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I was born in Barcelona and have lived in the UK for many years now. I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often. I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links. My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

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  1. Olga, this sounds like a remarkable read. Different, very intriguing, and compelling. Thanks for your mindful review. Best to Caren. Hugs on the wing.
    PS. I left a comment on the Dead of Winter review saying the Firefox browser seemed to have solved my problem with WordPress and commenting. That was premature… but it might be a small improvement. WordPress really is the devil for that part. Otherwise it’s great.

    1. Thanks, Teagan. Yes, Caren knows how to create wonderful worlds and communities as well. Yes, sometimes changing the browser works, but not always. My antivirus sometimes blocks sites that I know are perfectly safe, but it might have to do with updates or certificates sometimes. It’s mind-boggling. Good luck with everything and always keep smiling. ♥

  2. Thank you Olga

    1. Thanks, Rosie! A pretty special book. I am looking forward to the next one!

  3. Because I am an atheist, I tend to avoid books with a religious story, however tenuous that might be. But I agree that the writing (from your excerpts) is excellent, and I am sure Caren will do well with this new book.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Thanks, Pete. Yes, I know the setting won’t appeal to everybody, but many of the other subjects, the characters, and the beautiful writing will do. Keep safe and dry!

  4. dgkaye says:

    Fascinating review Olga. Parts of this remind me of Eat Pray Love, with the minimalistic living. Sounds quite intense. I’m going to add it to my wish list for future. Probably not the right time for me now. <3

    1. Thanks, Debby. It made me think of you at some point, as there is a story of grief and loss related to the main character. I think you will enjoy it when it’s the right time for it. Stay safe, and thanks for commenting and sharing. ♥

      1. dgkaye says:

        Thanks as always Olga. Happy weekend! <3

        1. Happy weekend!

          1. dgkaye says:

            Thank you Olga xx

  5. Hi Olga, this sounds like a fascinating read. I can’t imagine a life surrounded only by women. I have never socialised well with women and would have disintegrated in a an all female environment.

    1. Thanks, Robbie. I know what you mean. Mickey, the central character, doesn’t always get on well with the other women (she gets on quite badly with some, to tell you the truth), and she speaks her mind and finds some of the rules difficult to stomach, but she gets used to the lifestyle and enjoys some aspects of it, after a very stressful life. I know what you mean, and I wonder, although I quite like how simple it all sounds. Enjoy your weekend and all the best.

  6. This book sounds wonderful, Olga. I love the line your quoted: “Sometimes God knocks us off our feet with something dramatic, but, in my experience, more often, he simply whispers and waits for us to be quiet enough to hear.” How beautiful. I do like books like this, and look forward to reading. Thanks for sharing your thought and the final recommendation. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Diana. The author writes beautifully, and although I know this book won’t be for everyone, it is pretty special. I hope you enjoy it. Have a lovely week.

  7. This was a lovely review, Olga – it sounds like a very intimate and beautiful book. Toni x

    1. Thanks, Toni. You’re got it right. It is. I hope you get to read it. Very inspiring. Have a lovely week.

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