Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Review - The Tree of Everlsating Knowledge by Christine Nolfi

Title and Author: The Tree of Everlsating Knowledge by Christine Nolfi
Publisher: Christine Nolfi
Publication Date: March 15th, 2012
Paperback/Hardcover: 378
Genre: Thriller

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?

I have received this book from the author in exchange of an honest review and The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge turned out to be a great read.
The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge is the story of two people who are connected by a tragedy and are trying to move on without being able to forget. It is also a story about unraveling secrets and protecting the people you love.
I really enjoyed the characters in this book, how their story is well-developed, and the way their lives are all intertwined somehow. There's a love/hate relationship between Ourania and Troy that manages to be funny and sweet and at times heartbreaking. The fact they had to stop and decide how and if they wanted their relationship to continue despite everything they had gone through made the story real and the characters approachable and easy to relate to.
The whole plot of the book centers on the quest for the truth and the knowledge about the past and the fact every single one of us can choose to define family in any way we want. Ourania and ther foster kids are a proof of that
All in all, I really enjoyed this book. The author was careful enough to create a back story that enhanced the plot and the characters. Nolfi was also able to address several different cultures in and interesting and respecting way. The actiona nd mystery were also quite interesting.
The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge is very well-written and the story is extremely interesting. The characters seemed real to me and so did their struggles.
If you enjoy a good thriller, with well-developed characters and an interesting plot, I’m sure you will enjoy this story. 

Rating: Somewhere Between Worth Your Time and Must Read (4 ½ Stars)

1 comment:

  1. Carla, many thanks for graciously reading and review The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge.