Ever Faithful (Vintage National Parks, #3) by Karen Barnett

Ever Faithful (Vintage National Parks, #3)

Vibrant historic Yellowstone National Park comes to life in this romantic mystery about a man hiding the truth, braving the west to become something more--and the woman who must confront his deception.A man who can't read will never amount to anything--or so Nate Webber believes. But he takes a chance to help his family by signing up for the new Civilian Conservation Corps, skirting the truth about certain "requirements." Nate exchanges the harsh...

Details Ever Faithful (Vintage National Parks, #3)

TitleEver Faithful (Vintage National Parks, #3)
Release DateJun 18th, 2019
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Romance, Christian Romance, Christian, Science, Natural History, Historical Romance

Reviews Ever Faithful (Vintage National Parks, #3)

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    About this book:“Vibrant historic Yellowstone National Park comes to life in this romantic mystery about a man hiding the truth, braving the west to become something more--and the woman who must confront his deception. A man who can't read will never amount to anything--or so Nate Webber believes. But he takes a chance to help his family by signing up for the new Civilian Conservation Corps, skirting the truth about certain "requirements." Nate...
  • Brittany
    Ever Faithful was such an interesting story! The author transported me not only to Yellowstone National Park, but also back in time to the 1930’s. Her descriptions of park life and the day to day workings of the park was fascinating. She also did a great job of creating characters who were complex, with difficult decisions weighing on them.Both Nate and Elsie struggled with feelings of inferiority. They each had different reasons for feeling th...
  • Sarah Sundin
    Ever Faithful is another gem in the Vintage National Parks series. Karen Barnett, a former ranger herself, uses her love for nature and her amazing research to bring 1933 Yellowstone to life. Nate and Elsie each bear deep scars, but they rise above them in beautiful and inspiring ways. The story is gripping, the romance is compelling, and you can practically smell the pines, the sulfur springs…and the smoke. I adored this book!
  • Abigail
    Even though this wasn't my favorite book out of the three, this was still was a pretty darn good book. Karen Barnett has a knack for writing amazing historical fiction that keep me reading. I have been to Yellowstone and have seen most of these geysers. The thing that I love the most about these books is the fact that I have been to these places (thank you, parents). I know exactly where and what a lot of the things look like without having to th...
  • Monica
    In 1933 President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal helped employ young men through the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) to give them a hand up through the Great Depression. Nate Weber was one of the recruits in Karen Barnett's historical fiction novel, Ever Faithful. He is one of the older young men in the first group to come to Yellowstone from the cities out East. What a change for these young men in so many ways.Ever Faithful is set in Yellow...
  • Susan
    4.5 starsKaren Barnett hit a home run with this third book of the series. Each book in this series can be read as a standalone. Barnett offers her readers a nostalgic story set in one of my favorite parks, Yellowstone. Her experience as a former park ranger bred a love for the parks that shine through her vivid descriptions of the natural beauty and unique features of Yellowstone. While she has included a lot of history of the early parks, I as a...
  • Jen.
    ..Journey to Yellowstone National Park in the year 1933 with the newest book in the Vintage National Park series, Ever Faithful!The characters in this book are fantastic! Nate and Elsie are both living with feelings of inadequacy. As their friendship grows, they learn the truth about their worth as they lift each other up. The romance that blossomed between them was so lovely and sweet There's a definite air of mystery woven through the plot and ...
  • Betty
    It was a pleasure to read the third book in the Vintage National Parks books. It takes place in Yellowstone Park which I have been to several times over the years. It is one of the best I have read. I didn't want to put it down and found myself reading late into the night to finish it. It covers FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT'S Conversation Civilian Crops CCC. I have heard of them and seen some of their work but I never knew much about it. Elise Brooks, d...
  • Rachael
    Thoroughly enjoyed taking a trip to Yellowstone to “see” the geysers and enjoy a story with such a beautiful setting. The characters are well done, the time in which it takes place as well as the place are quite unique, and an interesting twist to the plot made this all a very intriguing and delightful story.Honestly, I would so like to see this series continue. All the books have been wonderful. It isn’t likely I’ll ever see these beauti...
  • Clara
    Karen Barnett has joined two of my favourite things in the vintage spark series: history and the outdoors 💚 I couldn’t be more excited every time I pick one of these books up.Ever Faithful is a very appropriate title for this book. When dreams are put on hold or deferred, can we still find steadfastness to never give up?Elsie knows hard work to achieve her dreams. Carrying the scars of childhood trauma, she’s determined not to let them sto...
  • Suzie Waltner
    As someone who grew up in Wyoming, I have made more than one trip to Yellowstone. But it’s been years since I’ve been back.Karen Barnett’s Ever Faithful gives readers some wonderful history of the park as well as some of the wonders of God’s creation. Combine that with a romance and a touch of mystery, and you’ve got yourself a winning read.I loved both Elsie and Nate. They each had some self-image issues. Nate because of his lack of sc...
  • Lydia Howe
    WHY I CHOOSE THIS BOOKI read a book by the author a few years ago and although I didn't really like it, I wanted to give the author another chance. Plus, one of my dream destinations is Yellowstone, so to read a book that takes place there sounded like just my thing. WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS BOOKAll throughout the book I was so into it. The culture surrounding working at Yellowstone was spot-on (or at least I imagine it was). it pulled me int...
  • Sarah Monzon
    Yay! I’m so glad the author decided to write one of her national park books featuring the CCC. Those men did so much for the park service and I don’t think a lot of people even know about them or much of that time in history. 🌸
  • Alysha (For The Love of Christian Fiction)
    A really fun book! 4/5 stars. Full review to come.
  • Alisha
    While I enjoyed the writing and thought the characters were enjoyable, something about the plot wasn't quite as compelling to me as the previous two books in this National Parks series. Having read those books, I was also expecting a little more of a wow factor in the setting. This time, the scenery took a back seat. Normally I wouldn't mind that, but it feels like such a hallmark of this series that the curtailment was noticeable. Still, it's a ...
  • Karen R
    An engaging story set in magnificent Yellowstone National Park during the 1930's. A group of brand new recruits in the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) join up with the staff at Yellowstone for a season of seriously hard work, and personal learning experiences like they've never dreamed. A mystery, adventure, action, and romance with some realistic characters made this a satisfying read clear through to the end. I loved the character of Nate, a...
  • Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
    Barnett has hit another home run with this third addition to her VNP series. And, let me tell you, I absolutely loved every minute of this read! She never fails to hook me with the amazing talent she has. I loved the plot line, full of mystery and a romance on the blossom, and I hung on until the very last page. Elsie and Nate's characters were beautifully chiseled! Elsie and her dream of teaching became a part of me. I could feel her emotions l...
  • Melissa
    This Vintage National Parks series has been such fun to read! Set during an interesting time period in our nation's history and set in beautiful locations, this series is not to be missed. The third installment takes us to Yellowstone in the early 1930's with Elsie and Nate. This was a sweet story with a bit of mystery, as well as romance and overcoming tragedies in the past. I really felt for Elsie and Nate, they had both been through some rough...
  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    See full review at: https://joyofreadingweb.wordpress.com...I enjoyed traveling to Yellowstone National Park with Karen Barnett within the pages of Ever Faithful. Seeing the geysers and spectacular wildlife of Yellowstone has been on my bucket list for many years. And while I have not physically visited the park and left my bootprints there, this story is so vivid and realistic, I felt like I traveled to 1950’s Yellowstone.The dynamic character...
  • Pam Graber
    Elsie Brookes grew up as the daughter of Yellowstone's head ranger, and takes great pride in her knowledge of geology gained from the park. Her greatest desire, though, is to teach, but even after four years of working as a "pillow puncher" (hotel maid, for those of us who don't know the Yellowstone Park lingo), she still doesn't have enough money in her savings for her college tuition. When she is offered an extra stipend to teach the new Civili...
  • V. Palmer
    Ever Faithful by Karen Barnett was fun, sweet, intriguing, a little mysterious, and altogether romantic! It was "ever faithful" in delivering a fantastic story!One of the things I loved most about Ever Faithful was the setting! It was so much fun to visit Yellowstone National Park through the eyes of the 1930s, and I always love learning more about the Civilian Conservation Corps! The author did a wonderful job of bringing that time in history to...
  • Fiction Aficionado
    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this series. It offers so much for historical fiction lovers, not least of which is the snapshot into the history of some of America’s most amazing natural landscapes. Even better, the stories are specific to the settings and bring them vividly to life, but at the same time, each story has been very different from the others in the series. You’d be hard pressed to think of another series like it.I particularl...
  • A.M. Heath
    What I Loved: I have adored this entire series and couldn’t wait to get my hands on the final book. Barnett is well acquainted with National Parks and it shows in her writing. Not only was her setting vividly detailed, but she shares such knowledge about Yellowstone along the way. I particularly enjoyed learning about the Civilian Conservation Corps, which was a new note in history for me.There was a light mystery weaved into the story. I’m h...
  • Lucy
    This is my personal favorite in this series, as the characters were so engaging and the story burst in your heart like a geyser and flowed like a river afterward. I enjoyed reading about the CCC camps and what their purpose was. It was refreshing to read about Elsie and her physical scars as well as the mental scars. This novel also deals with mental health in a sensitive way. The picturesque description of Yellowstone has you feeling like you vi...
  • Maria
    "Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review"This is a captivating historical novel, with an unusual and beautiful setting and authentic characters, struggling with realistic issues such as poverty and unemployment.It is a fabulous journey through Yellowstone National Park in the 1930s, but also about social, economical and ecological matters of this era.I loved Nate, “the quiet, green-eyed man”, so full of qualities and str...
  • Lisa Hudson
    BEAUTIFUL STORY!EVER FAITHFUL is the latest novel in the Vintage National Park Series by author Karen Barnett. This is set in beautiful Yellowstone when it was still very wild and untamed back in 1933. It surrounds two main characters, Nate and Elise. Their backgrounds differ immensely because she has grown up in Yellowstone (her Dad is a Ranger) & he has grown up in New York. They both share unbelievable broken pasts and hurts and that helps the...
  • Ashley Johnson
    Karen Barnett has once again expertly brought the atmosphere of Yellowstone to life in her latest Vintage National Parks novel, Ever Faithful.  This story is jam packed with true to the time period details and descriptions that really take the reader back in time to visit the park through this story.  Seemingly random accidents and disasters unexpectedly begin occurring in the park and the mystery behind these dangers keeps the reader guessing ...
  • Heidi
    A bit slow, but entertaining.As one who has grown up in the West visiting National Parks and who was a history major I appreciated the research Ms. Barnett obviously put into this book.The romance was sweet, but I could have done without the mystery part of it. I will say that the end was more than a bit surprising, so most mystery fans would appreciate this one, too.I am a member of the Multnomah partners team and received an advanced copy of th...
  • Sara Wise
    ** “Dreams always sound good until they showed up on your doorstep. Then again, if they weren’t a little scary, they wouldn’t be worth dreaming about.” **“When you hold yourself separate from the world, you cheat others of the light God has placed inside you. There is no love without risk, without hurt.”Journey to 1933 Yellowstone Park with Karen Barnett’s “Ever Faithful,” her most recent addition to her Vintage National Parks s...
  • Lisa Johnson
    Title: Ever Faithful (A Vintage National Parks Novel #3)Author: Karen BarnettPages: 352Year: 2019Publisher: WaterbrookMy rating is 4 out of 5 stars.Nate Webber has been chastised his whole life for “not amount to much” of anything. He is forced to enlist in the Civilian Conservation Corps, or CCC, when he is caught by the police taking the blame for his brother’s crime. The officer offers him the chance to experience more than the city’s ...