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Mountain of Peril, #1 Faith in the Parks, by J. Carol Nemeth, Review and Giveaway

About the Book

Book: Mountain of Peril

Author: J. Carol Nemeth

Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Release Date: January 25, 2018

Mountain of Peril

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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My Impressions

“The Smokies, in particular, hold a mystical appeal, like they’ve held secrets and tales for centuries just waiting for folks to discover. They have…personality.” This personality of the Smokies is very well brought to life in Mountain of Peril by J Carol Nemeth. It was a book I really looked forward to reading. Having visited there, I am very interested to read about descriptions of the natural beauty and wildlife, and Nemeth did not disappoint. Bear, wild boar, and elk all make appearances, and Nemeth shares a lot of pertinent information about poaching and trapping. The novel was very informational while being easy to read in and a fun story.

I enjoyed the occasional snarky humor that made me smile.
I enjoyed Jake and Molly’s story, especially Molly as a new ranger. I certainly could identify with her need to put her career ahead of her romance, since this is her first job.

I liked that prayer is an integral part of the story. Salvation is clearly presented, but I would have liked to have seen it woven into the story in smaller, more natural bites.
I also enjoyed how the ending came together. I hope we get to read Cal and Pam’s story soon.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author and publisher through Celebrate Lit. I am voluntarily leaving this review. All opinions are my own.

My Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.


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.

Blog Stops

Book Reviews From an Avid Reader, November 4

Bizwings Blog, November 4

Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, November 5

For Him and My Family, November 6

Blogging With Carol, November 6

Texas Book-aholic, November 7

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.

20 thoughts on “Mountain of Peril, #1 Faith in the Parks, by J. Carol Nemeth, Review and Giveaway”

    1. Hi Caryl,
      Thank you for stopping by Becky’s blog. I agree with you! Becky’s review was great, and I certainly appreciate it. I hope you’ll grab a copy of Mountain of Peril and enjoy it. As you know it’s based on several of my experiences while I worked in the park. It’s a time in my life I wouldn’t trade for the world.
      God bless!
      J. carol Nemeth


    1. Thank you for stopping by and checking out Becky’s blog. I hope you’ll grab a copy of Mountain of Peril, and I hope you’ll enjoy it. It’s the first in a series of four books with a fifth in the works, each set in a different park. There are also 2 novella prequels that go along with them as well. You can check it all out at my website at God bless!
      J. CarolNemeth


    1. Hi Emma,

      Then you’ll definitely enjoy Mountain of Peril. This book is near and dear to my heart. I put a lot of experiences in the book (except for the romance parts – that wasn’t me, sadly). The helicopter on the front of book? I was there for that. The twin wild boar? Yes. The troubled young man? Yes. But I don’t want to give away too much. Enjoy! God bless!
      J Carol Nemeth


    1. James,

      I appreciate Becky hosting Mountain of Peril as well as me. I also appreciate her review. What a blessing! She did an amazing job of presenting the book and sharing the information. Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment. I hope you’ll grab a copy and enjoy Mountain of Peril! I wish you the best in the giveaway! God bless!
      J. Carol Nemeth


    1. Thanks for stopping by Becky’s blog, Melissa. I’m happy to give readers a glimpse of places they may not be able to visit. I always make an effort to travel there myself and do research before and/or while I’m writing if at all possible. I want my stories as accurate as I can write them. Only twice have I made up towns in my stories. The rest have been actual locations and I’ve traveled there to get factual information for the books.

      Thank you for commenting. I hope you’ll grab a copy of Mountain of Peril and begin the Faith in the Park series. Enjoy!
      God bless!
      J. Carol Nemeth


  1. Hi Becky,
    I want to thank you for hosting Mountain of Peril on your blog and for the time you took in preparing your site for it. You did an amazing job. I also appreciate your review. What a blessing! Thank you for all your efforts. God bless you!
    J. Carol Nemeth


  2. I’m enjoying following along the blog tour for this book, it sounds like something I would enjoy reading!

    Thank you for your review and participating in the blog tour for “Mountain of Peril”!


  3. I love following along the blog tour and reading all the wonderful reviews for this book. It sounds like one I would enjoy reading!

    Thank you for sharing your review and participating in the blog tour for “Mountain of Peril”!


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