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In the Cradle Lies

(Tree of Life #2)

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  79 ratings  ·  60 reviews
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 enou
Paperback, 256 pages
Published November 1st 2019 by Shiloh Run Press
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    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.
    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 asp ...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 ha
    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 No
    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 boo
    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
    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 publ
    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
    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 on ...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 195 ...more
    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 shoc ...more
    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 fi
    Anam Cara
    Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This book really surprised me. I knew it was a mystery when I began, but unlike other mysteries, there is no murder, no stolen jewels - just the mystery of what happened to families to cause pain and separation.

    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
    Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
    A Genealogist Solves a Family Mystery

    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
    Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
    In In the Cradle Lies we again meet genealogist Jillian Parisi-Duffy and her father, Nolan Duffy. Jillian and Nolan are two of the most selfless, caring characters you might ever meet, however, this sometimes makes them the greatest busybodies you might ever meet. They may have never met a boundary they wouldn't breach, but the author successfully molds them into people you can love in spite of this character flaw, a flaw that is used to open up the way for readers to step into the lives of thos ...more
    Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
    The second book in the series The Tree of Life brings Jillian Parisi-Duffy and her father, Nolan, a new friend that will challenge their genealogy and legal skills once again. Jillian, a professional genealogist, and her father, the attorney, utilize their skills to help their new found friend, Tucker Kintzler, resolve some very personal and perplexing issues he is undergoing. Set once again in Canyon Mines, Colorado, the story introduces a dual storyline from the mid-1930’s incorporating Tucker ...more
    Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    In The Cradle Lie, by Olivia Newport, is book two in the Tree of Life series. This is such a good series. While this is a good stand alone series, the book does reference characters from the previous story. This is a story of family history and how it affects those in future generations.
    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.
    Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: giveaway-s
    Another great book from Olivia Newport and a wonderful addition to her Tree of Life series! I very much enjoyed The Inn at Hidden Run, the first of the series and had been looking forward to reading this, the second book of the series, In The Cradle Lies. I was not disappointed. Well, perhaps a little, does it count that my disappointment is because I read through this book so quickly and now i have to wait for book three?

    Mrs. Newport proves once again what a skillful writer she is;
    Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    In the Cradle Lies by Olivia Newport was an excellent read. I really enjoyed getting to know Jillian and her dad Nolan in the first book of the Tree of Life series and they did not disappoint this time around either. I even gave up movie night to finish it because it was so good! The story follows genealogist Jillian and her friend Kris get to know Tucker, a guy who comes to town to ski. However, Tucker is throwing money around and living a little recklessly for someone who is supposed to be a b ...more
    Cathy Cermele
    Nov 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
    In the Cradle Lies is a page turner of a novel. I loved the first book in the series but this book was my favorite. It was fun going back in Canyon Mines, Colorado and catching up with Jillian and Nolan, the father-daughter duo who are rather charming. I loved their relationship, how they help each other and their friends in their community.

    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
    Kee Hoo
    Nov 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    In the Cradle Lies by Olivia Newport
    Tree of Life Book 2
    Paperback, 256 pages
    Published: November 1, 2019
    ISBN: 1683229959
    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
    Nov 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
    I really liked this story! I loved returning to Canyon Mines and catching up with Jillian and her dad Nolan. They work so well together. I enjoyed seeing more of Nolan's personal history in this book.
    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
    Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
    The meddlers are back at it:
    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
    Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    ‘Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’ John 8:32 NIV

    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
    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 r
    Katie Brewer
    Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Thank you, NetGalley, for the chance to read this book early! I recently read the first book in the Tree of Life series by Olivia Newport, titled The Inn at Hidden Run, and couldn't wait to get back to Canyon Mines in this next installment. As in the first book, Olivia Newport quickly catches you up on your favorite characters, Jillian and Nolan, while introducing you to the new characters for this story. This story focused on a different periphery character from The Inn at Hidden Run, and allow ...more
    Katie Poole
    Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    In the Cradle Lies by Olivia Newport continues the story of genealogist Jillian Parisi-Duffy and her attorney father Nolan. In this second book of the Tree of Life series, Jillian and Nolan endeavor to dissuade a tourist named Tucker from skiing the dangerous Hidden Run. Jillian also uses her special career to help Tucker discover old family secrets and come to terms with the death of his beloved grandfather. Nolan is my favorite character in this series. He has a way with people and I love how ...more
    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 f
    Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    Every choice comes with a price. And the person who pays it may be generations removed from the original decision. This captivating novel has me wondering what decisions (right or wrong) I'll be remembered for, and how my choices will affect my children and grandchildren. What legacy will my actions (and the motivations that led to them) am I leaving to future generations?

    I love Olivia Newport's time slip books! I learn so much history, and have twice as many characters to enjoy. Her
    Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
    This book was right up my alley! I'm a genealogist and my husband is a skier. The book is book 2 of the Tree of Life Series. I have read and enjoyed book 1 as well, and can't wait for the next book in the series to come out.

    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
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