Vibrant historic Yellowstone National Park comes to life in this romantic mystery about a man hiding the truth, braving the west to become something more--and the woman who must confront his deception. A man who can't read will never amount to anything--or so Nate Webber believes. But he takes a chance to help his family by signing up for the new Civilian Conservation Corps, skirting the truth about certain "requirements." Nate exchanges the harsh Brooklyn streets for the wilds of Yellowstone National Park, curious if the Eden-like wonderland can transform him as well.
Elsie Brookes was proud to grow up as a ranger's daughter, but she longs for a future of her own. After four years serving as a maid in the park's hotels, she still hasn't saved enough money for her college tuition. A second job, teaching a crowd of rowdy men in the CCC camp, might be the answer, but when Elsie discovers Nate's secret, it puts his job as camp foreman in jeopardy. Tutoring leads to friendship and romance, until a string of suspicious fires casts a dark shadow over their relationship. Can they find answers before all of their dreams go up in smoke?
- ISBN-13: 9780735289581
- ISBN-10: 0735289581
- Publisher: Waterbrook Press
- Publish Date: June 2019
- Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.7 pounds
- Page Count: 352
Karen Barnett takes readers on a vintage vacation in Ever Faithful. In 1933, Yellowstone park ranger’s daughter Elsie Brookes is saving money for her dream of attending college. The arrival of men from the newly established Civilian Conservation Corps—particularly Brooklyn--born Nate Webber—looks to spice up the coming months. While he might not think he’s good enough for Elsie, they are drawn together and soon hope a seasonal romance might extend into forever. There’s much to enjoy in Ever Faithful, from descriptions of the park’s beauties that provide a distinct sense of place to the lingo particular to the park service (pillow punchers, gear jammers and pearl divers). This kisses--only read includes a thread of danger but is most memorable for its charming picture of a bygone world.