Carol Drinkwater's bestselling The Olive Farm told the lyrical tale of her real-life romance with partner Michel and an abandoned Provençal olive farm which they fell in love with and bought - a double love story, recounted with wit, warmth and alluring detail. In The Olive Season Carol is now pregnant and their ever-loyal Arab gardener is leaving to oversee the marrying off of his last son. Often unassisted, and with new challenges to face, she takes on the bulk of the farm work alone. Water is, as ever, a costly problem and she goes in search of a diviner who promises almost magical results. But, as the harvest season approaches, dramatic events cast dark shadows over their olive farm. With magnificent humanity and colourful characters, The Olive Season entices readers into Carol and Michel's vibrant Mediterranean world. It is mesmeric and uplifting storytelling.