Recommended Reading


Where the Fire Falls  is by Author Karen Barnett, and is part of a series on Vintage National Parks which bring to life President Theodore Roosevelt’s vision for protected lands. He is quoted as saying, “There can be nothing in the world more beautiful than the Yosemite, the groves of the giant sequoias and redwood, the Canyon of the Colorado, the Canyon of the Yellowstone, the three Tetons; and our people should see to it that they are preserved for their children and their children’s children forever, with their majestic beauty all unmarred.”


I’ve reviewed Karen’s first four books— Mistaken–, a book about prohibition in the 1920’s, and the Golden Gate Chronicles, a series centered around the 1906 San Francisco earthquake— Out of the Ruins, Beyond the Ashes, and Through the Shadows—in earlier blogs. Karen’s style and impeccable research combine to give the reader a thoroughly satisfying reading experience.  Available from Amazon, CBD, Barnes and Noble, on pre-order. Releases June 6 from Waterbrook Multnomah Press.

Karen Barnett









Another author to discover, if you haven’t already, is Jane Kirkpatrick who brings the untold stories of determined women to life. Her historical settings are unique and the characters reflect the true stories of women who faced unknown challenges as the West was settled.

My latest read was All She Left Behind, a wonderful story about a woman who became one of Oregon’s first female doctors. An intriguing tale of suffering, loss, and determination.

Another book  you don’t want to miss is If We Make It Home by Christina Suzann Nelson. The story of three women who reunited two decades after they met in college and embark on a wilderness adventure together will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.










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