The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett Review

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Synopsis: In 1927, Margie Lane, an avid naturalist, convinces her Senator father to procure her a position at the fledgling Mount Rainier National Park. Since Ranger Ford Brannon lost his father in a climbing accident, he doubts his ability to protect the park and its many visitors. He certainly doesn’t relish the job of watching over an idealistic and privileged young woman with no practical survival skills.
When Margie’s former fiance sets his mind on developing the Paradise Inn and its surroundings into a tourist playground, Margie and Ford will have to work together to preserve the beauty and simplicity of this mountain hideaway, but the developer’s plans might put more than just the park in danger.”

My Thoughts: After reading this book, I’ve decided to add “visiting Mount Rainier National Park” to my bucket list. The author did a great job at describing the sights of this beautiful place (so much so that I want to go see it for myself). The story is very sweet, it follows Margie, a senator’s daughter who has a love for nature and Ford, a ranger at the park, who is dealing with past hurts. I enjoyed every page and loved the characters. Margie showed a lot of integrity and didn’t compromise her beliefs which I really appreciated.

There was plenty of drama and some great suspenseful scenes. The villain in the book was such a creep and definitely a “love to hate” kind of character. I loved the slow burning romance and the way everything played out.

This is the first book in a series (The Vintage National Parks) and I can’t wait for the next one to come out!

My Rating: 4 stars

I received this book from Blogging for Books to review.

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