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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Without leaving my house I have experienced the Great Smokey Mountains thanks to the author. The description is so vivid I felt like I was walking in the woods and camping along the beautiful lakes. It was fun to read about the animals that lived there and how much they are protected by the rangers . This place is now on my bucket list to visit.
Molly was an exciting character and I cheered for her when she was hired as a ranger. I loved reading the duties of a ranger. I didn’t realize that there were problems with poachers and it saddened me to read how the bears are hunted down for profit. The author goes into detail about why bears are desired by poachers and what they are used for. Once again we see that “the love of money is at the root of all evil.” How sad that people don’t appreciate the animals and allow them to live peacefully in their habitat. Molly has a run in with a couple of men and she will find out how people want revenge even though she was doing her job. The story touches on greed, jealousy and deceit. It is hard at times to know who to trust in the story. I had my suspicion about one particular character and couldn’t wait to see if I was correct.
Jake is a great ranger and I thought his dedication to the job was admirable. He seemed to never tire of being out watching over campers and making sure that everyone was safe, There is definitely chemistry between Jake and Molly and I liked how they took their relationship at a slow pace. There is a lot of danger that brews throughout the story which I was very intrigued by. When a young boy goes missing everyone goes into action, The teamwork was good and I loved learning how they track someone.
With a kidnapping, poachers, selling bear parts on the black market and danger this story will keep you on the edge of your seat. There is a good amount of faith throughout the story that blends well and highlights how important it is to trust God. I can’t wait to read the next book in this series.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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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