In the Cradle Lies
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 enou ...more
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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 ha ...more
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 No ...more
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 boo ...more
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 ...more
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 publ ...more
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 ...more
Tucker has a sealed envelope that his grandfather told him to fi ...more
I hate to say too much about it because that will give away too much of the plot.
Jillian is a genealogist working in a Colorado town in the ski area. A guy turns up who is spreading money around like confetti. Tucker is an excellent skier and always looking to much ...more
Although she doesn’t ski, Jill accompanies her friend Kris to the slopes. Since this is the Colorado mountain town of Canyon Mines there’s plenty of good snow. On the slopes, Kris encounters Tucker. He’s skiing like a maniac. Then they meet up with him again at the ski shop where he tries to pay for new boots for Kris.
Tucker is obviously troubled. When Jill and Kris get him to talk, he tells them that he carries a letter from his grandfather that ...more
Jillina is a genealogist who lives with her her attorney father, Nolan. Together they work to help those in the community in need and especially the newcomers.
Tucker is in town on an extended skiing trip. ...more
Mrs. Newport proves once again what a skillful writer she is; ...more
This is another time-slip story, the storyline was fascinating even if it was a bit sad. Tucker was difficult for me to like at times, yet I stil ...more
Tree of Life Book 2
Paperback, 256 pages
Published: November 1, 2019
Shiloh Run Press
Reviewed by: T.H. AR, USA
This is a mysterious, family genealogy book that is centered in Canyon Mines, Colorado. A newcomer to town, Tucker is spending huge amounts of cash, that sets the entire town up to investigating his purpose in town, other than to race downhill on all the winter ski runs.
Jillian is a ge ...more
There were several surprise twists throughout both threads of the story. Family drama everywhere!
My feelings about Tucker are a bit mixed. I didn't always like how he treated people around him. He's a good guy with a good heart but he is a bit mixed up about some things.
The historical side of th ...more
This is the 2nd book in the Tree of Life series and the father/daughter duo are back to their meddling ways! Tucker is new to town; an avid skier but also a man full of secrets and mystery. I however did not feel comfortable with the fact that just because Nolan & Jillian wanted to prevent him from skiing a rather dangerous back-country route that they felt this justified them digging into his family history without his permission. While it turned out that T ...more
The author has done it again! Another fabulous book that brings the past to light and explains so many things in the present. Jillian, our genealogist, is a master at uncovering the family secrets of days gone by. Working almost exclusively from home, she enjoys living in the small town of Canyon Mines, Colorado. This quaint village is close to numerous wonderful ski runs, so there are many visitors in the ...more
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 r ...more
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 f ...more
I love Olivia Newport's time slip books! I learn so much history, and have twice as many characters to enjoy. Her ...more
I love a book with mystery, romance and activities that I or my family members are involved in, so this was a good choice for this genealogist to read!
The genealogist, Jillian, tries to resolve the secret behind Tucker's past. And as a "good" genealogi ...more
I’m imagining you. You walk past as I water my front flowerbeds and we wave. You check the time as we both stand in a long line at the grocery store. You sit in front of me in church. I’m at my table in the coffee shop and you’re at yours.
We may smile politely and move on with our separate lives. Or one of us may speak, a simple invitation to conversation, and the wor ...more