Contemporary fiction writer, Rose Senehi, lives in Chimney Rock, N.C., and is writing a series of "stand alone" novels that take place in the Hickory Nut Gorge. Render Unto the Valley, the third novel in the series, won the 2012 IPPY GOLD MEDAL, Fiction-Southeast. Dancing on Rocks, her fourth, won the 2014 Indie Reader Discovery Award for Popular Fiction.
In the Shadows of Chimney Rockby Rose Senehi
A touching tale of Family and Place. An heiress to one of the South's lumber dynasties reaches out to her mountain roots for solace after suffering a life-shattering blow, only to be drawn into a struggle to redeem the legacy of a father she's never known. Against the backdrop of North Carolina's beautiful Hickory Nut Gorge emerges a moving story of love, family and longing. Hayden Taylor starts to heal in the womb of the gorge and the edgy exhilaration of Asheville, never suspecting the man who killed her father was stalking her. Football legend, Ben Beckham, is looking for redemption too, and tries to earn it working for a local land trust, only to discover he's falling in love with a woman he can't have.
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Rose Senehi drew me into her story of hateful greed, senseless murder and personal tragedy with the magnificent backdrop of Chimney Rock. The characters are strong in their interests and beliefs, and though lost in their own little worlds, come together to save the priceless land at Chimney Rock. Ecology and romance are alive and well in western North Carolina
Author really lets you SEE what is going on in great detail. History is right on and she definately did her homework! You can relate to the characters and actually want to know the next twist especially at the end.GREAT READ!!!
In the Shadows of Chimney Rock was a very nice read. I especially like the way the author captured the character of the people and the area around Chimney Rock. I enjoyed seeing the transition of the main character, Hayden Taylor, from a deeply depressed person into one with a positive purpose. There are enough ¿good guys¿ and ¿bad guys¿ to keep the story interesting. This book was also informative about the challenges of preserving some of the most beautiful mountains in Eastern America from development.
Having lived in the area of Chimney Rock, I was amazed & impressed by the author's description of the land, the people and the history. This novel tells a beautiful and heart-wrenching story that is a 'must-read'. I couldn't put the book down. I would love to see it made into a motion picture!
Excellent!! I highly recommed this book and the other two in the series that Rose Senehi wrote. Each story has everything-history, romance,intrigue, mystery.