Olive is a story of human endurance spanning over four generations; from the end of the 19th century through to WW-II, during the almost-total destruction of Southampton, a port city in southern England.Olive is the spine of this historical novel. Ostracised at birth by her family, Oliveâ€™s life is that of an opportunist and black marketeer. She uses her sex, guile and music skills to move up, but there is a price to be paid and the children bear the cost.Olive demonstrates the impact one woman had on those whose lives she touched.
Read Linden Carroll's book of, "Olive". The story was very endearing and historically very interesting to read the facts of that wartime era. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and am now awaiting her next work. Thank you for providing such a lovely read. Heather Stevens (Canada).
Loved this book, the Romany culture - the storyline covering the four generations was rich in description and well worth the read.
As a new Canadian author I am looking forward to further stories. Sharing this book with friends as my Christmas gift.
I found "Olive" to be an easy and enjoyable read. I thought that it was well researched and presented just about the right amount of historical content.
It provided a good insight into the privations suffered by the characters during both World War eras. One couldn't help but feel for their plight.
I am eagerly awaiting this author's next offering.
Easy to read and I really enjoyed it. Give it a try!!!
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