Thursday, January 28, 2016

Book Review ~ Sweet Olive by Judy Christie ~ 1/28/16

A talented businesswoman in the oil and gas business, Camille Gardner agrees to take on one last assignment for her uncle at the JandS 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 Thoughts:
I have to say that this book started off slow for me.  I was confused with all the people and places and the gas/oil terms and workings.
I almost stopped reading at about page 20 but decided to give it some more time to see how it would go.  By the time I got to page 50, I was hooked.  I had gotten to know the characters and the setting and was enjoying the book immensely.
I especially liked that this book centered on a small, unique community that was fighting for their homes and what they believed in.  There was an underlying message that money isn't everything.
I really liked Camille.  She was working hard to do what she thought was right for everyone and wasn't afraid to apologize when she made a mistake.
This was my first book by Judy Christie but I look forward to reading more! 

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  1. Sounds interesting, I may have to check that out! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  2. Sounds interesting. I have found in books that start slow I usually end up hooked if I stick with it :)

  3. I'm not familiar with Judy Christie, but I will look her up.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

  4. Hi,thanks for sharing this review with us Literacy Musing Mondays. I hope you will rejoin us again.:)

  5. I read and enjoyed this one


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