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The Lemon Sisters

(Wildstone #3)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  6,285 ratings  ·  939 reviews
The New York Times bestselling author of Rainy Day Friends and Lost and Found Sisters returns to Wildstone, California...

Brooke Lemon has always led the life she wanted, wild adventures—and mistakes—included, something her perfect sister, Mindy, never understood. So when Mindy shows up on Brooke’s doorstep in the throes of a break-down with her three little kids in tow, Br
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Ruthie Taylor Hi, having read them all, I would say that you can definitely read this one first. They are linked, but not in a way that would affect the story.

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The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis is a 2019 William Morrow Paperbacks publication.

“I’m great. I mean, I did just spent a full minute looking for my phone while using it as a flashlight, but everyone does that, right?

Brooke and Mindy- The Lemon Sisters of Wildstone- couldn’t be more different. Brooke is a free spirit who once had a challenging and exciting career, until a helicopter crash left her with PTSD.

She’s made a mess of things with her family and with Garrett, the guy she left behind, l
Carol [Goodreads Addict]

The Lemon Sisters is book three in the Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis. I have loved this series from the start but had no idea what to expect with this book and wow, was I surprised. This book can definitely be read as a stand alone.

Brooke Lemon left Wildstone, CA seven years ago for Los Angeles. She is a producer for a Travel Network show. When Brooke left Wildstone, she also left her life behind including one very important man whom she hasn’t seen or spoken with since. She
Stacey is Sassy
****IT'S ALIVE!!****

I think this is Jill Shalvis’ best book…since her last one 😉

I just wrote a review and deleted the whole bloody thing. I’m struggling to get my feeling down as to how much I LOVED The Lemon Sisters. To be honest, my family are not helping me in this endeavour. My son is chatting with his mate VERY LOUDLY. My hubby is in the kitchen baking his famous Banana, Butterscotch Pudding (which I appreciate) and listening to music VERY LOUDLY. Now, it’s raining and it’s VERY LOUD.

DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

You’re not fat, you’re just . . . easier to see.

Millie came back into the room wearing black tights with strawberries on them and a strawberry-red dress. She pointed to the pockets. “I’ve just got to fill my snack holes and I’ll be ready to go.” Brooke thought this was brilliant. “Every outfit should have snack holes.” Millie nodded sagely.

Her hair looked like she’d come out the wrong end of an explosion.

“What if reincarnation is real and in your next life you come back as a dog?
Claire Robinson
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
4.5 - "This is just a one-time thing..." Stars!

We return to the town of Wildstone and its residents for the third book in Jill Shalvis’s hugely enjoyable series of the same name. The Lemon Sisters gives us Brooke and Mindys’ stories although Brooke is in the forefront, Mindy’s story is very much intertwined with hers, especially as at the start she turns up unannounced on Brooke’s LA doorstep with her three hilarious and adorable kids in tow while obviously being on her last nerve in the middle
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 “Forever and Ever” Stars

My first read by Jill Shalvis and boy it didn’t disappoint. It was a wonderful romance. It felt real and everyday. I could easily relate to all the characters. From the first page to the last, I smiled, laughed, empathized, rooted, and loved.

The Lemon Sisters, Brooke and Mindy, were tuck as thieves when they were young, but as adults, they drifted apart but by Brooke’s doing. But when Mindy needed Brooke, Brooke stepped in and decided besides helping her sister it was
Sentranced Jem
Jul 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-2019
I am surrounded my mountains.
Every turn I take, I see mountains, lush green trees and flowers of every colour.
There's no beach on sight but that doesn't mean that The Lemon Sisters by Jill shalvis isn't the perfect summer read.
It's easy, fun and has the right amount of romance to keep your romantic heart content.

*ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review

Title: The Lemon Sisters
Series: Wildstone #3
Author: Jill Shalvis
Release date: June 18, 2019
Cliffhanger: No
Genre: women's fiction

Jill Shalvis is one of my auto-buy authors. Whether she's writing women's fiction or contemporary romance, her stories always resonate in some way with me. They're effortless, sexy, and a guaranteed comfort read. Of course I liked some better than others, but I haven't come across one that I didn't enjoy. The Wildstone women's fiction series has a strong influence of r
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
I was preparing myself to read the latest book in the Wildstone series, when I realized I missed out on reading The Lemon Sisters. Although the books need not be read in order, I felt compelled to read this before reading The Summer Deal.

The Lemon Sisters turned out to be an enlightening tale about secrets, family, PTSD and OCD. In this installment we meet Brooke and Mindy. Brooke appeared to have her life well put together, which made her the perfect choice for her sister Mindy to dump her fami
Aug 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
As with a lot (too many!) of Jill Shalvis's books, there was a glaring lack of plot and story holding this one together, leaving us to slog through the same circular conversations and absurdly repetitive inner monologues again and again and---well, you get the point :) Her plotting and pacing seem to be getting even worse, particularly when she attempts 'women's fiction' instead of romance. There are no surprising reveals, no interesting questions to be resolved in creative ways (you can predict ...more
Nov 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a fun read, you will fall in love with the Lemon sisters as you watch them take charge of their lives and repair what is broken.
Brooke left her hometown, Wildstone after a traumatic helicopter crash that almost took her life. She thought by putting a distance between her family and friends she’d be able to deal with the aftermath. Seven years later, her steady and reliable sister, Mindy, came knocking at her door with her three kids, completely dishevelled. Brooke offered to help by tra
I liked this more than the previous book.
Great take on estranged sisters and their misconceptions about them and their life.
It shows how easy it is to grow distant but also to be there for your family when they need you.

3,5 stars
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jill Shalvis mixes motherhood, PTSD, secrets and a household of children into this tale. Photographer Brooke Lemon hasn’t been back to Wildstone since her accident. She is keeping a secret from her family and doesn’t want to face the boy now man she left behind. But when her sister, Mindy shows up at her door with her three kids in tow she just might have to face her fears.

Mindy is having a mid-mom/marriage crisis and Brooke steps up to give her sister a well deserved break. Mindy’s husband is o
3 Stars

Overall Opinion: I really enjoyed this at first. I gobbled the first part up and kept on reading like crazy! I liked the h and her spunk and I was really digging the overall premise. Then it turned into something else. It focused on Mindy (who I felt was too self absorbed to like) a lot, it introduced Garrett (whom I still feel like I never connected his character because there wasn't much to him) and then Brooke kind of lost my respect with her lack of communication and almost martyr-lik
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
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I liked this book but not quite as much as some of Shalvis's other novels. This book would somewhere between 3 and 4 stars for me and I really struggled with how I would rate it. There were some things about this book that I absolutely loved while other things drove me a little crazy. It was a really enjoyable story and I am glad that I was able to pick it up.

This is the third book in the Wildstone series but it really reads like a s
Chatting About
I loved this story! The entire series is wonderful! I highly recommend!
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Lemon sisters haven't seen each other in over a year and haven't spoken in months. There was no real quarreling, it's just that they're not close. But when Brooke open her door to her sister falling appart, she wonder what happened to make Mindy, the sister who always had her shit together and who always seemed to have the perfect life, break down in tears and not ready to get back to her married life in Wildstone. So while her sister stay at her condo for a few days, Brooke accept to take c ...more
Ana Vizentim
4,5 Wildstone Stars

Another beautiful strory!!!
It's not just about a woman and a man...
It's about forgiviness, all kind of relationships, commitments and true love....

Jill, you did it again!!!!!
I love this series!!!
This was sadly a super disappointing read for me and I will actually tell you why. When the secondary plot of a control freak, over-whelmed mother of three, whose husband spends all his time at work is more appealing than the story of the other sister, then there is something wrong. Also Brooke's so-called damage and reason for pushing away all family bonds: weak. We are supposed to buy h/H were each other's big love, when they were never ever in a relationship? They would just hook-up for three ...more
Marilyn Smith
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Couldn’t finish this book - definitely not my cup of tea. I didn’t find any real substance in the storyline so gave up after 90 pages.
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Special thanks to Lisa Filipe for our gifted review copy.

This story touches on sisterly love, returning back home, one true love and happy ever after. Worry not romance lovers, there is plenty of steam. One of the great things about The Lemon Sisters is it will not scare away non-romance readers.

Jill Shalvis is quickly goi
Oct 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the last book I had left in order to be caught up in the Wildstone series and it’s my favorite of the bunch! That’s really saying something because every single one of the books in this series have been a five star read for me. This one follows sisters Brooke and Mindy after Mindy shows up on Brooke’s doorstep on the verge of a breakdown. She convinces Brooke she needs a break, they’ve been kinda estranged and Brooke wants to make peace. So they sorta switch places and Brooke finds hers ...more
Lindsay (nerdybooknurse)
The Lemon Sisters by @jillshalvis follows sisters Brooke and Mindy Lemon. Mindy the “always perfect”
sister arrives on Brooke’s doorstep in LA, a disheveled mess asking Brooke to take the kids and let her escape her life for a little bit. After three kids and a barely there husband Linc, Mindy’s reached her breaking point. Brooke, the younger Lemon sister, has spent the last 7 years avoiding her hometown due to a tragic event in her past and an ex-flame but reluctantly agrees to go help her siste
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jun 15, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs

(ARC provided by Harper Collins)

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Christa Schönmann Abbühl
Mar 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: overdrive
cw for accident / trauma / abandonment issues / infertility

Someone on a podcast reminded me of this writer and when I checked I saw that lots of her titles are available through Overdrive. So I chose this one, without reading what it is about, and listened to it pretty fast.

Nice story about two sisters who reconnect after they had no contact for years, and help each other through some sh*t.

Both romances were nice, all the people were great, very well written children, too.

I do not really unders
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-author
I love Jill Shalvis’ writing and am a fan of several of her contemporary romance series. This series is women’s fiction with romantic storylines included. As expected, the writing is well done and the characters are terrific. You don’t need to have read any previous books in the series to read this one. In fact, other than the location, there is really no crossover with the previous books at all. I really enjoyed the sisters and the family dynamic and drama here, as well as all of the other side ...more
Reviewed for Wit and Sin

Love – romantic and familial – is the heart of The Lemon Sisters . Jill Shalvis returns to Wildstone with a book that shows love is messy, complicated, and rarely easy, but oh, so worth it.

Brooke Lemon was an adventurer who sprinted out of Wildstone at a breakneck pace before an accident grounded her and made her feel like she lost herself. It’s been seven years since she returned home and her relationship with her sister, Mindy, is strained. But when Mindy needs h
Joee (booksandacupofjoee)
*4.5 stars*

Well, no surprise here that once again Jill steals my heart with another heartwarming and sexy story!!! I read this one SO fast because I just find her writing so addicting!

I loooooove second chance romances so much and I enjoy that her stories don't take too long to get going. Garrett was swoon worthy. It was so cute how he was their neighbors and he had precious little cats!!! Jill always manages to write the most dreamy guys!!!! I really loved the main character, Brooke too. It w
Jul 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: release-2019
☀️😎💦 This was an enjoyable light and funny story that follows Brooke and Mindy Lemon, aka The Lemon Sisters. It’s about sisterly ties, repairing broken family relationships and seeking change. The on-again off-again relationship and steamy tryst’s between Brooke and ex-flame Garrett had me swooning over him! A 4 🌟 fun in the sun poolside read for me (that can be read as a stand alone)

The third book in the Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis. Brooke Lemon left Wildstone for adventure. She now lives in an apartment in LA working for a Travel Network show. But then Brooke's sister, Mindy, shows up with her 3 children, on the verge of a breakdown. Mindy suspects her husband is having an affair and has lost interest in her. So the sisters trade places. Brooke loads up the children and heads back to Wildstone, CA and Mindy stays in LA.

Once back in Wildstone, Brooke finds out that Gar
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Multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is … mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning heartwarming and full of humor novels wherever books are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city ...more

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