A Life Less Lived traces a unique relationship that develops between an old vagabond and a young girl. Once drawn to this old man, the girl soon realizes there is more to him than meets the eyes and then unfolds a saga of loyalties lived to the hilt, of betrayals and love lost... But is everything lost? Is there no hope left? What is it that is making this girl reach out and help this man despite initial opposition from her family? Is there a karmic connection or is there some other connect? Will this girl make him face up his past and rekindle an interest in his present? Will she be able to make him hope for a future? The uniqueness of the book lies in the very interesting plots and sub-plots and the way they are interwoven to culminate into an endearing ending. A love story, a social thriller, a soul-stirring experience that will take you on an emotional journey and leave you with a tear in the eyes and a smile on the lips.
The first in Carol Drinkwater's bestselling trilogy set on a Provencal olive farm. "All my life, I have dreamed of acquiring a crumbling, shabby-chic house overlooking the sea. In my mind's eye, I have pictured a corner of paradise where friends can gather to swim, relax, debate, eat fresh fruits picked directly from the garden and great steaming plates of food served from an al fresco kitchen and dished up on to a candlelit table the length of a railway sleeper..." When Carol Drinkwater and her partner Michel have the opportunity to buy 10 acres of disused olive farm in Provence, the idea seems absurd. After all, they don't have a lot of money, and they've only been together a little while. THE OLIVE FARM is the story of the highs and lows of purchasing the farm and life in Provence: the local customs and cuisine; the threats of fire and adoption of a menagerie of animals; the potential financial ruin and the thrill of harvesting their own olives - especially when they are discovered to produce the finest extra-virgin olive oil...