The Lemon Grove by Helen Walsh

Author: Helen Walsh
Publisher: Tinder Press
Date: 27 Feb 2014

Review by Lena Mistry

Originality: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Quality of Writing: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Setting: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Characters: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Overall view: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
This isn’t really a new book so I’m going to be real quick on this one.

I had wanted to read this for quite a while, and then I saw it on the shelf in the library and immediately made a grab for it. Started reading it, couldn’t put it down! Finished it in a day. It’s a pretty simple story- an older woman has an affair with her step-daughter’s boyfriend. But, on the other hand, it’s not so much as a simple story as you would think.

I’ve read review where people say that it was too graphic, but I feel that they were not taking the book seriously enough. The book is described as steamy and sexy, but in my opinion it was much more than that. There is something hugely real about this book with its lyrical way of writing, and therefore I think it deserves a higher rating than what most people have given.

Don’t underestimate this book, don’t overestimate it either. It’s just perfect as it is. I wouldn’t change a thing from it.

The surroundings described in the book are so beautiful so originally done that you can just dive into the foreign landscape. As a reader, you are always there, always in the picture. So, congrats for amazing writing!


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