Monday, April 23, 2018

THE LEMONADE YEAR by Amy Willoughby-Burle

THE LEMONADE YEAR by Amy Willoughby-Burle. I'm beginning to think that women's fiction isn't my favorite genre. This was a well written book that had a great storyline but it wasn't my favorite. I understand Nina's struggles. I've been there with some of them. I was enjoyed getting to know Oliver and Nina together and try to figure out Oliver's mystery, but I didn't like how that ended up. Maybe there was no foreshadowing of his story. I'm not sure but I wasn't satisfied with what happened with Oliver, although in a way I can see why it works.

I did enjoy see how Nina's family relationships ended up mending. I did feel like there were too many flashback stories. Some were necessary but some we not. In the end, this book will appeal to lots of women. It is a great story, but just not for me.

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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.

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