Could the lemon groves of Sicily be the perfect place to start over? The irresistible new novel from the author of Sunset Over the Cherry Orchard.
'Rich, warm and sunny. A story that stays with you long after the last page is turned' Milly Johnson
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 ... is it ever too late for a second chance?
Zelda's impulsive nature has got her precisely nowhere up until now. A fresh start in a beautiful hilltop town in Sicily looking for new residents, together with her best friend Lennie, could be just what she needs. And who better to settle down with than the person who knows her best?
But the sun-filled skies and sparkling seas can't hide the shadow hanging over Citta d'Ora, which means not everyone is pleased to see their arrival. The dreams Zelda and her fellow new residents had of setting up a new life might be slipping away. But a friendship with restauranteur Luca could be about to unlock the possibilities that lie in the local lemon groves. And there's a wedding on the horizon that might be just what the town needs to turn it around...
Could a summer in Sicily help Zelda learn to trust her instinct and follow her heart?
Warm, funny, romantic with a terrific sense of place. I loved it!
Such perfect escapism - all the joy of a hot summer holiday without the hassle of having to wear sun cream!
What a gorgeous book! Reading it felt like the best kind of holiday!
Rich, warm and sunny. A story that stays with you long after the last page is turned
Sheer rom-com brilliance! - Heat
Irresistibly romantic and utterly gorgeous
Romantic and funny, this is a great addition to any bookshelf - Sun
Perfect escapism - Marie Claire
Jo Thomas worked for many years as a reporter and producer, first for BBC Radio 5, before moving on to Radio 2's The Steve Wright Show. In 2013 Jo won the RNA Katie Fforde Bursary. Her debut novel, The Oyster Catcher, was a runaway bestseller in ebook and was awarded the 2014 RNA Joan Hessayon Award and the 2014 Festival of Romance Best Ebook Award. Jo lives in the Vale of Glamorgan with her husband and three children.