have been made into movies and mini-series, and her work has been featured at Hartford Stage in Hartford, Connecticut, the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, California, and in several off-Broadway theatre productions. She divides her time between New York City and the Connecticut shoreline.



  1. I love Luanne Rice's books. This sounds like a good one too.

  2. I have read and loved many of Ms. Rice's books. This one seems a bit different, and very appealing to me. Also, I just moved to California, where this story takes place, so that will double my pleasure. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. This sounds like one that I would love! I can't believe that I've not read this author yet!

  4. I've not tried her yet but thought about it. Have you read any of them Bridget?

    1. I don't think so. If I have, it was years ago. She's an author I want to try some day.

  5. I adore Luanne Rice's books...and still have one of her older ones on my stacks to get to soon (The Silver Boat)....but the setting, the characters, and the storyline...these elements are making me add this one! Thanks for sharing.


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