The Lemon Sisters

The Lemon Sisters

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The New York Times bestselling author of Rainy Day Friends and Lost and Found Sisters returns to Wildstone, California, where two completely opposite sisters—who are still nursing wounds from the past—realize they need each other more than they think.

When Brooke’s older sister, Mindy, shows up at her door with her three kids in tow, she barely recognizes her sibling who looks like she’s on the verge of a total breakdown. While adventurous, wanderlust Brooke was always the problem child, eager to slip free of Wildstone and its small-town constraints, Mindy was the golden child, who never had a hair out of place or a GPA below 4.0. The Mindy that arrives at Brooke’s apartment however, is a far cry from the ever-perfect doctor’s wife.

Brooke’s further stunned when Mindy asks to trade places with her for a few days so she can pick up her pieces and put herself back together. What Mindy doesn’t realize is that Brooke is just as broken. Her sister needs her though, so Brooke takes the kids and returns to Wildstone.

But how does one go home after seven years away and what feels like a lifetime of secrets? It doesn’t take long for Brooke to come face-to-face with her past, in the form of one tall, dark, sexy mistake. But Garrett’s no longer interested, or so he says. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she long ago shoved deep.

The sisters begin to wonder if the childhood taunts were true, are they lemons in life? In love? True or not, they know one thing—you can’t run far enough to outpace your demons. And when long-dead secrets surface, they’ll have to overcome their differences and learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.

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ISBN-13: 9781982662158
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/18/2019
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x (d)

About the Author

New York Times 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, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold, and visit her website,, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is such a heartwarming feel good story. I honestly loved it! It's the story of two sisters, Brooke and Mindy, who are no longer close and are in very different places, in their lives as well as geographically. It's about how sometimes things we leave unsaid can really complicate things unnecessarily. It's also about their relationships with the men in their lives. For Brooke that is Garrett, the man she left behind many years before and now that she is back in Wildstone, feelings have been rekindled. For Mindy, it is her husband Linc, who is a doctor which unfortunately despite the love leaves him little time for his family. Linc and Mindy also have three children who can be quite the handful but steal the show many times throughout this story and had me laughing out loud so much. Chock full of humor, love, forgiveness, compromise and just all around goodness, this book truly stole my heart. And bonus, there is not only one happy ending, there are two!!
MaimeosAngelsEL More than 1 year ago
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 nothing like the poised and in control women she has always been. Instead she is frazzled, distraught and close to a breakdown. Brooke, along with Mindy’s three children head to Wildstone. Of course she runs in to Garrett and both realise that they still have feelings for one another. I really loved Mindy’s children and it was heart warming to watch as Brooke re-connected with them. It was also interesting to watch as Brooke and Mindy tried to fix their relationship whilst Mindy trued to fix her marriage to Linc. As long buried secrets rise to the surface, Brooke, Mindy and Garrett will have to learn to trust one another again. The chemistry between Brooke and Garrett is strong and both come to realise that what they have is worth fighting for. Jill Shalvis writes characters that are human, that have flaws, vulnerabilities and are easy to relate too. There is always a lot of depth to her characters and The Lemon Sisters is a good example of this.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Brooke Lemon packed her bags at eighteen and went off to chase her dreams: photographing and producing shows about extreme: sport, landscape, daring to be different. Now working in the ‘office’ and behind the scenes after a helicopter crash that killed one person and nearly killed her, she’s not been back to Wildstone for years, and has essentially cut herself off from family and friends there. Until her older sister Mindy appears on her doorstep with three children in tow, a complete wreck. Now Brooke has a choice: ignore her sister, take the kids to Disney, or bite the bullet and take them home, allowing her sister to follow her in a couple of days. Three kids, a control-freak sister married to a doctor who always seems to be working or away and returning to her childhood home isn’t the hallmark of relaxing, especially when there are people she needs to apologize to, a schedule and activities for the kids to maintain, and well, being responsible for someone else. When you add in the fact that Garrett is living next door, and is the only person who won’t allow Brooke to lie, noticed her little “tics” that tie to her OCD, and the fact that her little niece is also displaying the tics that Brooke hid for so long – the story has so many layers of emotional punches that it’s hard to pick just one. With Mindy’s marriage on auto-pilot and her so determined to be ‘perfect’, her husband always taking up the slack in the practice he shares with his brother who is, to say the least, selfish and unable to accommodate anyone but himself, and Mindy feeling unseen and unappreciated, worried that Liam is unfaithful, and utterly absorbed in micromanaging everyone’s life, it strikes a chord with couples in long term relationships everywhere. Finally with some time to face (sometimes unwillingly) her past, her issues and Garrett and the damage she did to their relationship, Brooke grows in leaps and bounds – unwittingly or purposefully, and we see the power of love, family, acceptance and even the moments when things are on the precipice of falling apart. Shalvis does this by making her characters sympathetic, flawed and wholly engaging – from a barking three year old to three cats with major attitude, several reunions and a ‘dawn breaks over marble head’ moment for both Brooke and Garrett, the story is fun, easy to read and loaded with compassion and the power of acceptance – from everyone. I received an eArc copy of the title from the author for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous 6 months ago
This is the story of how the Lemon sisters, Brooke and Mindy, dig down deep into their hearts to realize that their love for each other can overcome a traumatic past and misunderstandings. Mindy has to realize she has to fix herself before her marriage can be fixed and Brooke and Garrett have to delve deep within to rediscover their love. Didn't want the story to end. The characters seem very real and the story is beautifully written. Definitely recommend this book.
beachandbookgirl 7 months ago
I read this incredible story in one day! It was absolutely amazing and I am so sad it is over! Mindy and Brooke are sisters with so many issues and Linc and Garrett are their guys though at times they are clueless. Just a feel good, family drama story!
LibrarianSGP 8 months ago
This is the story of two sisters who couldn’t be more different: Brooke, the adventurous younger sister who left Wildstone seven years before and has rarely been back and Mindy, the perfect sister who married her high school sweetheart, stayed in her hometown, and is raising 3 beautiful children. It’s clear from the start that these somewhat estranged siblings have no clue about each other’s current life and lob accusations at each other rather than trying to mend their broken relationship. The problems with this book are myriad, starting with the fact that neither sister is particularly likeable. Brooke is pretty much an ice queen who has deeply buried her past hurts and, with no explanation, has alienated both her family and Garrett, the man who is supposedly the love of her life. Given that they never had a true relationship, the entire second-chance romance premise is implausible, especially given her near-constant self-flagellation and Garrett’s nasty, albeit somewhat justified, behavior towards her. Mindy is a control freak who, despite no evidence to support it, believes her sweet but clueless husband Lincoln is cheating on her. There is quite a bit of fat-shaming with her character which has no place in contemporary fiction. The children are precocious and provide much-needed comic relief, but they are almost feral. The oldest child has OCD like her aunt Brooke, but Mindy never recognized the symptoms in Brooke and downplays her daughter’s. This is surprising given that Linc is a doctor. Although this is the 3rd book in the series, there is really no connection other than location and a brief, but funny scene at the winery from Book 2, so it can be read as a standalone. The first two were interesting reads with engaging characters, but this one falls flat. Shalvis is wonderful at writing funny, charming, and sexy serial romances (Animal Magnetism, Heartbreaker Bay) with only a couple of new characters introduced in each subsequent book. Unfortunately, she struggles when writing longer “women’s fiction.” She doesn’t use the added pages to develop her characters and the stories tend to drag. Not recommended. I received a complimentary ARC of this book from HarperCollins Publishers through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Opinions expressed are completely my own.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Absolutely pageturning
Anonymous 11 months ago
PinkStar 12 months ago
I give this 4 1/2 stars! If you enjoy reading Jill Shalvis you will enjoy this book as well. The sisters are relatable, in fact I can relate to Min more than I’d ant to admit. No spoilers here. Get the book, you won’t be disappointed
KVM More than 1 year ago
I had such a hard time putting this book down! I Loved it. It was Three stories combined, they were separate but entwined with each other. I laughed out loud at the antics of the kids through out the book and they steal the scenes almost every time! Brooke and Mindy are sisters, not close ones but never less when Mindy has a breakdown Brooke jumps in and takes care of the kids and sets Mindy's husband straight on a few things, meanwhile when she runs into Garrett (former boyfriend) things begin to get interesting! This is such a great book, read it, you will not be disappointed at all!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the sister story. Well written and light moments how when you need them. Jill is a joy to read and has a wealth of understanding of sister dynamics and the meaning of family.
Claire140 More than 1 year ago
As usual another hit from the very talented Jill Shalvis, and we're back in Wildstone. Even though this is part of a series it is really a standalone novel and you don't need to have read the others first, although why wouldn't you when they're so good?! This story is about two sisters, Brooke and Mindy. Brooke is the younger sister who left Wildstone and works in an exciting job, making travel films and travelling the world. Mindy is the stay-at-home Mum, with three young children, a doctor husband, and runs one of her parents POP Smoothie shops and has everything regimentally under control, down to having a manual of what everyone should do and when - a real control freak! The sisters used to be close, but since Brooke had a bad accident a while ago she's closed herself off a bit and they've lost that closeness, as Brooke avoids going back to Wildstone. But then Mindy turns up on Brooke's doorstep a hysterical mess, saying she's had enough and can't cope with anything any more as she's being pulled in too many directions. So Brooke steps up and swaps lives for a few days (that turns into a bit longer!). Mindy stayed at Brooke's apartment and destressed a bit, going out with Brooke's friends and living her life for a while, and Brooke finally went back to Wildstone to look after Mindy's children, while her husband Linc was away at a conference. Of course there is always a love interest, and Brooke was avoiding Wildstone because of Garrett, who she was involved with for a while, also next door neighbour and best friends with Mindy and Linc. Garrett isn't happy to see Brooke because she just dumped him and ran with no explanation 7 years ago. But the reason why comes out soon and they start getting closer again. This is just one of those great books about relationships and the trials and tribulations of life and family, but with the usual Jill Shalvis humour and snarkiness, and her perfect way of making you relate to, and sympathise with, each character. I loved them all, with all their flaws! I am a big fan of Jill Shalvis, and I don't even need to know what the book is about, I just know that if she wrote it I'm going to love it, a definite auto-buy author for me. Fabulous!
Caroles_Random_Life More than 1 year ago
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 stand-alone. This series is only loosely connected, so the books can really be read in any order or individually without any issues. This is probably my least favorite installment in the series but it still proved to be a solid read. Brooke and Mindy Lemon were close when they were younger but have grown apart over the years. Despite this fact, Mindy shows up on Brooke's doorstep with her three kids when she is in desperate need of a break. Brooke takes the kids home and gives Mindy that break she needs and hopes to make things right with the man from her past, Garrett, at the same time. I really liked Brooke. I thought her story was compelling and I loved the fact that she didn't hesitate to do what needed to be done for her niece and nephew. She proved to be incredibly brave and I liked getting the chance to see her work through some of her issues. Garrett was nearly perfect. He seemed to be exactly what Brooke and Mindy's family needed and was just an all around good guy. He had some issues that he was dealing with as well and I really think that the way he approached them said a lot about his character. These two were great together and I loved the chemistry between them. I wasn't as much of a fan of Mindy. Honestly, I wasn't a fan at all. I am a mother so I understand how it feels to be desperate for a break but how many mothers really have that option. My sister loves me but there is no way she would have taken my kids home for a week while I stayed in her bed drinking wine and going out on the town. It seemed that nothing was good enough for Mindy. She wanted a break from her family but she also wanted to micro-manage everything that was going on in their life. Her issues with her husband could have been dealt with through a bit of communication. It just really seemed like Mindy wanted everyone in her life to cater to her while reading her mind. I would still recommend this book to others. I would have liked this book a lot more if it was just Brooke's story but I did find it to be an entertaining way to pass some time. I cannot wait to read more from this amazing author! I received a digital review copy of this book from William Morrow Paperbacks via Edelweiss.
blonde_betty More than 1 year ago
The Lemon Sisters is the latest in the Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis. I loved this story. It was funny and tragic and heartwarming. I could see the characters as I read the story. The chapter notations were laugh out loud funny in some cases “I get that life sucks right now, but that’s never a reason to wear granny panties” and were woven into the story. This one will stay with me for a long time! Five stars for me! I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this novel.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Unputdownable! With a return visit to her beloved coastal town of Wildstone, California Jill Shalvis once again takes her readers on a roller coaster ride of emotions, feel good moments, and family healing. Two sisters who have drifted apart over the years come back together during turmoil to stand beside each other through everything life throws at them. One is trying to figure out how to save the marriage that seems to be holding on by a thread and the other has to figure out how to salvage a relationship with the one she pushed away when life happened years ago. There are laugh out loud moments, tear jerking heartbreak and most of all, the everlasting love of a sister by their side. Loved it! Brooke Lemon is at a loss when her ever-organized sister Mindy shows up on her doorstep with all of her kids in tow on the verge of a breakdown. She quickly scoops the kids up, sets her sister up to pamper herself with no responsibilities in tow and sets out to her hometown with the kiddos. She hasn't stepped foot in Wildstone in seven years ... years that have been different and trying after the ground slipped out from under her dreams and left her reeling. Garrett Montgomery doesn't know why Brooke is stepping up to help Mindy out when she hasn't seemed to care much about family for years, but he's determined to help if he can ... what he's not planning to do is let her worm her way back into his heart. They're not a couple anymore ... they're not even friends ... but he loves those kids as much as she does and his best friend is bewildered of where his wife has suddenly disappeared to.
mel_t More than 1 year ago
The Lemon Sisters is not only a romance - it is a story of relationships. That of Brooke and Garrett, the central characters, but also interwoven are Brooke's relationship with her sister, Mindy; her relationship with her husband Linc, Brooke's relationship with her nephews and niece. The Lemon Sisters has quirky humor, angst, romance, and kept me entertained from the moment I began reading to the very last page in the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hits every pc topic you can think of - some of it does not fit the story line but seems like it was thrown in to appeal to whatever. I deleted it after reading maybe 1/3rf of book.
LMDH98 More than 1 year ago
Wonderful addition to a great series! Jill Shalvis does not disappoint. She is one of the authors that I follow. Her stories are perfect escapes when they are needed the most. This book has all of the feels and is a page turner. Brooke and Mindy are at different places in their life and they have grown apart from the closeness of youth. Mindy seems to have her life together, perfect home, nothing out of place until it seemingly implodes. She shows up mid breakdown on her sister Brooke's doorstep with her kids and Brooke steps up to help when her sister needs it the most. Brooke goes home to Wildstone for the first time in years to help her sister out with her three hilarious kids while getting a chance to make things right with the man she left behind. Brooke and Mindy grow closer as Mindy tries to repair the relationship with her husband, while matchmaking Brooke and Garrett. Brooke's life is in LA while Garrett's life is firmly entrenched in Wildstone.
Amber_Starr More than 1 year ago
This might be one of my favorite reads of the year so far. And sort of reminded me of the movie, Raising Helen. In that the "party" sister ends up taking care of her nieces and nephews - in this instance while her sister had a much needed mental health break. And Brooke gets a look into the life her sister Mindy has as mom extraordinaire. And why Mindy needed a little break away from her life. I liked that this wasn't just one person's story, it was really more than that. Brooke and Mindy both had their HEA - in whatever way that worked for them - I'm not telling you which because I want you to read it and figure it out for yourself. And maybe take a look inside and see if you're more of a Brooke or Mindy and maybe learning to be kind to yourself. Brooke might be my favorite of the sisters, just simply because she seems to be a little more loose and less stressed - at least before Mindy took her break. Either way, this will be a re-read for me when I need a funny, feel good book.
poetriot More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful of two sisters who seem to have everything but discover things are not at all what they seem. Brooke and Mindy are two sisters who are both broken and longing for something in their lives that can only be fulfilled by each other and the love they encounter. Both the men in their lives are exactly the men these two sisters need to help them rediscover what need to reconnect and repair their lives. I love all the characters in this story who all have so many layers and depth.
alupan More than 1 year ago
The Lemon Sisters is the third book of Jill Shalvis' Wildstone series (and my new favorite book), but it can be read as a stand alone. Brooke and Mindy, the Lemon sisters were once very close – although they are the total opposites of each other - but then life happened. Brooke was eager to leave the town as soon as possible to have adventures, and Mindy was busy to micromanage everything around herself: the shop and her family. During these they were both grewing up. But far from each other. They don't even meet more than once a year. And then Mindy gets a burn-out, a mental break down and the only person she can think of to help her, is her sister. Brooke, who is not whole either, but always used to keep her problems, feelings to herself, steps up and helps Mindy indeed. She agrees to take care of Mindy's three children, and if it wasn't enough, goes back to Wildstone to face her past. I loved the book from the beginning to the end. Jill Shalvis' characters are always so real. Real and just as ordinary (or in this case crazy) as I am, as we all, the readers are. So it is very easy to connect to them. Feel their laughs and pains. That is why I could laugh and cry at the same time from page to page. Jill Shalvis is talented, like only a few authors. Her writing is so funny, I think, if she wrote a receipe, I could also laugh at that. And the next second I have to grap for my tissues because what happens squeezes my heart. The whole time while I was reading this book I just wished I was there, in Wildstone, with the men (gorgeous as always. Impossible not to fall for them), and of course the Lemon sisters, whom I'd just like to be friends with. If you are new to Jill Shalvis, this book is a very good one to start with because it really shows you well why Jill is so brilliant. You won't be able to put it down, just like I couldn't. If you are not new any more, then just belive me, you will enjoy every second of the reading.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
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? Or a cat? Or worse, a man? You’ll have wasted it.” She shrugged. “I’d be a good cat. I’m bitchy and I don’t like anyone.” Want to know the things a guy doesn’t know he’s bad at until he’s married? Making the bed, laundry, being correct, and breathing. You couldn’t handle me even if I came with instructions. Mindy eyed the crowd. “Everyone’s skinny and beautiful.” “Yeah, so feel sorry for them because of all the Taco Tuesdays they’ve clearly missed.” …oh my God, you’re also wearing my sandals. At my funeral, make sure to sit me up so I can see which of my clothes you’ve stolen to wear. “Junior year of high school, you came over to my family’s house to watch a movie. You and my grandpa promptly fell asleep… And around halfway through, still dead asleep, you popcorn farted loud enough to wake the dead. Pop, pop, pop.” He grinned. “My grandpa fell out of his chair.” And the old man’s dentures had gone skittering across the room. He was her person, but even more amazing, he wanted her to be his person. My Review: I have delighted in each of the five cleverly written Jill Shalvis books I’ve been lucky enough to obtain, I don’t think it would be possible for her to churn out a less than stellar product as her narratives comfortably flow with a smooth fluidity and are all too easy to fall completely into. This story featured a family tree rife with quirky OCD traits through several generations, which added extra layers of humor as well as complications for the feisty characters who were not always likable yet were endearing and sympathetic. The storylines and writing style were highly amusing and pleasantly entertaining while hitting all feels with thoughtful insights and emotive observations. I have quickly become an avid devotee or her smart wit and crafty word wrangling. Jill Shalvis has mad skills!
heavenlycirce More than 1 year ago
"The Lemon Sisters" is written by Jill Shalvis, and it is the 3rd book in her Wildstone series. It can be read as a stand-alone book. It features the Lemon sisters, Brooke and Mindy. This was a wonderfully written book that intertwined the storylines not only between Brooke and Mindy, but also, Mindy's relationship with her husband, Linc, and Brooke's relationship with her ex-boyfriend, Garrett. Everything fell into place, into a nice, heartwarming, hilarious, and emotional read. Brooke left Wildstone behind 7 years ago. Much to her surprise, Mindy shows up at her doorsteps with her 3 adorable kids in tow. Mindy is about to lose it trying to maintain that perfect image, but with her husband, Linc, working long hours, she's a struggling mom. Linc hasn't found time for his family, and even though he loves his wife and kids, he's blind to the problem that's going on at home. So Brooke agrees to swap places with Mindy and take care of the kids. But Brooke takes the 3 kids back to Wildstone. This is where the story really begins because Brooke finally sees Garrett again, and she clues Linc in to what's really going on in his marriage. And when Mindy comes back to Wildstone, everything becomes interesting. I liked all 3 storylines to this book. But I do think my favorite storyline was between Brooke and Garrett. Brooke broke Garrett's heart when she left town. No one knew about their relationship, and Garrett also finds out a secret that kept Brooke away. Will Garrett and Brooke get their 2nd chance? Can Mindy and Linc work out what's going wrong in their marriage? Can Mindy and Brooke make amends? Jill Shalvis wrote another winner! Throughout the years, she has remained one of my favorite authors due to her consistent writing in grabbing the readers in and captivating us with her storylines! Looking forward to her next installment!
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BarbTRC More than 1 year ago
The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis is the 3rd book in her Wildstone series. Once again, I love reading Jill Shalvis’s books, as she is one of the best at romances. The Lemon Sisters is about a family that has become broken, with secrets and heartache trying to heal and mend. We meet Brooke Lemon, our heroine, who lives and works in LA. After a late night, Brooke is woken up very early with banging on the door of her apartment. To her shock, her visitor is her sister, Mindy, whom she has not seen in a few years; on top of that, Mindy has brought her three kids. Brooke will find out that Mindy is at wits end, totally exhausted and just about having a nervous breakdown. To give her sister a break to rest, she offers to take the three kids back to Wildstone (which she has not been for 7 years) and take care of the kids for a few days, while Mindy will stay at Brooke’s place and rest and calm down. When back at Wildstone, Brooke is determined to right some wrongs when she left years before. Brooke had come off a major accident by a helicopter crash, and continues to have nightmares about it; which causes her PTSD in attempting to work as a photographer for onsite work, since she will not fly or do high heights. One of those that she wants to make amends is with Garrett Montgomery, her boyfriend at the time; whom she walked away from and left him with no explanation. Garrett lives next door to Mindy’s house, and is very good friends with the family; almost immediately they come face to face with each other. Brooke has not forgotten Garrett, and can sense her feelings for him are still there. But Brooke hides how she is still broken, and does not want to resume anything with Garrett; she just wants to explain to him why she left. While Mindy is enjoying her freedom living in Brooke’s fancy place, and her coworkers, Brooke is running around taking care of her kids. The kids were wild and fun. Garrett goes out of his way to help Brooke with everything, at the same time hiding his true feelings; as he does not want to get hurt again. While Brooke and Garrett slowly deal with the past and the present, Mindy returns home after a week, and despite her break, is still having issues dealing with her everyday life. Linc, her husband, is a workaholic, but he still loves Mindy. It will be Brooke, who can’t fix her own life, who will talk to Linc to find more time to help Mindy. Personally, I was not really a fan of Mindy, though I understood her being buried with three active children, and other pressures, causing her to fall apart. I felt that Mindy was a bit selfish staying away and leaving Brooke longer than anticipated, as well as assuming her husband was having an affair, which he wasn’t; Linc to me was pretty great. The story for both couples would take work and willingness to change things. Will Linc be able to change his work life to help Mindy? Will Mindy learn to stop micromanaging and trust her family? Will Brooke come to terms with her issues of the past and move forward with confidence? Will Garrett allow himself to love Brooke again? What follows is a heartwarming story about family and loves in different many ways. It is about getting beyond the hardships and allowing themselves to heal; to open up and move on and give themselves another chance to make amends. I will say that I absolutely loved how the story ends. The Lemon Sisters was very well written by Jill Shalvis.