About the Book
A Father-Daughter Genealogy Team Link Present to Past on Family Tree
Meri flunks out of medical school—and runs from her parents. Genealogist Jillian Parisi-Duffy’s digging traces the family long tradition of doctors to an ancestor saved during a yellow fever outbreak in Memphis in 1878. As Meri’s family closes in, Jillian gets the final puzzle pieces in place just in time for them all to learn the truth. The Inn at Hidden Run is the first book in the Tree of Life series. Readers will come back to backdrop of a lovely mountain town of Canyon Mines again and again to explore and celebrate unforgettable family stories that inspire them to connect with their own family histories and unique faith journeys.
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So what I loved most about The Inn at Hidden Run is that it didn't fit into a genre box. It had history, intrigue, and was very contemporary all at the same time. The backdrop of genealogy was so intriguing as I had never read a book centered around this before. The heroines we find are truly formidable yet relatable, and we also find some fun, quirky characters within. I loved how the past led to decisions for the future and a thread was so seamlessly woven throughout. The plot was steady paced and I certainly wanted to keep reading til I finished. I think any age reader and any fiction reader will find enjoyment in this book, and the 3 future installments set to come out this year and next year.
I received a complimentary copy of this book, and all opinions given are entirely my own.
About the Author
Olivia Newport’s novels twist through time to find where faith and passions meet. Her husband and twentysomething children provide welcome distraction from the people stomping through her head on their way into her books. She chases joy in stunning Colorado at the foot of the Rockies, where daylilies grow as tall as she is.
More from OliviaOf Family Lines and Family Lore I suppose it all started in a cemetery. Once, while a group of relatives were visiting a cemetery, one of my cousins and I wandered off and looked at all sorts of graves, speculating about the names we read and the lives they represented. We were duly scolded both for separating from our families, which caused some consternation, and for being disrespectful—though I think the second accusation was a false one! Just because we were young children didn’t mean we were disrespecting the dead. Quite the opposite. We were respecting lives long forgotten with our curiosity about who they were and what legacies they left. These days a lot of people are interested in genealogy. Entire TV series spin around the theme, and DNA kits show up in Christmas stockings. Lost branches of family trees find the main trunk—sometimes with big surprises. My new Tree of Life series is set in the backdrop of a lovely Colorado mountain town I hope you’ll want to visit often, where a father-daughter genealogy team link present to past on family trees and characters learn about who they are, where they come from, and their unique faith journeys as they discover their own Tree of Life. It all starts with The Inn at Hidden Run. When Meri arrives in Canyon Mines because she wants to run away from her family, true answers come from understanding the past that generations have forgotten—the accounts from another time and place no longer handed down but that still form the backbone of the family’s story. What’s the backbone of your family’s history? How is it shaping your own future?
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