Stunning Yosemite National Park sets the stage for this late 1920s historical romance with mystery, adventure, heart, and a sense of the place John Muir described as "pervaded with divine light."Watercolorist Olivia Rutherford fashioned her image as an avant-garde artist to appeal to the region's wealthy art-collectors. When she lands a lucrative contract painting illustrations of Yosemite National Park for a travel magazine including its nightly one-of-a-kind Firefall event, she hopes the money will lift Olivia and her sisters out of poverty. After false accusations cost him everything, former minister Clark Johnson has found purpose as a backcountry guide in this natural cathedral of granite and trees. Now he's faced with the choice of becoming a National Parks Ranger, but is it his true calling? As Clark helps open Olivia's eyes to the wonders of Yosemite, she discovers the people are as vital to the park's story as its vistas-- a revelation that may bring her charade to an end....
|Title||:||Where the Fire Falls (Vintage National Parks #2)|
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Where the Fire Falls (Vintage National Parks #2) Reviews
I have not stayed up late reading for awhile! It doesn't come out until June, but Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett is really good! I feel old when I say this, but it takes a lot for a book to steal my sleep anymore. Usually my eyes can't handle it anymore!
A book that details some intriguing secrets of the characters hidden within, while investigating another national park of the US in a story set in the late twenties completely intrigued me. I know that it will hold all it promises! The au ...more
Ms. Barnett is back and she's done it again! Another fabulous park mystery with amazing characters and a twisty plot line, all filled with God's grace! I loved this one as much as the first one and I am so glad I read it!
Ms. Barnett takes us to the heart of Yosemite during the '20s. It was such a fun time getting to know the world back then, along with being introduced to Olivia and Clark. Both had decisions to make, both knew there was a lot at stake. Watching them throughout this novel was no ...more
All I needed to hear was "vintage national parks series" and I knew I had to read this. Set in Yosemite in the 1920s, it follows a flapper painter who's been commissioned by a magazine to capture the spirit of Yosemite, and her ex-minister guide.
I enjoyed all the details of Yosemite (I've never been), the natural such as waterfalls, landscape, and mountains, but also the man-made attractions such as the fire falls and Camp Curry. Oh, and the mules. Loved them.
This is a Christian book, and I enjo ...more
Barnett has given readers another fun historical adventure at a national park. We are transported to Yosemite National Park in 1929. Our main character is an up and coming water color artist who has an assignment to provide illustrations of the park for a magazine. Olivia needs the money but is concerned about her father's previous experiences at the park. If that dark secret got out it could ruin everything.
I appreciate the descriptions of the many beautiful features in the park's valley. Havin ...more
Yosemite National Park is a character as stunning and unforgetable as its leading lady artist Olivia Rutherford in this lush and atmospheric blend of visual and natural art.
Barnett's deft prose sweeps each page with the same delicate touch as Olivia's brush so that the 1920's park comes to life. Where the Fire Falls is a surprising and unforgettable look at an indomitable heroine in a a resplendent setting full of unexpected beauty and grace. Readers of historical romance will find this a fres ...more
Another book nothing short from amazing! I'm head over heels for this series <3
Olivia Rutherford has been carrying a heavy load for a decade, and, in order to escape from the past, she's carefully constructed the image she wants others to see - a flamboyant persona that will guarantee her success without being stained by the Rudd's name. She's pretty sure no one cares to study what's hidden under heavy makeup, red lips, and ebony hair as long as her paintings keep them happy. Nobody is intere ...more
This was my first book by Karen Barnett and I am thrilled. I am not usually a reader of historical fiction or romance but this story was fantastic.
Being a big outdoor fan I loved the descriptions of Yosemite National Park with its sights and attractions. The characters were lovely and the writing pulled me right into the story and made me feel like I was right there experiencing the adventure together with Olivia and Clark. I had a hard time putting this book away when life got in the ...more
Where the Fire Falls (2018) by Karen Barnett is the second book in her Shadows of the Wilderness series. This novel is set to release on June 5, 2018 by WaterBrook & Multnomah Publishers. This book will come in all forms including eBook, and is 352 pages in length. With a full-time job and a precocious six-year old at home, Where the Fire Falls took me two days to read. I received a copy of this novel in eBook form from WaterBrook & Multnomah via NetGalley. In no way does this change my ...more