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Root, Petal, Thorn In this beautifully written and powerful debut novel, Ella Joy Olsen traces the stories of five fascinating women who inhabit the same historic home over the course of a century braided stories of love, heartbreak and courage connect the women, even across generations Ivy Baygren has two great loves in her life her husband, Adam, and the bungalow they buy together in one of the oldest neighborhoods in Salt Lake City, Utah From the moment she and Adam lay eyes on the home, Ivy is captivated by its quaint details the old porch swing, ornate tiles, and especially an heirloom rose bush bursting with snowy white blossoms Called the Emmeline Rose for the home s original owner, it seems yet another sign that this place will be Ivy s happily ever after Until her dreams are shattered by Adam s unexpected death Striving to be strong for her two children, Ivy decides to tackle the home improvement projects she and Adam once planned Day by day, as she attempts to rebuild her house and her resolve, she uncovers clues about previous inhabitants, from a half embroidered sampler to buried wine bottles And as Ivy learns about the women who came before her the young Mormon torn between her heart and anti polygamist beliefs, the Greek immigrant during World War II, a troubled single mother in the s she begins to uncover the lessons of her own journey For every story has its sadness, but there is also the possibility of blooming again, even stronger and resilient than before


About the Author: Ella Joy Olsen

Ella Joy Olsen lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, a charming town tucked at the base of the massive Wasatch Mountains She is the mom of three young adult kids, the mama of two dogs, and the wife of one patient husband Her novels include the Audible Original BIRDIE JAY, the Historical Novel Society Editors Choice ROOT, PETAL,THORN, and the 15 Bytes Finalist WHERE THE SWEET BIRD SINGS She teaches creative writing through Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah and she is part owner of Salty City Writing Workshops, where she mentors writers and facilitates writing retreats Ella is represented by Rachel Ekstrom at Folio Literary Management.Connect with her at www.ellajoyolsen.com or Instagram ellajoyolsenella.joy.olsen.author



10 thoughts on “Root, Petal, Thorn

  1. Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader says:

    Five generations of women, some unrelated, share the same home in Sugar House, Utah The most recent resident, Ivy, tries to piece together the history of the house Each of the women have their own heartaches and struggles, and through their strength they make amends This book started a little stronger for me than how it finished however, it remained enjoyable throughout The author


  2. Vanessa S. Vanessa S. says:

    I won this through a Goodreads Giveaway, and what a great debut novel it is The story interweaves the lives of five women who all share a home in common, and the house is a linking thread throughout the book Ella Joy Olsen did really well creating unique voices and personalities for each of the women, and the side characters were also enjoyable and memorable There is a wonderful mixture o


  3. LuAnn LuAnn says:

    I received this book yesterday, hardly put it down and finished it up earlier today It s that good.We start out with Ivy in the present day Her husband Adam was killed recently, leaving her with two children to raise alone and try to pick up the pieces of her life in her spare time While she works on remodeling projects she and Adam had started or planned, she finds Easter eggs , or mementos of p


  4. Tiffany Tiffany says:

    I am so fond of this book, for so many reasons I love that it explores the history of the area I happen to live in I love that it focuses on multiple generations of inhabitants within the walls of one historical home I love the humanity and heart of it And I think I love this new author So exciting I will be looking forfrom her in the years to come


  5. CL CL says:

    Ivy Baygren has lost her husband and does not know how she will be able to carry on She cannot get out of bed, her children have contacted her brother their uncle to try and coax her back into the land of the living As she tries to rebuild her life by trying to finish the home improvement projects Adam had started and never finished she becomes interested in the history of her house and those who have lived ther


  6. Theresa Alan Theresa Alan says:

    This is a beautifully written book, told from five different generations of women who live in the same house over the course of one hundred years It begins in the present day with Ivy, who is mourning the death of her husband, who was killed in a car accident As part of trying to deal with her pain, she finishes the house renovation projects she had been working on alongside her husband This leads to small discoveries a


  7. Susan Peterson Susan Peterson says:

    Riveting, emotional storyRoot, Petal, Thorn is a sweeping story about five amazing women who had lived in the same house beginning with Emmeline, who lived there with her sister and father in 1913, and ending with Ivy, its current resident Ivy is grieving the sudden loss of her husband, trying to get her house in order and her life back on track When she discovers a needlepoint, old photographs, and other relics left behind by


  8. Ella Olsen Ella Olsen says:

    I am the author of this novel, and yes I did purchase it and read it again on my Kindle Of course, I will give it five stars I will say that reading Root, Petal, Thorn on the e reader, just like all of the other actual books out there, was a surreal experience I cried in the right places, but I won t lie, there were parts where I wanted to edit, to delete, to change phrasing, and to throw the Kindle against the wall because I can t It


  9. Leslie Lindsay Leslie Lindsay says:

    What an amazing read Five fascinating women The same historic home One hundred years Interconnected stories of love, courage, and heartbreak I absolutely fell in love with the premise of ROOT, PETAL, THORN forthcoming from Kensington August 30, 2016 Ella Joy Olsen writes beautifully, tracing the lives of Emmeline, Cora, Bitsy, Lainey, Eris, and Ivy through tumultuous times, from two World Wars the first inhabitant of the house is Emmeline, 191


  10. Terri Terri says:

    Review also found at received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher Kensington via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review The expected publication date is August 30th, 2016 I am in complete and utter disbelief that this novel is a debut for Ella Joy Olsen The way that the multiple stories intertwine seamlessly is not something you would expect from a rookie novel The way that she capture the emotion of each and every woman featured in R


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