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Review: The Inn at Hidden Run

Title: The Inn at Hidden Run

Series: Tree of Life #1

Author: Olivia Newport

Release Date: May 1, 2019

Rating: 3/5 Stars

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Synopsis from Goodreads: Meri's family has been producing doctors for so many generations that no one remembers why, so when she flunks out of medical school, she runs as far from her parents as she can get. In the small mountain town of Canyon Mines, Colorado, she takes a job at the Inn at Hidden Run B&B. And waits. It's only a matter of time. What she doesn't count on is genealogist Jillian Parisi-Duffy and her father, Nolan, having her back when it takes everything she has not to bolt again but to stay and face the truth that only unfolding her family's history will reveal. While Nolan works on keeping Meri calm--and in town--Jillian pulls out of her gems of information she doesn't know she has and arranges the puzzle pieces. But none of that changes the fact that Meri's family is closing in to haul her back to her "real" life. When their arrival inflames tensions and Meri finally does bolt, Nolan and Jillian may be out of time.

My Review: I adore historical fiction and find genealogy fascninating so I was very excited to read The Inn at Hidden Run. The author did a great job of bringing the characters are settings to life. During the historical portion of the book readers were sucked into 1878 Memphis during the yellow fever outbreak and during the modern portion they were plopped in a small mountain town in Colorado. I really enjoyed the historical portion of the book but I just couldn’t really get into the modern day part. I found myself skimming. I couldn’t relate to any of the characters and found their treatment of Meri to be a little far fetched. Overall it was an okay read for me.

*I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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