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The Olive Tree: The bestselling story of secrets and love under the Cyprus sun

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For the record, this novel does not seem to intend to denounce these types of behaviors, which are not OK at all. A few of the characters seemed a bit too good to be true but overall I enjoyed it and will look for more books by this author. There are numerous characters to introduce and initially I felt there were too many for the reader to focus on but really they soon all become important players with something to add no matter how major or minor. There are only a few authors that no matter the theme or size of the book their stories are always filled with magical characters I can't get enough of and stories that are so atmospheric and vivid I'm entertained, enthralled and swept away and Lucinda Riley is one of them. Son de estas novelas que es imposible no sentir, no emocionarse y que me hizo meterme de lleno en sus vidas como un personaje más del libro.

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The Olive Tree is an engrossing tale that reminds us that life is often a messy journey complete with smiles, tears, happiness, and heartbreak. No one knows who their real father is, apparently, and it takes a summer vacation by the sea to make them discover their genealogy. I was worried The Olive Tree was simply going to be the usual story of what happens when a family goes on holiday similar to that of books I had read last year by Fanny Blake and Catherine Alliott. A good story about past love and secrets can work just as well without the need to incorporate such toxic masculine discourses. All I wanted was for Helena to totally lose her shit – just one time – go bat-shit crazy on the whole lot em – throw a few ‘F’ bombs in there and get off her face on all the Champagne lying around, because any sane person in her situation would.Yet, as soon as Helena arrives at Pandora, she knows that its idyllic beauty masks a web of secrets that she has kept from William, her husband, and Alex, her son. He visto algunas cosas predecibles y otras me han sorprendido, pero en general, creo que es una historia imperdible, que te remueve, te hace pensar y soñar. Did your feelings towards the characters stay the same throughout the novel, or did your loyalties shift? Apart from the fact that this story is predictable on every level and shouldn’t be almost 600 pages long, I just couldn’t take the characters anymore.

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Aún recuerdo el día, igual que todos, que entré a mis redes sociales, para encontrarme con la noticia del fallecimiento de Lucinda Riley el 2021. The diary may have languished on a shelf for ten years but once Alex starts reading it is like the years slipped away and he is back there present in that fateful summer when revelations changed everything he believed to be true. Para mí Lucinda escribiendo roza la perfección, porque si bien un libro hay que saberle escribir bien, que ella lo hace divinamente, además tienes que saber llegar al lector y esta mujer lo consigue, llega al lector muy fuertemente, por lo menos conmigo lo consigue siempre. Helena was a likeable character and I thought she was a wonderful mother to Alex (who is on the cusp of becoming a teenager) as well as her two children by husband William – Immy (5) and Fred (3). Me pareció un chico muy dulce bajo esa capa de

Una novela bien escrita, donde vamos descubriendo poco a poco los secretos de Helena respecto de su pasado. Alex feels he is inching ever closer to the truth and now is the time when Helena can't keep things secret any more. En cuanto a la construcción de la historia y personajes, definitivamente la recomiendo, porque en parte recuerda a una obra teatral, cuyos personajes a simple vista, se ve que tienen una función concreta que interpretar, pero el talento de Lucinda hace que nos sorprendamos para bien con varios de ellos, al salirse del molde.

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