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    Linda Jacobs

ISBN: 9781942546153

Summer Of Fire

by: Linda Jacobs

Book 1 in the Yellowstone Series

It is 1988, and Yellowstone Park is on fire.

Among the thousands of summer warriors battling to save America’s crown jewel, is single mother Clare Chance. Having just watched her best friend, a fellow Texas firefighter, die in a roof collapse, she has fled to Montana to try and put the memory behind her. She’s not the only one fighting personal demons as well as the fiery dragon threatening to consume the park.

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Born a university brat and trained at the Master’s level in Geology, Linda was one of Exxon Corporation’s first woman field geologists. Before her recent move to New Mexico, she worked for a number of oil and gas companies on the front line where new fields are found.

Fiction came to her when she was very young. Already an avid reader, she’d hit a ball against a wall and tell herself stories. By age eleven, she taught herself to hunt and peck on her Dad’s old Royal Typewriter. Despite the spotty ribbon, she started writing novels. A cathartic burning ceremony her senior year of high school fortunately prevents Linda, or anyone else, knowing just how awful her early work was. Her love affair with the Yellowstone region began when she did Geology Field Camp near the park. She has since visited many times, studying the archives of the park’s natural history and man’s brief tenure there. Her debut release from Medallion, Summer Of Fire, is about firefighters at the Yellowstone fires of ´88 and is the first in her women’s adventure series set in Yellowstone. The second, Rain Of Fire, was published by Medallion Press in June 2006 ... followed by Lake Of Fire in October 2007. Linda also writes romance as Christine Carroll for Medallion Press. Married to fellow geologist Richard Jacobs, with whom she owns a consulting company, Linda divides her time between the West and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. They both enjoy adventure travel, having scuba dived the Caribbean, taken two African safaris, and gone alpine hiking in New Zealand and the Spanish Pyrenees.

Awards and Nominations

Summer Of Fire

2006 WILLA Literary Award winner for Original Softcover Fiction  
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2006 WILLA Literary Award winner for Original Softcover Fiction.


It is 1988, and Yellowstone Park is on fire.

Among the thousands of summer warriors battling to save America’s crown jewel, is single mother Clare Chance. Having just watched her best friend, a fellow Texas firefighter, die in a roof collapse, she has fled to Montana to try and put the memory behind her. She’s not the only one fighting personal demons as well as the fiery dragon threatening to consume the park.

There’s Chris Deering, a Vietnam veteran helicopter pilot, seeking his next adrenaline high and a good time that doesn’t include his wife, and Ranger Steve Haywood, a man scarred by the loss of his wife and baby in a plane crash. They rally ‘round Clare when tragedy strikes yet again, and she loses a young soldier to a firestorm.

Three flawed, wounded people; one horrific blaze. Its tentacles are encircling the park, coming ever closer, threatening to cut them off. The landmark Old Faithful Inn and Park Headquarters at Mammoth are under siege, and now there’s a helicopter down, missing, somewhere in the path of the conflagration. And Clare’s daughter is on it …

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ISBN: 9781942546153
Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2015
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"Summer Of Fire is at once a beautiful and disturbing voyage through the type of hell that only firefighters understand. Human, brutal, wrenching. Clare Chance is as genuine a character as they come - brave, vulnerable, well-trained and thrown by her own act of escape into a forested hell. Beautifully crafted and shudderingly real." ~ John J. Nance, New York Times Best-Selling Author

"Linda Jacobs will keep your heart pounding as she describes the fires that tried to destroy Yellowstone in 1988 and the work that was done by the brave men and women who fought this fierce dragon." ~ Romance Junkies

"Linda Jacobs has produced a gripping novel about one of the most electrifying events in the annals of American wildfires — the great Yellowstone fires of 1988. Through her fictional characters, Jacobs has captured the essence of the emotional coaster, high drama and the outstanding performance of Americas finest wild land fire fighters. She has done her homework well and the setting is completely accurate. This is a compelling work and I had difficulty putting it down." ~ Bob Barbee, Yellowstone Superintendent 1983-1994.