Read The Road to Paradise (Shadows of the Wilderness #1) Online Free - 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."
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December 07, 2017
Karen Barnett's writing makes you feel as if you are right there in the forests, seeing the mountains, delighting in nature's beauty. As I read, I really felt transported to Mount Rainier National Park. Her writing instills courage, strength, and faith in the reader. You feel like you too can do...
August 19, 2017
This was a sweet story about Margie, a young woman who grew up in the upper society, yet had a heart and desire for the simplicity and beauty of the natural world. It was easy for me to admire Margie because she reminded me so much of my younger self. She was a book learned botanist and admired G...
June 22, 2017
If you like a story that has really well-developed characters, a wonderful message of how God is in the beauty of nature, a romance between a nature-loving young woman and an emotionally broken park ranger, then you need to pick up The Road to Paradise.
I was touched and inspired by Marge's love...
June 07, 2017
The first thing that caught my attention about this book was its amazing cover. I collect the vintage-style postcards from national parks, sites, memorials, and cities that we visit on our road trips, and earlier this year I mounted them all on my living room wall :) Since I love national parks a...
December 30, 2017
Fans of historical and ROMANTIC fiction, don't you just LOVE this cover? It really does a lovely job capturing the essence of this clean, faith-based, nature's bounty history/mystery love story. A story celebrating pioneering female naturalists, and set in beautiful Mount Rainier National Park in...
June 07, 2017
A story as invigorating, inspiring, and perilous as Mount Rainier itself! The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett pulled me in with humor and fascinating characters and a delicious romance, then kept me up late as Ford and Margie strive to save the national park that seems determined to kill them....
May 21, 2017
A true delight. With its expertly rendered setting of breathtaking beauty and danger, combined with charming characters and a swiftly moving plot, The Road to Paradise is a journey worth taking more than once!
June 10, 2017
"My soul is at peace here. Like God has led me to the promised land."
Margaret Lane has made her great escape; leaving a life of social obligation and burrowing herself into life at Mount Rainer National Park, as a result of her father's generosity, she finds herself dubbed a "naturalist" by Chief...
June 05, 2017
Readers, get ready to go on a full out adventure as you hit the wilderness with Margie who loves Mount Rainer. Don't be fooled by the title "The Road to Paradise." This book is nothing but a road to paradise, but an adventure of a lifetime that Margaret takes. She doesn't hike the forest alone bu...
July 17, 2017
Historical Fiction is my favorite. I adore mountains, hiking and nature. Unfortunately, I didn't love this novel and found the characters and story line to be just ok. I am glad so many adored this novel. It just wasn't a good match for me.
I have another novel by the author, Out of the Ruins, and...