The Rawley Family Romances Volume I

The Rawley Family Romances Volume I

by Olivia Hardin

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BN ID: 2940154179420
Publisher: Olivia Hardin
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 1,170,424
File size: 941 KB

About the Author

When Olivia Hardin began having strange movie-like dreams in her teens, she had no choice but to begin putting them to paper. Before long the writing bug had her and she knew she wanted to be a published author. Several rejections plus a little bit of life later, and she was temporarily “cured” of the urge to write. That is until she met a group of talented and fabulous writers who gave her the direction and encouragement she needed to get lost in the words again.

Olivia’s attended three different universities over the years and toyed with majors in Computer Technology, English, History and Geology. Then one day she heard the term road scholar and she knew that was what she wanted to be. Now she “studies” anything and everything just for the joy of learning.  She's also an insatiable crafter who only completes about 1 out of 5 projects, a jogger who hates to run, and she’s sometimes accused of being artistic.

A native Texas girl, Olivia lives in the beautiful Lone Star state with her husband, Danny and their puppy, Bonnie.

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The Rawley Family Romances Volume I 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
SelbySL More than 1 year ago
Good relaxed reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really thought each story was awesome .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting plot. Characters not completely flat, some variation. Not riveting, but ok for an afternoon read. I hate to give negative reviews as these authors have put their heart and work out before us. It’s much, much more than I have done. Thanks for your hard work.
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
This was an anthology about the Rawley family, how each member found love. I got through most of the first story. I liked the characters and the premise and got vested into the story. What set me off was actually the terms the author used to describe heavy people. I didn’t really care for it and when it occurred a second time, particularly to describe a character I was starting to like, I decided to not finish the book. **I voluntarily read and reviewed this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed all 3 of these novels. There were quite a few typos that mafe me pause, but it did not hurt the stories. There were no cliffhangers or abrupt endings. Will read more by this writer. GJRA
Robindpdx More than 1 year ago
This volume includes 3 stories and a novella. They were well-written and sweet. Each story can be read as a standalone, though they are part of a series with related characters. All for Hope: Hope is on the run, when Brennan, her high school sweetheart and best friend, sees her. He offers to help her. She cautions herself that it is only temporary, but the flames spark and the situation becomes ever more complicated. This was a sweet, touching, heartwarming story. Justice for All: Kay is the second child of an earl, but her goal is to become a lawyer. She has completed all the classes and just needs to pass the bar to be hired permanently at the firm where she has been interning. Audrick noticed Kay when she entered his classroom two years before. His admiration has increased in the time since she joined his firm. He is determined to keep his distance, but it is more and more difficult to resist her. Especially when he and Kay start to spend time together and discover they share the attraction. These were fun characters, and I enjoyed this story. All for Family: Meg married Jeremy, the earl's son, but helping with his sister Kay's wedding is bringing up old insecurities for Meg. Then she learns her ex-husband is ill and asking to see her, and she realizes she needs to face her painful memories. Family means everything to Jeremy, and Meg is the core of his family. Can she come to see herself the way Jeremy always has? This was a very moving, sweet story. All for a Little Christmas, A Rawley Family Story: Police Officer Eva Lipton has been trying to get former Police Officer Robert to see her as more than a friend ever since he retired, and she calls on him to help her investigate a church theft. I liked this novella and enjoyed seeing a couple of characters from another book in the series. I would recommend this volume to others. I enjoyed this volume and look forward to reading more books in this series as well as other books by this author.
MsChris1161 More than 1 year ago
ALL FOR HOPE, the first book in the Rawley Family series is an interesting story with several twists to the storyline. Hope Sheffield feels compelled to save the baby of a friend and believes the only way to accomplish it is to kidnap the infant. Her good friends and family, despite her actions stick by her in her adventure. In the end, all is made right for Hope and the baby. This is my first book from Olivia Hardin. Good story. Well developed characters. Uncle James is a favorite. I enjoyed this one and am looking forward to book two in the series. 4 stars JUSTICE FOR ALL is the second book in Olivia Hardin's Rawley Family series. Justice For All's timeline seems to run concurrently with All For Hope which is the first book in the series. Both books are stand-alones and either can be read first without too much confusion with the overlapping stories. Justice For All focuses on Kay Rawley who is the daughter and second child of the Earl of Arrington, in Durma (a small European country) and her life in Colorado as a law student and an intern at a prestigious law firm. She happily finds her admiration for Audrick Van Buren, her once professor and now her boss (one of the partners in the law firm) is wholeheartedly returned. They begin their love affair slowly and tentatively, but it rapidly builds into something more. Despite their somewhat secretive plans for discretion to protect their professional relationship, they are found out by someone who is not at all pleased and Kay finds herself in grave danger. The romance in this story is well-written and the two main characters likeable. I liked the overlapping with All For Hope. My only criticism is I didn't feel any true danger because the "stalker" and the way he tracked Kay were easy to spot right from the beginning making the plot predictable which killed any suspense. 3.5 stars ALL FOR FAMILY is the third book in the Rawley Family Romance series by Olivia Hardin. My favorite in this series! It takes us back to explain how Meg and Jeremy Rawley met and fell in love. I knew I liked Meg in the previous books, but until this story I had no idea of the depths to her kindness and compassion. She is a true lady with a heart of gold. No wonder Jeremy fell so deeply in love with this innately elegant and gracious woman. Likewise Jeremy is a gentleman in all the best ways... and yet capable of intense passion when it comes to making his Lady feel loved, admired, and cherished. Wonderful story of love. Meg's scene in the greenhouse with Larra Rawley was very touching and really brought to life a character who had only been talked about in the first two books. 4 stars ALL FOR A LITTLE CHRISTMAS is a sweet little snippet that features Officer Robert Guillory and Detective Lipton who we met in All for Hope. Brennan and Hope Rawley are back in town with their two little girls for Christmas. They stop at the church to see Father Berault and discover that baby Jesus has been stolen from the nativity scene. Hope asks specifically for Officer Guillory to help in finding baby Jesus in time for Christmas Mass since she knows what a great detective he is. Eva Lipton is thrilled for the excuse to work with Guillory again and hopes they'll find a little Christmas magic of their own while they search for baby Jesus. *I definitely recommend you read All for Hope before reading this short story. 3.5 stars ~Complimentary copy downloaded from NetGalley. All opinions expressed in this review are my
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
The Rawley Family Romances Volume 1 by Olivia Hardin. 4* Reviewed 11/4/17 All for Hope - 4* This is an engrossing tale about a woman who decides to break the law and go on the run with a baby in order to protect her from an abusive grandfather who has been granted custody. Luckily for her she has friends who are prepared to help out but how long will it be until the law catches up with her? I was surprised that this was the first book in a series as I sometimes felt I was missing nuances and there was backstory to Hope and Brennan's relationship that was alluded to but not fully explained, almost as if the book started off a third of the way into the story (perhaps this book was once longer and edited?). Having said that, I enjoyed the book and looked forward to reading about other members of the Rawley family. Justice for All - 4* Set in the same timeframe as Book 1, with some overlap of story, this book focuses on Kay Rawley, her law career and her attraction to her professor/boss Van. You get to learn a bit more about the Rawley family and a glimpse at the intriguing country of Durma. Throw in a stalker and you get a book that holds your attention for the duration. All for Family - 4* Sweet story looking back on the romance of Meg and Jeremy Rawley. All for a Little Christmas - 3* This is a short Christmas story involving the detective who arrested Hope (from Bk 1) for kidnapping. Felt like a magazine story. I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.