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Where the Fire Falls
Title : Where the Fire Falls
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ISBN : 9780735289567
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 352

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 illustraStunning 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.


Where the Fire Falls Reviews

  • Mia

    Another book nothing short from amazing! I'm head over heels for this series <3Olivia Rutherford has been carrying a heavy load for a decade, and, in order to escape from the past, she's carefully constructed the image she wants others to see - a flamboyant persona that will guarantee her success without being stained by the Rudd's name. She's pretty sure no one cares to study what's hidden under heavy makeup, red lips, and ebony hair as long as her paintings keep them happy. Nobody is intere [...]

  • Rachel McMillan

    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 fresh [...]

  • Dianna

    All I needed to hear was "vintage national parks series" and I knew I had to read this. Set in Yosemite in the 1920s, it follows a flapper painter who's been commissioned by a magazine to capture the spirit of Yosemite, and her ex-minister guide.I enjoyed all the details of Yosemite (I've never been), the natural such as waterfalls, landscape, and mountains, but also the man-made attractions such as the fire falls and Camp Curry. Oh, and the mules. Loved them.This is a Christian book, and I enjo [...]

  • Sarah

    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 [...]

  • Bailey

    "Because…because I hope they see it. My heart." She opened her eyes locking her focus on his face. "You're saying we see God's heart in this place?" "Here and other places like it." He nodded. "And through that, come to know Him better. Scripture says faith can move mountains, but I've found time spent in the mountains sometimes moves us toward faith." This book holds one of the most beautiful and moving sentiments I have ever read. This quote about seeing God's heart amidst his creation and c [...]

  • Debbie

    "Where Fire Falls" is a Christian romance set in 1929 in Yosemite National Park. Though this book is a part of a series, it works as a standalone. The series is about the early years of the various national parks.I was interested in the story because the heroine is talented at watercolor painting. Sadly, the author seems to have simply looked up some art terms and scattered them throughout the story as she doesn't convey an accurate understanding of watercolor painting. She spent more time resea [...]

  • Michelle

    I love anything that has to do with the National Parks. This is the second book in a series but both can be read as a stand alone. I think that Karen has really grown in her writing especially with this series. This book was fun and grabbed my attention from the start though it did slow down just a tad, it was still an enjoyable read. I had a difficult time with loving Olivia's character, she was difficult for me to relate to but she does grow through the book. I LOVED Clark and the setting is w [...]

  • Susie Finkbeiner

    Review to come. :)

  • Karen Barnett