Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge by Christine Nolfi and Giveaway!!!

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?

This was a very interesting book to read. Somehow, it completely surprised me. Though I knew what it was going to be about, I still felt amazed at some of the moments throughout the novel.

There is a great sense of tension almost from the very beginning, a bit like a heartbeat, steady and strong until it begins to speed up as the secrets hiding in Jason’s room are discovered. This is, for me, what made the book so entertaining. I love stories that hide these kind of secrets from the reader and from other characters as well.
The characters were nicely written, with Ourania, for me, being the most life-like. There’s a wonderful duality to her: she is this strong career woman who is doing all she can to get ahead, yet she is also a kind, sensitive foster mother that can sometimes be vulnerable because of this same love. These are the kinds of characters we learn to love, the ones that have as many flaws and contradictions in their heads as real people do.

I very much enjoyed this book. It is full of suspense, with string writing that keeps the reader interested all the way through. I can easily recommend it for most people, even those of you who mostly read thrillers.

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1 comment:

Christine Nolfi said...


Thank you for your stellar review of my latest release. As one of the top reviewers in the blogosphere, your incisive critique means the world to a hardworking novelist.