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  • Author:
    Gerri Hill
  • ISBN:
    1931513988
  • ISBN13:
    978-1931513982
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  • Publisher:
    Bella Books (October 1, 2004)
  • Pages:
    264 pages
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    Social Sciences
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I have always enjoyed Gerri Hill's books but found this story slight by her high standards.

Chris McKenna gladly escaped the crowds of Yosemite to work as the new. I have always enjoyed Gerri Hill's books but found this story slight by her high standards. Still a good, fast read but wished for slightly more meat on the bone and a couple more dimensions to the characters.

Gerri Hill lives in East Texas, deep in the pines, with her partner, Diane.

A loner by nature, she didn’t mind the seclusion of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Gerri Hill lives in East Texas, deep in the pines, with her partner, Diane. Her books include Hunter’s Way, Behind the Pine Curtain, and No Strings to name a few. Библиографические данные.

A loner by nature, she didn't mind the seclusion of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Jessie Stone, a successful but reclusive writer, is haunted by memories of her childhood and finally returns to Sierra City after sixteen years to confront her past.

Электронная книга "Sierra City", Gerri Hill Gerri Hill lives in East Texas, deep in the pines, with her partner, Diane.

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She noticed only a handful of cabins along the road and she supposed the main part of Sierra City was at the other end of town, toward Sacramento. Chris tried to straighten her wind-blown hair with her fingers, then gave up. She must look a sight and she bent down to look into the side mirror.

Jessie Stone, a successful but reclusive writer, is haunted by memories of her childhood and finally returns to Sierra City after sixteen years to confront her past. Jessie Stone, a successful but reclusive writer, is haunted by memories of her childhood and finally returns to Sierra City after sixteen years to confront her past

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Genre: Modern romance novels. Annotation: Sierra City Chapter One "How the hell should I know?" Frustration was creeping into her voice and she pulled to the side of the dirt road, tossing her sunglasses on the now dusty dash of her open Jeep. She had half a mind to toss her cell phone there, as well.

Chris McKenna gladly escaped the crowds of Yosemite to work as the new Search and Rescue in tiny Sierra City, nestled just west of Lake Tahoe. A loner by nature, she didn’t mind the seclusion of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.Jessie Stone, a successful but reclusive writer, is haunted by memories of her childhood and finally returns to Sierra City after sixteen years to confront her past.Can the odd assortment of residents of this small mountain town bring the two of them together? Or will it be Annie Stone, a woman Chris has grown to admire and a woman Jessie still feels hatred for, that has the power to bind the two.Through lies and deception, Chris and Jessie each struggle to deny the growing attraction that could brighten both their lives . . .

Drelajurus
This book takes place around a little mountain village in northern California and follows the family-like crew of Search and Rescue (SAR) that look after visitors and tourists who populate the Sierra Nevada Range for recreation.

It's isolated. It's beautiful. It's got that small town everything.

Blue-eyed and dark-haired soft butch vegetarian Chris McKenna is one of the new SAR staff who leaves the busier Yosemite for quieter Sierra City and requests the most remote cabin in the lodge. Alone with her cat Dillon, a crew of men and lots of booze... Chris develops a friendship with the town hermit who happens to be the mother of a crime novelist she is infatuated with.

When this femme-side (soft femme?) writer returns to her childhood home to come to terms with her childhood trauma, she checks into a cabin down the way from our sexy soft butch... all the stars align and these two play out their angst-ridden but ultimately romantic destiny. Search and Rescue takes on a whole new meaning.

Um, this would include plenty of wine. And beer. Like, I'm not kidding. These characters drink in almost every scene. If this cast wasn't full of vegetarians, runners, and people who hike all day... they'd all be beer-bellied fatties who couldn't think straight from the constant buzz or hangovers.

I read this book with some mixed feelings. I picked it up for the setting and wasn't disappointed. Gerri Hill knows how to create a sense of place and I love to visualize the natural environments she seems to love so much. Her characters, the drama, and setting feel very real to me.

Another reason I love Gerri Hill is she never forgets she's writing a love story and her characters always have some hot sex, lol. But she makes you wait in this one. I would have loved for Jessie to be more feminine and to see that highlighted more... mostly what I remember about her is angst. The two main characters actually seem a bit like twins with Jessie having lighter short hair and dark eyes and being slightly shorter... and a touch of femme. This likeness is what initially seems to attract Jessie's mother to Chris.

** SPOILER ALERT (next paragraph only)

What I struggle with in her work sometimes is whether or not the romance takes a backseat to the characters' personal issues. I don't like serious, unbearable drama. When I read this genre, it's for the escapism... I don't want to feel unhappy. One of the characters (Jessie) comes to terms with some childhood sexual abuse and I found it disturbing and depressing. I was annoyed there weren't enough spoilers to prepare me for this topic because it's not one I want to read about in this genre. I kind of abandoned the book for some days and came back to it, reluctantly.

All the drinking was a bit much as well. But I will say that I've lived in the mountains before and one of the only things out there was a bar, lol. I don't know. Maybe that kinda goes hand in hand with the isolation. All of these characters have issues and I can see how it would have that coping or numbing effect they undoubtedly need.

But I'm glad I finished the book because the payoff was nice. Sometimes the degree of grief is parallel to the passion the characters end up developing for each other... and one couldn't happen without the other. These two share some nice chemistry. The way they really need each other and how that's highlighted in bed was pretty awesome.

This is a pretty good story even if I didn't care all that much for the content of the drama myself. Loved the setting. But I wouldn't disagree with 3-3.5 stars.
PanshyR
Gerri Hill's Sierra City literally takes my breath away with another passionate, heart-stopping romance. It is a story about closure as well as new beginnings in the lives of three women.

Chris McKenna is a search and rescue worker, newly relocated to Sierra City. There she meets and befriends the reclusive Annie Stone, mother of the successful author Jessie Stone. Jessie decides that after 17 years it is time to deal with her painful childhood memories so she travels back to Sierra City under an alias, Jennifer Parker. Jessie literally runs into Chris on the Sierra trails while Chris is working, and they become fast friends, but Chris does not tell Jessie that she knows who she really is and that she regularly spends time with her mother. Unable to come to terms with her past, Jessie, who is used to bedding any woman she meets, tries to seduce Chris to help her extinguish the pain. It backfires, and Jessie abruptly leaves the mountains, returning to New York City.

Hill always crafts memorable characters. In Jessie Stone, she has created a lost soul. She is a woman who does not like herself and therefore cannot develop any kind of relationship. We learn who Jessie is through her failed attempts to connect with those around her, through her confusing memories of her childhood, and through her tortured thoughts about who she "thinks" she is. Jessie takes a journey to discover her past in Sierra City, and meets Chris McKenna, a warm and compassionate person, an enigma to Jessie. Hill shows us Jessie's struggles with clear dialogue and crisp descriptions of her thoughts.

Hill expertly weaves multiple plots in the story each complementing the other. She gives us nonstop action on the mountains of search and rescue teams while holding fast to the main story of Jessie, Annie and Chris. And in the end, Hill surprises the reader with an unpredictable conclusion.

Sierra City is truly a story of redemption and salvation with plenty of angst, passion, and tearful moments. With Hill's creation of believable characters, this reader could not help but root for Jessie, Annie and Chris.
Seevinev
Nothing blew me away about this book, but nothing severely annoyed me either. Pretty average to below average, really. Some cool scenery (typical of Gerri Hill), interesting occupations (Chris is a park ranger/search and rescue and Jessie is a mystery author who always kills of the mother in her books), a little bit of SAR (search and rescue) action in the mountains (like a dramatic blizzard rescue). The supporting cast was generally amusing or interesting. There was a hunting-impaired cat to be endearing. Also the relationship develops with enough stops, starts and obstacles that there's a hint of realism.

Overall the book tripped over cliches a bit too much for my taste and felt practiced and formulaic, and the solutions were pretty pat, even to complex emotional issues and traumas. You wanted good things for the characters, but there was a lot about the conversations and set-up in many instances that was just less than fresh-feeling, and sometimes I just didn't believe reactions and motivations: they were sold too softly. Also there was a ton of wine and beer consumed in this book, and sometimes I wondered if these characters were flirting with alcoholism. Certainly not Gerri Hill's strongest offering, but provides enough to be entertaining for a couple of afternoons, with some escapism and a happy ending. At least for her fans.

If you're looking for something new and interesting, this is probably not the book for you. If you've read very little lesbian fiction you'll probably be entertained.