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The Olive Branch

The Olive Branch

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
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 2nd July 2015

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781472223708


A world you long to live in with characters you love
Katie Fforde
Romantic and funny, this is a great addition to any bookshelf
Sun, good food and romance, what more could you want?
Set in a beautiful landscape with lovable characters, it's a lovely story and a real page-turner
<i>Candis</i> Magazine
Perfect for those who dream of a new life in the sun!
My Weekly
Best read with a glass of Prosecco. Salute!
Warm, funny, romantic with a terrific sense of place. I loved it!
Katie Fforde
This is just a beautiful story . . . a great book to curl up with
<i>The Dark Dictator</i> blog
It is escapism at its best
<i>Book Addict Shaun</i> blog
Lots of twists and turns along the way and a couple of huge surprises, go ahead and treat yourself
<i>Nat's Reading Cloud</i> blog
A perfect pearl of a story. I loved it
Milly Johnson