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Beyond the Olive Grove

(2021)
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The place seemed utterly still, the only sound was the wind rustling high in the pines above. Standing there, realizing she didn’t even know which house had belonged to her grandmother, Ava wondered just how crazy and desperate she’d been to come all this way with no hope or plan.

When Ava arrives in Greece, it’s with a heart that’s shattered into a thousand pieces. But as she pulls up in a tiny village nestled on a cliff above the glittering Ionian Sea, and steps out in front of a tumbledown house that once belonged to her grandmother Sophia, everything changes.

At first Ava almost wants to laugh at this bizarre inheritance—a home that has been uninhabited since the Second World War—that appears as close to collapse as she herself feels. But with nowhere left to run to, her only choice is to start putting the house together again.

What Ava doesn’t expect is for pieces of her grandmother’s story to emerge, as a local survivor from the war begins to share her secrets. Ava can’t help but be drawn to Sophia’s hidden past… even though the truth could change her own life forever.

Because Sophia’s story is one of devastating choices she had to make during the Nazi invasion of her beloved country. It’s a story of bravery, betrayal and tragedy. But most of all, it is a story about love…

An utterly unforgettable story of two remarkable women who find the strength to persevere against all odds and find hope, courage and light in the darkness. Perfect for fans of The Nightingale, The Lilac Girls and Victoria Hislop’s The Island.

Previously published as The Other Side of the Bridge by Katharine Swartz.

Readers are loving Beyond the Olive Grove:

I was hookedI absolutely loved it!Loved every minute of the story… I couldn’t put this down… Kate Hewitt is on my list of must reads now!” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A deeply atmospheric, rich and compelling book!… It was a beautiful story, very vivid. I felt like I was with these characters… The story was marvelous, inspiring, beautiful, compelling. I could go on and on!Just read it you won’t regret it!Amazing!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I loved thisKeeps the reader on the edge of their seat… A great book to add to your bookshelf!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“Another beautiful read by Kate Hewitt… Such an emotional read,you lose yourself in both aspects of the story.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“A beautiful story that was not only sad and emotional, but one that was filled with love… Kate Hewitt is a fantastic author… don’t miss it!

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I loved how Hewitt took the path less travelled with Ava’s story… [An] engaging and compelling story that has a little of everything.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I absolutely loved this story, could not put it down.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

“What a beautifully written historical story… Will strongly recommend!” Nicki's Book Blog

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Genre: Historical

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Title: Beyond the Olive Grove: An absolutely gripping and heartbreaking WW2 historical novel
Author(s): Kate Hewitt
ISBN: 1-80019-909-0 / 978-1-80019-909-5
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Author(s): Kate Hewitt
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Title: Beyond the Olive Grove: An Absolutely Gripping and Heartbreaking WW2 Historical Novel
Author(s): Kate Hewitt
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
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Title: Beyond the Olive Grove: An Absolutely Gripping and Heartbreaking WW2 Historical Novel
Author(s): Kate Hewitt
Publisher: Hachette UK - Bookouture
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Title: Beyond the Olive Grove: An absolutely gripping and heartbreaking WW2 historical novel
Author(s): Kate Hewitt
Publisher: Bookouture
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