Book Review of The Inn At Hidden Run by Olivia Newport

The Inn at Hidden Run (Tree of Life #1)

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

Meri’s family has been producing doctors for so many generations that no one remembers why, so when she flunks out of medical school, she runs as far from her parents as she can get. In the small mountain town of Canyon Mines, Colorado, she takes a job at the Inn at Hidden Run B&B. And waits. It’s only a matter of time.

What she doesn’t count on is genealogist Jillian Parisi-Duffy and her father, Nolan, having her back when it takes everything she has not to bolt again but to stay and face the truth that only unfolding her family’s history will reveal. While Nolan works on keeping Meri calm–and in town–Jillian pulls out of her gems of information she doesn’t know she has and arranges the puzzle pieces.

But none of that changes the fact that Meri’s family is closing in to haul her back to her “real” life. When their arrival inflames tensions and Meri finally does bolt, Nolan and Jillian may be out of time.

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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My Review:

Genre: Contemporary, historical fiction.

My Rating: 5 stars.

My Recommendation: Anyone. Though, it is likely not as interesting to people who don’t love to read about history since that is a large part of the plot.

My Favorite Character/s: Each character was special and I enjoyed reading about each of them and I don’t feel I can pick a favorite.

My Verse for the story is Matthew 7:12
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. (King James Version.)

My Thoughts: This book’s cover and the blurb had me so intrigued that I had to try it. So, I quickly entered my information to request it from the publisher. A few weeks later I dove into it, by the time I closed the book I was in love with the writing style. There was such richness in the words, and I loved the depth that the story had even though it lacked spiritual content. (To me at least.)

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.

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