Monday, March 19, 2012

Mandy Reviews: The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge by Christine Nolfi

ASIN #: B007IO78QK
File Size: 510 KB
Format: Kindle Edition

Book Summary:
(Taken from Amazon)

A savage rape on hallowed ground. Secrets buried for decades by the town's most influential family.

Now Ourania D'Andre will learn the Great Oak's secrets as construction begins at the Fagan mansion. She can't afford to turn down a job that promises to stir up the long-buried guilt - and the passion - she shares with powerful Troy Fagan.

She's already juggling the most important job of her career with her new responsibilities as a foster mother for young Walt and Emma Korchek. And there's a hard, older man on the construction crew with eyes void of emotion - cold and killing. The secrets of his brutal past will pose a grave threat to the children in her care. Will she find the courage to face him?

Mandy's Review:

Ourania is a female electrician trying to make it in a man's world. She's never been married and has no children. Her heart belongs to the man who took her virginity beneath the Great Oak. Thanks to her mom's work with Job & Family Services, Ourania is a certified foster parent for emergency cases her mother comes across.

Physically and emotionally abused, Walt and Emma are scared of their father, but also struggle with their love for him. Emma has endured the extra pain of sexual abuse at the hands of her father. Although she fears him, she knows better than to disobey or the punishment will be worse than it would've been.

When Walt and Emma come home with Ourania, it is a major adjustment for the three of them. Over time, though, they flow naturally like a real family. Now if they could just eliminate the threat of Buck Korchek, Walt and Emma's father...

Troy is the general contractor over the new wing being built at the Fagan mansion. His sister, Diana, has overridden his decision and hired Ourania as the electrical sub-contractor. Troy is not happy about this decision due to the memories of his murdered brother that Ourania's presence stirs up.

Can all be forgiven and business proceed as normal? Will being a foster mother interfere with Ourania's commitment to her job at the Fagan mansion ... a job she needs to keep her company in the black financially?

The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge will grip you by your heartstrings and pull you along on an emotional roller coaster; sadness and fear over Walt and Emma's situation, wonderment at the mystery behind old hidden letters and a wistfulness over the strengthening romance between Ourania and Troy. This is a story where the reader will undoubtedly root for the underdogs (Walt and Emma).

There were some editing issues. Despite them, I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy stories that end happily based on the strength of the story-telling.

1 comment:

  1. Mandy, a thousand thanks for reading and reviewing The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge.


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