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February 21, 2024

A Yellow House in the Mountains by Glenn Hileman ~ A Review

by Susan Roberts

A Yellow House in the Mountains
is a story of overcoming adversity. Lyle and Marylin lean on each other to build a legacy never to be forgotten. Challenges come early and often, yet, their determination and faith push them forward in pursuing their dreams.

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book cover of nonfiction book A Yellow House in the Mountains by Glenn Hileman
February 2024; GLH2 Holdings; 979-8988822806
ebook, print (262 pages); nonfiction

This book is about the lives of Lyle and Marylin  Hileman written by their son.  It begins when they are in high school.  Lyle was a bad boy and his low self-esteem caused him to make some bad decisions.  When he meets Marylin, the new girl in school,  he is smitten and wants to get to know her better.  Eventually, they become a couple and have a small wedding before Lyle leaves for boot camp.  She is pregnant when they get married and they quickly have five young children.  When they were first married, they dreamed of owning a yellow house in the mountains.  But mounting debt and taking care of 5 children, makes their dream seem far in the future.  No matter what faces them, they remain strong and eventually they get their yellow house in the mountains of Colorado.  Over the years, they face many obstacles but no matter what, they remain each other's best friends and their family is the most important thing in their lives.  Even when they are faced with the fastest-moving fire in Colorado history they faced it like they had faced other obstacles in their past...they faced it together.  

This book is a story of the lives of two very ordinary people who put their trust in each other for over 70 years and always treasured their family.  They faced the obstacles with their faith and their trust in each other.  The last part of the book is sad as they both begin to have health problems and then face the fire together.  Overall, it's a story of family, love, and a couple learning to face obstacles together.

Susan Roberts grew up in Michigan but loves the laid-back life at her home in the Piedmont area of North Carolina where she is two hours from the beach to the east and the mountains in the west.  She reads almost anything but her favorite genres are Southern Fiction and Historical Fiction.   


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