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  • warm and witty

    I was able to read this book when I went on vacation. Enjoying this charming, funny, and sweet read by the pool was perfect for my vacation. I have read books by this author and she def didnt disappoint in this novel. I was given this book from netgalley and publisher for my honest opinion.

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  • a five-star read

    When Life Gives You Lemons by Fiona Gibson a five-star read that will make you snort your Lemondrop, as you will be laughing so hard. You will laugh so hard you will either cry, or if you are on the older side you may leak in other ways!! It shows us how good Fiona Gibson is at writing characters you will adore and want to help pick the pieces up, this is one of those stories you will identify with someone in some small way. This isn’t my favourite Fiona Gibson story, but it is a very good one. There are some very, very funny characters in this story and a couple that aren’t so funny, well not intentionally.

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  • Delightful book

    This is such a delightful book. The characters are realistic and go though the normal things the rest of us do, there is no over the top jobs or homes. Vic and Andy are a typical married couple with two children that are 18 years apart in age. Vic is going through menopause and I loved how the author describes her night sweats and hot flashes, making Viv a real person in my eyes. While the breakup of her marriage is emotional and heartbreaking it is handled well in the book. I felt so bad for Viv and I was cheering her on when she had her little drunken adventure. There are many parts of the book that make yOu laugh while others tear at your heart. The author manages to blend the good and bad creating a book that is neither sad nor morose. Viv’s neighbours add a nice touch to the story and you can’t help but love Ludo in the end. This story covers many things that occur in our lives and shows how we can overcome these through with the love and support of friends. I would call this a light read or a feel good book, one that has you smiling in the end and leaves you content and happy. I appreciate NetGalley and the publishing company allowing me to read this ARC.

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  • a pick-me-up

    Middle-aged Viv is going through the menopause. Her husband Andy has been less than helpful even though he’s a doctor. He complains about her night sweats and doesn’t want to discuss her symptoms with her. Viv thinks that it is just because of the menopause he is being unhelpful but when she uses an app on his phone to look at the night sky and messages start coming through from a younger, slimmer colleague she realises that he’s actually been having an affair. After initially giving the relationship another chance it breaks down again. Viv is determined not to wallow in self-pity though. She is going to make the most of her life because when life gives you lemons, just add gin and tonic! With so many books focusing on younger women and their relationships or finding themselves within their twenties it is nice to read a book featuring an older woman and to include something that all women will go through at some point in their life, the dreaded menopause. The book isn’t a soppy or heart-breaker it is a positive uplifting novel about a woman who has been through a marriage break-up but isn’t going to let herself be down about it she is going to turn it into a positive thing. The book has plenty of one-liners and laugh-out-loud moments that will have you giggling. The cast of characters is a delight to read about too. At a time when people need a pick-me-up, this book does exactly that.

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  • A sweet novel without all the lemony sourness

    Viv is suddenly faced with being a single mom of her seven-year-old when her cheating husband leaves her for his fellow doctor/mistress. Stuck in a going-nowhere job that makes “food pellets” and impending menopause hot flashes, Viv begins to regain confidence with the help of her good friends and an opportunity to share her friend Penny’s nostalgic fashion line in hopes to revive the line and the local museum’s relevancy. This book is not another mid-life, woman who has been jilted story that I was expecting it to be. The story of Viv’s second chance at a new life played by her rules and not by a picky husband is a charming read and a great example of female empowerment wrapped up into lemony goodness.

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