Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Celebrate Lit Tours: The Inn at Hidden Run Review

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About the Book

Inn at Hidden Run_COVER 
A Father-Daughter Genealogy Team Link Present to Past on Family Trees Meri flunks out of medical school—and runs from her parents. Genealogist Jillian Parisi-Duffy’s digging traces the family long tradition of doctors to an ancestor saved during a yellow fever outbreak in Memphis in 1878. As Meri’s family closes in, Jillian gets the final puzzle pieces in place just in time for them all to learn the truth. The Inn at Hidden Run is the first book in the Tree of Life series. Readers will come back to backdrop of a lovely mountain town of Canyon Mines again and again to explore and celebrate unforgettable family stories that inspire them to connect with their own family histories and unique faith journeys.
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About the Author

Olivia Newport’s novels twist through time to find where faith and passions meet. Her husband and twentysomething children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books. She chases joy in stunning Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where daylilies grow as tall as she is.

More from Olivia

Of Family Lines and Family Lore
I suppose it all started in a cemetery.
Once, while a group of relatives were visiting a cemetery, one of my cousins and I wandered off and looked at all sorts of graves, speculating about the names we read and the lives they represented. We were duly scolded both for separating from our families, which caused some consternation, and for being disrespectful—though I think the second accusation was a false one!
Just because we were young children didn’t mean we were disrespecting the dead. Quite the opposite. We were respecting lives long forgotten with our curiosity about who they were and what legacies they left.
These days a lot of people are interested in genealogy. Entire TV series spin around the theme, and DNA kits show up in Christmas stockings. Lost branches of family trees find the main trunk—sometimes with big surprises.
My new Tree of Life series is set in the backdrop of a lovely Colorado mountain town I hope you’ll want to visit often, where a father-daughter genealogy team link present to past on family trees and characters learn about who they are, where they come from, and their unique faith journeys as they discover their own Tree of Life.
It all starts with The Inn at Hidden Run. When Meri arrives in Canyon Mines because she wants to run away from her family, true answers come from understanding the past that generations have forgotten—the accounts from another time and place no longer handed down but that still form the backbone of the family’s story.
What’s the backbone of your family’s history? How is it shaping your own future?

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, May 18
The Avid Reader, May 18
The Power of Words, May 18
Daysong Reflections, May 19
Texas Book-aholic, May 19
Through the Fire Blogs, May 20
Lighthouse Academy, May 20
A Baker’s Perspective, May 21
To Everything A Season, May 21
Reflections From My Bookshelves, May 22
Pause for Tales, May 22
Hallie Reads, May 22
Bigreadersite, May 23
By The Book, May 23
Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, May 23
All-of-a-kind Mom, May 24
Connect in Fiction, May 24
Maureen’s Musings, May 25
Seasons of Opportunities, May 25
Inklings and notions, May 25
Tell Tale Book Reviews, May 26
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, May 26
Godly Book Reviews, May 27
janicesbookreviews, May 27
Retrospective Spines, May 28
Mary Hake, May 28
Quiet Quilter, May 29
A Reader’s Brain, May 29
Remembrancy, May 30
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, May 30
Just the Write Escape, May 31
Moments, May 31


To celebrate her tour, Olivia is giving away a grand prize of a $25 Amazon gift card and a copy of The Inn at Hidden Run!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway!
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 My Thoughts

I'll be honest in saying the cover of this book caught my eye. From there I was intrigued about the story line, books set in Colorado I try to read. I enjoyed the setting and the first part of the book I liked a lot. The characters were set up nicely and I actually liked both timelines in this novel. It flips from past to present and I thought both were good. I think at times, especially later in the book, the story line got slow. The modern day timeline seemed to be pretty uneventful or perhaps repetitious during the latter half. Aside from that I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this story. I am curious to see where the author takes the rest of the books in this series. 

"I received this book from the publisher for free. All opinions are my own and I was not required to write a positive review."


Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

Emma said...

This sounds really interesting! I read a children's nonfiction book about the research into yellow fever, and it was fascinating.

James Robert said...

Your book sounds like a great read and thank you for sharing it with us.

Patty said...

The family ancestry/geneology line really interest me in this book.

Debbie P said...

This book sounds like a fascinating read.

Caryl Kane said...

Sounds fascinating!