The Olive Sisters

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Penguin Random House Australia, Sep 26, 2005 - Fiction - 288 pages
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'I open the gate and walk into the field . . . As the sun pours a river of light down this valley, I realise there are hundreds and hundreds of trees and I've seen those silver leaves before, not here in Australia, but shimmering in the groves that grace the terraced hillsides of Tuscany.'

When Adrienne's marketing company goes down, her lifestyle does too. She retreats from the city to the beautiful, abandoned olive grove once owned by her Italian grandparents. A 'tree change' isn't what Adrienne has in mind, however, and life in the country delivers some surprises as she confronts the past and learns the secrets of the Olive Sisters . . .

Old loves, new loves, warm toast and rich traditions are all part of the delicious blend of this absorbing story.

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User Review  - oldblack - LibraryThing

I reckon this is a pretty good book. Not brilliant, but definitely worth reading. The disappointing aspect for me was its lack of realism in some aspects and its happy-ever-after ending. That's ... Read full review

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User Review  - Deborah M. - Goodreads

Two generations' stories told chapter by chapter in such a way that it was very clear which generation you were in, by both the characters and the tense. Present day was told in first person, the ... Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Amanda Hampson grew up in rural New Zealand. She spent her early twenties travelling, finally settling in Australia in 1979 where she now lives in Sydney's Northern Beaches. Writing professionally for more than 20 years she has had numerous articles and two non-fiction books published. 'The Olive Sisters' was her highly successful fiction debut.

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