Title: The Road to Paradise
Author: Karen Barnett
Release Date: June 6, 2017
Description from Goodreads: “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.”
Review: This book was a wonderful summer read. I enjoyed amercing myself in Mount Rainer National Park and the beauty it holds. The story started slow, very good, but there wasn’t a lot to grip me and hold me there right away. Then I got about to the middle of the book and ended up staying up late just to finish it because I didn’t want to put it down.
The writing was vivid and I truly felt as though I was in Mount Rainer National Park with Margie, Ford, and friends. I felt like I was there, finding the flowers with Margie and clearing trees with Ford. I was with them on their fight against Carmichael and their journey up the mountain. I completely enjoyed my “visit” to the park and now I have a strong desire to visit there soon!
I really enjoyed this book and will definitely reread it. This is a great book to pick up and read when you just want something happy and light to read. This would be a great rainy weekend book or beach read.
*I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher. A positive review was not required. All opinions are my own.*