The Olive Branch by Jo Thomas

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Read The Olive Branch Online Free - Escape to Italy with THE OLIVE BRANCH. The irresistibly romantic new novel from Jo Thomas, award-winning author of ebook runaway bestseller THE OYSTER CATCHER.

It's amazing what you can buy online these days:
Fashion accessories
A crumbling Italian farmhouse...

After a Prosecco-fuelled girls' night in gets out of hand, Ruthie Collins awakes to discover that she has bid for her dream Italian home online - and won. Recently out of a relationship, a new start is just what Ruthie needs. Anything is better than sleeping on her mum's settee.

But arriving in Southern Italy, Ruthie doesn't know the first thing about running an olive farm. And with new neighbours, the tempestuous Marco Bellanouvo and his fiery family to contend with, all Ruthie wants is to go back home.

Life can change with the click of a mouse. But all good things - friendship, romance, and even the olive harvest - take time to grow. Can Ruthie finally put the past to rest and find her own piece of the Dolce Vita along the way?

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ISBN : 1472223705
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Kacey rated it ★★★☆☆

June 28, 2017

« A bit of sun and dolce vita is exactly what you need ». But settling abroad is not as simple or easy as one might think. Actually, even if you’re settling in some kind of paradise, it «isn’t all as rosy as it looks. You can’t run away from your problems; they follow you wherever you go ». In spi...

Kim rated it ★★★★☆

May 25, 2015

Ruthie decided to buy a farmhouse on ebay. It’s in Italy and she hasn’t seen it beforehand- but she wants to escape her present life for a totally fresh start. But when she arrives it is pouring with rain and she wonders what she has done buying an olive farm she knows nothing about. It needs a lo...

Claire rated it ★★★★★

March 26, 2015

4.5 - "The only regrets you have in life are the things you didn't do." Stars! The Olive Branch is the first book I have read by Jo Thomas, and it was a wonderfully vivid, beautifully written, entertaining and colorful journey into the heart of Italy, it was literally like going on holiday in my K...

Mary rated it ★★★☆☆

September 14, 2017

A very cute, if typical, contemporary Brit chick lit. I loved the Italian setting. Ruthie was funny and dumb all at the same time. Daphne was the star of the story to me. And I learned (possibly more than I wanted) a LOT about olive oil. This is a quick, fun read.

Karen rated it ★★★☆☆

September 19, 2015

I’m always drawn to books set in Italy and this sounded so enticing. There is no denying that it is a well written book with warmth and humour. There is a great sense of place with the descriptions of the olive farm and the surrounding landscape, the food - it all sounded so inviting. I just felt...

Thebooktrail rated it ★★★★★

July 04, 2015

A tasty treat to be devoured with a spoonful of olive oil in a crumbly old farmhouse in Puglia. Careful what you buy on ebay…and watch out for goats….. It’s something most of us have done at some point – sat in front of a computer fuelled by alcohol. What most of us haven’t done however is to then...

Jane rated it ★★★★☆

July 21, 2015

The Olive Branch is an evocative story about Italy. The portrayal of the hardships involved in moving to a run down rural farmhouse in another country offers a refreshing view of an often over-romanticised situation. Despite the realism, the novel had a fairy tale quality. I bought my paperback c...

Sophie (A Cheeky Book Addict's Thoughts) rated it ★★★★☆

March 16, 2016

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Laura rated it ★★★★☆

April 02, 2017

This little treasure was a bargain at 99p on the Kindle store. I think you should read this not only if you adore romance, or travel, or community, or drama, or family; but if you love really good writing that brings you in to the point where you do not want to give the world up. I loved this and...

Nida rated it ★★★★☆

May 27, 2017

A beautiful story!

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