Olive Branches Don't Grow On Trees

Olive Branches Don't Grow On Trees

Kobo ebook | July 16, 2014

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Do you need more peace in your life? Is your family always fighting? Is there someone in your life you can't forgive? Meet the Greco's - the Italian-American family that puts the fun in dysfunction. Frank, the family patriarch, is a judge, a bad cook and a drunk, but beneath his rough exterior is a boy who saddens at the last sip of a milkshake. Donna, the matriarch, is a typical neurotic intellectual. Cosmo is a brilliant underachiever, completely unconcerned with what others think of him, while his sister, Angie, is a beauty queen who is preoccupied with appearances. The youngest Greco, Vince, is a high school student who thinks that the recent preponderance of war stories is a government conspiracy. And then there's 23 year old Silvia, an idealistic artist who tries to unite her family in hopes of saving them from becoming devolving into families similar to those of her parents, in which siblings are estranged from each other. She knows that if she can only gather them in the same room together where they can look into each others' eyes that they will remember that they love each other. Olive Branches Don't Grow On Trees, followed by Discovery of an Eagle, are the first two books in the Greco family trilogy. Both can be read as stand-alone books. "The author weaves a tale that is a moving and realistic portrayal of a dysfunctional family with enough drama and humorous family situations that will keep the reader engaged and entertained, while providing a witty sense of humor and subtle messages of life lessons to extend the olive branch and learn to live, love and forgive." Jersey Girl Book Reviews "The sequences of Silvia's recollections into the past with her strong willed, born ahead of her time grandmother, the jobs she has held, and lost as it were, are nothing short of brilliant." Chapters and Chats Book Reviews "Grace's intimate knowledge of her subject shows in her frank and open style of writing, which invites the reader into the lives of the Greco family, as though they were long lost friends and therefore there is no need to stand on ceremony, or pretend that things are not just as they are. An amazingly perceptive, cleanly written and well told story, marks Grace Mattioli's debut novel." Fiction-books.biz Book Reviews “The author…manages to make us care about this family. All of the Grecos…are entertaining and their quirks are endearing. Olive Branches Don't Grow On Trees is a very real drama that gets to the heart of the conflict within the Greco family.” Indie Reader Reviews
Title:Olive Branches Don't Grow On TreesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 16, 2014Publisher:Grace MattioliLanguage:English

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