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In the Cradle Lies

(Tree of Life #2)

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A Father-Daughter Genealogy Team Link Present to Past on Family Trees

On a solo ski vacation in Canyon Mines, Colorado, Tucker has a love-hate relationship with his wealth, spending indiscriminately while skiing fearlessly and preparing to conquer the overgrown slope of Hidden Run, a dangerous run not attempted in decades. As genealogist Jillian tries to uncover enough of
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by Shiloh Run Press
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Robin
Oct 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Totally excellent!! Tightly written and engaging. Great characters. Thoroughly enjoyable look at the present with flashbacks for the back fill. Highly recommend. I received an advance reader copy on net galley. Opinions are my own.
Susan
This is my first read by Olivia Newport, but definitely will not be my last. As with many people these days, my family has jumped aboard the genealogy bandwagon, so I was intrigued by the premise of a series with a genealogist as a main character.

Dual-timeline stories are my favorite. However, not everyone does it well. I thoroughly enjoyed this story and Olivia Newport's writing style. Jillian and her father, Nolan, befriend a mysterious stranger to Canyon Mines. Tucker has taken a solo ski
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Monica
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tucker is on the run from some family secrets--and to a ski destination to think about skiing and finding a historic ski slope called Hidden Run that hasn't been a working ski run in many years. Can Tucker find the long-ago used ski slope and ski it while he is staying Canyon Mines? Can he forget his family history for a few days so he doesn't have to think about the last words of his grandfather who recently passed away? In The Cradle Lies by Olivia Newport tells both Tucker's story and his ...more
Erin Laramore
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars for this second installment in the Tree of Life series. While this is book 2, it can be read as a stand-alone, but you'll have a bit more insight into Jillian and Nolan if you've read The Inn at Hidden Run prior. This book follows the father/daughter duo once again as they help another visitor to Canyon Mines, CO untangle some elements of their past. For comparison sake, I will say I enjoyed the first book better as the character of Meri was a bit more mysterious and the historical ...more
Karen R
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Welcome back to the snowy Colorado mountain town of Canyon Mines! Jillian the genealogist and her lawyer dad Nolan, find themselves with another mystery to solve. They have to work quickly to stop a young man from making a fatal mistake.

This story grew more interesting as it went and Tucker's family history was pieced together. The power of shame and how it can influence a person's decisions, plus the need for forgiveness, played an important part of the story. Jillian and her dad have a fun and
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Jennifer
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 stars- This is the second book in the “Tree of Life” series. This series steps into the lives of a father/daughter team that use their expertise in mediation and genealogy to help others find their way in life.
In this second installment a mysterious young man arrives in Canyon Mines that seems to be trying to throw away his fortune one generous gift at a time and take his life into his own hands to ski a dangerous, forgotten ski run. But no one can figure out why. Jillian and her dad Nolan
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Lori
Sep 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love Olivia Newport's work!! She has a way of writing that will draw you into this book.
I'm not crazy about the split time line because it tends to confuse me but I did enjoy seeing how it all tied up at the end. There were other things that I enjoyed and it kept my interest until the end.
I loved the setting in this book. I think that I wouldn't mind living in a small mountain town like that. I think it would be nice.
I am going to say please don't do an excerpt from the future book because to
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Melissa
Sep 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the second book in the Tree of Life series by this author. I can’t tell you how much I love this author writing style. Everything just flows and connects. I love how the story connects history with the genealogy aspect. I love these characters and I even looked the town up because I would love to visit. (It is fictional) I cant wait to see what the next story holds.

While this book is part of a series it could be read as a stand alone with no problems.

Thank you to netgalley and the
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Hannah-rose Russell
Oct 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
In the Cradle Lies is an excellent novel! Part two of the Tree of Life series, this book is the perfect addition and a great holiday read!

Life in Canyon Mines has returned to normal; however, nothing stays quiet for long, and soon a new mystery plows into town.

Plagued with anger after hearing his Grandpa Matt's last words, Tucker Kintzler has come to Canyon Mines to escape his life in Missouri. Refocusing his thoughts, Tucker becomes obsessed with the legend of Hidden Run, a ski slope that has
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Joan
Nov 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I like Newport's writing style. There is just something about how she tells a story that captures me. Much of the narrative consists of the day to day activities of the people involved. There are no live and death suspense moments involved in the plot. Nonetheless, I enjoyed the novel.

I did not feel the plot was very strong. A man comes to town to ski and befriends people. We find he is struggling over something. Through flashbacks, we find the history behind his turmoil. Genealogy researcher
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Loraine
I loved the first book in this series, The Inn at Hidden Run, and did not think the second could be as good. It definitely was. As a genealogist myself, the genealogy theme in this novel was once again incredibly well done. Along with mystery and a touch of romance, I couldn't put this book down.

The sins of those before us can definitely carry over into present day as Tucker felt the burden of what his grandfather, Matthew, kept hidden and passed on to Tucker. With the help of Jillian and her
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Suzie Waltner
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
When I read book one in Oliva Newport’s Tree of Life series, I had a couple of complaints. But, I’m all about giving an author a second chance, and I’m pleased to say that those issues I had with book one were nonexistent in book two.

In the Cradle Lies is another split time story where family history weaves well with a present dilemma. I liked Tyler, I appreciated that Jillian and Nolan have a more personal thread in this book, and the mystery of why Tyler was so intent on his mission kept the
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Ann
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a very well written book that stays with you long after you finish the last page. It's a story of sins of the fathers passed down through generations and how they deal with it and how it affects other people. This book is full of mystery, suspense and a dash of romance. Even though this is the second book in the Tree of Life series it can easily be read as a stand alone. I can't wait to read the next book in this excellent series. Thank you Barbour Publishing Shiloh Run Press via ...more
Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)
Great characters and setting. Well-written and engaging mystery surrounding family secrets.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was not under any obligation to leave a review.
Sarah
Dec 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sequels are a tricky business. They can enhance their predecessor or they can weaken it, especially if the first book was strong. Ideally, they demonstrate an improvement from prior books and offer more details about the characters and themes, depending on how the series is connected. This is one reason why I enjoy being able to begin a series at its inception and keep up with it as it grows. “The Inn at Hidden Run” opened the Tree of Life series and introduced readers to small-town Canyon ...more
Emma
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it

In the Cradle Lies by by Olivia Newport
Book 2 in the Tree of Life Series
On a solo ski vacation in Canyon Mines, Colorado, Tucker has a love-hate relationship with his wealth, spending indiscriminately while skiing fearlessly and preparing to conquer the overgrown slope of Hidden Run, a dangerous run not attempted in decades. As genealogist Jillian tries to uncover enough of Tucker’s family tree to understand his charming nature but reckless resolve, Jillian’s equally charming father, Nolan,
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Amanda Tero
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, wow, wow. I don’t give five stars freely or often (well, more like 4.5 stars, explained later), but I do feel like this book deserves it. Many of the books I’ve read this year have been fast-paced suspense that rely on nail-biting situations to pull the tension. This book is slower-paced, but it is dripping with rich backstory and family history—the fascination of it all requires a slower pace and somehow weaves incredible tension throughout almost the entire book.

Jillian is a genealogist,
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Danielle Sears
Nov 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Synopsis (from back of book):

On a solo ski vacation in Canyon Mines, Colorado, Tucker has a love-hate relationship with his wealth, spending indiscriminately while skiing fearlessly and preparing to conquer the overgrown slope of Hidden Run, a dangerous run not attempted in decades. As genealogist Jillian tries to uncover enough of Tucker’s family tree to understand his charming nature but reckless resolve, Jillian’s equally charming father, Nolan, cajoles Tucker into giving him ski lessons to
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MaryAnn Bell
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Book 2 in the Tree of Life Series: A Father-Daughter Genealogy Team Link Faith Journeys on Family Trees



On a solo ski vacation in Canyon Mines, Colorado, Tucker has a love-hate relationship with his wealth, spending indiscriminately while skiing fearlessly and preparing to conquer the overgrown slope of Hidden Run, a dangerous run not attempted in decades. As genealogist Jillian tries to uncover enough of Tucker’s family tree to understand his charming nature but reckless resolve, Jillian’s
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Becky
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Cradle….Just the Beginning!

PLEASE READ THIS REVIEW ON MY BLOG: http://bookreadingtic.com/2019/11/26/... THANK YOU!

Friends, Jillian and Kris, are overwhelmed when a stranger, Tucker, plunks down hundreds of dollars to pay for Kris’ skis. The entire Colorado skiing town of Canyon Mines, is amazed by the arrival of the rash spending, fast driving and reckless skiing, Tucker. Even more shocking is his announcement that he intends to ski Hidden Run. This dangerous place was rarely used years ago
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Melissa
Dec 06, 2019 rated it liked it
I loved the setting of this book, the chilly mountains. Even though I don’t ski I find it interesting that other people do. I could identify with Jillian wanting to play it safe and not wanting to ski.

I also enjoyed the chapters that went into the past, I wanted to get back to that part of the story. I found that mystery behind what was going on between Nolan and Patrick interesting as well.

With that being said I really didn’t like the book overall. There were a lot of things that didn’t add up.
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Becky
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Olivia Newport is releasing her second book in the "Family Tree" series. I reviewed the Inn at Hidden Run here. Now the second book tackles a very difficult subject: Black Market Adoptions.

Beginning in the World War II era, Matthew is stolen from his family and adopted by another. As he grows up he finds clues to secrets about himself. He forces his mother to tell him what the secrets are and his mother ends up having a nervous breakdown. As the years go by, he marries and has children, and his
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Kathy
Oct 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a fascinating story involving Jillian and her father Nolan (from the first book in the series, The Inn at Hidden Run), who team up to use their expertise in mediation and genealogy to understand wealthy Tucker, who is on a solo ski vacation in Canyon Mines, Colorado, and his life. Tucker, a businessman supposedly with a good head on his shoulders, appears both generous and reckless, spending his fortunes everywhere, while also planning to conquer the Hidden Run, a dangerous ski run no ...more
Jennifer Lara
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
In the Cradle Lies by Olivia Newport is the second book in her The Tree of Life series. The story opens with the introduction of a new stranger in town. Tucker Kintzler is throwing money around and looking to ski a very dangerous slope, Hidden Run. Jillian Parisi-Duffy and her father, Nolan, along with their friends, befriend Tucker hoping to urge him from skiing the dangerous slope. Interwoven with the present is the story of Matthew “Matt” Ryder, from a child in the 1930 to an adult in the ...more
Pam
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the Inn at Hidden Run, the first book in Olivia Newport’s Tree of Life Series so much that I was excited to have the opportunity to read and review her second novel of the series In the Cradle Lies. I love Jillian and her father Nolan as well as their other friends in the small Colorado town of Canyon Mines. The relationship between Jillian and Nolan is special and they work together so well with refreshing and often humorous dialogue.

Once again a person shows up in their lives who
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Connie Saunders
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Canyon Mills, Colorado is a ski town and it is also the home of Jillian Parisi- Duffy and her father Nolan Duffy, the daughter/father team that we first met in The Inn at Hidden Run. Once again, they become involved in a search to uncover the past and this time the family tree being researched belongs to Tucker Kintzler, a visiting businessman who is determined to ski the old and abandonded Hidden Run ski run, despite the dangers that this might offer.

In the Cradle Lies is a dual-time novel
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Rosalyn
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a story!
I'd enjoyed reading the first book in this series, but it's been long enough that I had to refresh my memory a bit when I started this one.

I love the father-daughter team that Nolan & Jillian comprise.

This story is more about their charming little town of Canyon Mines, Colorado.

In this story, we make a new acquaintance, Tucker, who is a newcomer to the town. He's throwing around money as if it was paper, and wanting to do reckless things on his skis.

But why? Then there's the
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Christi
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
We are back in Canyon Mines, Colorado with more family secrets for genealogist Jillian and her lawyer father Nolan to help unearth. In the Cradle Lies has you instantly questioning what the heck is going on, especially when you flashback from the present to 1936, tidbits of the truth scattered in both the former and the current. It took me a bit to get my bearings but once I understood what I was reading, and the dire situation that both Tucker and his grandfather were in, I was in complete ...more
J
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
In the Cradle Lies is a lot like genealogy. Tucker comes to Canyon Mines, Colorado for some skiing and meets Jillian and her father Nolan. They are a genealogy team and Tucker's family history seems a little to perfect for someone who is throwing around large amounts of cash and being reckless on the slopes. Nolan asks Tucker to teach him how to ski again while trying to figure him out and Jillian begins to work on his family tree.
Tucker has a sealed envelope that his grandfather told him to
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Erin
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: celebrate-lit
My Thoughts on In The Cradle Lies:
This whole series has me in love. I love it! The main characters being genealogists and digging into the past is something that I find fun and unique. The author also has a fun and unique voice making the books captivating so you can’t stop reading!

I received a copy of just the second book in the series. This book can and easily could be read as a stand-alone novel. You do get some back story from book one and it’s just really a great book so I recommend reading
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