Sweet Olive by Judy Christie

Sweet Olive

by Judy Christie 

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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.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

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.

ABOUT JUDY CHRISTIE

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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Welcome to PUYB Virutal Blog Tour for …Hurry Less Worry Less for Moms…By: Judy Christie

Welcome to PUYB Virutal Blog Tour for

Hurry Less Worry Less for Moms

By: Judy Christie

Hurry Less Worry Less for Moms

 

Judy ChristieABOUT JUDY CHRISTIE

Author Judy Christie loves to help busy people slow down and enjoy each day more – in her series of novels about Green, Louisiana, and her Hurry Less Worry Less nonfiction books. Judy started her writing career as the editor of The Barret Banner in elementary school and has kept a journal since she was nine (and still has all of them). She likes wandering around flea markets, walking in the park near her North Louisiana home and visiting friends and family on her vintage green Kitchen Couch. Her most recent books are “Downtown Green,” fifth in the Green series, and “Hurry Less Worry Less for Moms.”

For Judy’s free tips on how busy moms can hurry less and worry less, listen to her weekly podcast: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/hurry-less-worry-less/id435253514.

You can visit her website at www.judychristie.com.

Check out Judy and her book at the following online locations:

Twitter | Amazon | Kindle Store | Barnes & Noble | Official Tour Page

 

 

 

Hurry Less Worry Less for MomsABOUT HURRY LESS WORRY LESS FOR MOMS

Busy moms know the feeling. They’re constantly trying to fit everything – work, laundry, family fun, shuttle service, you name it – into 24-hours. They want to enjoy each day with their family but sometimes feel like they’re in quicksand and don’t know how to get started on a new path.

Author Judy Christie offers hope, inspiration, practical ideas and reminders of how important it is to step back and take a fresh look at your life in Hurry Less, Worry Less for Moms. The book includes a study guide for group or individual use.

Take a deep breath and refresh your life or that of a busy mom you know with chapters such as: A Map for Mom: Being the person you are meant to be; Organization versus Procrastination; Prayerful Not Fretful; and Making Choices, Facing Changes.

 

My Thought On This Book!

In This book, Judy Cristie teaches moms how to tackle the many roles as a mom that women face today. Judy offers a collection of inspriations that will give hope and peace to the moms that are having a difficult time dealing with being a mom and doing everything else that is expected of her.

If you follow the authors tips and suggestions outlined in this book, you will learn things like how to organizing your time and activities, make the right choice in your life, and how to lean on God throughout it all.

I encourage you to grab a copy of this great book and see for yourself what Judy Christie has to say. You will not be disappointed.

This book was provided my PUYB Tours. I was not expected or requried to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

 

 

PUYB Virtual Tour….Downtown Green by Judy Christie

Downtown Green

About Judy Christie

Judy ChristieAuthor Judy Christie loves to help busy people slow down and enjoy each day more – in her series of novels about Green, Louisiana, and her Hurry Less Worry Less nonfiction books. Judy started her writing career as the editor of The Barret Banner in elementary school and has kept a journal since she was nine (and still has all of them). She likes strolling around flea markets, walking in the park near her North Louisiana home and visiting friends and family on her vintage green Kitchen Couch. Her most recent books are Downtown Green, fifth in the Green series, and “Hurry Less Worry Less for Moms.” For more information, see www.judychristie.com.

Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | ChristianBook.com | Abingdon Press

 

About Downtown Green

Downtown GreenWhen the highway bypass around Green opens with much fanfare, downtown dries up faster than cement on the roadway. Businesses close and the hospital becomes a clinic. While the road is progress to some, it seems to be leading Green toward a national trend–a town that is merely a shadow of itself.

With the town going backwards, Lois Barker Craig is determined to save Green while juggling life as a new mom and owner of The Green News-Item. But can her plan rescue the town from the path it’s on? And what about Dr. Kevin and her son, Mayor Eva, Coach Chris and other familiar Green faces? How does this affect them?

 

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK!

I’ve been seeing all of the “green” books written by Judy Christie but hadn’t read any of them, so I jumped at the chance of reviewing the 5th book in this series. “Downtown Green.” Now I can see why people are liking these books. The books take place in the small town of “Green” where the people of the little community all know each other and help one another.

Lois is the owner of the newspaper The Green News-Item, she is married with a little boy and she tries to do whatever she can to help the town. But now that Downtown Green is in so much trouble, is it worth it to Lois and her husband Chris to help save the town? After all it would be easier if they just sold out and moved someplace else.

I grew up in a small little community much like the town of Green, so I always enjoy books set in small towns. In this book, the author creates a cast of characters that are believable, fun and interesting. I love the family atmosphere in the book, with Chris, Lois and the baby. They are sure happy proud parents! And you can feel the love from the rest of the community too.

This is just a nice, clean, light, relaxing, contemporary read that anyone will enjoy. I encourage you to go out and grab a copy of “Downtown Green” to read and enjoy for yourself. And if you enjoy this one, you may want to try the other four in the series. I just think I might do that myself.

A copy of this book was provided by Abingdon Press through Pump Up Your Book Virtual Tours. I was not required or expected to write a positive review of this book. The opinions in this review are mine only.

 

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