Sweet Olive by Judy Christie

Sweet Olive

by Judy Christie 


Book Description

Camille Gardner came to small town Louisiana in the name of big business. But will the town of Samford change her before she can change it?

A talented businesswoman in the oil and gas business, Camille Gardner agrees to take on one last assignment for her uncle at the J&S Production Co. She would rather be anywhere than Samford, Louisiana, the small southern town where she once spent the worst month of her life. Most of all, she wants to move on to the art gallery job that is waiting for her in Denver.

To fulfill the obligation she feels to her uncle and get on with the life she dreams of, Camille needs to entice a group of rural landowners to sell their mineral rights—and allow use of their precious water for the drilling of natural gas. Instead, she finds herself drawn to the local folk art created by those same landowners, and attracted to Marsh Cameron, the attorney representing them.

Camille must decide whether family obligation—and her own plans for her future—are more important than the lives and tradition of this small community.


This is a really good book to read when you want a nice, light read. In Sweet Olive, you will find is a really sweet Camille and her job with her uncle and her love for art. Camille finds herself back in a town she really didn’t want to visit again, but she is there none the less. The group of artist in the town is fighting with the oil companies to keep their town and its history going, instead of letting the oil companies drill all over. With Camille love of art, she is caught in the middle of the fight. I really like Camille. She is very professional but yet she shows another side of her personality as she deals with the fighting artist. I enjoyed her strength and courage, and of course the bit of romance added in made the book just that much more heartwarming. Judy Christie did a really good job of developing the characters to make the real and likable. I encourage you to check out Sweet Olive. Even the name has a calming affect to it!

I received this book from the publisher Thomas Nelson through their blogging program, BookSneeze, to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.


Judy Christie writes fiction with a Louisiana flavor. She is the author of the Green series of novels including Gone to Green. A fan of primitive antiques and porch swings, she blogs from her green kitchen couch at http://www.judychristie.com. She and her husband live in northern Louisiana.
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Judy Christie
c/o Zondervan
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5300 Patterson SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49530

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