In The Lemon Orchard, Luanne Rice tells us the story of Julia and Ricardo. Both have experienced the love of a daughter; and both have lost that love. While house sitting, Julia is drawn to the manager of her uncle’s lemon orchard. In finding out what has happened to Roberto’s daughter, Julia hopes to find her own once again.
“Roberto stayed for a long time. Julia didn’t want to move. The longer they sat there, the more she could feel their daughters, just like in her old dream of Luna and Maria and the man with the scar seared into his face.” (p43)
As always, Rice’s writing draws me in. I weep with the characters and feel their emotion. As I turn the pages I am hopeful that Julia is successful in her project. Whatever the end of the story, I am sure I will not be disappointed.
Do you enjoy reading novels that tug at the heart strings?
(This post was inspired by MizB’s Teaser Tuesdays. You are welcome to join in.)