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
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
A win for this outdoorsey, naturalist, Park-loving girl. I thought the characters were well done and interestingly developed. Olivia’s backstory was a unique one, and I always love to see new things explored in story. Loved the opportunity to return to Yosemite as I haven’t been since I was a teen. Overall a very enjoyable and entertaining read.
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
I’m a sucker for National parks, being a wilderness/camping type of girl. So what is the next best thing when I can’t make it to one in person? Visit one and travel to their formation in the early 20’s.
The story of Olivia and Clark is engaging, delightful, and rich with historical culture of early parks and the lifestyles of those who visited and who ran them.
If I had any drawbacks it would be that I could’ve gone on a few more camp outs with Clark and Olivia and I could have used a lot more o ...more
Majestic scenery, intriguing characters, and a delicious romance combine in Where the Fire Falls. Karen Barnett‘s experience as a park ranger infuses the story with a rich sense of place, supported by historical research. But the story is what keeps you flipping pages, as the characters’ pasts collide. Rugged Clark is a swoon-worthy hero, and conflicted Olivia will steal your heart. Make some s’mores and savor this story!
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
Where the Fire Falls is the 2nd book in Karen Barnett's "Shadows of the Wilderness" series. While the first book took place at Mount Rainier, this novel is set in Yosemite National Park. Olivia is an artist based in Sacramento, who is given an offer to paint scenes of the park for a travel magazine. She is accompanied by a wealthy art-collector and his wife. A local guide, and summer ranger, Clark is assigned to be Olivia's guide and show her potential locations for her paintings. While Olivia's ...more
When i first saw the cover for this book, I was not sure that i would enjoy it to be honest. I am a sucker for a good cover and I tend to judge a book by its cover. But I was wrong! This book is so good! It is the second book in The Shadows of the wilderness series but it easily stands alone. I was drawn in almost immediately. The descriptions of the different parts of Yosemite made me feel like I was there and made me want to take a trip to see it all myself. I would definitely recommend this b ...more