I originated from England and since arriving in Canada have travelled and resided in many of this country’s provinces.
Currently living in beautiful British Columbia, I spend part of the year in the Cascade mountain area of Northern Washington, USA, where I enjoy walking with my northern canine friend and howling to the moon with the coyotes around the campfire.
‘Full Circle’ is a story of the indomitable spirit of a youth. 12 years old and orphaned
following WW2, he follows a clandestine lifestyle on the London streets while England
rebuilds after the war.
His rescue of another teen from the streets and their liaison cause him to experience the
pain and intensity of first love and parenthood subsequently separating them.Becoming a
seafaring adventurer he spends many years travelling across England and Canada finally
returning to his homeland to re-claim his lost love and their daughter.
Olive is a story of human endurance spanning over four generations; from the end of the 19th century through to WW-II, during the almost-total destruction of Southampton, a port city in southern England.
Olive is the spine of this historical novel. Ostracised at birth by her family, Olive’s life is that of an opportunist and black marketeer. She uses her sex, guile and music skills to move up, but there is a price to be paid and the children bear the cost.
Olive demonstrates the impact one woman had on those whose lives she touched.
What People Say
I found "Olive" to be an easy and enjoyable read. I thought that it was well researched and presented just about the right amount of historical content. It provided a good insight into the privations suffered by the characters during both World War eras. One couldn't help but feel for their plight. I am eagerly awaiting this author's next offering.
Loved this book, the Romany culture - the storyline covering the four generations was rich in description and well worth the read. As a new Canadian author I am looking forward to further stories. Sharing this book with friends as my Christmas gift.
Read Linden Carroll's book of, "Olive". The story was very endearing and historically very interesting to read the facts of that wartime era. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and am now awaiting her next work. Thank you for providing such a lovely read. Heather Stevens (Canada).
Olive by Linden Carroll This author has a gift for making the reader feel the pain and anguish of her subjects. She developed her characters well and made them real. The story gives us a look at how one brief moment of passion lead to the heartbreaking choice Olive's mother had to make out of desperation and then the life of Olive begins to unfold.. It's not what you are expecting, you won't want to put it down and you will be left wanting more.
Olive-beautifully written An absolute fabulous read, the characters come to life and touch your heart so deeply, hoping for a sequel.
A really great read! Curl up on a rainy Vancouver day and transport yourself back in time
A really great read! ✔ Yes, I recommend this product. Historically accurate and riveting to the end – definitely a must read!
Easy to read and I really enjoyed it. Give it a try!!