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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Book Review and Giveaway -- Mountain of Peril Author: J. Carol Nemeth On Tour with Celebrate Lit

About the Book

Book: Mountain of Peril

Author: J. Carol Nemeth

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Release Date: January 25, 2018

When Molly Walker graduated from college, she was thrilled to be hired on as a ranger at Deep Creek Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. She arrived ready to begin her career and to enjoy all the aspects of her new job, but the one thing she hadn’t counted on was the local poachers and their illegal shenanigans. Molly and fellow ranger Jake Stuart try to put a stop to the escalating poaching problem while protecting the animals. In the meantime, Molly finds the handsome ranger, who is also a local, is a great partner to have on her side. She also finds she’s losing her heart to him when she’d planned to stay focused on her career. Can she give her heart and have a career? She and Jake find themselves in a battle against a group of men with a hidden agenda far more sinister than poaching. Can they be stopped before Molly’s life is snuffed out?

Molly and Jake are in a battle against a group of men with a hidden agenda far more sinister than poaching. Can they be stopped before Molly’s life is snuffed out?


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About the Author

A native North Carolinian, J. Carol Nemeth has always loved reading and enjoyed making up stories since junior high school, most based in the places she has lived or traveled to. She worked in the National Park Service as a Park Aid and served in the US Army where she was stationed in Italy, traveling to over thirteen countries while there. She met the love of her life, Mark Nemeth, also an Army veteran, while stationed in Italy. After they married, they lived in various locations, including North Yorkshire, England. They now live in West Virginia, where, in their spare time, Carol and Mark enjoy RVing, sightseeing and are active in their church. They have a son, Matt, who serves active duty Army, a daughter, Jennifer, her husband Flint, who serves active duty Air Force, and three grandchildren, Martin, Ava and Gage. Their four-footed kid, Holly, a black Lab, loves traveling in their RV, and when they pack up to go, she’s waiting inside for them to head out.


More from J. Carol

I worked for the National Park Service at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park many moons ago before I met my husband. The setting for Mountain of Peril, Faith in the Parks Book 1 is in that park. I met a lot of interesting people and there was never dull moment. Something was always happening. I was either helping trap wild boar, riding horse back for back country patrol, or doing search and rescue for missing persons. I used several of my own experiences in the story, tweaking them a bit here or there to fit with the flow of the narrative. This book is near and dear to my heart just as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is. Working there was the best job I ever had, other than writing of course, and I loved it. I hope my love of the park flows through my characters and spills out for readers to experience and enjoy.

My Thoughts

Mountain of Peril is book one in the Faith in the Parks series. This is the first book that I have read by this author. It will NOT be the last. I enjoyed this book very much. First of all, I am a national park reality show junkie (example Lone Star Law, North woods law) I love all of it. I also love the Great Smoky Mountains. I have been there a few times. I love how the author has done some research so that it is as real feeling as possible. 
In this book we meet main character, Molly. She is fresh out of school and training and looking forward to starting her job as a park ranger. She is dedicated to her career and does not have time for romance. She still has that starry-eyed newness to her new job. Her partner is Jake. Molly quickly finds out that there is a lot she did not expect with this job. Since I watch park ranger reality shows - I knew that poaching was a problem. As Molly and Jake monitor the problem they quickly realize that there is a lot more behind just poaching. I love how the author put in all the twists and turns. I found as each twist I read, my heart pounded faster. While trying to solve the mystery and bring the person responsible to justice Molly finds herself very attracted to Jake. The author did a great job throwing the romance in with the suspense. I enjoyed reading Molly and Jake's story. 
Well written characters, intriguing story line, fascinating descriptions of the mountains. I will be checking out the next book in the series. 

I received a copy of this book through the Celebrate Lit Blogging program - all thoughts are my own. 

Blog Stops

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For the Love of Literature, November 8

Artistic Nobody, November 8 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)

deb’s Book Review, November 9

Babbling Becky L’s Book Impressions, November 10

Betti Mace, November 11

Labor Not in Vain, November 11

Inklings and notions, November 12

Ashley’s Bookshelf, November 13

Mary Hake, November 13

Because I said so — and other adventures in Parenting, November 14

Locks, Hooks and Books, November 15

Pause for Tales, November 15

Sara Jane Jacobs, November 16

Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, November 17


To celebrate her tour, J. Carol is giving away the grand prize a $25 Amazon gift card!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the book. Sounds like a ggod read.

  2. Wonderful review, Connie! Mountain of Peril sounds like a page-turner. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I appreciate getting to hear about your book. Thank you for sharing your great book!

  4. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book, it sounds like a wonderful read.

  5. I don't get to travel much so I enjoy reading books in these types of settings!