The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie: A Novel by Rachel Linden

Title:  The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie: A Novel
Author: Rachel Linden 
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group 
Genre:  Romance, Women's Fiction
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages: 500
Date of US Publication:  2 August, 2022
My Rating:  5 Stars

My Thoughts 

While The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie, in parts, gave me some really strong Peggy Sue Got Married (‘86 Francis Ford Coppola film) vibes, this is entirely its own story. And it’s an emotional rollercoaster of a story. The author captures emotion beautifully, writing it down and then gifting all the feelings to us. This one definitely made me tear up in places. 

It also brought me back the very descriptive treat of life on a Washington island (our smaller-then family lived on Whidbey Island for a few years where I sold handmade herbal skincare products at the farmers markets there, so I loved Lolly’s connection to herbs,edible flowers, and markets. 

This was a beautiful read and I strongly recommended this title. 

eARC kindly provided by Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.


“Heartfelt, heartwarming, joyful, and uplifting. You can't go wrong with a Rachel Linden book.”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

An uplifting novel about a heartbroken young pie maker who is granted a magical second chance to live the life she didn’t choose. . . . from the bestselling author of 
The Enlightenment of Bees.
Lolly Blanchard's life only seems to give her lemons. Ten years ago, after her mother’s tragic death, she broke up with her first love and abandoned her dream of opening a restaurant in order to keep her family’s struggling Seattle diner afloat and care for her younger sister and grieving father. Now, a decade later, she dutifully whips up the diner’s famous lemon meringue pies each morning while still pining for all she's lost.  
As Lolly’s thirty-third birthday approaches, her quirky great-aunt gives her a mysterious gift—three lemon drops, each of which allows her to live a single day in a life that might have been hers. What if her mom hadn’t passed away? What if she had opened her own restaurant in England? What if she hadn’t broken up with the only man she's ever loved? Surprising and empowering, each experience helps Lolly let go of her regrets and realize the key to transforming her life lies not in redoing her past but in having the courage to embrace her present.


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