Among the Lemon Trees
For fans of Victoria Hislop comes Among the Lemon Trees, the debut novel from Nadia Marks.
Anna thought her marriage to Max would last forever. Having raised two happy children together, she looked forward to growing old with the man she loved. But when a revelation from her husband just before their wedding anniversary shakes her entire world, she's left uncertain of what...more
Heartwarming, intriguing and touching!
This story is predominantly set on a small Aegean island in the Mediterranean and is the story of Anna, a middle-aged woman who decides to accompany her father home to Greece after her husband’s infidelity and finds herself not only engaging in some deep introspection about her own life but also uncovering some family mysteries and secrets that have remained buried for decades.
The writing is light and fluid. The characters are multi-faceted, ...more
I picked up Among the Lemon Trees thinking it would be a light summer contemporary read, foolishly judging off the cover and blurb. Unfortunately, it turned out to be one of the worst books I have read all year, filled with typos throughout the whole book and the 'story-within-a-story-within-a-story' thing not flowing well at all. I found the writing very childish and simplistic, which led to me constantly forgetting the main character is above the age of 50 due to her very ...more
This book is a great, easy summer read just sit back and enjoy. Anna is married to Max when he has a heart attack he tells her nearly a year later he is leaving her , she guess on a holiday with her Dad and so it begins . This book goes back and forth from present to past but you don't get lost , would recommend it .
I'm always excited to read stories set abroad,especially the Greek Islands,some of which I know well. It is the story of a woman coming to terms with the death of her mother and her husband's infidelity. There are plenty of surprises! It was good to hear again of the four Greek words for love. A very satisfactory book,loved it.
Anna thought her marriage to Max would last forever. Having raised two happy children together, she looked forward to growing old with the man she loved. But when a revelation from her husband just before their wedding anniversary shakes her entire world, she's left uncertain of what the future holds.
She takes up the offer from her widowed father to spend the summer on the small Aegean island of his ...more
If you’re looking for a quick and simple, and happy read, go for this. However if you, like I, like to think about what you’re reading and have a story that resonates, steer clear.
This was a nice and simple, and well written ...more
I received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
Actually it is a light novel about love.
The main character is a 50something yo who acts like a 21 girl who has been left by his boyfriend.
The whole family story is way too dramatic.
At the end of the day it's still enjoyable in a hot summer day.
It sure made me feel mature at least in comparison to Anna.
How life was, customs, traditions & the love between 2 cousins.
Later in the story it’s about life in Naples during WW2 & different love.
Its a story of hope,survival and great love.
Like any other good book, I didn’t want it to end !
Read it & enjoy.
Loved the accent of the narrator though.