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The house on Olive Street

by Carr, Robyn,

Format: Print Book [2014]
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Summary
The loss of their close friend draws four women together.And a summer spent sorting through personal effects offers the perfect challenge--and the perfect escape.

Sable --Her bestselling novels have made her a star, but the woman who has everything, in fact, has nothing but a past she is desperate to hide.

Elly --The intellectual who has hidden herself within the walls of academia, afraid to admit she is tired of being alone.

Barbara Ann --The talent behind twenty-six romance novels wakes up one day to discover she's lost control of her career, her sanity and her family.

Beth --Her popular mysteries have become the only way she can fight against the secret tyranny of an abusive husband.

In the house on Olive Street, away from their troubles, the four women discover something marvelous: themselves. And along the way they realize a dream. For, in telling the story of a remarkable woman, their own lives begin to change.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "When novelist Gabby Marshall dies, she leaves a letter asking her four closest friends, all writers, to organize her literary remains. In the process, they take refuge from their own lives in Gabby's cozy home in Sacramento, Calif. Unsentimental spinster Elly fears her highbrow friends won't accept her suitor, Ben, a loving but unsophisticated farmer. Bestselling Sable escapes the sudden exposure of her tarnished past; Beth is leaving an abusive husband; Barbara Ann is running away from a home full of slovenly men. Introductory chapters are slow, but once the protagonists move into their "halfway house for insane women" the book comes to life. The women's feisty, bluntly honest exchanges ring with credibility and charm; the minor characters that eddy around themÄBarbara Ann's lovably clueless husband; Ceola, the late Gabby's pistol-toting momÄare drawn with deftness and affection. Though conventional in outline, Carr (Mind Tryst) offers a well-written, warm-hearted story and a genuinely fun read. (Dec.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Women authors -- Fiction.
Friendship -- Fiction.
Bereavement -- Fiction.
Romance fiction.
Publisher Don Mills, Ontario, Canada :[2014]
Language English
Notes "Bonus content inside"--Cover.
Description 424 pages ; 17 cm
ISBN 9780778317241
0778317242
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