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The Orange Grove: a mouth-watering holiday romance, perfect for longer nights

Rosanna Ley

8 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Set in sunny Seville, The Orange Grove is the wonderfully evocative new novel from the bestselling author of The Lemon Tree Hotel.

An unforgettable story of past love and family secrets, set in sunny Seville

Holly loves making marmalade. Now she has a chance to leave her stressful city job and pursue her dream - of returning to the Dorset landscape of her childhood to open Bitter Orange, a shop celebrating the fruit that first inspired her.

Holly's mother Ella has always loved Seville. So why is she reluctant to go back there with Holly to source products for the shop? What is she frightened of - and does it have anything to do with the old Spanish recipe for Seville orange and almond cake that Ella keeps hidden from her family?

In Seville, where she was once forced to make the hardest decision of her life, Ella must finally face up to the past, while Holly meets someone who poses a threat to all her plans. Seville is a city full of sunshine and oranges. But it can also be bittersweet. Will love survive the secrets of the orange grove?

Praise for Rosanna Ley:

'Beautifully written and gently captivating' Heat

'Sun-soaked escapism' Best

'The ultimate feel-good read' Candis

'Holiday romance at its most evocative and escapist' The Lady

'Unabashedly romantic . . slips down like easy-drinking vino infused with Mediterranean sunshine' Saga

'A gorgeous, mouth-watering dream of a holiday read!' Red Magazine

'Beautiful, evocative writing' Sun

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Praise for The Orange Grove: a mouth-watering holiday romance, perfect for longer nights

  • Beautifully written and gently captivating - Heat

  • Sun-soaked escapism - Best

  • A glorious read that feels like a summer holiday in a book - People's Friend

  • Holiday romance at its most evocative and escapist - The Lady

  • Unabashedly romantic . . slips down like easy-drinking vino infused with Mediterranean sunshine - Saga

  • I loved this wonderful tale of forbidden love and mysterious family secrets . . . completely beguiling and beautifully told - Kate Furnivall

  • This wonderful family saga has it all: the irresistible temptations of love long-denied, burgeoning secrets from the past, the gorgeous background of the Italian Riviera. A perfect summer read - Rachel Hore

  • A gorgeous, mouth-watering dream of a holiday read! - Red Magazine

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Rosanna Ley

Rosanna Ley works as a creative tutor and has written many articles and stories for national magazines. Her writing holidays and retreats take place in stunning locations in Spain and Italy. When she is not travelling, Rosanna lives in West Dorset by the sea.

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