Orange Blossom Days

Patricia Scanlan

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Orange Blossom Days

Orange Blossom Days By Patricia Scanlan Orange Blossom Days In a beautiful southern Spanish town where the sea sparkles and orange blossoms scent the air the gates of a brand new apartment complex La Joya deAndaluc a glide open to welcome the new owners An

  • Title: Orange Blossom Days
  • Author: Patricia Scanlan
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  • Page: 251
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  • Orange Blossom Days By Patricia Scanlan In a beautiful southern Spanish town, where the sea sparkles and orange blossoms scent the air, the gates of a brand new apartment complex, La Joya deAndaluc a, glide open to welcome the new owners Anna and Austen MacDonald, an Irish couple, are preparing to enjoy their retirement to the full But the demands of family cause problems they have never foreseen and shake thIn a beautiful southern Spanish town, where the sea sparkles and orange blossoms scent the air, the gates of a brand new apartment complex, La Joya deAndaluc a, glide open to welcome the new owners Anna and Austen MacDonald, an Irish couple, are preparing to enjoy their retirement to the full But the demands of family cause problems they have never foreseen and shake their marriage to the core Sally Ann Connolly Cooper, a feisty Texan mother of two young teenagers, is reeling from her husband s infidelity La Joya becomes a place of solace for Sally Ann, in ways than one Eduardo Sanchez, a haughty Madrile o, has set out with single minded determination to become El Presidente of the complex s management committee But pride comes before a fall Jutta Sauer Perez, a sophisticated German who aspires to own her very own apartment in La Joya, works hard to reach her goal Then the unthinkable happens.As their lives entwine and friendships and enmities develop, it becomes apparent that La Joya is not quite the haven they all expect it to be
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    1. Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice* on said:

      EXCERPT Imagine spending our winters out here, away from freezing winds and non stop rain Imagine playing golf every day Austen grinned, his tanned face flushed with pride at the rewards their hard work over the years had now brought them A penthouse apartment in a plush seafront complex on Spain s southern coast Who would have thought they d ever be able to afford such a luxury, he reflected, remembering that at the beginning of their marriage, all those years ago, he and Annie hadn t had two p [...]

    2. ☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆ on said:

      I was drawn in by the beautiful cover of this book and the author I have read Patricia Scanlon s work before and thoroughly enjoyed her writings While the writing was good, this book was not for me at all I felt that this story was waaaayyyy too long and it should have just focused on the main couple but with all the characters and over 600 pages it was too much for me I still will be reading future work of this author but I will not be re reading this book I felt like this story dragged on fore [...]

    3. Stephanie on said:

      I love Patricia s book but this book is just awful I couldn t get into it the characters really piss me off and the translation of words I didn t finish it

    4. Petra "Pippa" Q on said:

      I can t take my eyes off the cover of Orange Blossom Days It is so vibrant that I can almost smell the juicy oranges Well, this was my weekend read If you would like to find out about this book, then pop over to Books and The City where Team BATC chats to the fabulous Patricia Scanlan The Orange Blossom Days are the first book I read by Patricia Scanlan, and it definitely won t be last.Patricia has a beautiful writing style that transported me instantly to the colourful and vivid Spanish place. [...]

    5. Inky on said:

      I couldn t wait to get my hands on this book, as I am a huge Patricia Scanlan fan, and the book certainly didn t disappoint, the characters where well developed and interesting and the plot had a unsuspecting twist at the end I did however feel that the book was a little slow to get started, but once I got past the first few chapters I really got into the book Would definately recommend

    6. Trish at Between My Lines on said:

      Heartwarming, real and eventful It was great fun to a have a birds eye view into the lives of the residents of a luxury Spanish apartment complex It s not all fun in the sun though, as trials and tribulations are around every corner.Not my favourite book by this author, but her books are always well worth reading There is a reason that she is the Queen of Irish chick lit.

    7. Nicole on said:

      Orange Blossom Days is Irish author Patricia Scanlan s 19th novel Like her previous novels, Patricia s latest work is warm and sincere as she provides insight into daily life Told in the the third person, the book is divided innto three parts Time of Our Lives is about the happy moments being created while Time for a Change is about the heartbreak of life Lastly, Time To Move On shows the acceptance of change Set in San Antonio del Mar, Spain, a place abundant with oranage blossom trees, Patrici [...]

    8. Julie Spratt on said:

      I enjoyed reading this book on several lovely sunny days I envy the people in the story who had apartments in Spain but all was not as rosy as it first seems Scanalan gives all of her characters a fair chance in the story and they in turn weave together.Anna and Austen are the typical retirees of the day who think that they will be able to up and leave whenever they want But life is never as simple as that and they are soon in the cycle of weddings and grandchidren who need them and the opportun [...]

    9. Callie Hill on said:

      My first book review for January 2018 is Orange Blossom Days by Patricia Scanlan Set in the south of Spain, this novel is written in third person, with each chapter allowing the reader to see things from the perspective of a different character There are quite a few characters, each with their own story to tell I was a bit confused as to who was who at first, and had to keep going back to re read things However, once I got into the book, it was a nice easy going read The story is one of love and [...]

    10. TMM on said:

      A relaxing holiday read infused with Scanlan s warm sense of humour about the lives, loves and catastrophes of different nationalities staying in a Spanish apartment complex Scanlan transports the reader to places they want to visit courtesy of her evocative descriptions She explores the importance of lasting friendships to carry you through bad times, the hard knocks life can throw at you and the power of redemptive healing Her characters are diverse Some have secrets Some lie Others have ideas [...]

    11. Annette Chidzey on said:

      This is the first novel by Patricia Scanlan that I have read and my reaction is tempered by my awareness that often it is the point in your day, week or world when you pick up a book and read it that determines your response.This is the case in point here for me as I have very much enjoyed my travels in Southern Spain and recall Seville, Cordobe, Granada and Valencia with fond affection I loved its vibrancy, energy and warmth and this is how I will remember this account The characters that I cam [...]

    12. Nanette on said:

      Entertaining, fast paced women s fiction set in an apartment complex in southern Spain The characters are slightly older than you usually find in this type of book mainly well heeled young retirees and midlife businesspeople A couple of the characters were a little over the top Sally Ann s Texas accent was reminiscent of what someone whose knowledge of Texas is limited to TV dramas would think a Texan would speak and a few of the twists at the end came out of nowhere Overall, a nice blend of com [...]

    13. Ellen on said:

      Picture yourself in a vacation complex on the Andalusia area of Spain, and meet the people of various nationalities as their lives play out over time Sally Ann and her husband Cal,are Texans with an open marriage, staying married for their twin teenage daughters Anna and Austen are Irish, enjoying retirement despite Anna s constant demands from her daughters Eduardo and Consuela are Spaniards, Eduardo a bit of a bully while Consuela is trying to find her independence I really enjoyed this novel, [...]

    14. Mary Rankin on said:

      Another good one by this Irish author You know things will come right in the end, but the road to get there is always enjoyable One problem with this book, though one of the characters was Texan, and the author had her using y all as singular which it is not Most readers probably wouldn t notice, but a Texan surely did

    15. Julie on said:

      This is one of those books that I fit I into the gentle lady holiday reads We get to meet a group of different characters as they buy new apartments in a southern seaside town in Spain As the years go on we learn about their relationships and families.I did like this read, and with the grey skies of winter here I loved reading about the warm temperatures and sunshine.

    16. Peggy on said:

      Terrible Took me FOREVER to read The story went nowhere, and then ended very abruptly with no resolution, almost as though there is a sequel waiting to happen I won t be reading it Shame, because I LOVED her earlier books Foreign Affairs was my favorite book of hers This didn t even come close.

    17. Jo on said:

      Not read a book by this author in a long time but it was a delight Set in Spain in a swish holiday apartment complex it follows the lives of a series of international apartment owners The stories all flowed into each.other and were entertaining This would make a perfect holiday read.

    18. Gill Brown on said:

      This was a fantastic book that I just loved I had a real feeling of being in Spain and smelling the orange blossom I wanted to keep reading about these families and see what happened next, maybe there ll be a sequel, I hope so.

    19. Ann on said:

      This book grew on me At first I found it rather irritating, I don t like constant label dropping, details of handbags, cameras, throws etc, I am not interested in that sort of thing and I don t think it adds anything to a story However, the story did eventually appear and was worth sticking with

    20. Bubblestarlet on said:

      Another easy but enjoyable read from P.S Likeable characters and enjoyed how their stories interlinked

    21. Jennifer Moville on said:

      I received this book to read and reviewThis is a story of love , life and betrayal like no other Irish couple Anna and Austen want the best in their lives but problems from family set in and they have to be strong to save their relationship.Sally Ann is out for revenge her husband has betrayed her and she doesn t take that without a fight.All this living on a spanish complex with amongst other residents a self preserving wanna be president of the complex and a posh german leaves the author with [...]

    22. Joyb Animalcrackers on said:

      This is a really good, warm hearted story with very believable characters.At the time of the Irish Tiger, when Ireland s economy was booming an Irish couple buy a holiday apartment in Spain Spain too is enjoying a building boom and people form various nationalities buy properties in the same complex From a Texan couple with an unusual marriage to a staid Spanish pair along with the German woman who arranges things lives become inter twined.Over time circumstances change The ideal retirement beco [...]

    23. Grass monster on said:

      The Blurb In a beautiful southern Spanish town, where the sea sparkles and orange blossoms scent the air, the gates of a brand new apartment complex, La Joya deAndaluc a, glide open to welcome the new owners Anna and Austen MacDonald, an Irish couple, are preparing to enjoy their retirement to the full But the demands of family cause problems they have never foreseen and shake their marriage to the core Sally Ann Connolly Cooper, a feisty Texan mother of two young teenagers, is reeling from her [...]

    24. Hannah Symonds on said:

      I would like to say thank you to Lovereading for sending me this book I had heard of Patricia Scanlan before but never read any of her books There is alot going on in this book with each chapter as a different person or couple There were some stories I wasn t too keen on but I really enjoyed Anna and Austin s story and Sally Ann and Cal s story It was a bit of a shame too to see a few spelling mistakes in the story too The cover looked amazing and I could really imagine myself there in the warmt [...]

    25. Dawn on said:

      I received a copy of this book for free through a giveaway at.This really wasn t a good book for me, though I did enjoy some elements.It felt too much like the second, or even third, book in a series in the way the book both began and ended No, nothing was left hanging well, not really , and the characters were introduced pretty clearly, but I couldn t shake the feeling that there was so much that could have preceded the opening and to follow.It didn t help that I didn t like any of the charac [...]

    26. Angie Rhodes on said:

      For those who are missing the wonderful stories of Maeve Binchy then Patrica Scanlan is who you are looking for,I have read and reviewed this for Lovereading, so once that has gone live, I will post the review

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