In the book Romancing Olive by Holly Bush the main character has her own life changed due to a tragedy.
Here is a brief summary of the story :
In 1891, spinster librArian, Olive Wilkins, is shocked to learn of her brother’s violent death at a saloon gaming table and her sister-in-law’s subsequent murder, traveling far from her staid life to rescue her niece and nephew, now orphans.
She arrives to find the circumstances of her brother’s life deplorable and her long-held beliefs of family and tradition, shaken. Accustomed to the sophistication of Philadelphia, Olive arrives in Spencer, Ohio, a rough and tumble world she is not familiar with, facing two traumatized children.
Her niece and nephew, Mary and John, have been living with a neighboring farmer, widower Jacob Butler, the father of three young children of his own and a man still in pain from the recent loss of his wife.
Real danger threatens Olive and Mary and John while Jacob and his own brood battle the day-to-day struggles for survival.
Will Olive and Jacob find the strength to fight their battles alone or together? Will love conquer the bitterness of loss and broken dreams?
I loved this book but then of course I loved the other book that Holly Bush wrote called Train Station Bride. You can read my reviewI love her style writing and how she makes devastating circumstances into uplifting experiences. I can only imagine the shock that Olive felt becoming the mom to her brother’s kids and moving into a new less comfortable life. I can almost sympathize with her situation because when I go with my family to visit the in-laws in Mexico I totally feel a culture shock. I loved how Olive becomes a strong woman who determines her own fate even in the face of danger. This is a definite must read.
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I received a complimentary copy of this book for the sole purpose of this review. All opinions expressed are mine.
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