The Way the World Is


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Book 2 of the Olivia Series

For Blog Way the World is


Historical Fiction (USA 1840s)
List Price:  eBook $5.99,   Paperback $13.99
Page Count: 353
Word Count: 118,000
ISBN-13:  978-1496138859




Purchase: AMAZON

Book Description

Please note that this is Book 2 of a series. While it can be read on its own, readers who begin with Book 1, Olivia, Mourning, will have a deeper understanding of the characters.

Detroit Michigan, 1842  –  After the devastating trauma she suffered in Olivia, Mourning and finally knowing the reality with which she must deal, Olivia strives to rebuild herself – emotionally, socially, and financially.
She starts a new life in Detroit, the young and exciting city on a river where she has come to feel at home. New friends help the healing process, while she continues her search for the two people she loves, who have disappeared from her life. She finds the greatest solace in helping fugitive slaves escape over the river to Canada. She believes, as one of her new friends says, “In this time and place it is the most worthy thing a person can do.”
Olivia remains a compelling protagonist on a journey to find a way to do the right thing in a world in which so much is wrong.

Media Kit and Press Release

Midwest Book Review

Amazon Customer Reviews
Goodreads Reviews

Pictures of Old Detroit
Example of the Art of Quilling

Cover photo by Yulia Kazansky
Cover design by Tatiana Villa
Blog header photo by Romel Pineda


43 Responses to The Way the World Is

  1. Tami says:

    The ending of your first book seems to simply a ploy to sell another book. Not very professional


  2. Claudia Auger says:

    Amazon says “The Way the World Is” is not available now as an ebook. Any other way to get it for my iPad?


    • yaelpolitis says:

      Sorry you’re having a problem with this Claudia. It must have been some kind of bug. I see the digital book on Amazon in the Kindle store and copies of it have been selling every day. Please let me know if you continue to have a problem and I will contact their support.


      • Claudia Auger says:

        Yes, it still says only paperback available. I’d be appreciative if you would contact their support. Thanks so much!


  3. Patty baldwin says:

    I have a Nook and read Olivia, Mourning on my Nook. Now I want to purchase and read books with and even bug they are only sold on Amazon. Amy chance they may be available for Nook?


    • yaelpolitis says:

      For the foreseeable future they will only be available on Amazon, but Amazon does provide free reading apps for all devices, including Nook. Just click the Free Reading Apps link at the top of the Amazon site.


  4. Louise says:

    Kept me up all night and could hardly wait to finish it today. Please let me know when the other books will be out and any discounts you may offer r


    • yaelpolitis says:

      Thanks Louise. I’m happy to put you on my email list for notifications. Book 3 is already available. It does introduce new characters (a few generations forward in time) but about a third of it is a flashback to Olivia and Mourning.


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