About the Book
Book: Mountain of Peril
Author: J. Carol Nemeth
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 25, 2018
When Molly Walker graduated from college, she was thrilled to be hired on as a ranger at Deep Creek Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She arrived ready to begin her career and to enjoy all the aspects of her new job, but the one thing she hadn’t counted on was the local poachers and their illegal shenanigans. Molly and fellow ranger Jake Stuart try to put a stop to the escalating poaching problem while protecting the animals. In the meantime, Molly finds the handsome ranger, who is also a local, is a great partner to have on her side. She also finds she’s losing her heart to him when she’d planned to stay focused on her career. Can she give her heart and have a career? She and Jake find themselves in a battle against a group of men with a hidden agenda far more sinister than poaching. Can they be stopped before Molly’s life is snuffed out?
Molly and Jake are in a battle against a group of men with a hidden agenda far more sinister than poaching. Can they be stopped before Molly’s life is snuffed out?
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A sweet romance, filled with adventure, and faith.
This book explores the life of a park ranger and the challenges that they face, filled with beautiful evocative descriptions. This was an enjoyable read with a engaging plotline, and likable characters. Molly is just starting out her career in the Park Service, and is determined to prove herself, she is a hard worker, and I admired how she is open about her beliefs and faith.
Jake is an all-around nice guy, who is hard not to like, and sometimes his nice-ness leads to confusion. I liked that he was honest, and that he was willing to take a hard look at himself to see where he was falling short.
There was great interaction between the characters, and I loved the gorgeous setting of the Smoky Mountains. I also loved how Molly was made welcome in the community, finding friends to make her feel at home. This was a highly enjoyable read, with a lot going on, and great characters. It starts out like a sweet romance, but ends with a bang!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
About the Author
A native North Carolinian, J. Carol Nemeth has always loved reading and enjoyed making up stories since junior high school, most based in the places she has lived or traveled to. She worked in the National Park Service as a Park Aid and served in the US Army where she was stationed in Italy, traveling to over thirteen countries while there. She met the love of her life, Mark Nemeth, also an Army veteran, while stationed in Italy. After they married, they lived in various locations, including North Yorkshire, England. They now live in West Virginia, where, in their spare time, Carol and Mark enjoy RVing, sightseeing and are active in their church. They have a son, Matt, who serves active duty Army, a daughter, Jennifer, her husband Flint, who serves active duty Air Force, and three grandchildren, Martin, Ava and Gage. Their four-footed kid, Holly, a black Lab, loves traveling in their RV, and when they pack up to go, she’s waiting inside for them to head out.
More from J. Carol
I worked for the National Park Service at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park many moons ago before I met my husband. The setting for Mountain of Peril, Faith in the Parks Book 1 is in that park. I met a lot of interesting people and there was never dull moment. Something was always happening. I was either helping trap wild boar, riding horse back for back country patrol, or doing search and rescue for missing persons. I used several of my own experiences in the story, tweaking them a bit here or there to fit with the flow of the narrative. This book is near and dear to my heart just as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is. Working there was the best job I ever had, other than writing of course, and I loved it. I hope my love of the park flows through my characters and spills out for readers to experience and enjoy.
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