The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge by Christine Nolfi

Review by Nas

The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge


Troy Fagan is from the most powerful family in the area and Ourania D'Andre wants the electrical contract at any cost. He is building a new wing to his family's mansion for his pregnant sister and her husband. Some of the other sub-contracters objected to Ourania being a woman and awarded this contract. But Ourania stood up for herself and was on probation. If she lagged behind, her company would be replaced.

Ourania had painful history with Troy. It's been fifteen years since his younger brother and Ourania's best friend from school, Jason had been murdered. Troy lived with guilt and Ourania blamed herself for his death.
Adding up the new wing to the old mansion required the contractors to break through Jason's bedroom which had been kept as a shrine for fifteen years. Then Ourania finds a stack of letters in Jason's room. What she finds would destroy Troy. And it would also destroy the most powerful family, the Fagans, as they have been living a lie for so long.

Ourania also has issues of her own as her foster kids are being sent back to their abusive father. She loves her kids and wants the best for them. But being reunited to their abusive parent was not in the best interest of the kids. But why did Troy felt an instant affinity with her foster kids? Why do the kids look familiar to Troy? This is an intriguing question.

Earlier I was impressed by author Christine Nolfi's Treasure Me, but I'm completely blown away by The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge. An interesting premise, this tale depicts the secrets behind the powerful families and the hidden issues behind sibling jealousy. This book also highlights the shortcomings of the Child Services. The Government agencies all over the world which just can't or won't do enough to protect innocent children.

Warmly human and filled with poignant tension, this story will encourage and inspire anyone who is struggling with heartbreak. The poignant and compelling ending will have you question some of your previously held beliefs regarding the issue of child sexual abuse, rape victims and a rape child's nature.

Christine Nolfi is a brilliant writer whose writing flows effortlessly and naturally. She captured my heart with this story. The dialogue is also very natural. And the interaction among the family members are depicted with warm wit.

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Reviewed by Desere

Review for The Tree of Everlasting Knowledge by Christine Nolfi

The Tree of everlasting Knowledge is a new powerful read from author Christine Nolfi. The story centers around a great oak tree found on the property of Fagan Family.
The family is not your average everyday perfect happy family all though that is what they try to convey to the outside world. They try to keep their children close and as protected as possible this coming after the murder of their son Jason 15 years earlier.
They have a new grandchild on the way and decide to build a home on their property for their expecting daughter and her new husband. However this upsets their son Troy on a deep emotional level as the home will be constructed using the existing room of Jason.
Whilst Troy has to deal with the new development he also has to face the past he and Ourania D'Andre share together. Ourania is in charge of the renovation of the new rooms and is determined to do her job and get it over and done with without any complications from her and Troy's past. This job will secure her future in more ways than one.
The secrets in this family deepen when Ourania finds a secret stash of letters in the room of the murdered Jason. The letter holds a secret that could change Troy's life forever and disrupt the entire family.
All the characters holds their very own secrets and all is linked to the great oak tree in the back of the yard, what the tree's mysterious hold over the family and their secrets is ,is so beautifully incorporated into the book by this fabulous author with a truly unique style of writing.
I laughed and even cried and found a new deep meaning in the words tree and family in this book. I can foresee many more amazing tales coming from this author. If you have the opportunity to pick this one up all I can say is prepare to be amazed.

5 /5 star review

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