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The Lemon Sisters

(Wildstone #3)

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  572 ratings  ·  289 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
Paperback, 1st edition, 400 pages
Published June 18th 2019 by William Morrow Paperbacks
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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.

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
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?
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

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
Carole (Carole's Random Life in Books)
Initial Thoughts
3.5 but rounding up for now. This was not my favorite Jill Shalvis book. Not by a lot. I really liked Brooke and Garrett's story and was excited to see how everything worked out for them. Mindy drove me crazy though. I couldn't relate to her at all. How many mothers actually have the opportunity to run away when their families are driving them nuts? Why wouldn't she talk to her husband about the issues she is having? It just seemed like nothing would ever make her happy and she w
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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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 her,
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
Jun 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Most of the time I don't really care that my sister and I are estranged, but then I'll read a book like The Lemon Sisters and it will sort of, kind of, make me wish she and I had a relationship like these fictional characters. But then I come to my senses and remember the key word- fiction.

Although Brooke and Mindy had a bit of a contentious relationship, which let's be honest, pretty much all sisters do, theirs wasn't too far gone that it couldn't be repaired. Even with the distance Brooke put
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
3.5 stars. This was a pretty good book, while it was not my favorite by Ms. Shalvis. I think The Lemon Sisters is technically supposed to be in the women's fiction genre. It is the first book I have read in this series, because I prefer to read only romance, but I wanted to give this book a try. I enjoyed it and am glad I read it. I do think it was a romance, or at least had strong romantic elements, but it had a totally different writing style than Ms. Shalvis's contemporary romance books and I ...more
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 4-stars
This book centers around two estranged sisters and two a second-chance romance and one a reconnection of a married couple.

Brooke Lemon left her hometown of Wildstone for LA and she distanced herself from her family and her first love. She was the adventure-seeking and free spirited sister despite her OCD tendencies. But then an event changed her life and she is still dealing with the repercussions. If she does not let anyone in, then she does not have to face the issues. So she h
Norah Gibbons
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC of this book to read through Edelwiess+ in exchange for a fair review.
The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis explores the idea of going back home to perhaps rebuild some of the bridges you burnt when you left. Brooke Lemon is stuck. She is paralysed by PTSD caused by a helicopter crash she was in a few years ago. Realising that she isn’t happy with her life the way it is she jumps at the opportunity to go back home to try and repair her life when her sister turns up on her doorstep
4.5 stars

I loved The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis.

I enjoyed the storyline, it was entertaining from start to end, well written and all the characters helped make this such a beautiful and heartfelt read.

The Lemon Sisters brought all the feels, I loved watching the sisters, Brooke and Mindy reconnect, open up to each other and learn to trust and share their feelings.

Watching Brooke and Garrett's relationship unfold had me smiling, crying and swooning, these two had so much passion and chemistry
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free copy of The Lemon Sisters. This has in no way influenced my review which is honest and unbiased.*

The Lemon Sisters is a beautifully written story about family, friendship and second chances. It shows an honest take on family relationships, and how difficult it can be to say the hard truths. Sometimes, it's easier to stay away than to come back and deal with things. And sometimes, coming back gives all the rewards.
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
6 Hearts
The Lemon Sisters is the third book in the Wildstone series by the talented Jill Shalvis. I'm a huge fan of Jill's and have read over fifty of her books and I have to say The Lemon Sisters is my favorite! I don't know what I love more about this book. The sisters who love each other, but fight. The kids who remind me so much of my own, the husband and best friend who are funny, sexy and flawed. There was just so much real in the book that I was laughing out loud and reading sections of i
Samantha (WLABB)
Jun 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
After being out of touch with her sister for over a year, Mindy showed up on Brooke's doorstep in a frenzied state. Brooke, agreed to mind her niece and nephews and give he sister a few days of R&R, but never expected this agreement to be her pathway home.

As always, Shalvis crafted a story with a wonderful mix of humor, romance, family drama, and a lot of feels. This book was true to its title, and spent quite a bit of time examining the relationship dynamic between the Lemon sisters, but i
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Brooke and Mindy are the Lemon sisters.
Brooke is living the single life when her married sister shows up at her door one day with her three kids. Mindy, who always has it all together, is as far from got it together at that moment.
She convinces Brooke to switch places for a bit so that Mindy can get a much-deserved break.
Brooke has her own issues and most of them stem from her childhood next door neighbor, Garrett.
This book is about four people who have a lot of work cut out for them. Garret
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love a good book that starts with a bang and this book by Jill Shalvis did just that! Brooke is used to living her life alone and has been distant with her family for a few years now and all of a sudden her sister Mindy is at her doorstep with her three kids asking for her help. I love family relationships in books and Shalvis always writes family banter with just the right amount of snark and tenderness. The dialogue between Mindy and Brooke was so funny and believable, which can be hard to d ...more
Jun 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Erin Lewis
Jun 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 star review of The Lemon Sisters (Wildstone #3) by Jill Shalvis

I haven’t read any of the previous books in this series but was able to read this one with no issues.

Seven years ago Brooke Lemon left Wildstone, CA bound for Los Angeles. Now a producer for a Travel show, she has no plans to return. She cut ties with her sister Mindy as well as the man who held her heart, Garrett Montgomery.

When Mindy shows up unexpectedly begging for her sisters help, Brooke feels obligated to help. Mindy looks
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
4.50 Stars

I really enjoyed this book. I haven't read the previous books, but i am adding them to my evergrowing list.
Brooke Lemon left Wildstone a long time ago. She left behind someone who was very important to her, but she also left behind her sister who she didn't actually have a relationship with. Now after seven years her sister shows up and asking her to take care of her three kids. Mindy is the perfect sister. She's married to a doctor have the kids and the white picket fence. So for her
Ruthie Taylor
Jun 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the fourth in the series - as there is a 1.5! They are all delicious, and as with any of Jill Shalvis's wonderful books, be prepared to put life on hold whilst you devour it! I have just spent the day hidden away claiming to be "Spring-cleaning", but really reading this latest installment cover to cover. What a treat! And I would say that whilst the stories are linked, you can definitely read them out of order.
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Jill Shalvis never shies away from intense storylines, but with this release of The Lemon Sisters, she has taken her writing to a new level of excellence.
Brooke Lemon copes with severe PTSD and has a rocky relationship with her sister Mindy. Mindy is a mom and business owner who worries about her marriage and trying to survive a teetering balancing act. Shalvis marries strong characters with smart writing into a story that makes The Lemon Sisters her best novel to date. She does a good job pers
Jun 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I would give this book 10 stars if I could.
It says that it’s book #3 but I haven’t read any others from this series since this is also a new author for me but I didn’t feel list and I didn’t feel lost. I don’t really know if this is a standalone.

This is such a beautiful story about second chances at love and also I’d say mid life crisis situation.

We have the story of Mindy and Linc with their three kids. Mindy has a full blown freak out that leads her to her sisters house to tell her that she
Linda Zagon
Jun 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jill Shalvis, Author of “The Lemon Sisters” has written an entertaining, intriguing family drama. The Genres for this story are Fiction, Domestic Fiction and Women’s Fiction. A good part of the story takes place in Wildstone California. The author describes her characters as complex, complicated, troubled, and dysfunctional.

Brooke and Mindy are two sisters that currently have been estranged for a while. Both are opposite in many ways. Both have their own flaws but seem to be jealous of one anoth
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