So, this is the final book I get to review for Blogging For Books as they have closed. Still, I want to share this interesting book with you.
Where The Fire Falls is by author Karen Barnett. I reviewed another one of her Vintage National Parks Novels a while back (it was on Rainier National Park). These are fun, easy to read, adventure novels that are set in the national parks back in the early days of the parks.
Where The Fire Falls takes place in Yosemite National Park. Olivia Rutherford is an artist – a watercolor artist, specifically. She is sought after and has gallery showings that feature her and her alone. She is making it in the art world, though we get peeks into cracks in her persona pretty early on. She is trying hard to live “The Life.” But her background will always be a part of her, whether she wants it to be or not.
Her agent sends her into Yosemite National Park with clients to create a series of paintings that feature the park for a lucrative contract. While there, she has to not only create the paintings that are part of the contract AND some paintings for the accompanying clients, she has to face a part of her past that she thought was dead and buried.
Clark Johnson is a park ranger that intends to have as little as possible with the people who visit the park. He wants to do what he can to keep it safe and protect the back country, which he is most familiar with. Instead, because of his familiarity with the back country, he is assigned to accompany Olivia and the other guests. In the process of trying to lure them into the actual back country and away from the main tourists, romance blossoms among the avant-garde artist and the rugged back country guide.
But Olivia’s past is not as dead and buried as she thought. Before she has time to get her contract fulfilled, someone inserts themselves into her adventure and risks become greater by the moment.
This Vintage National Parks novel is interesting and fun. There is plenty to help the reader learn a bit about the park while still providing a bit of romance. The adventure is strong and keeps the reader going.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.