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“Erin Soderberg Downing is exquisitely tuned in to her middle-grade readers...In When Life Gives You Lemons, Downing gently but honestly takes on the diverse ways a family grieves.” - Shelf Awareness

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Sweet summer has taken a rotten turn . . .


After a tough year, Lucy, Freddy, and Herb Peach are ready for vacation. Lucy wants to read all of the books on the summer reading list. Freddy wants to work on his art projects (when he isn’t stuck in summer school). Herb wants to swim every day. Then their dad makes a big announcement: one of the inventions their mom came up with before she passed away has sold, and now they’re millionaires!


But Dad has bigger plans than blowing the cash on fun stuff or investing it. He’s bought a used food truck, and the Peaches are going to spend the summer traveling the country selling pies. It will be the Great Peach Experiment - a summer of bonding while living out one of Mom’s dreams. Summer plans, sunk. And there’s one more issue Dad’s neglected: none of them knows how to bake. . . .


A perfect blend of humor, heart, and family antics, When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Peach Pie is a delectable treat to be gobbled down or savored slowly. (Slice of pie on the side, optional, but highly recommended.)

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