"A refreshing autobiography from a spirited woman. Overall, Brettell demonstrates a cinematic control of her story. This isn't a victim's tale; rather, it's a guide to survival." ~ Kirkus Review
"Some books are simply 'unputdownable' and The Olive Picker is one of them. This book grabs the reader by the scruff and never lets go. The writing is so simple, clean and powerful that one is barely aware of the very act of reading; immersion into the story becomes so total. While one might compare the pacing to such titles as The Girl On The Train, this book has an underlying theme far more powerful than any murder mystery." ~ Judge, 3rd Annual Writer's Digest Self Published eBook Awards
"The Olive Picker: A Memoir by Kathryn Brettell is a great book that will make you believe in strength and courage. This is perfection! 5stars!" ~ Rabia Tanveer, Readers' Favorite
Silver medalist in Family & Relationships category and Bronze medalist in Memoirs ~ 2016 CIPA-EVVY Book Awards.
2016 Readers Favorite Gold Medal Winner in Non-Fiction
2016 Kindle eBook Awards WINNER in Non-Fiction