In the Shadow of the Mountains

In the Shadow of the Mountains DENVER CITY OF GOLD CITY OF DREAMSIn One Magnificent Family Burned The Vision That Built A Great American City They Were The Kirklands David The Brave, Big Hearted Mountain Dreamer Who Risked His Life To Stake A Claim To A New Life In The Rugged Colorado Rockies Beatrice The Ambitious, Strong Willed Matriarch Who Sacrificed Her Girlish Dreams For The Perils And Hardships Of An Unknown, Untamed Wilderness Irene The Beautiful Young Woman Who Shared Her Father S Passion For The Land And Ached For The One Man She Was Forbidden To Love Elly The Scheming Daughter Who Vowed To Possess The Family Fortune And The Man She Worshipped Above All Else John The Desperate Son Who Struggled To Escape His Mother S Domination And Carve Out His Own Life THE SHADOW OF THE MOUNTAINSBold, Headstrong, And Passionate, The Indomitable Kirklands Struggled To Survive In A Treacherous, Hostile Land From Penniless Settlers To Wealthy Mine Owners To Denver S Regal First Family, Together And Separately They Pursued Their Dazzling Dreams Of Love And Glory From The Era Of The Covered Wagon To The Rise Of The Western Railroad, From The Gold Rush Years Through The Golden Age Of The American West, In The Shadow Of The Mountains Is The Breathtaking Saga Of A Remarkable Family Who Endured Tragedy And Hardship To Build A Glorious Mountain Empire

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  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 640 pages
  • In the Shadow of the Mountains
  • Rosanne Bittner
  • English
  • 15 April 2017
  • 9780553290332

10 thoughts on “In the Shadow of the Mountains

  1. says:

    Every time I think I know what my favorite Bittner books are I read another great one I loved Irene, Ramon, Hank and David as much as I hated Bea, Elly and Chad There are so many struggles in the lives of these characters but there is a beautiful love story too You ll be wishing for a happy ending for some of the characters and praying that others will get what s coming to them The family matriarch Bea does not have good judgement with people s character but she does have great business sense She just thinks money and status in life are the most important things in life Her husband, David, couldn t be the opposite of Bea in beliefs and character Being opposites they start with nothing and build an amazing life together and end up being two of the founding people of Denver, Colorado Great read

  2. says:

    I fear never to find another book to even come close to this oneI would have given this book a hundred stars I have never read a book that touched me as this one has I am going to miss everyone I do not believe there is another book out there that could top this, if so I want to try it I loved Irene and Raymond But once you have finished this book as I have you will realize that there were accused actually three romances going on, there was Irene and Raymond, twisted or not Chad and elly did love each other and in the end after all is said and done Kirk and be a we re one I recommend this book to everyone, men included I also learned a lot about history Rosanne bitter, you did a wonderful job and I thank you Signed tami schwarz

  3. says:

    In the Shadow of the MountainsAn excellent book from beginning to end The plot of the story is an extremely different one, not sure what to expect But when it is, it is most shocking I laughd, and sometimes cried, epecially at the end when the will was read and all family members were present.

  4. says:

    Every time I read one of your books I think wow that was one of the best books I have ever read Then I read another one and say the same thing This book was my favorite so far I love hove you go thru everyone whole life I will definitely read this again in a few years.

  5. says:

    Love this book I feel in love with the characters I read many books in my lifetime and this is one of my favorites I love reading books in that era.

  6. says:

    In the Shadow of the Mountains is an absolutely wonderful book It is too good to read only once, or twice, or .

  7. says:

    Another win from Bittner After a couple of works that I dropped for various reasons, this book illustrated why I d fallen in love with her stuff in the first place She seems to be one of these authors that either writes gold or very mediocre stuff Like the peaks of Colorado, this one was gold The epic family drama and the emergence of Denver as a prominent Western metropolis kept me spell bound Much along the lines of Outlaw Hearts and Wildest Dreams, this book follows two individuals through very trying circumstances and follows their family build up through to the beginning of the modern age Each generation builds upon the accomplishments of the past to create the next leg in the saga Historical romances are not the usual scene for these type of family dramas in fact, Bittner is the only one I can think of that incorporates it I feel it adds so much to a romance as we get to see the fruits of labors and the consequences of decisions in such a grand scale, over decades rather than just a few months or years The actions of each generation impacts the next, and I loved that.Surviving fire, flood, crime, war, and riot, Denver rose to become one of the jewels of the West, the Queen City as it was called The vast history of the West was also explored in gold rush California and arid New Mexico I was especially intrigued with the history in this book as I m going to be able to visit several of the spots discussed on a road trip this fall so I got all the excited, reading about them and learning some of their back story Bittner excelled in this book aspect.Her characters and romance also shined Every character felt real to me Even the nasty personalities like Elly and Chad, I was able to see why they acted the way they did, their motivations and inspirations There is than one romantic pairing in this book, giving us a rounded picture of romance as well As loyal business partners or passionate lovers or healing friends, seeing the different types and levels of romance made for a well rounded romantic tale For most of the book, our main pairing wasn t together, which in another historical romance might have killed the book Yet, the strength of their love and the trials they go through to ultimately find themselves together keep it in the forefront of the story Even though they marry others and face tragedy separately, I felt their chemistry together even so.Even though there were a few flaws here or there, they pale in comparison to the work as a whole The vibrant history, characters, and romance all make for a gripping historical romance read This is a solid five in my book works like this are the reason I love and adore Bittner I ll be looking out for

  8. says:

    Rosanne Bittner s Saga, In The Shadow Of The Mountains, is eloquently written, very compelling Bea and David Kirkland s rise from poverty to wealth and becoming a huge part of developing the Queen City of the West, Denver, CO., all from secretly loving and raising a little Cheyenne Indian girl, Morning Dove, also known as Irene, who never knew her true identity or that she was also a twin This book will Leave you enthralled This is a book of secrets, deception, revenge, and family It s a must read that will forever hold your heart Rosanne Bittner is the Queen of Historical Romance and this saga proves why she continues to be our own Queen.

  9. says:

    Amazing storyI have read so many of Rosannes books that I can t count them Her books just take you into them and make you feel like you are living within them Wow this was such a beautiful and trying story of love, hate and living a dream It s amazing what money can do to some So happy for Irene and Ramon

  10. says:

    Rosanne Bittner provided us yet again with a beautiful epic story surrounding a family and the changing times of the American West She provides all the feels from sweet to heartbreak, from fear to joy I enjoyed watching the Kirklands grow and find their love and peace.

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