Title: The House on Olive Street
Author: Robyn Carr
Description from Goodreads: “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.”
Review: I absolutely adored this book. This is a heartwarming and inspiring read, and it ended way too quickly. I was sucked into this incredible book from the first page and I fished all 432 pages of this book in four days, and that was because I made myself put it down and do something else so that I wouldn’t finish it too soon.
I loved the characters; they grew and matured so much throughout this novel. I think my favorite thing about this book is that it really shows that there is more to each of us than meets the eye. They all pretend to be happy, but are all hiding how miserable they really are. It takes the death of their dear friend for them to confront their true selves. These four, beautifully different, women show us what it’s like to be a true friend.
Recommendation: I highly recommend this book to anyone. This is a true book about friendship and the power of our differences.