The Olive Grove

By Eva Glyn

A woman searching for a different future

A man desperate to escape his past

Can they find what they are looking for on the beautiful island of Korčula?

‘I was fascinated, invested in each character, and I couldn’t put it down.’ Angela Petch, bestselling author of The Tuscan Secret

Antonia Butler is on the brink of a life-changing decision and a job advert looking for a multilingual housekeeper at a beautifully renovated Croatian farmhouse, Vila Maslina, is one she can’t ignore.

Arriving on the tiny picturesque island of Korčula, Antonia feels a spark of hope for the first time in a long time. This is a chance to leave the past behind.

But this island, and its inhabitants, have secrets of their own and a not-too-distant past steeped in tragedy and war. None more so than Vila Maslina’s enigmatic owner Damir Maric. A young man with nothing to lose but everything to gain…

‘An unexpected delight’ Catherine Miller, bestselling author of The Day That Changed Everything

Readers are LOVING The Olive Grove:

‘An absorbing, compelling read perfect for escaping into after a stressful day’ Joanna

A real page turner…beautifully written, eloquent and well crafted’ Carol

‘What can I say, absolutely beautiful book and I just could not put it down’ Odette

‘A beautifully written book which made me want to visit Croatia’ Jill

‘Loved this book from the cover to the amazing storytelling…don’t kid yourself that you’ll be doing anything other than reading on the day that you start this one. Simply beautiful ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️’ Michelle

‘The most magical setting…I was transported to another country and loved how all of my senses were stimulated by the evocative descriptive writing’ Laura

‘A story of finding peace after a childhood damaged by the war… One of those books you thought about when you were not reading it’ Rosamund

A lovely story, tinged with the reality of a war torn country and the sadness of families torn apart’ Jill

Author: Eva Glyn
Format: Paperback
Release Date: 25 Nov 2021
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0-00-845331-2
Eva Glyn writes escapist relationship-driven fiction with a kernel of truth at its heart. She loves to travel and finds inspiration in beautiful places and the stories they hide.Her last holiday before lockdown was a trip to Croatia, and the country’s haunting histories and gorgeous scenery have proved fertile ground, driven by her friendship with a tour guide she met there. His wartime story provided the inspiration for The Olive Grove and his help in creating a realistic portrayal of Croatian life has proved invaluable. Her second novel set in the country, An Island of Secrets, is a dual timeline looking back to World War 2.Eva lives in Cornwall, although she considers herself Welsh, and has been lucky enough to have been married to the love of her life for more than twenty-five years. She also writes as Jane Cable.

'This is the kind of book that's hard to put away, and I didn't want it to end' Natalie Normann -

'Eva Glyn writes with empathy and compassion… a fabulous book' Kitty Wilson. -

'I could feel the heat of the sun on my skin, taste the food and hold the warmth of the olives in my hands' Novelist and poet, Claire Dyer -

”'Absorbing, compelling and well-crafted. Thoroughly researched…. everything melts into the narrative in an entirely natural way” - Maisie Thomas