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Giveaway: Luanne Rice’s THE LEMON ORCHARD Book + Tote Bag

Submitted by on July 8, 2013 – 10:10 pm 9 Comments

I’m excited to announce this giveaway, thanks to Pamela Dorman Books, of Luanne Rice‘s latest novel, plus a tote bag featuring the cover art. The description from the author’s website:

In the five years since Julia last visited her aunt and uncle’s home in Malibu, her life has been turned upside down by her daughter’s death. She expects to find nothing more than peace and solitude as she house-sits with only her dog, Bonnie, for company. But she finds herself drawn to the handsome man who oversees the lemon orchard. Roberto expertly tends the trees, using the money to support his extended Mexican family. What connection could these two people share? The answer comes as Roberto reveals the heartbreaking story of his own loss—a pain Julia knows all too well, but for one striking difference: Roberto’s daughter was lost but never found. And despite the odds, he cannot bear to give up hope.

Set in the sea and citrus-scented air of the breathtaking Santa Monica Mountains, The Lemon Orchard is an affirming story about the redemptive power of compassion and the kind of love that seems to find us when we need it most.

Mr. PCN used the tote at the grocery store, and received admiring comments from the ladies he encountered. I haven’t finished the book so a review will have to come at a later time, but you can enter now for a chance to win this. Just leave a comment about something you believe in against all odds. Santa Claus? The Force? Why not?

I’ll take entries until next Tuesday July 16, 9 p.m. PST. One winner will be randomly selected and have 48 hours after notification to claim prizes. US/Canada addresses only.

Good luck!



  • Luanne says:

    One of my favorite authors!

  • Jennifer says:

    Good morning 🙂 Soo…*dork alert* I believe in people’s ability to be resilient against all odds. I see it every day in the people I work with– I can’t say too much because of the nature of my work (names must be changed to protect the innocent :P) but I get to interact with these incredible men and women who have taken massive figurative (and sometimes literal) kicks to the face, and although they are down for a little while, they pick themselves up, dust themselves off, try to make meaning out of what happened, ask “why me?,” sometimes develop a reason and sometimes really never can, and keep moving forward, sideways, diagonal…but never backward. It’s totally cool!

  • sandyg265 says:

    This sounds like a good book. Thanks for the chance to win it.

  • Jerrilynn says:

    I believe that some day I will win the lottery (as soon as I start playing…) 🙂

  • stacybuckeye says:

    Hm. I believe we have the ability to achieve world peace 🙂 I haven’t read Luanne Rice in years and would love to be entered.

  • Lynette barfield says:

    I believe in the power of prayer

  • Kim Roberts says:

    Looks like a great chance to win both book and book bag! 🙂

    The one thing I believe in against all odds is: The Rainbow Bridge. If you are familiar with that, then you know what I am saying…basically, a personal Heaven awaiting for Me, with My Pets, and Favorite Humans, (gone but never forgotten). A small glimmer of Hope, I guess. 🙂

  • Anita Yancey says:

    I believe in angels. Sounds like a great book. Thanks for this chance.

  • Laura Kay says:

    Lets see well I believe in the power of prayer, but someone already said that…so I will also say I believe in organic foods. I believe all the genetic modifications and pesticides is horrible and you get a much more nutritious foods from organically grown foods 🙂

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