Romancing Olive Prairie Romance #1

Romancing Olive Prairie Romance #1☂ [PDF / Epub] ☁ Romancing Olive Prairie Romance #1 By Holly Bush ✐ – Bluevapours.co.uk 1891 Spinster librarian Olive Wilkins is shocked to learn of her brother's violent death at a saloon gaming table and her sister in law's subseuent murder traveling far from her staid life to rescue h Spinster librarian Olive Wilkins is Prairie Romance PDF/EPUB Ã shocked to learn of her brother's violent death at a saloon gaming table and her sister in law's subseuent murder traveling far from her staid life to rescue her niece and nephew now orphans She arrives to find the circumstances of her brother's life deplorable and her long held beliefs of family and tradition shaken Accustomed to the sophistication of Philadelphia Olive arrives in Spencer Romancing Olive MOBI :✓ Ohio a rough and tumble world she is not familiar with facing two traumatized children Her niece and nephew Mary and John have been living with a neighboring farmer widower Jacob Butler the father of three young children of his own and a man still in pain from the recent loss of his wife Real danger threatens Olive and Mary and John while Jacob and his own brood battle the day to Olive Prairie Romance MOBI ó day struggles for survival Will Olive and Jacob find the strength to fight their battles alone or together Will love conuer the bitterness of loss and broken dreams.

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Romancing Olive Prairie Romance #1 eBook ó Olive
  • Paperback
  • 346 pages
  • Romancing Olive Prairie Romance #1
  • Holly Bush
  • English
  • 08 January 2015
  • 9780692274538

10 thoughts on “Romancing Olive Prairie Romance #1

  1. Jenn says:

    A western tale where a well to do spinster comes to collect her dead brother's children only to find them living with the neighbor instead of their deceased mother's family She came under the impression that they had lived well only to discover the farce she had been told for years She feels guilty angry and sadden by all that she learned She decides that she will be the one to give the children a happy life Though she will have to stay put on the farm they are living at if she has hopes to pry them away They don't know her and they don't trust easily or at least Mary doesn'tJacob is a father of three a widow a farmer and 25 years of age Which is ten years younger than Olive He doesn't believe he has room in his life or heart to ever love againOlive showing up in his life throws a big wrench into his and his children's daily living He is stubborn has his pride and he doesn't take handoutsThese two will have to learn to work together do what's best for all five children and see where things lead when they finally let their guard downI really liked Olive She was loving but she was also strict and stuck to her guns but at the same time she had patience I loved Peg and Luke the most out of the kids I also liked Flo and Beth Olive's new found friends Jacob I liked him and I got how he felt but I liked that he could own up to his mistakes and be thoughtful when he wanted to though sometimes his thoughts needed to smack him upside the head

  2. Laura (Kyahgirl) says:

    45; 4 stars; A Holly Bush is a new to me author I read about this book on the blog of my GR friend Jenny Since I like westerns with a romance angle this was right up my alley I really appreciated how the author gave some insight into how incredibly hard the pioneering farmers had it Just getting by was pretty much endless toil with moments of rest and relaxation coming few and far between In an understated fashion I thought Ms Bush painted a vivid and believable picture of rural life in the late 1800sI liked many aspects of this story; the blossoming of a 'dried up old spinster' is always a treat and the saving of some abused and abandoned children warms the heart The best part for me was seeing how people can change the the way they think about themselves and the context of their lives and find meaning and happiness when they had pretty much just settled into putting one foot in front of the other and trudging through life

  3. Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile" says:

    Cute and sweet Olive's character changes too much for me In the beginning she comes across as competent smart and able As the book progresses I lost interest in her she becomes too Mary Sue Events occurred too uickly or are too implausible In about 2 days time she cleans cooks drives a wagon shops and throws money around mothers sews clothes for 4 children need I go on? Later she plans a house contracts it and has it finished in no time sounds like the late 20th century to me not the 19th The book is ok 2 starsJust needed to add that the book needs an editor misspelled words words not written correctly and breaks in words from formatting

  4. Celestine says:

    Enjoyable low key story about the spinster aunt come to collect her orphaned niece and nephew from the handsome widower neighbor Some tension is added with potential interest from the local sheriff and an abusive family member Olive is 10 11 years older than Jacob and this age difference is a factor in their stuttering romance The children in the story are wonderful and overcome tragedy admirably Fans of Pamela Morsi will enjoy this book although this book is less sensual but not without temptationBook source Purchased

  5. Sarah says:

    THE DOWN LOW Once I discovered a love for audiobooks thanks to How It Went Down I went on a mission for sites that give away audiobooks for review One of my biggest surprises was that some Goodreads groups do this I know some groups giveaway eBooks to review and in some cases paper copies but audiobooks? Who knew Suffice to say I snatched Romancing Olive up as uickly as possible I need to catch up with my 2015 Historical Romance reading goal and this is the perfect way to get me out of my historical romance slump THE NARRATION Even though I was excited about starting this book once I officially began Romancing Olive I expected to not enjoy it nearly as much as I thought I would I wasn’t a huge fan of the idea of just one voice narrating the entire book You have to realize I started my audio journey with a book that seemed to have a voice for each character I was pretty disappointed to discover a woman would be narrating the guy voices As the novel progressed however I grew to enjoy her narrating style She was far from robotic and seemed to really get into the novel I laughed along with her and even teared up in certain parts Lee Ann turned out to be a great asset to Romancing Olive and I can’t wait to listen to books narrated by her D THE STORY Not only was I leery of the new narration style I wasn’t a huge fan of Olive in the early chapters and didn’t know if I were going to be able to finish this oneWhen Olive arrives in Spencer Ohio it is a far cry from her life in Philadelphia It’s small and run down and not in the least concerned about the kind of propriety that is pretty much the focal point of life in the city She comes off a bit snooty and judgmental at the beginning – and the worst kind of know it all without any life experience I was about ready to throw in the towel until Olive finally realizes how wrong she had been about her younger brother all those years I started to see Olive in a new light when her world is rocked on its axis but instead of giving into hysterics she straightens her shoulders and moves on with her life determined to give her new charges a better home filled with all the love and guidance they never knew with her gambling addicted brother and his prostitute wife I realized how strong Olive is and so did the other characters in Romancing OliveI grew to love all the main characters; Olive and her two new charges Mary and John Jacob the stubborn but loyal widower whom took them in and buried their parents and Jacob’s three children Each and every character had their own flaws but showed substantial growth by the end of the novel I had times of irritation with all of them but couldn't help but grow fond of them all as the book progressedI surprised myself by how much I enjoyed the slow progressing romance in Romancing Olive I don’t usually find myself reading slow paced romances these days and got a kick out of the different speed of this book I also liked that the heroine in this book is older than the usual romance heroine She’s referred to as an “aging spinster” a few times which irked me but seeing as in the time period 35 was older than it is now I let it goHistorical fiction fans of every genre should give this story a try – I believe it could appeal to anybody who enjoys a historical novel every once in a while romance fan or not since it’s pretty clean when it comes to romance I enjoyed Romancing Olive so much I raced to beg another audiobook romance from the author I can’t wait to dive in You made it to the end If you enjoyed my review please consider giving it a thumbs up on HERE Thank you for all that you do ❤This review was originally posted on One Curvy Blogger

  6. namericanwordcat says:

    Romancing Olive Review In 1891 spinster librarian Olive Wilkins is shocked to learn of her brother’s violent death at a saloon gaming table and her sister in law’s subseuent murder traveling far from her staid life to rescue her niece and nephew now orphans She arrives to find the circumstances of her brother’s life deplorable and her long held beliefs of family and tradition shaken Accustomed to the sophistication of Philadelphia Olive arrives in Spencer Ohio a rough and tumble world she is not familiar with facing two traumatized children Her niece and nephew Mary and John have been living with a neighboring farmer widower Jacob Butler the father of three young children of his own and a man still in pain from the recent loss of his wife Real danger threatens Olive and Mary and John while Jacob and his own brood battle the day to day struggles for survival Will Olive and Jacob find the strength to fight their battles alone or together? Will love conuer the bitterness of loss and broken dreams? Review This is a well crafted lovely romance that I stayed up late to finish The themes here are not new spinster aunt comes West to care for dead sibling's children and meets not ready to move on widower As it is a character driven book I wasn't holding my breath to see what crazy thing the plot would do next I simply really enjoyed being with Olive and Jacob and the childern and so I didn't want to leave them While much of the plot is like sitting in a well worn rocking chair and running your hands soothingly over the thumb shined wood the characters all have extra notes of flavor in them that make this book one that I will reread again to savor their growth and just who they are I won't tell you what the spices are because that will be your joy to find while reading this book  The love story is real and sensual This is especially impressive for a book that has a handful of kisses and lightly drawn wedding night at the end of the book Olive is a religious woman and at appropriate moments this aspect of her character comes into her thoughts The hero is a wonderful father In my opinion the villain wasn't really needed because he and some of the backstory he is connected to could have been explored a bit to give the book another layer of richness However with his role in the book there is a nice bit of action and bravery at the end of the book that is moving I highly recommend this book and I am thrilled to have found this writer I am always on the look out for a new good historical romance writer and I found one

  7. Judy & Marianne from Long and Short Reviews says:

    Originally posted at was doing just fine living in Philadelphia and leading the nice uiet life of an unmarried woman She wasn’t fond of the “spinster” connotation but had to admit it did fit her pretty well She had a good female friend her own home her cat and her routines She was happy Then she finds out her brother and his wife have been killed and she has a niece and nephew to collect from the westThis author writes a very good tale about the early days of farming in the west Her main female character is a “sissy” but has a good backbone and a desire to learn what she needs to know to do her job The wrinkle in the story is named Jacob He’s a young widower who is taking care of the children since her sister in law’s family didn’t want the responsibility He’s also good looking and it doesn’t take long before Olive finds herself caring a lot about himThe story of how difficult it is to farm and raise a family and take care of household duties is authentic It’s still not easy today but it was much difficult then Ms Bush shows the culture clash between the farmer and the spinster which is amusing to read about Another highlight of this story is the mixed family of five children Each child has their own oddities and watching the adults handle them will make you smileOne central problem in the story which adds to the plot is the grandfather that rejected the children and now wants to take them home as slaves He’s willing to steal them if he must and neither Olive nor Jacob plan to give them upThis is a soft sweet romance with strong individuals who will stand up for their beliefs and their children I found it a pleasure to read and I didn’t want to stop until I reached the end Olive became a character I admired and wanted the best for and I wanted to thwack Jacob up around the head but it all comes together at the end

  8. namericanwordcat says:

    This is a well crafted lovely romance that I stayed up late to finish The themes here are not new spinster aunt comes West to care for dead sibling's children and meets not ready to move on widower As it is a character driven book I wasn't holding my breath to see what crazy thing the plot would do next I simply really enjoyed being with Olive and Jacob and the childern and so I didn't want to leave them While much of the plot is like sitting in a well worn rocking chair and running your hands soothingly over the thumb shined wood the characters all have extra notes of flavor in them that make this book one that I will reread again to savor their growth and just who they are I won't tell you what the spices are because that will be your joy to find while reading this book The love story is real and sensual This is especially impressive for a book that has a handful of kisses and lightly drawn wedding night at the end of the book Olive is a religious woman and at appropriate moments this aspect of her character comes into her thoughts The hero is a wonderful father In my opinion the villain wasn't really needed because he and some of the backstory he is connected to could have been explored a bit to give the book another layer of richness However with his role in the book there is a nice bit of action and bravery at the end of the book that is moving I highly recommend this book and I am thrilled to have found this writer I am always on the look out for a new good historical romance writer and I found one

  9. Books Mom says:

    I wasn’t certain that I would like this story when it began but within a couple of lines I was hooked It was in 1890 and I was really curious to see what would happen to this prim proper and straitlaced thirty something spinster calming walking into a sheriff’s office in a small farming town in Ohio Having been informed that her niece and nephew had been orphaned she had come to find them and return to Philadelphia with them The sheriff offered to take her to where they were staying and she climbed into his wagon and left for an adventure of a lifetimeThings were not what she was used to and it all came as a shock to her However she was determined to manage somehow Being unable to take the children back right away and being accustomed to having a maid and cook it was fun watching as she attempted to adapt to the workload on a farm She was a strong willed and determined woman and began to learn the ins and outs of this rough life I really enjoyed reading about how she managed the house the children and of course the handsome young rancher This really isn’t a typical romance It has a lot to it than that I was fascinated watching the people change not just her but the children the rancher and the people she encountered I would recommend this to anyone looking for a really good story about the early west I liked it very much

  10. Keri says:

    45 Stars Fans of Pamela Morsi's older historicals might like this one I won't go into detail as Emma and a some of my other friends already have good reviews posted I will say that I really liked Olive and Jacob as a couple Very heartwarming story and if you are looking for a book for your mother or grandmother without descriptive smexy times this one fits the bill There is one scene at the end of the book and it isn't very detailed the rest is just kissing

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