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Romancing OliveRen of his own and a man still in pain from the recent loss of his wife Real danger threatens Olive and Mary and John while Jacob and his own brood battle the day to day struggles for survival Will Olive and Jacob find the strength to fight their battles alone or together Will love conuer the bitterness of loss and broken dreams This is a well crafted lovely romance that I stayed up late to finish The themes here are not new spinster aunt comes West to care for dead sibling's children and meets not ready to move on widower As it is a character driven book I wasn't holding my breath to see what crazy thing the plot would do next I simply really enjoyed being with Olive and Jacob and the childern and so I didn't want to leave them While much of the plot is like sitting in a well worn rocking chair and running your hands soothingly over the thumb shined wood the characters all have extra notes of flavor in them that make this book one that I will reread again to savor their growth and just who they are I won't tell you what the spices are because that will be your joy to find while reading this book The love story is real and sensual This is especially impressive for a book that has a handful of kisses and lightly drawn wedding night at the end of the book Olive is a religious woman and at appropriate moments this aspect of her character comes into her thoughts The hero is a wonderful father In my opinion the villain wasn't really needed because he and some of the backstory he is connected to could have been explored a bit to give the book another layer of richness However with his role in the book there is a nice bit of action and bravery at the end of the book that is moving I highly recommend this book and I am thrilled to have found this writer I am always on the look out for a new good historical romance writer and I found one

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Beliefs of family and tradition shaken Accustomed to the sophistication of Philadelphia Olive arrives in Spencer Ohio a rough and tumble world she is not familiar with facing two traumatized children Her niece and nephew Mary and John have been living with a neighboring farmer widower Jacob Butler the father of three young child THE DOWN LOW Once I discovered a love for audiobooks thanks to How It Went Down I went on a mission for sites that give away audiobooks for review One of my biggest surprises was that some Goodreads groups do this I know some groups giveaway eBooks to review and in some cases paper copies but audiobooks Who knew Suffice to say I snatched Romancing Olive up as uickly as possible I need to catch up with my 2015 Historical Romance reading goal and this is the perfect way to get me out of my historical romance slump THE NARRATION Even though I was excited about starting this book once I officially began Romancing Olive I expected to not enjoy it nearly as much as I thought I would I wasn’t a huge fan of the idea of just one voice narrating the entire book You have to realize I started my audio journey with a book that seemed to have a voice for each character I was pretty disappointed to discover a woman would be narrating the guy voices As the novel progressed however I grew to enjoy her narrating style She was far from robotic and seemed to really get into the novel I laughed along with her and even teared up in certain parts Lee Ann turned out to be a great asset to Romancing Olive and I can’t wait to listen to books narrated by her D THE STORY Not only was I leery of the new narration style I wasn’t a huge fan of Olive in the early chapters and didn’t know if I were going to be able to finish this oneWhen Olive arrives in Spencer Ohio it is a far cry from her life in Philadelphia It’s small and run down and not in the least concerned about the kind of propriety that is pretty much the focal point of life in the city She comes off a bit snooty and judgmental at the beginning – and the worst kind of know it all without any life experience I was about ready to throw in the towel until Olive finally realizes how wrong she had been about her younger brother all those years I started to see Olive in a new light when her world is rocked on its axis but instead of giving into hysterics she straightens her shoulders and moves on with her life determined to give her new charges a better home filled with all the love and guidance they never knew with her gambling addicted brother and his prostitute wife I realized how strong Olive is and so did the other characters in Romancing OliveI grew to love all the main characters; Olive and her two new charges Mary and John Jacob the stubborn but loyal widower whom took them in and buried their parents and Jacob’s three children Each and every character had their own flaws but showed substantial growth by the end of the novel I had times of irritation with all of them but couldn't help but grow fond of them all as the book progressedI surprised myself by how much I enjoyed the slow progressing romance in Romancing Olive I don’t usually find myself reading slow paced romances these days and got a kick out of the different speed of this book I also liked that the heroine in this book is older than the usual romance heroine She’s referred to as an “aging spinster” a few times which irked me but seeing as in the time period 35 was older than it is now I let it goHistorical fiction fans of every genre should give this story a try – I believe it could appeal to anybody who enjoys a historical novel every once in a while romance fan or not since it’s pretty clean when it comes to romance I enjoyed Romancing Olive so much I raced to beg another audiobook romance from the author I can’t wait to dive in You made it to the end If you enjoyed my review please consider giving it a thumbs up on HERE Thank you for all that you do ❤This review was originally posted on One Curvy Blogger

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PDF ¼ BOOK Romancing Olive î HOLLY BUSH î In 1891 spinster librarian Olive Wilkins is shocked to learn of her brother’s violent death at a saloon gaming table and her sister in law’s subseuent murder traveling far from her staid life to rescue her niece and nephew now orphans She arrives to find the circumstances of her brotherIn 1891 spinster librarian Olive Wilkins is shocked to learn of her brother’s violent death at a saloon gaming table and her sister in law’s subseuent murder traveling far from her staid life to rescue her niece and nephew now orphans She arrives to find the circumstances of her brother’s life deplorable and her long held A western tale where a well to do spinster comes to collect her dead brother's children only to find them living with the neighbor instead of their deceased mother's family She came under the impression that they had lived well only to discover the farce she had been told for years She feels guilty angry and sadden by all that she learned She decides that she will be the one to give the children a happy life Though she will have to stay put on the farm they are living at if she has hopes to pry them away They don't know her and they don't trust easily or at least Mary doesn'tJacob is a father of three a widow a farmer and 25 years of age Which is ten years younger than Olive He doesn't believe he has room in his life or heart to ever love againOlive showing up in his life throws a big wrench into his and his children's daily living He is stubborn has his pride and he doesn't take handoutsThese two will have to learn to work together do what's best for all five children and see where things lead when they finally let their guard downI really liked Olive She was loving but she was also strict and stuck to her guns but at the same time she had patience I loved Peg and Luke the most out of the kids I also liked Flo and Beth Olive's new found friends Jacob I liked him and I got how he felt but I liked that he could own up to his mistakes and be thoughtful when he wanted to though sometimes his thoughts needed to smack him upside the head