Thursday, April 26, 2018
Where the Fire Falls
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 has shed her humble beginnings to fashion 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 opportunity to become a National Parks Ranger, but is it his true calling?
As Clark opens 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.
My thoughts: I love the journey this book takes readers on into Yosemite in the roaring 20's! I fell in love with the characters, their personal battles, and the setting of the story. It was interesting to read about an artist on the brink of fame and a early park ranger. The story made me want to go on a road trip to Yosemite! I highly recommend this one for a Spring/Summer read!
I received this book from Waterbrook in exchange for my honest review.