Ever Faithful book coverI love historical fiction that takes place in real locations, especially if I’ve been to that location. While I’ve never been to Yellowstone National Park where Ever Faithful takes place, author Karen Barnett brought it to life in such a way that it definitely made me want to visit.

Ever Faithful is # 3 in the Vintage National Parks series. I’d read book #2, Where the Fire Falls, and enjoyed it, so I was eager to jump on the opportunity to review Karen Barnett’s latest book. It didn’t disappoint.

Ever Faithful takes place during the Depression. It focuses on a handful of employees at the state park. The girls are “pillow punchers”, a fancy term for maids, and the boys are rangers and members of the Civilian Conservation Corps. I’d never heard of the Civilian Conservation Corps before, and found it a most interesting history topic.

The characters are each far from perfect, often making foolish decisions in a way that makes them authentic and human. The story has just enough twists and turns to keep you reading until the end, although, I did feel like the ending had a little less impact than I would have liked. It wasn’t that the ending wasn’t right, but it seemed to fall short, leaving me hanging a bit.

Although Ever Faithful is part of a series, each book is independent with unique characters, so you don’t have to read the others to appreciate each book. The common theme is that each takes place in a National Park. Hopefully, Karen Barnett will continue the series to include parks on the Eastern side of the U.S. so I can read about parks I’ve visited. If you’ve visited Yellowstone, you definitely need to read this so you can fully appreciate the story.

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of the book from the publisher.

About the Author Sharon Wilharm

Christian women’s speaker, Sharon Wilharm, is a ministry leader, podcast host, and female filmmaker whose stories have impacted audiences around the globe. An accomplished storyteller, Sharon draws the audience in with humor, engages them with stories, then ties everything together to bring to light spiritual truths. Her heart’s desire is to encourage women in their walk with the Lord, showing them how to find God’s will for their life through prayer and scripture. “God is the Master Storyteller,” says Sharon. “I love helping women see how God is always at work behind the scenes laying the foundation for the glorious future He has in store for us.” Sharon is a firm believer in the power of prayer and has many stories to share of God working in miraculous ways in her own life as well as those around her. She’s passionate about teaching women how to pray and loves engaging with women in personal prayer. Wherever she goes, she finds herself surrounded by women in need of prayer, and she considers it an honor to pray with women whether they’re friends, family, or complete strangers. Sharon has enjoyed a lifelong fascination with women of the Bible and loves applying the biblical stories to modern situations. She teaches a Women Through the Bible study at her church, applying the S.O.A.P. method of scripture study. She especially enjoys delving into lesser known women and discovering encouraging truths for women of today. She recently launched a new podcast where she works her way through the Bible sharing the stories of All God’s Women.

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