Advance reader reviews of Solomon's Oak by Jo-Ann Mapson.

Solomon's Oak

A Novel

By Jo-Ann Mapson

Solomon's Oak
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  • Published in USA  Oct 2010,
    384 pages.

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  • Barbara F. (Santa Rosa, CA)


    Enjoyable Read
    Jo-Ann Mapson fans will thoroughly enjoy "Solomon's Oak". She deals with the age old problems of abandonment and with sympathy without being maudlin. The story is Glory's story, how she deals with the loss of her husband and then takes on a foster child who has suffered even more catastrophic losses than her own.

    The only real problem with the book is that while it is Glory's story at the end it is Juniper who winds things up. The ending is just a tying up of loose ends - sort of. I anticipate that this is the first of a series. The ending seemed too abrupt for the care that had gone into the writing for most of the book. All that said, it is an enjoyable read and Book Clubs will have lots to consider after reading it.
  • Cam G. (Murrells Inlet, SC)


    Solomon's Oak
    Solomon's Oak, a one hundred year old tree, is the central focus around which three lonely strangers come together. They each have endured loss and tragedy in their lives.

    This is a splendid story about a grieving young widow fighting to hang on to her farm, an angry but scared teenaged runaway, and a retired disabled detective who was injured in the line of duty. Mapson does a remarkable job of bringing compassion, understanding and healing to these hurting three individuals.
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