Romancing Olive

Romancing Olive

Title:Romancing Olive
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780692274538
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:346 pages

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?


    Romancing Olive Reviews

  • Jenn

    A western tale where a well-to-do spinster comes to collect her dead brother's children, only to find them living with the neighbor instead of their deceased mother's family. She came under the impres...

  • Laura (Kyahgirl)

    4/5; 4 stars; A-Holly Bush is a new to me author. I read about this book on the blog of my GR friend Jenny Q. Since I like westerns with a romance angle, this was right up my alley. I really appreciat...

  • Celestine

    Enjoyable low key story about the spinster aunt come to collect her orphaned niece and nephew from the handsome widower neighbor. Some tension is added with potential interest from the local sheriff a...

  • Sarah

    THE DOWN LOW Once I discovered a love for audiobooks thanks to How It Went Down, I went on a mission for sites that give away audiobooks for review. One of my biggest surprises was that some Goodread...

  • Debbie

    Cute and sweet. Olive's character changes too much for me. In the beginning she comes across as competent, smart and able. As the book progresses, I lost interest in her - she becomes too "Mary Sue". ...

  • namericanwordcat

    Romancing Olive Review 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 ...

  • namericanwordcat

    This is a well crafted, lovely romance that I stayed up late to finish. The themes here are not new (spinster aunt comes West to care for dead sibling's children and meets not ready to move on widower...

  • Books Mom

    I wasn’t certain that I would like this story when it began, but within a couple of lines, I was hooked. It was in 1890 and I was really curious to see what would happen to this prim, proper and str...

  • Keri

    4.5 Stars. Fans of Pamela Morsi's older historicals might like this one. I won't go into detail as Emma and a some of my other friends already have good reviews posted. I will say that I really liked ...

  • Marilyn

    This book refreshed my mind.......A wonderful easy reading love story, with a good strong cast of characters, Olive being a strong heroine. I will read more by this author in the future, looking into ...