Thursday, May 30, 2013

The Roots of the Olive Tree 
by Courtney Miller Santo

Publisher: William Morrow 
Pages: 320 
Format: book 
Buy the Book: Amazon  

Goodreads:  Set in a house on an olive grove in northern California, The Roots of the Olive Tree is a beautiful, touching story that brings to life five generations of women--including an unforgettable 112 year-old matriarch determined to break all Guinness longevity records--the secrets and lies that divide them and the love that ultimately ties them together.


Kritters Thoughts:  Five generations of women all living under one roof and that is just the tip of the iceberg with this family.  Each woman has their own unique story and is a piece to the family puzzle.  

It was hard at the beginning to remember the lineage, but once I established the order, the family became this one living being with quite a history.  I loved when a piece of their personal history was shared and it made the reader realize why the character is reacting the way they do and how the generations decisions before them affected them.  This was definitely a story that revolved around characters that had to have depth and soul and the author did just that!

I will definitely be keeping my eye on this author, I loved the mix of a little bit of US history swept into a greater story about one family trying to survive and pass on a legacy.

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from TLC Book Tours.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

The tour schedule

Wednesday, May 1st: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Thursday, May 2nd: The Book Bag
Monday, May 6th: Reflections of a Bookaholic
Wednesday, May 8th: Good Girl Gone Redneck
Thursday, May 9th: A Dream Within a Dream
Tuesday, May 14th: Traveling With T
Monday, May 27th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
Wednesday, May 29th: Bloggin’ ‘Bout Books
Thursday, May 30th: Kritters Ramblings
Thursday, June 6th: Amused By Books

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