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"An engaging escapade with a feisty female lead." -Kirkus Reviews

"A beautifully written story. A must-readfor those who are striving to fulfill their dreams..." - Seattle Book Review

"Anepic and grippingwork of historical fiction... theperfect historical read for fans of pioneering heroes and tales of triumph over discrimination." -Reader's Favorite(5 Star Review)

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Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Published September 4th 2019 by The Evergreen Bookshelf
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Stephanie
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nineteen year old Anna Gallagher longs for adventure in her hometown of Seattle, Washington. However, in 1889 young women are expected to be proper and run a household. Anna's grandfather and brother seem to want this life for her as well. Anna gets a taste of adventure when the great Seattle fire devastatesher grandfather's book store. Anna dreams to climb Mount Rainier and places her hopes in an advertisementfor a climbing party leaving next summer. Now, Anna just needs the funds and to start ...more
Anya Leonard
Sep 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
As a mountaineer, this book really called to me. The story follows a young woman, Anna, at the inception of Washington as a state. At the time, women were slim to none in the climbing population, and this young woman was living in the shadow of Mt. Rainier daily. At a time when women were given specific duties and looked down upon if they strayed from these, Anna was an anomaly in her interest in climbing. The story revolves around the friendship between Anna and Heather, a Native American woman ...more
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Nov 26, 2019 marked it as to-check-out
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Courtney Clark
Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it
In Sight of the Mountain is a bright debut novel from Jamie McGillen. Showcasing a unique point in history in the Pacific northwest at the turn of the 20th century, it follows Anna’s journey as she learns important lessons of strength and dreams.

The relationships in this novel are my favorite part. From family and siblings to friendships and romance, Anna’s life is full of relationships that both teach and encourage her. The romance, in particular, is sweet in its encouragement and the way the
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Carla Mattis
Oct 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an amazing book. The characters, time period, and story are so rich in details it is not hard to get lost in reading. I started and just kept going before realizing I was in the early hours of the morning. This author is so tremendously talented and she has a true gift in painting the picture with words. I found myself so anxious of what was going to happen and so involved with Anna that I finished it almost in one sitting (I started it too late at night otherwise I would have). What an ...more
Nikki Kohlmeier
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"In Sight of the Mountain," by Jamie McGillen is historical fiction set in 1889 Seattle. Anna Gallagher, 19, is constantly reminded by her family that she can and should marry well for herself, and has entertained a couple of suitors that believe, like most men she knows, that a woman's place is to be in the home and relatively silent. Anna, however, is not like most young ladies, and bucks tradition for a life of adventure. She spends her days with her Native American friend Heather and ...more
Tara
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book by Jamie McGillan. I fell instantly in love with main character, Anna, and loved her will and determination. This was a first historical read for the pioneer days in early America but seemed very accurate from what I’ve learned in my early years in school. When reading it, I felt as if I was there and could picture the scene after the fire and of the mountain. It was a quick read for me and kept my interest from the first to the last page. The characters Anna was a hero to me ...more
Cara Mac
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What an amazing book! I started reading it as soon as it was delivered. Thankfully, on an afternoon that I was able to get comfortable and enjoy it. I found myself so drawn in that I needed to finish it that day. How do you describe can't waiting for the ending but yet sad when you have finished it because you are left wanting more? Hoping for a sequel to this one from Jamie McGillen as I can't wait to read the rest of Anna's determination
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Jennifer Rubal
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Julie Mcdonnell
Oct 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great, compelling novel and I learned a good bit about early settlers and Mt Rainer! Pick up this easy, great read and enjoy!
Sara
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Full disclosure: I really wanted to like this book. As I began reading, I wasn't sure I would. There were too many things that were unbelievable for me: girl visiting an old friend at her new residence, a brothel, a chance encounter with an Native American who becomes her best friend, the whole Russian mystery.

But as I kept reading, I found myself not wanting to put it down. I really cared about Anna and what would happen to her. I ended up staying up late one night to finish it!

While I felt
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Caroline
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: historyish
This is a charming and promising debut, the author is primed for more stories and a stronger voice. Anna is a relatable and compeling MC and her growth throughout the story carries the weight of a classic coming of age tale. The backdrop is origional and not one focused on much in frontier stories.
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