The Robbins household looks perfect from the outside: no dust, no stains, no wrinkles. Yet a glimpse into its heart reveals no laughter, no closeness, no joy. Olivia thinks that if she keeps everything tidy and serves delicious meals on time, family life is bound to get better. But when her husband, Nick, misses their anniversary, she realizes no amount of domestic success will compensate for failure in their marriage, or for her own failure to develop her identity, always busy as a mother, wife, and neighbor, she has forgotten how to be a unique and vibrant individual.
Determined to make a change, Olivia joins a local book club, where she nurtures new friendships and explores new ideas. But her growing confidence falters when Nick declares his independence, and while her new friends lovingly encircle her with support, only Olivia can reach into the depths of her fledgling self to find the faith, hope, and love her troubled family needs.
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Title: Olivia (The Newport Ladies Book Club, book 1)
Author: Julie Wright
Release Date: February, 2012
Size: 224 pages, 6×9, paperback
2 thoughts on “Olivia by Julie Wright”
Just finished reading Olivia. I think this is Julie’s best book. It is solid writing, great characterization. I absolutely loved it. 5 stars & a Whitney nomination from me!
Olivia was a fun read. I enjoyed her character and how she learned what she wanted and changed for the better.
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