Cami Checketts and The Colony

Colony Tour

I’m part of The Colony Blog tour today. Cammi Checketts is a great author. I’ve read about six of her books and love the different problems she gives her characters to overcome. Here’s the blurb for her new book:

To protect her sons from the mistakes of her past, Brinlee Trapper escapes to a secluded mountain home. But there are dangers lurking in the mountains she has never encountered. The little family is saved from injury by Jed, a mysterious hunter. Brinlee is drawn to him, but she worries about his involvement with a peaceful commune hidden deep in the mountains behind her property.

Lance, Brinlee’s attentive neighbor, has his own troubled history. Between his obvious attraction to Brinlee and his developing love for her children, Brinlee finds it more than difficult to guard her heart against this tender intrusion.

While Jed offers a life of excitement and freedom, Lance holds the key to the family Brinlee always wanted. When it comes time to choose, she learns that both men have secrets that could shatter her fledgling trust in men and the wrong decision could leave more than her heart exposed to danger.

My Review

This was a fun, fast read with lots of action and hard choices to be made by the main character, Brinlee. From reading the author’s notes at the end, it sounds like The Colony that’s described in this book is based on truth. The people of the Colony definitely lived by an interesting philosophy. It was exciting to read about. I thought Checketts did a great job with character development and kept a nice pace to pull me along, with several surprises thrown into the plot.


“Cami Checketts is a genius! She writes about topics that aren’t widely discussed, in and out of books, and she does such a brilliant job of crafting these things into wonderful stories that touch your heart and remain with you for days afterwards.” ~Myra, Reviewer, Pieces of Whimsy

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Author Cami Checketts

Cami Checketts is married and the proud mother of four future WWF champions. Sometimes between being a human horse, cleaning up magic potions, and reading Bernstein Bears, she gets the chance to write fiction. Cami graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Exercise Science. Cami teaches strength training classes at her local rec and shares healthy living tips on her fitness blog: Cami and her family live in the beautiful Cache Valley of Northern Utah. During the two months of the year it isn’t snowing, she enjoys swimming, biking, running, and water-skiing.

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16 thoughts on “Cami Checketts and The Colony

  1. I remember the days of being “a human horse.” Now if my boys used me as such, I’d suffer broken bones. At least I’m still taller than my youngest. For now, anyway…

    I wish Ms. Checketts well with her book. I followed her on Twitter. As a fellow fitness enthusiast and mother of only boys, we have a few things in common!

    • I know. You do have a lot in common with her. I thought of you when I read her bio a while back. Hope you have a fun weekend, Carrie. Anything fun planned?

      • We’re finally getting around to celebrating my husband’s birthday. It was two weeks ago, but we’ve had stuff going on every weekend (well, I should say, our kids have had stuff going on; we’re the chauffeurs). So we’re going to take him out on the town tomorrow. Which essentially means going out to eat for us. 🙂

        • You sound like us. Eating out is our special treat for my husband and I. My 3rd daughter always wants to go with us, and we just look at her like she’s crazy. That’s our time out alone. We’re not letting her crowd in on our date. I bring her home my leftovers as a peace offering (that is all she wants; that girl can eat!). I think we’re going to use our gift card from Christmas and go get Red Lobster tonight. Yum! I wish it was all you could eat shrimp fest…but it isn’t. Have fun on the belated birthday celebrations!

  2. Thanks for sharing – have to check this author out – I enjoy a good read to transition between books at times:) I have found myself lately either in WWI or WWII – some heavy reading. Happy Reading – Happy Weekend!

    • She’s got a lot of books out there to choose from. I’m like you where I go through phases. Once I read only genocide books for months–Africa, Bosnia, etc. It was pretty dark reading, but one book would lead me to another and I had to read the next one. Now I’m kind of in a sappy romance stage. Go figure.

    • It was intriguing, especially when I read her notes and realized there was a similar commune near where she lives that she based it on.

  3. This sounds like an intriguing premise. I need a good read for this weekend–and I think I just found it! I haven’t read any of her books, but they all look good. Thanks, Charissa!

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