A novel, contemporary literary fiction, by Karin Hatzmann, published May 1st, 2021

Witty, philosophical and full of warm sunshine. Ancient olive trees. The wonderful smell of sage, thyme, rosemary, and juniper. One costal road. Moderate mountains, where unmarked trails and stumbling rocks await the wanderer as well as star lit nights under oak trees. Even some mysterious caves. During the quiet times, the green tiny lizards lay perfectly still on that stone wall in the grove…. Read for yourself! Buy here!

Book and ebook cover in front of an olive grove in the morning sun. Link to shops embedded

Too young to retire and searching for fresh inspirations, Max quits his corporate career and travels South. He lands on La Pacifica, a hidden island in the Mediterranean sea.   

In the solitude of the Olive Grove and while hiking on unmarked trails across the mountains, he dives deep inside. In his quest, Max is supported by ravens, hawks and lizards, and encouraged by his witty, philosophical neighbors. 

“Just do what makes you happy,” they suggest. As if life were that easy? The residents on La Pacifica live what they preach. A surprising island as Max discovers. Is that a road sign to follow?

Follow your intuition and have fun along the way.

Wisdom on La Pacifica

La Pacifica Series

  • The Olive Grove Lodge is the first book of the La Pacifica series.
  • The Treasure Hunters on La Pacifica will be its sequel, to be published in 2021.

A German edition of The Olive Grove Lodge is under way – Max im Olivenhain auf La Pacifica, erscheint bald!


All updates will be announced in the newsletter.


You can buy the ebook in a variety of shops, such as Amazon/ Kindle, Apple, Kobo or Tolino. The paperback is currently available on Amazon and its wider distribution network. Find the shop links here.

If you liked the book please leave a review on the sales platforms. Or contact me directly with any suggestion.

Let me know if you have any questions on Max and his friends on La Pacifica, the secret island in the western Mediterranean sea. Or suggestions for the sequel. What should happen? How should the story progress from here?