Render Unto the Valley

Render Unto the Valley

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by Rose Senehi
     
 

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Karen Godwell isn't as much ashamed of her mountain heritage as of what she had to do to preserve it. She reinvents herself at college and doesn't look back till her clan's historic farm is threatened. This gutsy New York Metropolitan Museum curator returns to the mountains, only to come face to face with who she was and what she did. Descendants of the early settlers… See more details below

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Karen Godwell isn't as much ashamed of her mountain heritage as of what she had to do to preserve it. She reinvents herself at college and doesn't look back till her clan's historic farm is threatened. This gutsy New York Metropolitan Museum curator returns to the mountains, only to come face to face with who she was and what she did. Descendants of the early settlers still have a grip on the farmlands in the folds of the Blue Ridge Mountains, but the ground is shifting beneath their feet. Cousin Bruce sees life through the family's colorful past; a local conservationist keeps one eye on the mountains and the other on Karen; Karen's nine-year-old daughter is in the throes of the mission her dying father sent her on; and Karen is hiding the ugly secret that drove her away.

Editorial Reviews

Midwest Book Review - Midwest Book Review
"A small town drama that speaks to the mountain life, Render Unto the Valley is an excellent and much recommended read, not to be overlooked."
Fred Chappell
"Render Unto the Valley is a many-stranded tale of three generations of a star-crossed family struggling to mend itself and preserve something of its rightful heritage. In the midst of this tempestuous story stands Travis Whitfield, as stonyhearted a bad hat as you are ever likely to meet. But the female forces arrayed against him are formidable. Are they strong enough to prevail? Read and you'll find out. But be warned:It's a breathless ride."-Fred Chappell, N.C. Poet Laureate Emeritus & Author
Asheville CITIZEN TIMES - Rob Neufeld
"Senehi offsets suspense with local preservation and history details, and delivers handsomely. As in a "Mission: Impossible" movie, Senehi pulls some punches in "Render unto the Valley" in order to guide her plot toward a prescribed end; but even late in the novel, there are some intriguing surprises. Ignore the archaic title and glib first paragraph... and enjoy the ride.
Rapid River Magazine - Patrice Tappee
Using her own unique and descriptive writing style (reminiscent of Dean Koontz.) Senehi offers a well-conceived thriller and conveys a sense of breathless danger which escalates throughout. The book delights with an interesting cast of characters...and the heroine's rediscovered world where 'mountain roads either go up and around or down and around,' Senehi's storyline also twists and turns many times before surprising its readers at its final destination."
WNC Magazine - Josua Simcox
"Rose Senehi, author of the widely praised Blue Ridge Series of novels,
continues with her winning blend of romantic suspense and passion for
environmental conservancy in Render Unto the Valley...her talent for
authentic characterizations and high-tension plotting continue to grow."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013886643
Publisher:
Rose Senehi
Publication date:
12/23/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
500,383
File size:
0 MB

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