Chief Ranger Ford Brayden is jaded. He knows too well how dangerous the mountain is, and he needs to focus on the day-to-day operations of the park – not on a pampered senator’s daughter. Slowly, Ford teaches Margie practical skills to complement her fervor. Slowly, Margie opens Ford’s eyes to the beauty that he’s overlooked. But when a developer with a personal vendetta threatens both the park and Ford and Margie’s budding romance, the two must work together to save what they love most.
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. The author’s experiences as a park ranger give this novel both authenticity and passion, and I can’t wait for the next book in the Vintage National Parks Series!