There’s a new book out today that I’m really excited for: The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden. It’s about a 32-year-old woman, Lolly, who has given up on some of her dreams. Instead of opening her own restaurant in England, she helps with her family’s struggling Seattle diner. Following the death of her mother, she broke up with the love of her life to help her grieving father and care for her younger sister. But when her great aunt gives her a magical gift of three lemon drops, Lolly gets three opportunities to see how her life could have worked out. Would she have been happier if she’d made different changes and pursued different goals?
I see a lot of myself in this book: I’m also 32, I live in the greater Seattle area, I’ve lost a parent (my dad), and I’ve wondered what would be better (or worse!) in my life if certain things had gone differently. The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie is the fantasy so many of us have: the chance to explore different what-ifs.
Find out more about it below, and let me know if you’re planning to pick up The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie. If you’ve already read it, let me know how you liked it in the comments! I’m hoping to read it soon, so stay tuned for my review.
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.
Get the Book
You can buy The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie here – it’s available as a paperback, ebook, and audiobook.
|The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Author|
|Genre||Women’s Fiction; Romance; Magical Realism|
|Setting||Seattle, WA, USA|
|Number of Pages||352|
|Original Publication Date||August 2, 2022|
About the Author
Rachel Linden is a novelist and international aid worker whose adventures in over fifty countries around the world provide excellent grist for her writing. She is the author of The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie, The Enlightenment of Bees, Becoming the Talbot Sisters, and Ascension of Larks. Currently Rachel lives with her family on a sweet little island near Seattle, WA where she enjoys creating stories about strong women facing big challenges, travel, food, and second chances at love. She promises her readers a happy, or at least very hopeful, ending and infuses each of her stories with a touch of magical realism.