Olive’s Diary: an unputdownable story about hope, loss and second chances

A Novel of Profound Grief and Profound Healing

Her husband is gone. Her daughter has stopped talking. At the age of fifty-six, Olive is stuck in her loneliness and fear of loss when a chance encounter at a coffee shop brings her a new friendship and something more…

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You can also find a copy at Ottawa Public Library.


The Story

Her husband is gone. Her daughter has stopped talking. At the age of fifty-six, Olive is stuck in her loneliness and fear of loss when a chance encounter at a local coffee shop brings her a new friendship and something more…

A year since her husband’s sudden passing, Olive has finally got back on her feet again, keeping her house clean, eating well and carrying on with her work. Her life is finally back to normal except there is one big fear that haunts Olive.

The thing is, when her husband died, he was not the only person Olive lost. Her stepdaughter, someone Olive treasures as her own, suddenly stopped talking to her.

What have I done wrong?

It is a question too painful for Olive to face. To think that she has failed at the one thing she wanted to do right ever since she married her husband. To be a good mother deserving of her daughter.

That is why Olive carries on with her life, pretending to be okay and hiding away her mounting fear…

Until one day, she walks into a coffee shop and befriends Maple, an intriguing young woman and mathematician, who seems to understand Olive’s hidden grief like no other. Neither of them is aware how their new friendship is about to cause shifts in their lives. How Olive is slowly getting out of her head and starting to look at her life from a new perspective…

Is Olive finally ready to face her fear? Will she have the courage to save her relationship with her daughter? Grab a copy to discover Olive’s search for a new beginning.