Colby was born and raised in Yosemite. Following a painful divorce, he returns to the “granite womb” as a park ranger, desperate for healing. He sees this summer as both a homecoming and a last chance to reconnect with his estranged son, Jake.
Skylar’s husband has gone missing in the park’s backcountry. Facing an uncertain future, she tries to put the past behind her as she spearheads a Yosemite Conservancy project to restore the crumbling Wawona Hotel fountain.
The two guard their secrets while dealing with lost hikers, wild bears, a lightning storm on Half Dome, a devastating rockfall, and ruthless wildlife poachers.
The valley, dominated by the iconic Half Dome, holds both danger and promise amid its cascading white water and grey monoliths of stone.
Can Colby and Skylar find in Yosemite and in each other, the healing grace of this one last golden summer?
Patricia Hartmann is the author of historical romances, The Ojai—Pink Moment Promises, and Secrets of Sandpiper Cove. She has camped in her beloved Yosemite wilderness since she was a girl, returning year after year like a salmon to its home water. She lives with her husband in Ojai, California in a 145-year old farmhouse on a nine acre farm where they grow pixie tangerines.
Patricia is a teacher, writer and artist whose signature is to paint the artwork for all of her book covers. She has a his/mine/and ours family of eight children, fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren.