Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Book Review - "Sweet Olive"

"Sweet Olive," book 1 in Judy Christie's Trumpet and Vine series, is an enjoyable read that will sweep you away to the South, to a beautiful Southern town filled with quirky and charming neighbors.                                                                                         











Book Description from the publisher:

Camille Gardner came to small town Louisiana in the name of big business. But will the town of Samford change her before she can change it?
A talented businesswoman in the oil and gas business, Camille Gardner agrees to take on one last assignment for her uncle at the J&S Production Co. She would rather be anywhere than Samford, Louisiana, the small southern town where she once spent the worst month of her life. Most of all, she wants to move on to the art gallery job that is waiting for her in Denver.
To fulfill the obligation she feels to her uncle and get on with the life she dreams of, Camille needs to entice a group of rural landowners to sell their mineral rights—and allow use of their precious water for the drilling of natural gas. Instead, she finds herself drawn to the local folk art created by those same landowners, and attracted to Marsh Cameron, the attorney representing them.
Camille must decide whether family obligation—and her own plans for her future—are more important than the lives and tradition of this small community.

My Review:

I really enjoyed Judy Christie's novel, "Sweet Olive,"  Initially the cover drew me to the novel, it is simple, yet a beautiful picture and a picture of Southern charm and hospitality.  As soon as I began to read I was immediately drawn into Camille's life and the world of Samford. I really loved how the author brought to life this town and the characters, so that I felt as if I was there in the midst of the story as well.  This is a well-written novel and an enjoyable read!  I am looking forward to more books in this series!

*Thanks to Booksneeze for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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