Monday, March 27, 2017

Courting Carrie in Wonderland by Carla Kelly

Courting Carrie in Wonderland by Carla KellyCourting Carrie in Wonderland by Carla Kelly
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received copy from the publisher to review.
Genre: Historical Fiction Romance

Book Description:  Struggling through college and balancing her summer job in Yellowstone Park with the Wylie Camping Company, Carrie McKay simply doesn't have time to consider romance. Spanish American War Veteran Sergeant Major Ramsay Stiles also isn't looking for love, busy with his own complicated affairs. But as the magic of Yellowstone starts making its way into their hearts, both begin to see love move up their priority list.

My thoughts: Carla Kelly is a historian, you can tell by the quality of her work and research. Courting Carrie in Wonderland is fascinating on many levels.  I had no idea of the history of Yellowstone National Park. To me, it's a great place to visit, but I never considered it's past. I did not know that they kept the military stationed there to build roads, keep tourists in line, and control the wildlife. I didn't realize that the people stupidly fed the bears. (What were they thinking?) The bears were part of the tourist attraction.

Ok, so I loved the history of the park. I also thoroughly enjoyed the romance between Carrie and Ramsay. Both of the characters feel less than worthy of love. Both of them are incredible people with a lot to offer. The romance is sweet and progresses steadily to love. Their budding romance and insecurities were realistic and well written. Carla Kelly's humor came through when they met at the outhouse. It's a very humorous scene, which you should really read for yourself. :)

This is a clean romance.  There is reference to a near rape and mild innuendo.

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Carla KellyAbout the Author:  Carla Kelly is a veteran of the New York and international publishing world. The author of more than thirty novels and novellas for Donald I. Fine Co., Signet, and Harlequin, Carla is the recipient of two Rita Awards (think Oscars for romance writing) from Romance Writers of America and two Spur Awards (think Oscars for western fiction) from Western Writers of America. She is also a recipient of a Whitney Award for “Borrowed Light,” “My Loving Vigil Keeping,” and “Softly Falling.”
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1 comment:

  1. I'd love to read this. Any fiction that also reveal history gets my attention.


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