Orange Blossom Days by Patricia Scanlan
Hardcover: 592 pages
Published: March 9, 2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Source: Provided by the publisher
Anna and Austen MacDonald, an Irish couple, are preparing to enjoy their retirement to the full. But the demands of family cause problems they have never foreseen and shake their marriage to the core.
Sally-Ann Connolly Cooper, a feisty Texan mother of two young teenagers, is reeling from her husband’s infidelity. La Joya becomes a place of solace for Sally-Ann, in more ways than one.
Eduardo Sanchez, a haughty Madrileño, has set out with single-minded determination to become El Presidente of the complex’s management committee. But pride comes before a fall.
Jutta Sauer Perez, a sophisticated German who aspires to own her very own apartment in La Joya, works hard to reach her goal. Then the unthinkable happens.
My honest thoughts on this book...
I can't take my eyes off the cover of Orange Blossom Days! It is so vibrant that I can almost smell the juicy oranges! Well, this was my weekend read!
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The Orange Blossom Days are the first book I read by Patricia Scanlan, and it definitely won't be last.
Patricia has a beautiful writing style that transported me instantly to the colourful and vivid Spanish place.
I really loved meeting all the characters of La Joya and getting to know them. Although sometimes I must admit I felt a tiny bit overwhelmed by so many stories jostling for my attentions.
All the characters lived in one luxurious complex and as they all have very different personalities that sometimes developed into neighbourly tiffs or blossoming friendships and fun help by a copious amount of sparkling Prosecco.
Orange Blossom Days is without a doubt lovely read that kept me happily entertain right to the last page.
A huge thank you to Simon and Schuster for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for a fair review.
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