Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Ever Faithful By Karen Barnett

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?

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Karen Barnett is the award-winning author of The Golden Gate Chronicles (Out of the Ruins, Beyond the Ashes, and Through the Shadows) and Mistaken. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two kids, and three mischievous dachshunds. When she's not writing, Karen enjoys photography, hiking, public speaking, decorating crazy birthday cakes, and dragging her family through dusty history museums. Oregon Christian Writers (OCW) honored her with the Writer of Promise Award in 2013 and a Cascade Award for her debut novel, Mistaken, in 2014. In 2016, she was named Writer of the Year by the prestigious Mount Hermon Christian Writers Conference. Karen is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) and Oregon Christian Writers (OCW) and has been published in Guideposts and other national magazines.

My Thoughts...

 I have read all the books so far in the Vintage National Parks series.
This one might just be my favorite one so far. I really enjoyed traveling to Yellowstone park. Barnett knows her parks and the historical aspects are wonderfully written. 
I love romance and suspense in one book and you get that with Ever Faithful.
 Don't miss this book, if you have not read the first book that is fine they are stand alone books.
 The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. Every time you post about one of these books I get myself a copy.

  2. Sometimes I have a hard time reading historical books. But this author is really good I love going to the parks.

  3. Sounds like a fun read. I love National Parks.

  4. I loved visiting Yellowstone a few years ago so this one is on my to-read list. Glad to hear you liked it, Mary!

  5. I agree! This is the best one yet! I will be posting my review tomorrow!

  6. I have one of Karen's Vintage National Parks books on my shelf and certainly want to add the other ones to my collection! Thanks for your review, Mary.