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

A women’s fiction novel for healing and finding a new chapter of your life

This is a story that was inspired by my regular visits to a small local cafe in Ottawa and a beautiful mother-daughter pair that I once met on a daytrip during my stay in Rome, Italy. Through the heartwarming story of Olive and her friends, discover a grief journey supported by new and old friendships, new habits and ways of thinking, and love.

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The Story

Olive is a middle-aged widow living in a small rural city of Canada, who is a lover of good books, cappuccinos and croissants. Olive knows what she is good at and stays in her box. That’s how she has lived her entire life, and after the death of her husband Robert…it’s enough to just keep putting one foot in front of the other.

A year since Robert’s death, Olive’s life looks, on the outside at least, absolutely fine. She lives in the same family house and works at the same local public library. But there is something she hasn’t shared with anyone – even with her good old friend Leila. Ever since her husband passed away, Olive has suffered a lack of self-trust and confidence. To make the matter worse, her step-daughter Lily stopped communicating with her over the past year.

Then quite unexpectedly, on the anniversary of Robert’s departure, something unexpected happens. She meets Maple, a young female mathematician at a local coffee shop – a stranger who helps her navigate one of the worst days of her life. What Olive does not realize is that she and her new friend are about to change her life forever…