Item description for Emeralds in the Snow by Maggie Bishop...
Emerald and Lucky are an unlikely pair. She, accustomed to a life of privilege in which everything's a game, including her teaching career. He, whose life of struggle can't keep him from giving to his family, his community and the skiers he rescues.. Yet
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.25" Height: 8" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2004
Publisher High Country Publishers
ISBN 1932158561 ISBN13 9781932158564
Availability 0 units.
More About Maggie Bishop
Maggie Bishop is the author of a mystery series, Appalachian Adventure Mysteries, and two romance novels set in the Mountains of North Carolina in the Boone area. "I started with romance and have turned to murder." The Start: In MURDER AT BLUE FALLS, when her horse finds a body, CSI wannabe Jemma starts to investigate, Detective Tucker comes in and it twists and turns from there. And Then: Since pay is low in the mountains, Jemma has more than one job and is also a carpenter. In PERFECT FOR FRAMING, trouble's a-brewing in the Property Owners Association where greed and a lust for power lead to murder in a clash of personal versus public needs. Now: The photography group meets at Blue Falls Guest Ranch and soon there is ONE SHOT TOO MANY which features Detective Tucker with yesterday's regret haunts, leading to today's deadly fix. If you like whodunit mysteries full of clues and suspense in a vacation paradise, you can find these books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords, and other book and e-book retailers. In the Appalachian Adventure Romance series, Award winning APPALACHIAN PARADISE takes place on a five-day backpacking trip in the spring amongst the bears, boars and girl scouts. With this book, you can take the hike without physically taking the hike. EMERALDS IN THE SNOW involves downhill skiing at Sugar Mountain, an emerald mine, and a cold case mystery. The fun book, Meow Means Me! Now! is a rhyming feline allegory with poetry and photos. This gift book is a departure from novels but sprang from a love of cats . Think Dr. Suess meets Marley & Me. Maggie Bishop hikes, gardens, swims, explores and writes in the mountains of North Carolina where she settled in 1993 with her husband and cat. Every time they travel, they seek out other mountains but none are as exciting as the ancient Appalachians. When asked, "What do you do?" her answer is, "Entertain with word pictures." She was awarded the honor of being one of "One Hundred Incredible East Carolina University Women" for literature and leadership. She's an Air Force brat who put herself through East Carolina University and received a MBA degree, a former manufacturing executive, founder and past president of High Country Writers, past Secretary of Central Pennsylvania Romance Writers, and is a member of Romance Writers of America and Sisters in Crime.
Maggie Bishop currently resides in the state of North Carolina. Maggie Bishop was born in 1949.
Reviews - What do customers think about Emeralds in the Snow?
Appreciate your ski patrol Apr 27, 2008
I read "Emeralds in the Snow" right after reading "Appalachian Paradise" and found "Emeralds..." to be a vastly more interesting book. I love mysterious anything! The prologue does a good job of setting up how and why the story unfolds.
I found the first few chapters a bit sappy but I am a fan of mystery not romance so my opinion reflects that preference. For the most part, the story flows well and keeps the reader interested.
As the story concludes I was left wondering why, with the rediscovery of an emeralld mine on family property, there were still financial concerns. The mine had once provided millions, why not again?
Tne author does a good job of describing the beginning ski experience and give an informative, appreciative look into the world of Ski Patrol.
Emeralds in the snow Oct 24, 2006
Maggie Bishop's Emeralds in the Snow is an extrordinary read. The characters are well developed and interesting. They make for an unlikely match, but the reader finds themself hoping that they will work out their differences throughout the story. The later part of the book has an unexpected twist. A great love story combined with murder mystery, I would recommend this to anyone.
What a ride! May 11, 2006
I truly enjoyed this adventure/love story. The characters ring true and you never lose your interest in them. It takes place in a ski area and the descriptions of the area and the knowledge of the ski patrol are right on the mark. I have visited the area she talkes about and in reading the book, I felt as if I were there again. There is much sexual tension as the couple struggles to understand each other and fight their way past their different upbringings, not to mention a murder which touches them both, to discover a love blossoming between them. It is an exciting, passionate and heartbreaking read. I'd definitely recommend it.
Reviewed for Midwest Book Review Dec 4, 2004
Lucky Tucker, member of the Sugar Mountain Ski Patrol, rescues Emerald Graham from a fall while skiing, and the two are instantly attracted to one another. Emerald is the granddaughter of recently deceased Everett Graham, a well-respected, wealthy businessman, and has lived a privileged life. Raised in a family that never seemed to have enough money, especially after his grandfather disappeared, Lucky has had to struggle to make ends meet. He is unsettled that Emerald has a doctorate in math while he only attained a high school education, yet this does not seem to matter to Emerald. Despite their diverse backgrounds, the two cannot deny their feelings and enter into a relationship. They discover a treasure map belonging to Emerald's grandfather, which guides them to land Lucky inherited from his grandfather. Lucky and Emerald hope this will lead them on a path that will bring good fortune; however, the secret they uncover threatens to separate them forever.
Maggie Bishop once more unveils a treasure-trove of information about the Appalachian region as well as the sport of snow skiing. The familial connection between characters from Ms. Bishop's first book, Appalachian Paradise, and this one will, for some readers, feel like visiting old friends. The author skillfully builds the story, with enticing characters and sweet romance, then offers impending doom to a relationship the reader has been rooting for, leaving a spiraling sense of anticipation until the end of the story. An engrossing read, one the reader will not want to put down.