Friday, August 25, 2017

High Country Dilemma by Dena Netherton

About the Book:

Fallon Hart has landed her dream job—directing the annual melodrama, Miss May’s Dilemma. But when Fallon arrives in Pine Ridge, Colorado, she finds her new apartment in flames. To make matters worse, her manager wants her to sing an impossible solo. Her family wants her to give up the theater and join the family jewelry business. And her selfish, controlling ex-fiancé wants her back. The biggest dilemma of all, though, is trying to make everyone happy.

Handsome firefighter, Lucas O’Farrell, is searching for his soul-mate, a lady who’ll share his love of the mountains, small-town living, and kids. He knows exactly what he doesn’t want: a sophisticated city girl like Fallon. But when they are cast as sweethearts in the melodrama, the attraction is hard to deny. Before he realizes it, he’s falling for her—hard—and it’s possible she’s starting to love him, too. But is love worth the risk if the she’s planning to return to Denver at the end of the season?

You can read the first chapter here.

My review:

This is a straightforward romance. There are no complicated plots nor complicated characters. The story is your typical romance. Boy meets girl, obstacles appear, one or both overcome the obstacles. In this case, Fallon is a young woman who has had a disastrous experience on the stage. She is not sure she will ever be a success in front of an audience again.

I had a little trouble liking Fallon as she seemed immature and weak. The play with which she works in the novel is a melodrama and her personality seemed to fit right in with the typical heroine in such a production. The character of Lucas, the dashing firefighter, seemed to fit right in with the typical male rescuer in a melodrama too.

The strong message of the story is trusting God for the future. Fallon has to do that with the help of Lucas, a very special man.

I do recommend this novel to those who enjoy a straightforward Christian romance. You'll be entertained and get to experience a little of a small town melodrama too, both on the stage and off.

My rating: 4/5 stars.


Dena Netherton grew up in the San Francisco bay area but always dreamed of a living in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, while writing compelling stories that inspire and encourage readers. However, her music theater studies took her to the Midwest where she earned a Bachelor of Music at Oberlin College Conservatory, and later, the University of Michigan where she earned a Master of Music. Years later, she and her husband and three children joyfully moved to Colorado where she began to write and publish articles and stories for numerous Christian Publications. Dena’s background in music and theater has provided her with wonderful memories to draw upon when creating her stories.
A writer of both romance and suspense, Dena is also an active blogger on subjects of Christian faith. She and her husband now live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
You can find more about Dena at her website:

Author: Dena N. Netherton
Contemporary Romance
200 pages
Release Date:
June 20th, 2017
Anaiah Romance
eBook ISBN:

You can find out more about the book at Anaiah Press, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, Kobo, and GoodReads.

I received a complimentary digital copy of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review. The rest of the copy of this post was provided by Anaiah Press.

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