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Check Me Out - Winter Haven July 2024


THE LEMON ORCHARD

By: Luanne Rice

The story follows the journey of Julia, a woman who is grappling with the recent loss of her daughter and the dissolution of her marriage. Seeking solace and a fresh start, Julia travels to the lemon orchard owned by Roberto, a Mexican immigrant. As Julia and Roberto form an unexpected connection, they confront their own past traumas and secrets. The novel explores themes of cultural differences, forgiveness, and the healing power of human connection.


LEMON: A GLOBAL HISTORY

By: Toby Sonneman

A comprehensive exploration of the lemon’s cultural and historical significance around the world. Sonneman delves into the origins of the lemon in Asia and traces its journey through various civilizations, examining how it became a staple in cuisine, medicine, and folklore. The book highlights the lemon’s versatility, from its use in cooking and preservation to its role in religious rituals and traditional medicine. Through anecdotes, recipes, and historical anecdotes, Sonneman paints a vivid picture of how lemons have shaped human history and continue to be an integral part of global culture.


THE NATURAL APOTHECARY: LEMONS

By: Dr. Penny Stanway

This books serves as a comprehensive guide to harnessing the natural properties of lemons for home remedies, health, and beauty purposes. Throughout the book, readers will find practical tips and recipes for incorporating lemons into their daily routines. This includes recipes for homemade cleaning products, skincare treatments, hair care solutions, and natural remedies for common ailments. Additionally, the book explores the nutritional benefits of lemons and how they can contribute to overall health and wellness.


THE LEMON TREE

By: Sandy Tolan

A powerful non-fiction narrative that intertwines the lives of two individuals, Bashir Khairi, a Palestinian Arab, and Dalia Eshkenazi Landau, an Israeli Jew, through the symbol of a lemon tree. The book delves into the complex history and ongoing conflict in the Middle East, focusing on the shared history and intertwined fates of Palestinians and Israelis. It offers readers a nuanced understanding of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, humanizing the individuals affected by it and emphasizing the shared humanity that transcends religious and national divides.


THE LEMON GROVE

By: Helen Walsh

This is a contemporary novel that follows the vacation of Jenn and her family in Mallorca. During their annual holiday, Jenn finds herself drawn to her stepdaughter’s boyfriend, Nathan. Their attraction quickly escalates into a passionate affair, setting off a chain of events that threatens to unravel the fragile dynamics of their relationships. With evocative prose and vivid imagery, Helen Walsh captures the intensity and turmoil of forbidden desire, offering readers a compelling glimpse into the darker corners of the human heart.


LEMONS

By: Melissa Savage

“Lemons” is a heartwarming children’s novel centered around the story of Lemonade Liberty Witt, a young girl who faces the challenges of grief and loneliness after the loss of her mother. Lemonade, as she prefers to be called, is sent to live with her grandfather in a small town in California’s Redwood Forest after her mother’s death. Filled with humor, warmth, and a touch of whimsy, “Lemons” is a tale of resilience, friendship, and the power of embracing life’s unexpected twists and turns.


GENNARO’S LIMONI

By: Gennaro Contaldo

Authored by Gennaro Contaldo, a renowned Italian chef and restaurateur, “Gennaro’s Limoni” celebrates the versatility and vibrancy of lemons in Italian cuisine. Contaldo shares a collection of recipes that showcase the various ways lemons can be used to enhance dishes, from appetizers to desserts. Readers are introduced to traditional Italian recipes as well as innovative creations that incorporate the bright and zesty flavors of lemons. From classic dishes like lemon risotto and lemon chicken to refreshing lemon sorbet and indulgent lemon tart, the cookbook offers a diverse range of culinary delights.


LEMON MERINGUE PIE MURDER

By: Joanne Fluke

Part of Joanne Fluke’s long-running cozy mystery series featuring the amateur sleuth and bakery owner Hannah Swensen. In “Lemon Meringue Pie Murder,” Hannah finds herself in the midst of another murder investigation when the sheriff’s wife, Delores Swensen, is found dead with Hannah’s famous lemon meringue pie nearby. As Hannah delves into the case, she uncovers secrets and motives within her small town of Lake Eden, Minnesota. Fluke combines elements of mystery, humor, and recipes, as Hannah juggles her investigative pursuits with running her bakery and navigat

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