The Roots of the Olive Tree Author:Courtney Miller Santo Set in a house on an olive grove in northern California, The Roots of the Olive Tree is a beautiful, touching story that brings to life five generations of women—including an unforgettable 112-year-old matriarch determined to break all Guinness longevity records—the secrets and lies that divide them and the love that ultimately ties ... more »them together.« less
A very interesting story idea! Keeping track of the lineage was tricky at first. I liked the connections made between the characters and the olive trees throughout the story. Also the surprising twists were just that; surprising! An enjoyable read and I would recommend this book.
It was hard at the beginning to remember the lineage, but once I established the order, the family became this one living being with quite a history. I loved when a piece of their personal history was shared and it made the reader realize why the character is reacting the way they do and how the generations decisions before them affected them. This was definitely a story that revolved around characters that had to have depth and soul and the author did just that!