Welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books.
My nerdy, history loving, born-in-Washington-state heart went pitter patter when I first saw the cover of Karen Barnett’s The Road to Paradise. Historical fiction set in Washington, at Mount Rainier National Park? And with a vintage poster style cover? Yes, please!
This book (that I pre-ordered last year) has been languishing on my bookshelf, continually giving way to review copies, but the second National Parks Novel is set to come out in just a few months, so I intend to read The Road to Paradise before Where the Fire Falls is released in June. Here’s hoping…and here is the first line:
“June 1, 1927 Mount Rainier National Park Ashford, Washington
The promised view of the mountain peak waited, cloaked in mist like a tissue-wrapped gift ready to be unveiled.“
I love that this series is set in national parks and that the author is a former park ranger. Having a cover blurb from Jane Kirkpatrick isn’t too shabby, either. And did I mention that cover?!
Now it’s your turn…