The Olive Branch
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
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.
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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Best read with a glass of Prosecco. Salute! — Bella
Perfect for those who dream of a new life in the sun! — My Weekly
Set in a beautiful landscape with lovable characters, it's a lovely story and a real page-turner — Candis Magazine
Sun, good food and romance, what more could you want? — Heat
Romantic and funny, this is a great addition to any bookshelf — Sun
A world you long to live in with characters you love — Katie Fforde
A perfect pearl of a story. I loved it — Milly Johnson
A warm witty debut... Well worth a read — Carole Matthews
A heart-warming tale full of Celtic charm, set against a beautiful landscape. What more could you wish for? — Ali McNamara