Among the Lemon Trees

Nadia Marks

3.85 based on 213 ratings & 24 reviews on Goodreads.com
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01 June 2017
9781509815715
368 pages
Synopsis

For fans of Victoria Hislop's Cartes Postales from Greece 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 the future holds.

Needing time to herself, Anna takes up an offer from her widowed father to spend the summer on the small Aegean island of his birth, unaware that a chance discovery of letters in her aunt's house will unleash a host of family secrets. Kept hidden for sixty years, they reveal a tumultuous family history, beginning in Greece at the beginning of the twentieth century and ending in Naples at the close of the Second World War.

Confronted by their family's long-buried truths, both father and daughter are shaken by the discovery and Anna begins to realize that if she is to ever heal the present, she must first understand the past . . .

My book of the year. An utterly gripping story of love and family secrets

Vanessa Feltz

Brimming with joy, sadness, and intrigue

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