The Newport Ladies Book Club: Olivia
by Julie Wright
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By Mindy, Submitted on 2015-02-25
4 1/2 stars. I loved this book. Julie is such an amazing writer. Her biggest strength is writing great characters. I can't wait for the the other books in the series. http://www.ldswomensbookreview.com/wordpress/2012/02/21/olivia-by-julie-wright/
By Heather, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This first book in the Newport Ladies Book Club series is simply a delight to read. It’s probably my favorite Julie Wright book so far. The writing is lyrical and beautiful, and the story is hard to put down. Olivia is a 40-something year old mother who does everything for everyone. When she finds herself alone on her wedding anniversary night, she realizes she has lost herself in the process of always being there for everyone but herself. Not only has her marriage suffered, but she doesn’t know who “Olivia” is anymore. In a fit of desperation, she reaches out to a neighborhood book club where she discovers that her heart can heal through friendship and her love can bridge even the widest gap.
By LuAnn, Submitted on 2015-02-25
What a wonderful way to start of a new year of reading! Olivia, the first book in the Newport Ladies Book Club series, was an absolute delight. Yes, the characters face struggles, yes the book brought on some tears, but the optimism of Olivia, the main character, continued to shine through, despite the difficult times she faced. We also met the women who will be telling their own stories in the books to follow, and I can hardly wait. A MUST read for next year's General Fiction category of the Whitney Awards.