Saturday, April 25, 2020

When I Meet You by Olivia Newport

I have enjoyed the novels in this series. They are pleasant to read. The main characters are just nice people, people you'd like to have as neighbors. The community events are the kind you'd imagine for a small town. The relationships between the people involved are the kind that make you want to be a part of them.

There's no suspense but there is a mystery to be solved. It's a genealogical one. As in previous novels in the series, Jillian is out to solve the mystery. In this case it is a trunk left at a railroad depot over a hundred years ago. Who was the trunk's owner and what happened to her?

There are some interesting issues that arise in the novel. Do we sometimes hide from what we are afraid to find about our ancestors? Is it even important or worthwhile to find out about those who came before us? And from Jillian's father, when should we stop being obsessed with our investigation?

I recommend this nice, pleasant novel. You'll enjoy the family and community relationships and maybe just a hint of romance for Jillian. I look forward to reading the next in the series.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Olivia Newport is the author of several novels. She and her husband live in Colorado. You can find out more at

Shiloh Run Press, 256 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

(My star ratings: 5-I love it, 4-I like it, 3-It's OK, 2-I don't like it, 1-I hate it.)

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