The Hickory Nut Gorge - It's History & Lore featured in Local Novels
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ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES
"Rose Senehi begins her new novel, "In the Shadows of Chimney Rock" with a scene of such high drama...you wonder if she can sustain the intensity. Senehi not only sustains that opening intensity, she ups it in a high-speed tale with as many twists as a mountian road." Arnold Wengrow

FRIENDS OF THE MOUNTAIN BRANCH LIBRARY
"Senehi's new novel has an intriguing storyline. There is mystery, a lovely heroine, romance, and a message that is urgent in its timeliness. Rose is an astute observer of her fellow man and crafts her characters artfully: the nice, the not-so-nice, the connivers, the manipulaltors, the innocent, and the talented. They are all here. This work may be fiction, but it stirs a deep sense of awareness of the race against time to preserve the rich beauty and ecological balance of the Hickory Nut Gorge. The message speaks to us: we need to listen well." Lake Lure, NC



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Praise for Render Unto the Valley
"Render Unto the Valley is a many-stranded tale of three generations of a star-crossed family struggling to mend itself and preserve something of its rightful heritage. In the midst of this tempestuous story stands Travis Whitfield, as stony-hearted a bad hat as you are ever likely to meet. But the female forces arrayed against him are formidable. Are they strong enought to prevail? Read and you'll find out. But be warned: It's a breathless ride."
--Fred Chappell, North Carolina poet laureate emeritus and author of Ancestors and Others and Look Back All the Green Valley.

WNC MAGAZINE, Josua Simcox
"Rose Senehi, author of the widely praised Blue Ridge Series of novels,
continues with her winning blend of romantic suspense and passion for
environmental conservancy in Render Unto the Valley…her talent for
authentic characterizations and high-tension plotting continue to grow."

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN TIMES, Rob Neufeld
"Senehi offsets suspense with local preservation and history details, and
delivers handsomely. …even late in the novel, there are some intriguing
surprises. Ignore the archaic title and glib first paragraph… and enjoy the ride.

THE MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
"A small town drama that speaks to the mountain life, Render Unto the Valley is an excellent and much recommended read, not to be overlooked."

THE LAUREL of ASHEVILLE
"Rose Senehi has a distinct talent for developing memorable characters and, in this newest book, creates people who still reflect the independent nature of the early settlers of this mountain valley town." Paul M. Howey, Editor-in-Chief

RAPID RIVER MAGAZINE, Patrice Tappee
"The first chapter of Render Unto the Valley is Senehi at her best…In beautiful prose Senehi describes the icy winterland outside, then one by one, startles the reader with menacing details. Using her own unique and descriptive writing style (reminiscent of Dean Koontz.) Senehi offers the reader a well-conceived thriller and conveys a sense of breathless danger which escalates throughout. The book delights with an interesting cast of characters…and the heroine's rediscovered world where 'mountain roads either go up and around or down and around,' Senehi's storyline also twists and turns many times before surprising its readers at its final destination."
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