I have read the entire China Bayles series and this is the first time that China's activities and those of her husband were not related to the same plot. I did not feel that it took anything away from the story though. I know and love all of the characters in the series and they are strong enough to carry separate plots on their own. Both plots were complex and interesting.
When you love a series you come to love the characters. The sad part about finishing a book is that you have to wait another year before the author can write and publish the next book and separation anxiety sets in. That just shows the strength of the series though.
The Last Chance Olive Ranch has alot of information on the almighty olive which was fun to read about. There is also some suspense with the chapters alternating between China's story and McQuaid's story. All in all, this was another great read from Susan Wittig Albert.