Beyond the Olive Grove
He leaned forward so his voice was no more than a breath. “This war will not be won by keeping your head down. We must act. Quickly, quietly. There are those already at work, doing things you cannot even imagine. You must do your duty, Sophia.”
Greece, 1942. With the Nazi invasion of her beloved country, life is fraught for a twenty-year old Sophia as she struggles to keep her father and young sister safe. For months, Sophia has been playing an increasingly dangerous role in the resistance, trying to help end the war.
But when she is given her most risky task yet—one that could play a crucial role in ending the war in Greece but could also harm those she holds dearest if she is caught—Sophia is faced with a devastating choice.
Two generations later, Ava, Sophia’s granddaughter, arrives in Greece, heartbroken and adrift. But as she pulls up to the tiny village nestled on a cliff above the glittering Ionian Sea, and steps out in front of a tumbledown house that once belonged to Sophia, everything changes for her.
As pieces of her grandmother’s story to emerge, Ava can’t help but be drawn to Sophia’s hidden past… What she doesn’t know is that the truth has the power to change her life forever.
An utterly unforgettable story of two remarkable women who find the strength to persevere against all odds, finding hope, courage and light in the darkness. Perfect for fans of The Nightingale, The Lilac Girls and Victoria Hislop’s The Island.
Previously published as The Other Side of the Bridge by Katharine Swartz.
Readers love Beyond the Olive Grove:
“I was hooked from Chapter 1. I wiped away tears… I absolutely loved it!… heartbreaking… loved every minute… I couldn’t put this down.” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Remarkable… so touching it brought tears to my eyes and a lump in my throat… amazing… I can’t stop thinking about it and will stay in my thoughts for a long time.” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I was so hooked… unputdownable, will keep you awake all night and will give you an emotional ride!” Tropical Girl Reads Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A deeply atmospheric, rich and compelling book!… It was a beautiful story, very vivid. I felt like I was with these characters… The story was marvelous, inspiring, beautiful, compelling. I could go on and on! Just read it you won’t regret it!… Amazing!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I loved this… Keeps the reader on the edge of their seat… a great book to add to your bookshelf!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Another beautiful read by Kate Hewitt… Such an emotional read, you lose yourself in both aspects of the story.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A beautiful story that was not only sad and emotional, but one that was filled with love… Kate Hewitt is a fantastic author… don’t miss it!” Lulu’s Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I loved how Hewitt took the path less travelled with Ava’s story… [An] engaging and compelling story that has a little of everything.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I absolutely loved this story, could not put it down.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“What a beautifully written historical story… Will strongly recommend!” Nicki’s Book Blog ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐