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Lemongrass Hope Kindle Edition
2014 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST (ROMANCE)
2015 READERS' FAVORITE BRONZE WINNER (WOMEN'S FICTION)
#1 REVIEWED BOOK IN 2014 - THE LITERARY CONNOISSEUR
"Lemongrass Hope is that fine and fresh thing - a truly new story .... Amy Impellizzeri is a bold and tender writer, who makes the impossible feel not only real, but strangely familiar."
New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author
"A layered, bittersweet romance that questions consequences and explores second chances."
"Lemongrass Hope, about love, time travel, and what lasts, is haunting, mesmerizing and unforgettable."
New York Times Best-Selling Author
"Those looking for magical realism won't have far to go, as Amy Impellizzeri's Lemongrass Hope (Wyatt-MacKenzie, Oct.) is already earning a spot on many to-read lists. With Jacquelyn Mitchard singling it out as a fresh new story, this debut explores love through time-bending layers and ordinary connections."
- ASIN : B00NZHP9OC
- Publisher : Wyatt-MacKenzie (September 26, 2014)
- Publication date : September 26, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 3557 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 267 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #403,304 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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What if she’s suddenly given the chance for a do-over? Would she take it?
Ten years ago, Kate met two men – the adventurous travel journalist who was so easy to talk to, and the ambitious young attorney who always wanted more. When her passionate fling with one ended, the other stepped in to fill the emptiness. But had she made the right choice?
Now, ten years and two kids later, Kate’s marriage has become rocky; they’re like two strangers sharing the same life but living on different shores. Kate’s tried desperately to create the illusion of being the perfect wife, the perfect mom. But she knows this is just a veneer for others. Her life is anything but perfect. And now her well-maintained façade is slowly cracking, the forceful elements in her world colliding with the beautiful picture of perfection she’s spent years painting.
As Kate tries to decide if her marriage is still even worth the effort, her former love reappears, and rekindles the passion she’d buried so many years ago. Then a mystical happening gives Kate the chance to re-live her life, and change the choices that had catapulted her into disappointment and confusion. Now she must decide what is most important to her. Which losses can she deal with, and which can she not bear?
In Lemongrass Hope, Amy Impellizzeri gives readers a glimpse of the regret we sometimes feel from the choices we’ve made, and what it would be like to get another chance. We’ve probably all experienced the question what if? But given the opportunity, would we really do things differently? And what would we give up if we did?
Impellizzeri makes us understand that whatever life gives us, happiness is a choice.
"Because sometimes you really do have to choose. Clearly. Definitively."
And after the choice is made, we have to make it count.
Weaving together the crises of marriages crumbling, the pressure of never quite measuring up, the expectations of Mom, whose reflection you see in the mirror each day, is a mighty challenge. Add to that a puzzle motif, carefully and beautifully crafted, and you have an enchanting novel of self-discovery and hope.
Lemongrass is that hard to pinpoint shade of yellow of the gown she must have, to wear on one special night, when the world goes backwards for once. And that man she knew so long ago, still resides in her imagination, because he is not the store-bought brand, but an incredible, multilayered person who never tires of listening to her and loving her. He loves the lemongrass magic.
Some people say that at the right time, the right person comes along, and the story of a life is put together as accurately as a mosaic. How would that work? Amy Impellizzeri delves into the how and why, and before we know it we are examining how one dimension slightly altered changes everything. The question is whether this is real or a dream. A wish or a promise. You must read this elegant novel to see what it says to you.
A book named after the color of an overpriced dress...that just about sums up how I felt about the book.
I honestly don't know what to say about this book...there were things I liked and things I didn't care so much for...I'm not a huge fan of time travel and feel like I waited the whole book to get to that part and when I did, it lost me a little. I didn't find the characters particularly likeable. I felt very suspicious of Benton especially on the cruise. I wanted Kate to take control of her life instead of letting Ian and Rob make all the decisions.
With all that being said, I am looking forward to reading the sequel, and hopefully feeling differently toward the characters.
Loved it and I'm racking my brain to figure out who to pass this book on to.