Where the Fire Falls by Karen Barnett was such a fun book to read. I've not read this author before, but was entranced from the first page. I love the era this was written in and found the story to be fascinating. Olivia was a well written character who struggled between who she was and who she was expected to be. I loved her heart and enjoyed watching her grow. I'm looking forward to more from this author and will seek out her previous books as well.
About the book:
Watercolorist Olivia Rutherford has shed her humble beginnings to fashion 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 opportunity to become a National Parks Ranger, but is it his true calling?
As Clark opens 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.
This book provided for review by Blogging for Books