The Newport Ladies Book Club: Olivia

by Julie Wright

The Newport Ladies Book Club: Olivia

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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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Olivia
By , 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/

Fantastic Read!
By , 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.

An Absolute Delight!
By , 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.

About the Author

Julie Wright

Julie Wright started her first book when she was fifteen and was surprised to get it published. She's written over a dozen books since then, is a Whitney Awards winner for her novel Cross My Heart, and she feels she's finally getting the hang of this writing gig.

She enjoys speaking to writing groups, youth groups, and schools.

She loves reading, eating, writing, hiking, playing on the beach with her kids, and snuggling with her husband to watch movies. Julie's favorite thing to do is watch her husband make dinner. She hates mayonnaise but has a healthy respect for ice cream.

Visit her at her website: www.juliewright.com.

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