Image of Sweet Olive (Trumpet & Vine)


Image of Sweet Olive (Trumpet & Vine)

Christie’s charming story has a cast that readers will remember long after finishing the novel. The characters are well defined and well written; they want the best for themselves even if it means turning their back on new technology and continuing with their traditions. Christie is a talented author and her research in the field of drilling for natural gas while trying not to harm the wonders of nature shines in the novel.

With an art gallery waiting for her back in Denver, Camille Gardner would rather be anywhere else than Samford, La., where she once had the worst month of her life. But she feels she owes her uncle for saving her and her mother after the death of her father. Camille has come back only to help him convince landowners to give up their mineral rights so his company can start drilling for natural gas. When she meets the landowners and sees the art they create, she begins to have second thoughts about the proposal. Can Camille find a way for everyone to get what they want, or will her dreams go up in flames? (ZONDERVAN, Oct., 352 pp., $15.99)
Reviewed by: 
Patsy Glans