Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Road to Paradise Thoughts


About the Book

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." (Goodreads)

My Thoughts

I want to visit Paradise! I LOVE this cover and the setting is perfect. I grew up in the mountains so this book took me home. I think the overall story line was alright, a bit predictable at times. I struggled with loving the characters, though I did enjoy Margie. The first part of the book had me totally engrossed, but I'll be honest in saying it got a tad slow for me later on. That being said, I still thought it to be a good book and one that made me smile. I am curious to see what other books Karen will come out with that pertain to the national parks-I'm a fan! There are also some great quotes throughout the book that I really enjoyed. 
“The mountains are calling and I must go.”
John Muir
If you are looking for something new set in the mountains you will enjoy this! 

Four stars. 

"I received this book from the publisher for free. All opinions are my own."


Heather said...

I haven't heard of this series! I need to check it out. :)

Michelle said...

Heather, it is wonderful! I am so excited to read more!