The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge

The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge

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by Christine Nolfi
     
 

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A savage rape on hallowed ground. Secrets buried for decades by the town's most influential family.

Now Rennie Perini will learn the Great Oak's secrets as construction begins at the Fagan mansion. She can't afford to turn down a job that promises to stir up the long-buried guilt--and the passion--she shares with powerful Troy Fagan.

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Overview

A savage rape on hallowed ground. Secrets buried for decades by the town's most influential family.

Now Rennie Perini will learn the Great Oak's secrets as construction begins at the Fagan mansion. She can't afford to turn down a job that promises to stir up the long-buried guilt--and the passion--she shares with powerful Troy Fagan.

She's already juggling the most important job of her career with her new responsibilities as a foster mother for young Walt and Emma Korchek. And there's a hard, older man on the construction crew with eyes void of emotion--cold and killing. The secrets of his brutal past will pose a grave threat to the children in her care. Will she find the courage to face him?

Editorial Reviews

Literary Inklings - Casee Clow
I loved the book, and although that seems like an awkward word to use on a story whose subject matter runs the gamut from rape and child abuse to murder, there's a brightness to the book that lingers constantly in the goodness of the characters – of Ourania and her foster children, Walt and Emma, and of the solitary, conflicted Troy. It's that brightness that keeps the reader from feeling too weighted down by the prospects the story suggests. The result is a novel of remarka
The Midwest Book Review - Mary Crocco
Events in the story are brilliantly written with compassion and understanding. The subject matters are as diverse as the characters. The good vs. the bad, the beautiful vs. those lacking physical attributes, adoption, domestic violence, multi-cultural families, fighting the system, hate, love, trust, death, rape, and lies. Christine Nolfi proved to master her skill by describing the human elements factor in depth in The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge.
GoodReads - Jessica Shover
Oh my gosh...this is an amazing novel! I loved Christine's first novel but I think this one far surpasses it! I was absolutely hooked and couldn't stop reading. Ourania is such an interesting character, one that I thought I wouldn't be able to relate to; since she seemed tom- boyish. However, I grew to love her. Seriously, go get this book!
GoodReads - Rebecca Ross
This book is the definition of a page-turner. It's one of those books that keep you reading far past your bedtime and gets you negotiating if you can get a chapter in before work the next day. The plot is well rounded and follows multiple families and their intermingling circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015858846
Publisher:
Christine Nolfi
Publication date:
03/15/2012
Series:
The Liberty Series , #5
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
375
Sales rank:
8,774
File size:
942 KB

Meet the Author

Some writers are gifted with an unusual life and I'm certainly one of those. I've lived in Ohio, Virginia, California, Utah and now South Carolina. In college I was featured on the front page of the Houston Post for a lark that erased all my debt. I met my four adopted children for the first time in the sweltering heat of the tropics. I helped build several companies and was lucky enough to earn a living doing what I love best--writing--in a PR firm I owned.

In 2004 I made the wisest and most irrational decision of my life--I began writing fiction full-time. All those years of hard work pay off daily in sweet notes and comments by readers. Please continue the mail, tweets and comments on FaceBook, GoodReads and other sites. I cherish your support and love chatting with readers.

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