In “Sweet Olive” by Judy Christie we meet Camille Gardner. Camille works for a major oil and gas company in Texas. The boss, her uncle, has sent her to Samford, Louisiana to negotiate new land deals from a group of artists in Sweet Olive. As Camille sets out to do her job she quickly realizes that this is not an ordinary group of people. Most of the people do not care about the money; they care about the land that has been in their families for many generations. Camille meets her match when she goes up against the attorney representing Sweet Olive, Marshall Cameron. As Camille and Marshall go head to head over the land deals they also fight an attraction between them. Camille finds herself drawn to the small community of artists and must make a choice between listening to her uncle or doing what is best for the community. Will Camille finally find herself and her home?
This is the first Trumpet and Vine novel and you will not be let down. Judy Christie paints a very good picture of life in Louisiana and you will be drawn in from the beginning. This is a very good book of good versus evil and how greed can tear people apart. In this book we see how Camille has to turn to God to direct her path professionally and personally in order for her to do what is right. I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from www.booksneeze.com.