Can’t Wait Wednesday #54: The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden

Posted July 20, 2022 by WendyW in Blogging, Bloglinks, Book Blog Meme / 41 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden
Publication Date: August 2, 2022
Publisher: Berkley
Genre: Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Contemporary Fiction


An uplifting novel about a heartbroken young pie maker who is granted a magical second chance to live the life she didn’t choose. . . . from the bestselling author of The Enlightenment of Bees.

Lolly Blanchard’s life only seems to give her lemons. Ten years ago, after her mother’s tragic death, she broke up with her first love and abandoned her dream of opening a restaurant in order to keep her family’s struggling Seattle diner afloat and care for her younger sister and grieving father. Now, a decade later, she dutifully whips up the diner’s famous lemon meringue pies each morning while still pining for all she’s lost.

As Lolly’s thirty-third birthday approaches, her quirky great-aunt gives her a mysterious gift—three lemon drops, each of which allows her to live a single day in a life that might have been hers. What if her mom hadn’t passed away? What if she had opened her own restaurant in England? What if she hadn’t broken up with the only man she’s ever loved? Surprising and empowering, each experience helps Lolly let go of her regrets and realize the key to transforming her life lies not in redoing her past but in having the courage to embrace her present.

Why I Can’t Wait!

It just looks cute and is the type of book I enjoy. And Lemon Drop Pie sounds delicious!

What book or books are you anxiously waiting for? Comment below!

41 responses to “Can’t Wait Wednesday #54: The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie by Rachel Linden

  1. Well now I want lemon pie! This book sounds really interesting. I hope you pick it up because I want to see your thoughts on it!

  2. Even though this one sounds like fun, I struggle with books named after dessert. I start craving the dessert, lol, and I need less sugar in my life. Ha!

  3. I wonder how much pie one would end up eating while reading this. It sounds a lovely read, with a nice touch of magic. Hope it turns out as good as it sounds, Wendy🙂

  4. I love the cover and synopsis of this one, Wendy, but I am in the same boat as Jodie. I was declined, but will still probably read it when it comes out. Enjoy!

  5. I love the premise of this book too Wendy! Unfortunately Berkley never approves my requests but I certainly look forward to your review.