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Solomon s Oak Solomon s Oak is the story of three people who have suffered losses that changed their lives forever Glory Solomon a young widow holds tight to her memories while she struggles to hold on to her Cen

  • Title: Solomon's Oak
  • Author: Jo-Ann Mapson
  • ISBN: 9781608193301
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Solomon s Oak is the story of three people who have suffered losses that changed their lives forever.Glory Solomon, a young widow, holds tight to her memories while she struggles to hold on to her Central California farm She makes ends meet by hosting weddings in the chapel her husband had built under their two hundred year old white oak tree, known locally as Solomon s OSolomon s Oak is the story of three people who have suffered losses that changed their lives forever.Glory Solomon, a young widow, holds tight to her memories while she struggles to hold on to her Central California farm She makes ends meet by hosting weddings in the chapel her husband had built under their two hundred year old white oak tree, known locally as Solomon s Oak Fourteen year old Juniper McGuire is the lone survivor of a family decimated by her sister s disappearance She arrives on Glory s doorstep, pierced, tattooed, angry, and homeless When Glory s husband Dan was alive, they took in foster children, but Juniper may be than she can handle alone Joseph Vigil is a former Albuquerque police officer and crime lab photographer who was shot during a meth lab bust that took the life of his best friend Now disabled and in constant pain, he arrives in California to fulfill his dream of photographing the state s giant trees, including Solomon s Oak.In Jo Ann Mapson s deeply felt, wise, and gritty novel, these three broken souls will find in each other an unexpected comfort, the bond of friendship, and a second chance to see the miracles of everyday life.

    Solomon s Oak by Jo Ann Mapson Solomon s Oak is the story of three people who have suffered losses that changed their lives forever Glory Solomon, a young widow, holds tight to her memories while she struggles to hold on to her Central California farm She makes ends meet by hosting weddings in the chapel her husband had built Solomon s Oak A Novel Jo Ann Mapson Bloomsbury USA About Solomon s Oak Solomon s Oak is the story of three people who have suffered losses that changed their lives forever Glory Solomon, a young widow, holds tight to her memories while she struggles to hold on to her Central California farm. Solomon s Oak A Novel Jo Ann Mapson What I loved most about Solomon s Oak A Novel was the descriptive language that brought the oak tree alive until I could almost see it bending over the people in its wake, as if it were some kind of warm, embracing, and spiritual presence. Solomon s Oak Home Facebook Solomon s Oak a novel by Jo Ann Mapson See All Posts Solomon s Oak Sp S on S so S red S July , Boots Like These Help Writers Write Books Solomon s Oak updated their profile picture Sp S on S so S red S July , Solomon s Oak A Novel Kindle edition by Jo Ann Mapson Solomon s Oak is the story of three people who have suffered losses that changed their lives forever Glory Solomon, a young widow, holds tight to her memories while she struggles to hold on to her Central California farm She makes ends meetby hosting weddings in the chapel her husband had built under their two hundred year old white oak tree, known locally as Solomon s Oak. Solomon s Oak by Jo Ann Mapson, Paperback Barnes Noble Solomon s Oak is an ancient white oak, growing in California, where no white oak should be able to grow When Glory Solomon is widowed at an early age she unwittingly becomes its caretaker Her new foster daughter, Juniper, arrives just as Glory is hosting her first wedding in Solomon s Oak ReadingGroupGuides Solomon s Oak About the Book Solomon s Oak by Jo Ann Mapson Glory Solomon never expected to be a young widow, a wedding planner, or a business owner, but suddenly she is all three After her husband s unexpected death, Glory turns his hand built chapel into a wedding venue Unconventional couples are drawn to the modest chapel, which is Summary and reviews of Solomon s Oak by Jo Ann Mapson Solomon s Oak is the story of three people who have suffered losses that changed their lives forever Glory Solomon, a young widow, holds tight to her memories while she Jo Ann Mapson Author of Solomon s Oak Jo Ann Mapson, a third generation Californian, grew up in Fullerton as a middle child with four siblings She dropped out of college to marry, but later finished a creative writing degree at California State University, Long Beach. SOLOMON S OAK by Jo Ann Mapson Kirkus Reviews To help make ends meet she is using the farm as a wedding venue her late husband Dan built a chapel on the property, which also boasts Solomon s Oak, an ancient white oak that draws tourists and botanists from all over.

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    1. Laurel-Rain on said:

      Against the backdrop of a gorgeous Central California Coastal town, this story begins with an historic moment in the past: a man, his wife, and his daughter are set to partake of the golden riches of the new land when tragedy strikes in the form of a swollen Nacimiento River.From there we open on another world, in another century, and a woman named Glory Solomon, whose life and joy have centered on this land and near this huge white oak tree named Solomon's Oak. Here she had shared a wonderful t [...]

    2. Denise on said:

      Another beautiful book from Jo-Ann Mapson! Solomon's Oak is an ancient white oak, growing in California, where no white oak should be able to grow. When Glory Solomon is widowed at an early age she unwittingly becomes its caretaker. Her new foster daughter, Juniper, arrives just as Glory is hosting her first wedding in the chapel her husband built under its branches. Close on Juniper's heels comes Joesph, an injured cop who is there to photograph the famous tree. Together, the three of them will [...]

    3. Petunia on said:

      Mapson is an author I turn to like comfort food when I get tired of rich fare. Her chaaracters are real people with flaws, ones you can love and appreciate. In Solomon's Oak, Glory is a grieving widow whose's part-time job at Target might provide just enough money to get by--if she didn't take in strays. Glory and her husband of ten years had fostered teenaged boys, whome they loved and sent on their way better prepared for life. She also fosters dogs, that she loves and trains for a permanent h [...]

    4. Lucia on said:

      It was an enjoyable book, except for the lame use of Spanish all over the book. The Spanish that many of the characters used in between their sentences was wrong. I don't mean that it wasn't proper Spanish, I mean that it was painfully obvious that the author AND the editors had no knowledge whatsoever of Spanish. This made the reading very annoying for me, being bilingual.

    5. Carol on said:

      A book about famliy dynamics and the forming of new relationships. The theme of abuse and abduction of children nearly hit the limit of my comfort level, but I did manage to finish the book.Also need the authors recipe for twice-baked potato casserole!

    6. Charlene on said:

      loved this book. I couldn't put it down well written, realistic ending, very engaging. I stayed up late to read it and got ul early to read it. looking forward to reading more from this author

    7. Shannon on said:

      Original review found at: awesomebooknuts/SPOILERSI enjoyed reading this book, but I thought I would enjoy it more. It is an easy, well written novel that follows the lives of three individuals whose lives intertwine in interesting ways.Glory Solomon is a widow coming up on the first anniversary of her late husband’s death. She is asked by a couple if they can have their wedding at the chapel that her husband finished building shortly before his death. She accepts after she discovers the reaso [...]

    8. Regina Spiker on said:

      Solomon's Oak - the words alone invoke strength and characterotographers come from miles away to capture the beauty of the lovely, huge White oak that sits on Solomon's farm in California, where White Oaks should never grow. Glory Solomon, now a widow, owns the farm where once her and her beloved husband took in foster boys and taught them to be kind, responsible men. Now alone with only her horses and dogs, Glory is faced with the dilemma of possibly losing the farm. On top of all this worry an [...]

    9. Donna on said:

      I really enjoyed this book. First of all, I fell in love with the idea of Solomon's Oak being a tree that was not expected to live, let alone flourish for hundreds of years in their area. I absolutely adored the character of Glory Solomon since, like me, shoe loves animals. She has three dogs who she rescued and has trained to help her out on the farm. She also has s couple of horses. She is grieving the loss of her husband of twenty years. Now she wishes that they had children of their own in a [...]

    10. Grace on said:

      Liked the characters - a new widow, a foster child, a retired policeman - great relationships. Glory Solomon, a young widow, holds tight to her memories while she struggles to hold on to her Central California farm. Fourteen-year-old Juniper McGuire is the lone survivor of a family decimated by her sister's disappearance. She arrives on Glory's doorstep, pierced, tattooed, angry, and homeless. When Glory's husband Dan was alive, they took in foster children, but Juniper may be more than she can [...]

    11. Denise on said:

      I really found Jo-Ann Mapson's book Solomon's Oak to be a great read. The characters are wonderfully developed and the struggles rang true. Glory is struggling through her first year as a widow and adjusting to her new realities and trying to start a new business. She becomes a sole foster mother, a role she has extensive experience in while she was married but this time the child is a girl and she is going it alone. Juniper, the foster child has a voice that rings true for children who have see [...]

    12. Kay on said:

      The characters were wonderful--almost too good to be true. And the plot was compelling, though there were probably too many coincidences, such as the fact that the heroine becomes the foster mother to the sister of a missing person whose dog lives at Solomon's Oak. And how did she become a foster mother without going through months of red tape, especially in California?I have enjoyed other books by this author, but somehow the writing wasn't quite good enough to rate 4 stars. It had a thrown-tog [...]

    13. Anne on said:

      I finished reading Solomon's Oak this evening, and on the whole I did enjoy the story. The story is pretty slow to start, with a gentle introduction to each character, and although the pace never becomes particularly fast, the characters develop wonderfully. Although recommended by Jodi Picoult, Jo-Ann Mapson's writing and style is really not similar to Picoult at all. This didn't put me off, but some readers may be looking for a similar genre and be disappointed. The three main characters; Glor [...]

    14. Diana on said:

      Jo-Ann Mapson is one of my favorite authors.The plot of this book was slow to develop, but once it got started it was another great story. Glory Solomon is a recent widow. She and her husband had ran a small farm and raised foster boys, among other things. In one of their meadows is a big, old, beautiful oak treSolomon's oak. Glory's husband had built a small chapel before he died. Someone asks if they have their wedding there and thus begins a new business for Glory. During the first wedding at [...]

    15. Kirsten Feldman on said:

      Solomon's Oak in three lines. Jo-Ann Mapson beautifully, if slowly and often predictably, maps the spaces between Glory, a recent, struggling widow, and Juniper, her happenstance foster daughter, as deftly as she fills out their piecemeal lives on a California ranch. The titular tree, which shouldn't even grow in that part of the country, never mind for over two hundred years, anchors the story that undulates around it, collecting oddball and stalwart characters as treasures and trash catch in i [...]

    16. Lynn Pribus on said:

      A Hallmark-ish book with few surprises and unexciting writing. I was tempted to quit, but there was a cattle dog in it and I'm a cattle dog fan. A 15-y-o girl whose sister disappeared (while with said dog) some years ago is placed with a widow (of 8-9 months) who fostered boys while her husband was living.She herself has an antagonistic relationship with her own sister and I was constantly annoyed that, although she kept the needy girl, she was terribly inept handling her. She never once agreed [...]

    17. Sharon on said:

      2.5 starsA struggling young widow, an abandoned and angry teenager, and a former police officer who is losing his battle with his physical and emotional pain find that their lives have become entwined as each seeks to heal themselves and find some peace. This story had a great premise and a lot of potential, but it was mostly unmet. The plot seemed a little disjointed, the narrative often seemed stilted and characters not fully realized. There was just something missing, and I found myself turni [...]

    18. Rebecca on said:

      I enjoyed this book told from three varying perspectives, a young widow, and ex-cop photographer, and an abandoned teenager. It's a touching, but not sappy, story of how their lives became intertwined and move toward healing. I'd give it 4 1/2 stars if I could.

    19. Ed Goddard on said:

      Most excellent book. Good character portrayal. I would rate this a 6 out of 5 if that was possible.

    20. Mich on said:

      Well worth the read. I've had this for a long time, don't know why it took me so long to read it!

    21. Ann Miller on said:

      The story and writing are deep, true, and beautiful--moving at a glacial pace. An excellent read for the savoring reader. Juniper as the broken teen especially shines.

    22. Becki Basley on said:

      I feel this book is a tribute to foster parents who have the tenacity, strength, and genuine love of the children in their care. However, it doesn't paint a rosy picture of the challenges the parents face nor does it give a watered down perspective of the real trauma that the child endures and the scars this placed on them. I feel this book is one of survival and endurance on all the main characters so it's very appropriate to compare them to the oak tree.The only part I had an issue with was at [...]

    23. D.j. Lang on said:

      Easy to read. Fits the definition of a novel (according to Oxford online). Ends as expected in one way, in two other ways, it does not (won't explain why so as not to spoil the ending if you have not read it). Starts off like a Christian romance novel but turns out that it is not. Writing is good, details are good and realistic. I know the area so that was a plus. I have a longer review on my blog if you want to see more: englishpoiema/20 I'm not going to buy the book so I won't give it a 5 star [...]

    24. Kelly Gladney on said:

      For me, Jo-Ann Mapson books are like comfort food. I always want to live in them and be friends with her characters. It's not all rosy, but there is still something about her worlds that make me want to be a part of them. Somehow I had read both the somewhat sequels to this book and had really wanted to read this one. I guess I really wish I was the Glory character despite her hardships. Now I feel like I need to go back and read the other two to refresh my memory on what happened to these peopl [...]

    25. Onceinabluemoon on said:

      For the month of August for every new book I read I must read an old one I own to be honest, not thrilled about that since some feel so age inappropriate now. This is one, I am sure I bought this because of being a familiar location, but I am so over this type of book

    26. Deann Eckdahl on said:

      This book was enjoyable, an easy read.Great relationships in this book, I particularly loved the beginning of the book with the Pirate Wedding.

    27. Jlaurenmc on said:

      I had the good fortune to visit California a couple of years ago. I flew into Los Angeles, drove to San Francisco, then drove down the Pacific Coast Highway to Santa Monica. I loved San Francisco (it tops my list of places I would love to return to for a lengthier vacation), and L.A. was uber-cool. Santa Monica was amazing; we stayed on the beach and walked on the Pier made famous in so many movies and television shows. But some of my favorite memories were made driving down the Pacific Coast Hi [...]

    28. Laura Kay Bolin on said:

      The novel begins with three people who are lost and alone—who want to stay alone. Glory Solomon is a widow who is doing her best to take care of her farm with little money and no help. Using the church her husband built, she begins hosting weddings on her property. While hosting a pirate wedding (the first wedding she is hosting at her little chapel), her old friend and social worker begs her take Juniper a young 14-year old girl into her home for the night. Juniper abandoned by her father, or [...]

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