About the Book
Vibrant historic Yellowstone National Park comes to life in this romantic mystery about a man hiding the truth, braving the west to become something more–and the woman who must confront his deception.
A man who can’t read will never amount to anything–or so Nate Webber believes. But he takes a chance to help his family by signing up for the new Civilian Conservation Corps, skirting the truth about certain “requirements.” Nate exchanges the harsh Brooklyn streets for the wilds of Yellowstone National Park, curious if the Eden-like wonderland can transform him as well.
Elsie Brookes was proud to grow up as a ranger’s daughter, but she longs for a future of her own. After four years serving as a maid in the park’s hotels, she still hasn’t saved enough money for her college tuition. A second job, teaching a crowd of rowdy men in the CCC camp, might be the answer, but when Elsie discovers Nate’s secret, it puts his job as camp foreman in jeopardy. Tutoring leads to friendship and romance, until a string of suspicious fires casts a dark shadow over their relationship. Can they find answers before all of their dreams go up in smoke?
Other Books in the Series
In My Opinion
As someone who grew up in Wyoming, I have made more than one trip to Yellowstone. But it’s been years since I’ve been back.
Karen Barnett’s Ever Faithful gives readers some wonderful history of the park as well as some of the wonders of God’s creation. Combine that with a romance and a touch of mystery, and you’ve got yourself a winning read.
I loved both Elsie and Nate. They each had some self-image issues. Nate because of his lack of schooling and Elsie due to her physical appearance but they also look beyond the surface to see the good in each other. And Barnett did a good job of throwing a red herring at me through most of the book as to exactly who it was causing the chaos.
I’ve enjoyed this series and my visits to a few national parks through Barnett’s words and characters.
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