Thursdays at Orange Blossom House by Sophie Green – Our Review
‘Thursdays at Orange Blossom House’ is a delightful and sweet book, that is a remarkably authentic and beautiful read. The characters were the highlight for me, and I found myself so enamoured by their lives and experiences that I wanted to enter the story myself.
Brilliantly structured, the book is set in 1993 in Far North Queensland and follows the seasons.
Grace Maud, a retired cane farmer is a strong, enigmatic woman and at 74 she is feeling a little lost and sad wondering if her best years are behind her.
Patricia is in her 40s, and has succumbed to a solo life, and given up on her wistful dreams of travel and adventure, having settled for caring for aging parents while inspiring her students as a teacher.
While Dorothy is struggling to conceive the baby, she so desperately desires and the battles to keep a sense of hope at her future alive.
Together the three women connect and form a friendship while they breathe in and out, just trying to survive the yoga class they all attend at the local community house.
United together, the women come to know each other, support each other and a truly special friendship develops. A feel good book about the power of female friendship that will leave you warm and fuzzy.
Review by Lydia