In this episode 192, we visit with Amy Burle, author of The Year of Thorns and Honey, the standalone companion to her debut, “The Lemonade Year.” This second chance romance follows photographer Nina as she navigates the messy and imperfect intricacies of the relationships in her life—her rebellious teenage daughter, her ex-husband/fiancé, her complicated family, a man she once loved, and most important of all, herself.
The reemergence of her ex-lover forces her to reflect on her past and ask some hard questions about her future. With deeply flawed characters and vivid prose, “The Year of Thorns and Honey” is an exploration of the universal desire to find your true path.
Heather Bell Adams, author of “The Good Luck Stone” had this to say about the book: “In The Year of Thorns and Honey, Amy Willoughby-Burle has crafted a warm, heartfelt story of second chances, exploring how we move forward in grace. With stunning emotional and psychological depth, the novel’s engaging characters wrestle with decisions large and small—and discover that starting over can be the most meaningful gift of all. You’ll be drawn in by Nina’s charming voice and end up falling in love with her honest vulnerability and her earnest desire to choose the best path.”