May 26, 2023

Looking Back - The House on Olive Street

Looking Back... In an effort to transfer my book journal entries over to this blog, I'm going to attempt to post (in chronological order) an entry every Friday. I may or may not add extra commentary to what I jotted down in these journals.

1999 Mira Books
Read in November 2001
Rating: 3.5/5 (Good)

Publisher's Blurb:

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.

My Original Thoughts (2001):

Reminiscent of The Book Club (Mary Alice Monroe) and The Saving Graces (Patricia Gaffney). Self-discovery. Started out very "fluffy," but I warmed up to it. Perfect airplane read. Brain candy. Women's fiction.

My Current Thoughts:

There was a time when I read a lot of this sort of light fiction. Robyn Carr has quite a following, but her books hold no appeal for me at this point in my life.


  1. Reading what the book was about I think I'd like it.

    1. Vicki, let me know if you ever read it!


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