Yellowstone Memories by Jennifer Rogers Spinola
Publisher: Barbour Books
Series: Romancing America
Goodreads Summery: Explore Yellowstone National Park where the rough and glorious wilderness paints the perfect setting for romance. French-Arapaho Collette Moreau crosses paths with a washed up cowboy named Wyatt Kelly. . .in a race for hidden treasure. Justin Fairbanks’s past intrudes on his present while he serves at a Civilian Conservation Corps camp during the Great Depression. Firefighters Thomas Walks-With-Eagles and Alicia Sanchez are brought together. . .then a devastating fire threatens their rocky friendship. Biology researcher Taka Shimamori and Park Service ranger Jersey Peterson butt heads with each other—and a renegade group of poachers. Will these unlikely couples find a love as big as their surroundings?
I try very hard to not give away the endings of books that I review but in order to explain my review of this book I will need to explain some things so be warned. From here on down there will be spoilers. If you want to read and enjoy this book STOP READING NOW.
Romancing America is one of my favorite books to read. I like how the four stories are usually tied together and made to feel like one book(not all books do this but a lot do). I was looking forward to this book but was disappointed.
What I liked: The author was a good writer. The stories where easy to read and storylines where interesting.
What I did not like: I am not trying to be harsh just honest. The first thing I did not like about this book was each story was only told from one person. This is not a deal breaker for me but being short stories and romance at that I felt like the love interest of each story was not well told. In the first story I kept waiting to switch first person perspective because I wanted to get to know the other person and was kind of upset I never got the chance. The 2nd thing I really did not like about these stories was the endings. Again a lot of the Romancing America line has the stories intertwine somewhat. This book would mention a past story but gave no details or information about how the characters fared and with the way the stories ended left me with a lot of questions. In the 2nd story we had no idea if the two people even ended up together. In the 3rd story the love interest dies(!!!). The final story was okay and the ending a little more interesting but with that story I felt there was a lot of small stories being told and not enough time to really develop. Honestly this book felt like fragments of stories that never really came together.
Over all this book was so so. This book was quite sad and not as uplifting as the series normally is. Read some other reviews and decide for yourself.
DISCLOSURE: I was provided a free copy of this ebook from the publisher through NetGalley to review it. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own.