Lemongrass Hope

Fiction - Womens
302 Pages
Reviewed on 06/16/2015
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Author Biography

Amy Impellizzeri is a reformed corporate litigator, former start-up executive, and best-selling author.

Amy’s first novel, Lemongrass Hope (Wyatt-MacKenzie 2014) debuted as an Amazon best-seller (Romance/Fantasy and Romance/Time Travel). Oprah's very first Book Club Selection author and New York Times #1 Best-Selling Author, Jacquelyn Mitchard, has called Lemongrass Hope a "fine and fresh thing - a truly new story." Lemongrass Hope was featured by Library Journal and Foreword Reviews Magazine, and has been a favorite with Book Clubs and numerous Book Bloggers (including as the #1 favorite reviewed selection in 2014 by The Literary Connoisseur).

Lemongrass Hope was recently selected as an INDIEFAB 2014 Book of the Year Finalist (Romance) by Foreword Reviews Magazine and as a Finalist by the National Indie Excellence Awards.

Amy is also the author of the non-fiction book, Lawyer Interrupted (ABA Publishing 2015). Her essays and articles have appeared in The Huffington Post, ABA Law Practice Today, The Glass Hammer, Divine Caroline, Skirt! Magazine, among more.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lisa McCombs for Readers' Favorite

What if? We all ask this and we often spend an enormous amount of time concocting various answers. In Lemongrass Hope, Kate gets her answer, and in a very surprising way. After a painful miscarriage that results in a marriage proposal and promises of a secure and happy future, her “what if” catches up with her. Kate and Rob marry, start a family, and lead a life of professional success; yet there is something missing. Thoughts of her first love haunt Kate with increasing fervor as she realizes that her marriage is not what she had hoped. And hope is exactly what Ian had provided, even if he wasn’t the “marrying” type. Kate was determined to hold the marriage together, even when she received a phone call from her husband’s mistress. It was time to create an escape plan. Her broken heart yearned for the man who always gave her hope. He had said that they would always find one another and she needed nothing more than for his promise to materialize.

I so loved this story. The characters are easy to relate to and, even with the rather strange turn of events, I believe in them. Even if they do not realize it, readers are constantly on the hunt for that novel; the story that is meant to be read at exactly the right time. Lemongrass Hope is that story. It is a timeless tale of love, awakening, and, above all, hope. Thank you, Amy Impellizzeri, for this gift to the many readers who are searching for "that story." I have found it. Lemongrass Hope is a marvelously realistically told story, if you believe in true destiny.