Return to Red Castle by Dorothy M. Keddington

Return to Red Castle

Red Castle ... an ancient citadel of wine-red stone in the heart of Utah's primitive High Uinta Mountains. Hidden away near its rocky base, a small plane lies twisted and broken.The four men ... desperate, ruthless, will stop at nothing to retrieve the plane's valuable cargo,but their only clue to its location are the words ... Red Castle.Jesse Chisholm ... rugged, lonely, one of the new breed of modern Mountain Men. As a geologist for the Forest...


Details Return to Red Castle

TitleReturn to Red Castle
ISBN9780913420935
Author
Release DateJan 1st, 1981
PublisherOlympus Pub. Co
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, Fiction, Lds, Lds Fiction, Clean Romance, Mystery, Suspense, Historical Romance
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Reviews Return to Red Castle

  • Michelle Christensen
    1970-01-01
    Sometimes it's nice to spend time with an old friend. I read this book first when I was in high school when it became one of my favorites. And it still is! Great, clean romantic suspense.
  • Katie
    1970-01-01
    Melissa is eight years old when she first meets Jesse the summer after his wife was killed in Red Castle. Jesse is 11 years her senior, but that doesn't stop them from becoming fast friends and spending two weeks of every summer connected by some unseen force. As they each grow older, their relationship takes several twists and turns until they can finally decide what they each want from each other. As they take a several day hike into Red Castle...
  • Katie W
    1970-01-01
    Melissa and Jesse met many years before--when he was still grieving for his young deceased wife and she was just a kid. Despite the big age difference, they eventually meet up again with some new feelings developing. They go hiking with her brother and his friend in the Uintahs and run into some suspicious characters and a mystery.I loved the misunderstandings. I was almost blushing for her!! Full of adventure and romance, Return to Red Castle is...
  • Brenda
    1970-01-01
    High mountain adventure with a twist. A big burly brokenhearted mountain man and the girl who can help him heal. What's not to love? Great descriptive book mad me feel like I was there. Realistic dangerous situation. Well written characters and great dialog. Nice clean romance :)
  • Kathryn
    1970-01-01
    Never judge a book by it's cover. This would be one I wouldn't pick up by sight alone, but then after starting it I couldn't put it down. Jesse Chisholm near trail's head in Utah. At the age of 19 he lost his wife to an accident in the mountains. He lived with guilt and depression until "little Missy" Heydon and her family came a two week visit from Arizona. Missy was only 8 years old at the time, but she was the one who brought Jesse back to lif...
  • Greta
    1970-01-01
    I first have to say that Red Castle is in fact very beautiful. My husband and I backpacked in to Red Castle a few years ago at the recommendation of my parents who said it was there favorite spot in the Uintah's. I don't know how many times my Dad, alone, and my parents together frequented this spot, but at the age of 67 they took one last backpacking trip there, roughing it in a tiny two person tent on not too thick thermarest pads and 20 degree...
  • Heather
    1970-01-01
    Again with the guilty pleasures-I first read this as a teenager and still enjoy revisiting this book. You can see from the summary all of the 'suspense' and 'romance' found in this book :)Summary: Red Castle ... an ancient citadel of wine-red stone in the heart of Utah's primitive High Uinta Mountains. Hidden away near its rocky base, a small plane lies twisted and broken. The four men ... desperate, ruthless, will stop at nothing to retrieve the...
  • Heather
    1970-01-01
    A really good and clean romance. Falling for a Jim Bridger type and trying to escape a creepy drug dealer with a blonde mustache is so 1981, but if you can ignore the obscelence of certain styles, the characters more than make up for it.I love the protective big brother and the too-smooth creep that tries to make a move. I love the lively Dad who slaps his wife on the rump when she passes by. And of course, being protected by a rugged mountain ma...
  • Sara
    1970-01-01
    This was a great love story with some suspense thrown in that I really enjoyed. There are also so beautiful descriptions of the Uinta mountains that just made me want to go stay in a cabin in the woods for a while. Another thing that I enjoyed about this book is that it was published in 1981 so there are a lot of fun early 80's references including describing a man as looking particulary masculine and macho because he was wearing a flannel shirt ...
  • Lisa Brown
    1970-01-01
    Melissa is headed back to Red Castle, a place that is filled with pain and happiness for her. Having her heart broken, she hasn't been back to the cabin for years - ever since she heard that Jesse was getting married, but this year she is coming back and must face her disappointment.However, when Melissa arrives, things are not as she thought they were, and before you know it, she is confused more than ever. And to add to everything, things turn ...
  • Alysa
    1970-01-01
    My first experience with this book was when I was young and my mother read it out loud in the car to my father as he drove. My father grew up going to Red Castle every summer. I read it myself when I was sixteen, right before I took my own week long trip to Red Castle with my father and brothers. I loved it then and loved it reading it again now. So yes, this book has a lot of sentimental value to me. But this why I like reading it:I like the rom...
  • Angel
    1970-01-01
    My mom had this book from the library. Normally I would never read the same books as her because we had very different tastes but I read this one just because the author and I had the same last name. (I was in Jr High give me a break seemed a good enough reason Ha Ha) I surprised myself by liking it a lot. I read it in record time and went back to find more of her books. I've just reread it now over 15 years later and I still love it just as much...
  • C.
    1970-01-01
    A hero who will make your heart race and your knees weak!, Return To Red Castle by Dorothy Keddington is a wonderful contemporary western romance with a half Indian hero,that any woman would fall for. Jesse is sweet,strong, manly and has a fun sense of humor that I consider ornery!The characters and the romance were wonderfully developed. This is one of the best romances that I have read in a while,and it's so nice that's it's clean. I LOVED IT,e...
  • Lori
    1970-01-01
    OK, so this was my favorite silly romance adventure as a teenager! I just discovered it in my storage room and I had to read it again. I enjoyed every moment (even the over-the-top romantic dialogue and crazy group of events that happens to them). I'm just sad that the edition I have is not pictured here. The cover of mine is a drawing collage of a mountain man, a woman with flowing hair, and the scenic mountains (super cheesy 1980's)! I remember...
  • Julie
    1970-01-01
    My husband was out of town when I read this so maybe loneliness was a factor is how much I enjoyed this read. I normally shy away from (understatement) Mormon authors because they are so cheesy but a friend of mine recommended it and let me borrow her copy. I really liked it. It's the kind of book you'd find at a thrift store and read and enjoy and think, "Wow, I never would've read this if I didn't happen upon it for .50" and then later realize ...
  • Sheila
    1970-01-01
    This is the first book I have read by this author. I got it because it had such high reviews. I only gave this book 2 stars because it had "mild" swearing in it. I feel that authors can express the same meaning without using swear words. This was suspose to be a mystery/suspense but that part of the book did not come into play until the last 1/3 part of the book. It took too long to get to the meat of the story. I probably will not read another b...
  • Katie
    1970-01-01
    I'd say this was more like 4 1/2 stars. It was just so fun. Deep? No. But fun? Yes. I loved reading about the mountains. It makes me remember how much I love being in the mountains. Hiking, camping, living simply. And the love story was so good! You could really feel the electricity between Melissa and Jesse. The adventure part was great too. It surprised me often.Basically, I loved this book. I'm having a hard time writing a decent review right ...
  • Lindsay
    1970-01-01
    This was my first Keddington book. I think my mom started reading it to me as a "bedtime story" but then must have decided it was too passionate for us kiddos! It is PG rated, but really captures how it feels to fall in love (butterflies, ups & downs, passion...) I'm pretty sure it is out of print, but my sister just bought a used copy from Amazon. We have had my mom's copy re-bound at least twice. Yep. That good!
  • Heidi
    1970-01-01
    There are some spoilers in this review. I like this book, it's a great little adventure and escape. But the quick romance has always bugged me. There's such a lead up with her going back and being worried he'll never see her as an adult, and the emotions when they first meet again. Then all of the sudden they love each other and are planning getting married. I felt like there needed to be more to them coming together finally after all that time. ...
  • Chanda
    1970-01-01
    This book is out of print and in every review I read about it, people were freaking out about how much they loved it. So I went on the mad hunt to track it down (Amazon only had it for $100!) and eventualy found it on Alibris. Paid $35 (still too much IMHO) and don't know what all the fuss was about. It was a fun quick read. Your basic romance with a little dangerous suspsense thrown in. Guess I just got my hopes up too high based on everyone els...
  • Hilary Roberts
    1970-01-01
    I liked this book more than the other book I read of hers, but it is likewise lacking in a few areas. Mainly, it drives me nuts when the romance is suddenly just there without enough build up. She set a firm foundation, but it wasn't a foundation I was comfortable with. So if you are just reading this book for the mystery and thrill value, then it's enjoyable and quick to read. I do think I'll try more of her books when I get a chance.
  • Natalie
    1970-01-01
    Thank you, Dorothy Keddington, for bringing such a wonder, such a blessing in my life as this book. Missy is just like me and I love her point-of-view! She had me bawling by page 11. The story is so sweet and enchanting and I loved every word of it! Jesse Chisholm is even better than Mr. Darcy on the hot scale. Like Mt St Helens in a man's body. I...love...him. That's all I have to say. I could read this book twice a month. Oh wait. I've already ...
  • Meghan
    1970-01-01
    It was okay. Typical clean romance. Nothing to get excited about. I don't really get the story lines where a adult(21 yr old) guy falls in love with a 14-16 year old girl. Even if he does wait 'til she's legal, it seems a bit weird/creepy to me. I think having them BOTH be kids would be a bit better of a story line if you wanted them involved in each other's lives from an early age type thing, but to each their own.
  • Judie
    1970-01-01
    I suppose this is really a romance-adventure book, although the romance far overshadows the adventure. I return to the book occasionally because I love the story. So, I read it again today and laughed at the funny places, smiled at the family times, sighed at the romantic places, and felt tension at the suspenceful places. I think that makes it a 5 star story!
  • Lacey
    1970-01-01
    I'm guilty of judging this book by it's cover... I didn't think it looked great but I'd heard really good things about the author. And it was a great romance! Really, if you're in the mood for a good clean romance, this book is a great one. :) I'll definitely be reading some of her other books in the near future. :)
  • Tera
    1970-01-01
    I really like this author. I have read one other by her, and both books were the type I just didn't want to set down. Nothing too life changing but a fun story that was easy to read. This one was especially fun to read because I am familiar with the areas in the story-- which made it all the more exciting. I'm going to the library for more!!
  • Hazel Rainfall
    1970-01-01
    I do not usually find a book that I enjoy reading enough to want to re-read it often, ye this is one of them. The story is intriguing, delivering accurate information (for science and outdoor related topics), as well as touching. It is adventure with a touch of romance, so if that is your thing then this book is a must read.
  • Kristen
    1970-01-01
    I liked this book so much. We were supposed to read this last year for a book group book but with it being out of print, we couldn't read it. I am so glad a friend lent me her copy. It is such a good, fun read. An innocent love story with a little suspense and mystery. It makes me want to go see Red Castle so bad! I'm interested in reading more of her books.
  • Nellie Allred
    1970-01-01
    One of my favorite books of all time. Hooks you from the first chapter and you can't put it down until your done with it. Merged review:My other favorite book of hers. I have read this one 20-30 times and it never gets old. A great love story with lots of suspense. Set in the back drop of the Utah Mountains. Just a great book
  • Ana Wolfgramm
    1970-01-01
    again i love this author how she writes she capture's the scenery so perfectly i love this thrilling/love story it made me never want to put the book down...!!! which i didn't...plus the age difference in the two that fall in love in this story is similar to my age between me and my husband which made this book a keeper