Friday, October 4, 2013

Review: Sweet Olive by:Judy Christie

Sweet Olive
About the Book:
A talented businesswoman in the oil and gas business, Camille Gardner agrees to take on one last assignment for her uncle at the J and S 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.

About the Author:
Judy Christie writes fiction with a Louisiana flavor. She is the author of the Green series of novels including Gone to Green. A fan of primitive antiques and porch swings, she blogs from her green kitchen couch at www.judychristie.com. She and her husband live in northern Louisiana.

My Review:
 A little bit of a summer, mixed with ice tea on Sunday afternoon, this is that type of book. A down home country type of easy lazy read that was refreshing to say the least. Camille decides to help her uncle out which isn't really such a bid deal but coming back to a home town she left awhile ago is. Beautifully presented in the setting of Louisiana Camille soon learns that everything is not as easy and tranquil as she first decided.

 She eventually falls in love with this very friendly, intimate, family-oriented community and is starting to question her motives for leaving and going to Denver. And the attorney representing the town doesn't look have bad either.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from Booksneeze.