Oleanna



Oleanna Set during the separation of Norway from Sweden in 1905, this richly detailed novel of love and loss was inspired by the life of the author s great great aunts Oleanna and her sister Elisabeth are the last of their family working their farm deep in the western fjordland A new century has begun, and the world outside is changing, but in the Sunnfjord their world is as small and secluded as the verdant banks of a high mountain lake The arrival of Anders, a cotter living just across the farm s border, unsettles Oleanna s peaceful but isolated existence Sharing a common bond of loneliness and grief, Anders stirs within her the wildness and wanderlust she has worked so hard to tame When she is confronted with another crippling loss, Oleanna must decide once and for all how to face her past, claim her future, and find her place in a wide new world. New Read [ Oleanna ] by [ Julie K. Rose ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

Julie K Rose is an author of historical fiction, fascinated by stories and settings slightly off the beaten track From 12th century Burgundy in The Pilgrim Glass, to early 20th century Norway in Oleanna, to 1930s Tunisia in Dido s Crown, she has a deep love for history and a terrible case of wanderlust Her love of language, history, and art history led her to degrees in Humanities and English Julie K Rose is an author of historical fiction, fascinated by stories and settings slightly off the beaten track From 12th century Burgundy in The Pilgrim Glass, to early 20th century Norway in Oleanna, to 1930s Tunisia in Dido s Crown, she has a deep love for history and a terrible case of wanderlust Her love of language, history, and art history led her to degrees in Humanities and English and a lifelong passion for creativity.Julie lives in the Bay Area with her husband and rescue cats, and loves reading, following the San Francisco Giants, and enjoying the amazing natural beauty of Northern California.Look for her on Twitter and YouTube juliekrose and on Facebook and Instagram juliekroseauthor

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  • Paperback
  • 274 pages
  • Oleanna
  • Julie K. Rose
  • English
  • 27 November 2017
  • 1105361411

10 thoughts on “Oleanna

  1. V.E. Ulett says:

    Oleana is as insular and beautiful a novel as the Norway of the early twentieth century in which it is set Like all good stories Oleanna is about many things, and this is a story not only of one young woman s experiences, but also of change, the consequences of our dec...

  2. Karen says:

    Oleanna is a book about ordinary women, living on an isolated farm in the isolated western fjordlands of Norway Oleanna and her sister Elisabeth and Torjus, Elisabeth s young son, are the last of their family living on their old family lands The deaths of their parents and sisters, and the loss of their brothers to the lure of the American Dream, have left the sisters restless but tied to the land and their memories The idea of people leaving and never returning is a constant theme in the b Oleanna is a book about ordinary women, living on an isolated farm in the isolated western fjordlands of Norway Oleanna and her sister Elisabeth and Torjus, Elisabeth s young son, are the last of their family living on their old family lands The deaths of thei...

  3. Audra (Unabridged Chick) says:

    When this book ended, I contemplated flipping back to the start in order to begin again I absolutely didn t want to leave the characters I had come to like so much.Set in early 20th century Norway, this novel drew me in immediately with the heartbreaking story and quiet, intense characters Oleanna and her sister Elizabeth are left on their isolated farm in southern Norway after their brother emigrates to the U.S Already too familiar with loss tragic deaths, ended engagements, the absence o When this book ended, I contemplated flipping back to the start in order to begin again I absolutely didn t want to leave the characters I had come to like so much.Set in early 20th century Norway, this novel drew me in immediately with the heartbreaking story and quiet, intense characters Oleanna and her sist...

  4. Bettie☯ says:

    Oleanna dedication For Janis Terry Hunt NelsonNorway National Day 17th MaySpring 2013pub 2012hist fic period pieceopening Lake J lster, Sunnfjord, Norway May 1905Oleanna Tollefsdatter Myklebost was beset by ghosts winter ice in her veins, chill and stiff even during the long summer days of the midnight sun.Not the read I wanted This was an undemanding romance beach trinket set in 1905 with the politics merely alluded to Ole Bull founded a utopian New Norway in PA, USA Bull visited the U Oleanna dedication For Janis Terry Hunt NelsonNorway National Day 17th MaySpring 2013pub 2012hist fic period pieceopening Lake J lster, Sunnfjord, Norway May 1905Oleanna Tollefsdatter Myklebost was beset by ghosts winter ice in her veins, chill and stiff even during the long summer days of the midnight sun.Not the read I wanted This was an undemanding romance beach trinket set in 1905 with the politics merely alluded to Ole Bull founded a utopian New Norway in PA, USA Bull visited the United States several tim...

  5. Melanie Spiller says:

    I just finished reading Julie K Rose s book Oleanna, and I feel refreshed The story follows a woman through loss and love, politics and poverty, and throughout it all, sets the scene quietly in Norway I often felt as though I was reading poetry the language was languid and lush and so very evocative I haven t got a single Norwegian root, but I found myself wishing for them, wishing I had a farm to visit and ghosts of my own As another reviewer mentioned, the letter from Julie s grandfath I just finished reading Julie K Rose s book Oleanna, and I feel refreshed The story follows a woman through loss and love, politics and poverty, and throughout it all, sets the scene quietly in Norway I often felt as though I was reading poetry the language was languid and lush and so very evocative I haven t got a single Norwegian root, but I found...

  6. Jenny Q says:

    This lovely little novel was my introduction to Norwegian historical fiction, and I really enjoyed it It s a beautifully written story crafted around characters based on the authors ancestors, Oleanna and Elizabeth, two sisters left holding the pieces of their family s farm after a series of tragedies Oleanna is the older sister, a young woman struggling to hold on to the only way of life she s ever known while the lure of the ever widening world and the op...

  7. Meg - A Bookish Affair says:

    I really liked this book It had a good story, good characters and an interesting setting I think one of the marks of a good book is when you aren t ready to leave the characters when the book ends I was most definitely not ready to leave Oleanna when the book ended I wanted to see what happens to her Is she happy Will she ever change her mind Oleanna is a fabulous character She s strong but personable and definitely the sort of character that you find yourself rooting for While Oleanna i I really liked this book It had a good story, good characters and an interesting setting I think one of th...

  8. Stephanie Dagg says:

    This is a novel of landscapes physical, political and emotional It has the unusual and beautiful setting of Norway, at an unsettled time in its history The lives of Oleanna and Elisabeth are also unsettled Their brother is shortly to leave them for America, but they must stay and look after the farm The arrival of Anders causes further ripples in their demanding but rhythmic lives that follow the seasons This is something I can sympathise with as a farmer The weather and the n...

  9. Anna Graham says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here A magnificent journey to the past Rose captures turn of the century Norway as if having walked the very steps Oleanna and her sister Elisabeth trod running the family farm But this novel isthan a trip back in time Oleanna is chased by ghosts, also by one man who shares her trepidations Anders Samuelsson stirs Oleanna s passions, also her fears will she yet again be left behind Norway s beauty, from lush mountains to crowded Bergen, enhances this tale one feels surrounded either by st A magnificent journey to the past Rose captures turn of the century Norway as if having walked the very steps Oleanna and her sister Elisabeth trod running the family farm But this novel isthan a trip back in time Oleanna is chased by ghosts, also by one man who shares her trepidations Anders Samuelsson stirs Oleanna s passions, also her fears will she...

  10. The Lit Bitch says:

    This novel caught my eye for one specific reason..the setting Normally, I read a lot of historic fiction that is set in England, America, or France..but mostly England England tends to be the favorite setting for most historical fiction novels and why not, it s full of history But after a while, one can t help but wonder what else is out there beyond the UK in the world of HF Enter Oleanna.I was astonished at the breathtaking use of setting Norway sounds absolutely stunning The flourishin This novel caught my eye for one specific reason..the setting Normally, I read a lot of historic fiction that is set in England, America, or France..but mostly England England tends to be the favorite setting for most historical fiction novels and why not, it s full of history But after a while...

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