General Fiction

When I Meet You (Tree of Life Series, Book 3)

By: Olivia Newport
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Publication: May 2020
ISBN: 978-1-68322-996-4
Reviewed by: Diane Lunsford
Review Date: June 18, 2020

Olivia Newport serves up a delicious treat for her audience with the third book in her Tree of Life Series: When I Meet You.

Jillian Parisi-Duffy embraces her work as a genealogist. One of the most rewarding parts is when she can step back and admire the finished product from the fruits of her labor. After hours of research and connecting the dots of many familial layers, her reward is to see the finished product of a family tree. Her dad Nolan loves his work too. He’s an accomplished attorney and has built quite a practice and reputation for himself over the years. They are blessed to live in the quaint community of Canyon Mines; a sleepy bed and breakfast town just about an hour (give or take) from Denver, Colorado. However, on this day, Nolan has had enough of his daughter’s sequestration in her office. It’s time to whisk her away on an adventure. One of Nolan’s clients, a museum curator, has acquired a mysterious steamer trunk, circa turn of the century. Before it goes on display, he needs Nolan to look at it. Records were found inside that warrant some legal evaluation because it appears as though the trunk’s owner was involved in some foul play. Sadly, given the age of the trunk and the lack of clear information of the whereabouts of the rightful owner (or descendants of the original owner), Nolan’s legal acumen is needed. But wait. Isn’t Jillian a genealogist? Isn’t this what she does for a living? As adept as she is at her job, nothing could have prepared her for her findings once she digs into her research.

Meanwhile, back in Canyon Mines, the townspeople are bustling in preparation of a grand fundraising soiree. Nolan’s contribution will be his culinary skills that will entail delectable delights for 200 guests. Jillian will be the keynote speaker and the subject matter? What else, but a dissertation on what her work as a genealogist entails; highlighted with anecdotes of some of her more intriguing projects. However, there’s a whole lot of behind the scenes going on leading up to the gala. After doing some preliminary poking around concerning the steamer trunk, Jillian finds herself on a mini road trip that takes her south near Durango. There may be a connection to it and possibly distant relatives to the original owner of the trunk. Suffice it to say, a warm welcome is far from what she receives upon arriving at the home of her latest lead.

I’ve had the pleasure of reading a couple of previous works by Olivia Newport. One book happens to be book number one in the Tree of Life Series: The Inn at Hidden Run. The beauty in both books is while it’s not essential to read the series in order to stay connected with the characters, it’s recommended due to the entertainment value. I say this because it’s like reconnecting with old friends with each successive novel. Ms. Newport is creative with the storyline in that there is a new predicament with multiple layers in each edition. She builds a delightful relationship between father and daughter (Nolan and Jillian) characters that is relatable. The dialogue is crisp, and the scenery is picturesque and spot on when it comes to describing the wonders and beauty of Colorado. Having lived there for many years, it’s like revisiting a place from my past. I commend Ms. Newport for her innate ability to keep the story engaging, interesting and moving forward. By book’s end, the reader is satisfied and looking forward to starting the ‘next chapter/adventure’ in this series.

Quill says: When I Meet You is a feel-good novel that is a solid example of what a good read is all about.

The Rising Place

When I Meet You (Tree of Life Series, Book 3)

Angel Mountain

Life in the Chastity Zone (Chastity Series, Book 1)

The Discovery

Arnold Falls

The Further Life of Rusty Kenneficke (The Rusty Kenneficke Trilogy Book 2)

Behind the Locked Door

Dog Run, Texas

Westering Women

A Reckoning in Brooklyn

Dvorah: Prophetess, Judge, Warrior: The Simple Girl Who Grew Up to Lead Israel (Fierce Bible Women Book 1)

Cooperative Lives

Someplace to Call Home

Social Work

Christmas on Nantucket

Once Upon a Dickens Christmas: 3 Charming Christmas Tales Set in Victorian England

The Ropes That Bind: Based on a True Story of Child Sexual Abuse

Panicles

The Brides of the Big Valley

Flirtation on the Hudson (Journey of Cornelia Rose)

Carnegie Hill

The Forgiving Jar (The Prayer Jars)

The Inn at Hidden Run (Tree of Life Series)

Sycophants

Blind Walls

True Creature

The Cuckoo Colloquium: Getting Lost to Find Yourself

The White City: True Colors - Historical Stories of American Crime

The Misadventures of Rusty Kenneficke

Material Things: The Untold Story of a Young Entrepreneur Who Made a Killing in the Jeans Business

Raven Gone Rogue

Life in the Hollywood Lane

Angels on Overtime: A Divine Romantic Comedy

Raven and the Panther

A Town Divided by Christmas

In the Shadow of War

Seeking Glory: A Novel about Relationships, Loss, and Finding Your Way Home

Love, Loss, and Lagniappe

The Benghazi Affair (Stone Waverly Trilogy)

To Never Know

Treacherous Estate

Ghosted

Chanting the Feminine Down: A Psychological, Religious, and Historical Novel

Along the Watchtower

Where the Crawdads Sing

Casanova Cowboy: Where the Old West Lives on in the Rusty Springs Valley

Galahad's Fool

The Summer Sail

Best Beach Ever

Roots, Rumors & Wrath

Jerusalem Stone

One Lucky Fool

Slay the Dragon

The Lemonade Year

Whisper In My Ear (Vol III of III)

A Well-Respected Man

The Italian Party

Shadows of Hope

Whisper In My Ear (Vol II of III)

The Love Fool: A Rome-antic Comedy

Whisper In My Ear (Vol I of III)

 Beyond the Cabin

 The Last Suttee

 The Future She Left Behind

Imprint

How to Change a Life

 The Bookshop at Water’s End

Amish Cooking Class: The Blessing

Harris Estate: The Aftermath

Gladden the Heart

One Good Thing: A Ten Beach Road Novel

The Sure Mercies

The Half Wives

The Enchantment of Emma Fletcher

Traveling Light

A Lady’s Code of Misconduct (Rules for the Reckless)

The Guests on South Battery

Love, Alice

The Spice Box Letters

God, Grace, Dumb Luck

Christmas in Paris

The Illusion

Letters from Paris

One for the Ark

The Last Treasure

Elizabeth Daleiden on Trial

The Angels’ Share (The Bourbon Kings)

Frankie Jones

Sunshine Beach: A Ten Beach Road Novel

Wedding Girl

Echo Ranch

The Fire Trail

The Memory of Lemon

From Bags to Riches: A Jessie Stanton Novel

Radio Girls

Flight Patterns

Finding Fraser

Original Cyn

13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl

Keep Me Posted

Soda Springs

Covered Bridge Charm

The Promise of Forgiveness

Sing What You Cannot Say

The House on Primrose Pond

Everything’s Relative

The Hundred Gifts

A Pink Suitcase: 22 Tales of Women’s Travel

White Collar Girl

Another Woman's Daughter

The Last Midwife

Ordinary Evil

Summer at Hideaway Key

The Gilded Hour

Troika

The Bourbon Kings

Lawyer for the Dog

Give Me Your Answer True

The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach

Weightless

The Gates of Rutherford: A Novel of Rutherford Park

It's You

The Art of Baking Blind

As All My Fathers Were

 Handmaidens of Rock

Mom On The Road

Death of a Diva: From Berlin to Broadway

The Liar

Status Quo

White Gardenia

The Man I Love

Love By The Book

Days of Future Past

The Winter Sea

The Missing Place

Farewell, Monsieur Gaston

Persuasion, Captain Wentworth and Cracklin’ Cornbread (Jane Austen Takes the South)

Finding Flipper Frank

To Have and To Hold

Chuck It

Getting Even

The Garden of Letters

A Secret Woman

The Wishing Tide

Jane Austen’s First Love

Small Blessings

Last Night at the Blue Angel

Surviving 26th Street

The Gravity of Birds

Freud’s Mistress

The Winter Guest

Pride, Prejudice, and Cheese Grits (Jane Austen Takes the South)

The Art of Arranging Flowers

Imperfect Acts

Secrets of the Porch

The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky

A Long Time Gone

Til the Well Runs Dry

The Wild Dark Flowers: A Novel of Rutherford Park

The Hollow Ground

The Beautiful American

Plots and Pans

An Evolving Society

A Farm Dies Once a Year: A Memoir

Beauty

Tempting Fate

Fly Away

Jane Austen’s Guide to Life: Thoughtful Lessons for the Modern Woman

Thump

Zack's Choice

Epic Sloth: Tales of the Long Crawl

Twisted Sisters

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel

Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

The Dance of the Spirits

College Freshman 101

Phillywood

Along the Watchtower

Promised Valley Peace

Stella Bain

Echo Ranch

The Holdout

Dollface

Christmas Bliss

Between A Mother and Her Child

Colette

In Falling Snow

Astor Place Vintage

Courage: A Story of Love and Friendship

The Pipers and the First Phase (Volume 1)

Finding Colin Firth

Whistling Past the Graveyard

Plague In The Mirror

Wild Nights

Saving Faith

Necessary Lies

Rutherford Park

The Returned

Indivisible? The Story of the Second American Civil War

Down & Out in Bugtussle: The Mad Fat Road to Happiness

A Wandering Warrior

The Man Inside the Mountain

Ladies’ Night

Time Flies

The Time Between

Call Me Zelda

Lioslaith: Last of the Painted Ones

Paris

The Mango Bride

Royal Mistress

Bristol House

A Certain Summer

Star Trek The Next Generation: On Board the U.S.S. Enterprise

Children of the Underground

When She Was Gone

Heart of a Falcon

A Place for Us

Fairy Godmothers, Inc.

The Gilly Salt Sisters

Promised Valley Conspiracy

Promised Valley War

Promised Valley Rebellion

Autobiography of Us

The Union Street Bakery

Faith Bass Darling’s Last Garage Sale

The Girl Who Chased the Moon

Jack Absolute

End of Men

The Boogie Trapp

The Heat of the Sun

Pride & Prejudice With a Side of Grits

We Sinners: A Novel

Dancing at the Shame Prom: Sharing the Stories That Kept Us Small

Feathered Quill

Disclosure in Accordance with FTC Guidelines 16 CFR Part 255

Copyrights © 2020 Feathered Quill Reviews All Rights Reserved. | Designed & Developed by Unglitch.io