What a wonderful read! ROMANCING OLIVE is tender and funny and sensual. The sweetness of this love story all wrapped up in simpler time period moved me to nostalgia and even tears. It is beautifully paced, and from the first page, you know you are in the hands of a seasoned storyteller. Romance readers will love how the author teases out the strong and silent Jacob's inner thoughts. Life was surely harder in so many ways for Olive and Jacob, yet you can't walk away from this book without thinking we have lost something special in the hectic, breakneck-pace world in which we now live. This book offers respite and escape from what ails you. It transports you in the way that good books do as well as entertains and educates. I look forward to reading more historical fiction from this author.