The Olive Branch
A gorgeous summer romance set in Italy
By Jo Thomas
From the author of runaway Kindle bestseller THE OYSTER CATCHER comes a brand-new novel set in the olive groves of Italy - warm, romantic and perfect for fans of Carole Matthews and Milly Johnson
Can love bloom in the groves of Italy?
Escape to Italy with The Olive Branch - the irresistible new novel from Jo Thomas, author of ebook bestseller The Oyster Catcher.
'I loved it!' Katie Fforde
You can buy almost anything online these days. For Ruthie Collins, it was an Italian farmhouse.
Yet as she battles with a territorial goat and torrential rain just to get through the door of her new Italian home, the words of Ed, her ex, are ringing in her ears. She is daft, impetuous and irresponsible.
But Ruthie is determined to turn things around and live the dream.
First, though, she must win over her fiery neighbour, Marco Bellanouvo, and his family... Then there's the small matter of running an olive farm. As the seasons change and new roots are put down, olives and romance might just flourish in the warmth of the Mediterranean sun.
What readers are saying about The Olive Branch:
'Characters that come to life and each chapter comes with a smile. An uplifting and thoroughly enjoyable read providing a little escapism, a little romance and a lot of determination'
'A heart-warming book you will find hard to put down'
'A feel-good book. Great for a holiday read'
Jo Thomas worked for many years as a reporter and producer, first for BBC Radio 5, before moving on to Radio 2's The Steve Wright Show. In 2013 Jo won the RNA Katie Fforde Bursary. Her debut novel, The Oyster Catcher, was a runaway bestseller in ebook and was awarded the 2014 RNA Joan Hessayon Award and the 2014 Festival of Romance Best Ebook Award. Jo lives in the Vale of Glamorgan with her husband and three children.
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02 Jul 2015
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Romantic and funny, this is a great addition to any bookshelf — Sun
Warm, funny, romantic with a terrific sense of place. I loved it! — Katie Fforde
Sun, good food and romance, what more could you want? — Heat
Set in a beautiful landscape with lovable characters, it's a lovely story and a real page-turner — Candis Magazine
A perfect pearl of a story. I loved it — Milly Johnson
Best read with a glass of Prosecco. Salute! — Bella
Perfect for those who dream of a new life in the sun! — My Weekly
This is just a beautiful story . . . a great book to curl up with — The Dark Dictator blog
It is escapism at its best — Book Addict Shaun blog
Lots of twists and turns along the way and a couple of huge surprises, go ahead and treat yourself — Nat's Reading Cloud blog
A world you long to live in with characters you love — Katie Fforde