The Colony

The Colony

by Cami Checketts


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To protect her sons from the mistakes of her past, Brinlee Trapper escapes to a secluded mountain home. But there are dangers lurking in the mountains she has never encountered. The little family is saved from injury by Jed, a mysterious hunter. Brinlee is drawn to him, but she worries about his involvement with a peaceful commune hidden deep in the mountains behind her property.

Lance, Brinlee's attentive neighbor, has his own troubled history. Between his obvious attraction to Brinlee and his developing love for her children, Brinlee finds it more than difficult to guard her heart against this tender intrusion.

While Jed offers a life of excitement and freedom, Lance holds the key to the family Brinlee always wanted. When it comes time to choose, she learns that both men have secrets that could shatter her fledgling trust in men and the wrong decision could leave more than her heart exposed to danger.

"Cami Checketts is a genius! She writes about topics that aren't widely discussed, in and out of books, and she does such a brilliant job of crafting these things into wonderful stories that touch your heart and remain with you for days afterwards."
Myra, Reviewer, Pieces of Whimsy

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494250850
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/04/2013
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Cami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and driving boys to lacrosse practice, she gets the chance to write fiction.

Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. She is a pro bono fitness trainer and shares health and fitness articles at

Cami and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn't snowing, she enjoys swimming, hiking, biking, running, and water-skiing.

A portion of the proceeds from Cami's books will be donated to The Child & Family Support Center. For more information on this worthy cause, please go to

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The Colony 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
JewelsLVIUTAH More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! For some reason when I was reading it I thought a lot about Elizabeth smart.I love that Cami shows the length avmothervwill go to protect her children. I was also glad that Brinlee ended up with the right guy in the end. another great story by Cami!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cami is one of my most favorite authors! She is FANTASTIC! I LOVE her books! Brinlee is raising two boys on her own, away from her past. It is hard, but she has the help of her neighbor, Lance. Lance is everything she wants...if only she could let go and trust herself around him. But then along comes Jed... When Jed rescues her from an attack on a hike (fun scene) she finds herself attracted to him. Is she even ready for a relationship? How can she choose? And wait until you find out about 'the colony"...? Brinlee must face the past of both men. But most of all she really must deal with her own mistakes and find the courage to move forward with love. A WONDERFULLY GREAT BOOK!
VonnieR More than 1 year ago
I was looking forward to Cami Checketts' book since I've quite enjoyed her previous works. I was surprised on how this book turned out to be since I was not too sure what to expect. First off, I was very intrigued with the mysteries surrounding the characters in this book. Not only did I want to know more about the main character Brinlee's past, I found myself wracking my brain about the two men who created the triangle. Though it was obvious who Brinlee preferred and whom the reader would root for, I still found it interesting how everything was going to unfold. Would she pick Lance or would she pick Jed? Or neither?  Now, let me take the moment to gush over Lance. He was the perfect partner that a woman could ask for. Not only was he attractive but he was protective, respectful, caring, would take care of the children, AND would wash dishes. Who doesn't want that? This made me yearn for a man just like Lance, which undoubtedly had me rooting for him from the first time he appeared in the story.  I enjoyed the story and I very muck liked the characters, but I do admit that I found some minor issues with it. Brinlee's not able to trust herself and her constantly pushing away Lance made me want to shake her. She didn't trust herself because of some mistakes she did in her past that made her feel "unclean." The message about being "clean" really irked me. It made me feel that anyone who has had sexual encounters outside of marriage was seen as being unworthy.  I think this was why I struggled a bit the second half of the book when these messages became the strongest. Luckily, the twist at the end of the story turned everything around. I found myself hooked right back in and wishing the very best for Brinlee and the two men.  Overall, I enjoyed this book even if I didn't agree with some of the messages. It was clean and well told. It made me swoon over a new male character as well. 
LAWonder More than 1 year ago
Once again, Cami Checketts has created  an exciting mystery/romance novel, delighting YA and Adults with her usual style of intrigue. Brinlee Trapper fled her home town, leaving past mistakes behind. She settles in to a secluded community in the mountains. She is determined to start  a new life with her young son. What she thought would be an uninterrupted time with her son soon takes an unexpected twist.  The last thing she wants is another an in her life! Will anything or anyone change her mind? She soon is confronted in new situations with her protective neighbor, Lance, across the street and Jed, who is equally appealing. Both men have their secrets. Will she be able to trust either one or continue, as she had planned, as a single parent. There is action, adventure, intrigue, suspense and romance in this fun, fast moving novel. The characters feel very real and the scenery is depicted well. The reader can almost smell the mountain air and foliage. I feel the book cover lacks in portraying the true story line, although, it is colorful and eye-catching. I, also, felt for a period of time the story seemed to drag slightly with repetition. I, therefore, cannot offer a full five stars rating.  My review of this book offers a Four and a Half Stars rating. The author sent this book requesting an honest review, of which I have given.
MitziAB More than 1 year ago
When I first started reading The Colony, I seriously wondered what type of book I had requested. Soon, though, I was lost in the story as I followed Brinlee and her sons Trevor and Michael through their days. I did not find that it was as suspenseful as some novels I have read, but it definitely was captivating. As Brinlee tries to learn about Jed, also known as Hunter Man to Trevor, and the secrets he keeps we travel with her up and down the mountain in the pass she is living. It did not take long until I was anxious to see what they were up to, and who Brinlee would chose as her protector.  Written by Cami Checketts, at first I thought this was a different style of writing from Blog This, the first of her novels I read but on second thought, perhaps it is not. Both mothers will give their lives to save their children from the evils of the world around them. Both are very well written, with a show style instead of the telling style. It was worth the time I spent reading it. I received this ebook from Kathy at Book Blast Tours and Cami Checketts for the purpose of writing an honest review. A positive critique was not required. The opinions are my own.