The Smoke Jumper

The Smoke Jumper In a searing novel of love and loyalty guilt and honor the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller The Horse Whisperer gives his millions of readers another hero His name is Connor Ford
  • Title: The Smoke Jumper
  • Author: Nicholas Evans
  • ISBN: 9780440235163
  • Page: 254
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Smoke Jumper
    In a searing novel of love and loyalty, guilt and honor, the acclaimed author of the 1 New York Times bestseller The Horse Whisperer gives his millions of readers another hero His name is Connor Ford and he falls like an angel of mercy from the sky, braving the flames to save the woman he loves but knows he cannot have For Julia Bishop is the partner of his best friend aIn a searing novel of love and loyalty, guilt and honor, the acclaimed author of the 1 New York Times bestseller The Horse Whisperer gives his millions of readers another hero His name is Connor Ford and he falls like an angel of mercy from the sky, braving the flames to save the woman he loves but knows he cannot have For Julia Bishop is the partner of his best friend and fellow smoke jumper, Ed Tully Julia loves them both until a fiery tragedy on Montana s Snake Mountain forces her to choose between them, and burns a brand on all their hearts.In the wake of the fire, Connor embarks on a harrowing journey to the edge of human experience, traveling the world s worst wars and disasters to take photographs that find him fame but never happiness Reckless of a life he no longer wants, again and again he dares death to take him, until another fateful day on another continent, he must walk through fire once
    The Smoke Jumper By Nicholas Evans,

    The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans Ed Tully and Connor Ford are smoke jumpers who both love the same woman Julia is a social worker who is taking a group of at risk teens on a several day hike in the wilderness in an effort to rehabilitate them When the draught stricken forest is hit by lightning, the smoke jumpers The Smoke Jumper A Novel Evans, Nicholas The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans is the story of three people and the love and life they share Ed and Conner are best friends and both aree smoke jumpers who parachute into fires to head them off Then Julia enters the picture and three are set off on adventure and disaster, love and betrayal. The Smoke Jumper A Novel by Nicholas Evans, Paperback Jul , The Smoke Jumper His name is Connor Ford and he falls like an angel of mercy from the sky, braving the flames to save the woman he loves but knows he cannot have For Julia Bishop is the partner of his best friend and fellow smoke jumper, Ed Tully. Smoke Jumpers TV Movie Feb , Smoke Jumpers An elite group of firefighters jumps from helicopters to extinguish fires One firefighter must choose between his love for his family and his addiction to life risking danger Inspired by a true story. The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans The Smoke Jumper His name is Connor Ford and he falls like an angel of mercy from the sky, braving the flames to save the woman he loves but knows he cannot have For Julia Bishop is the partner of his best friend and fellow smoke jumper, Ed Tully. Smokejumper nd Ave, Seattle . mi

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    About " Nicholas Evans "

  • Nicholas Evans

    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.Nicholas Evans was born and grew up in Worcestershire, England He studied law at Oxford University, graduating with first class honors, then worked as a journalist for three years on the Evening Chronicle in Newcastle upon Tyne He then moved into televsion, producing films about US politics and the Middle East for a weekly current affairs programme called Weekend World It was during this time that he traveled a lot and got to know the United States.In 1982 he started to produce arts documentaries about famous writers, painters and film makers, several of which won international awards films about David Hockney, Francis Bacon, Patricia Highsmith In 1983 he made a film about the great British director David Lean Lawrence of Arabia, Doctor Zhivago, etc Lean became a friend and mentor and persuaded Evans to switch from fact to fiction.For the next ten years, Evans wrote and produced a number of films for television and the cinema In 1993 he met a blacksmith in the far South West of England who told him about horse whisperers people who have the gift of healing traumatized horses Evans started work on what was to be his first novel.Published in the fall of 1995, The Horse Whisperer has now sold about fifteen million copies across the world It has been the number one bestseller in about 20 countries and has been translated into 36 languages It was also made into a movie, starring, produced and directed by Robert Redford.The Loop and The Smoke Jumper, Evans s second and third novels, were again an international bestsellers, topping the bestseller lists in many countries The Smoke Jumper was published in a paperback edition on July 30, 2003 Evans lives in London and Devon, England Nicholas Evans Website

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  • This story started out promising A cute romance develops between two likeable characters and then a smokin hot complication gets introduced From there it went all down hill There needed to be of everything, passion, tension, and heartache I found what I was reading to be less than gripping and I always found a reason to do something else other than read it This story is about a blind man s wife falling in love with his best friend How can you bore your readers with a plot like that Not only [...]


  • Loved the cover art of the book, and the synopsis Was a little hesitant because I noticed quite a few readers labeling it romance I wouldn t label it a romance at all Yes, there is a love story two love stories but there s so much going on To me, it s a suspense novel I loved this book It s well written It takes the reader to many different places Montana, New York even to far away Sarajevo and Africa I enjoyed all the characters I loved Connor s passion and admired Ed s perseverance Both men w [...]


  • Part 1 fantastic Part 2 meh Part 3 good God.Here is one paragraph excuse me, sentence from the book In the grass and dust yard of the church stood a white cement figure of Jesus with his arms spread in welcome and the boy stopped beside it and would go no farther and Connor photographed him and then photographed the dogs and vultures that came hurtling from the open doors of the church and photographed the soldiers chasing them and yelling and shooting at them but mostly missing.This is ONE SENT [...]


  • Three friends are connected by one summer s events on a Montana mountain Ed Tully and Connor Ford are smoke jumpers who both love the same woman Julia is a social worker who is taking a group of at risk teens on a several day hike in the wilderness in an effort to rehabilitate them When the draught stricken forest is hit by lightning, the smoke jumpers have to come to the rescue.You know where this is headed, don t you There will be tragedy, lots of guilt, miscommunication, silent but very meani [...]


  • I lovelovelovelove this book I ve read all of Nicholas Evan s books The Horse Whisperer, The Divide and The Loop and this is by far my favorite Nicholas Evans writes in a way that is clean and does not interfere with the story This particular story has it all action, adventure, unrequited love and the characters are very relatable It makes me want to go to Montana very badly and almost makes me want to become a firefighter


  • A frustrating read, punctuated by too many plot twists where you have to suspend your disbelief The story jumps around and regularly loses what small momentum it had built up as the reader is flung forward years or thousands of miles, or both.The Smoke Jumper is at least 100 pages too long, cluttered by pointless insights which seem to be lifted from a teenager s diary, and the denouement is signposted in flashing neon lights throughout the book although how Evans reaches that point was too outl [...]


  • I read a lot of books and have a lot of favorites When someone asks me What s your favorite book It takes a while for me to think of one or I just say the one I recent read But now after 19 years I have found my all time book The Smoke Jumper is my true all time favorite book It has an awesome intense, heartwarming storyline where you fall in love with the characters I love books that has romance and this book has the heartwarming, tear jerking love story I have ever read Evans did an amazing jo [...]


  • Diana had read The Horse Whisperer and bought Nicholas Evans succeeding two books on a bookstore excursion that feels like eons ago Remembering how much she had sung the praises of The Horse Whisperer, I gave Evans third a go and was not disappointed in the slightest I m currently working through authors on my shelf from Z backwards having just completed a circuit in the other direction and then reversing it to make my way back to the Es I try to be highly selective with what I read at a given p [...]


  • Can a person love two people at the same time, and how does one choose just one Julia meets Ed first and is in relationship with him when she meets his best friend Connor and has a love at first sight experience Connor reciprocates this feeling, but both he and Julia manage not to pursue a love that would hurt Ed The summer of life altering events finds the three in Montana where Ed and Connor are smoke jumpers, something that they ve been doing for several years together Julia is working with t [...]


  • I LOVED this book I would ve given it 4.5 stars if possible, and didn t feel it deserved 5 stars, so I rounded down to 4 That being said of my favorites I stayed up till early hours of the morning reading this book because I was so captured by everything about it The lifestyle, the love, the tragedy, the suspenseEVERYTHING I saw someone else who reviewed this book say that it made them want to visit Montana and I am going to second that In fact, can I move to Montana instead of visit Just the vi [...]


  • This book has everything I love in a story slightly dangerous occupations my writing regularly features EMS and military characters War and chaos A handsome, brooding male character A love triangle and a happy ending I m a sucker for those Evans did a masterful job of using traumatic events and showing how the characters develop because of or in spite of them The voice of each was authentic and even though there were four points of view telling their stories I didn t have any moments of confusio [...]


  • Introduced me to the term Smoke Jumpers it s pretty cool look it up other than that nothing new here Same ole ole Just the rehashing of his previous novels.



  • Started out really well, but then very quickly took a dip into the cliche and everything for some reason had to be over the top meaningful and emotional, in the worst way possible The characters in this book makes choices that does not fit who they are, and as a reader they are hard to care for at all The story goes crazy and unbelievable, and tries to justify things that are basically twisted and sick Further down you can read just exactly why I think this, if you don t mind spoilers Spoilers b [...]


  • Nicholas Evans is a first rate story teller who has infused every element available to a writer into the Smoke Jumper and turned a mere spark of an idea into fireworks he has an uncanny ability to get inside the very essence of what makes his characters tick and fleshes each one into a real alive being, real in one s own mind anyway Combine that with epic proportions that leads the reader from one continent to another and back again, threading it with a cocktail of catch 22 circumstances which a [...]


  • Sometimes when you pick up a book you have an idea of where the story is going I at least had an idea of where this one was going, but had no idea the struggles that would occur in the story to get there, nor did I have the story completely resolved.I was first introduced to Nicholas Evans in a book store on a summer vacation We were in one of those books a million and the cover kept grabbing at me Till at last I resolved myself to purchase The Horse Whisper What an astounding book and author I [...]


  • I never really became engrossed in this, or really cared about the characters as much as I hoped I would I ended up skimming paragraphs and had to make myself finish Maybe I should have just quit when I lost interest and tried it again another time Regardless it was entertaining and a quick read My first book by this author My husband enjoyed one of his books and so I had high hopes for a great story I was dissappointed that it seemed so unlike what I had envisioned I loved The Horse Whisperer a [...]


  • Near the end of the book, I had the feeling that the rest of the book was somewhere beside mebut when I looked, it wasn t really there Truly, I checked to be certain that I had not inadvertently purchased an abridgement Yes, the story fragments that are told show Evans at his best Yes, the story is gripping In fact, it is indeed because it is gripping that the fairytale ending is a bit of a letdown What is the meaning of the burning elk s antlers and eyes Where does Skye twist fate When and how [...]


  • I read this book when it was first published and I ve just finished reading it again It s a great book The story of two men, best friends from completely different backgrounds with opposite personalities who are Smoke Jumpers The story begins in Montana and the introduction of a young woman This is where the story of true friendship and honor really begin and the story enfolds you You feel as though you know these people and the travels take you around the world to the most horrific and beautifu [...]


  • In Nicholas Evans s The Smoke Jumper, he wrote such an emotional and heart warming eco thriller than ever before For Connor Ford, he was a smoke jumper who saved Julia Bishop s life He fell in love with her, when she was with fellow smoke jumper, Ed Tully, his best friend That have created an awkward love triangle, since she loved both of them, until she had to choose between the two of them after a fiery tragedy happened in Montana After the fire, he chose a life that didn t bring him happiness [...]


  • Knjiga je je zaista divna, ljubavna, zivotna, tragicna ali sa srecnim zavrsetkom Ali ovo nije prva knjiga u kojoj je pisac morao da se dotakne teme rata u Bosni i krvolocnih Srba pa molicu lepo zar su u tom ratu samo Srbi bili krivi Pa i dogadjanja u Ruandi i Ugandi kao da su samo prenesena iz nekih novinskih izvestaja, a ima slicnih prica i u jos nekim knjigama koje sam citala Za mene, samo su pozari bili nesto novo sto do sada nisam procitala vec negde I pored ovih zamerki, knjiga ipak zasluzu [...]


  • It was not a good read, I only persevered because I don t like abandoning books half way through From the very first pages I suspected how might it end, and, as I have now found out, I was spot on That s not what I want from a book, I want to be surprised, made to think, shocked I don t want to go through a book mentally ticking off the events that I knew would happen Waste of time, good job I didn t spend any money on it


  • Het eerste en tweede deel zijn heerlijk om te lezen, maar het laatste deel is deels clich en voorspelbaar Jammer, maar alsnog een fijn boek om te lezen Oh en vergeet niet de belachelijk lange zinnen waarbij je de draad al halverwege kwijtraakt en waardoor je terug moet lezen en daarmee de vaart uit je boek haalt en zorgt voor dit soort narigheid.


  • An enjoyable story that includes drama, romance, suspense, and much The main characters are well developed and seem like real people Nicholas Evans does a masterful job of presenting a story that spans many years without leaving the reader feel lost in the story.


  • I loved the first half of this book The second half of the book, while connected, should have been a totally separate book by it s self.


  • I absolutely loved this book I had it on my shelf and with the recent tragic fires in the Los Angeles area I thought that it would be a small, private way to honour the firefighters and smoke jumpers It is so rich in detail that it is difficult for me to do it justice without outlining the various segments, but they are already there in the publisher s blurb Instead I shall just mention some of the things I particularly liked The main characters, Ed, Julia and Connor are well drawn and stand out [...]


  • One of my favorite books read so far Nicholas Evans is able to capture every detail of the 10 year adventure of these characters, but at the same time not unnecessarily droning on or dissolving my interest Absolutely sizzling and inspiring story that I found myself becoming very emotionally and physically attached to.


  • I liked this book at first I was surprised that it was not all about smoke jumping I thought the whold thing kind of trailed off to a muddled conclusion Still, not bad, just not what I had hoped.


  • The honest reason I picked up this book was because I have a great respect and admiration for Smoke Jumpers and Forest Service firefighters I even met a few that were from Missoula, which the Smoke Jumper base in the book is Anyways, so now you know what first got me to buy the book and read it but it didn t play a significant part in the storyline In fact this story was very different than what I had expected, in a good way I will be completely honest and say that I was not at all impressed by [...]


  • The Smoke Jumper centers on two best friends, Ed and Connor Ed falls in love with Julia, a woman who works as a rehab counselor for troubled youth She takes kids out hiking and asks them questions like How does that make you feel One of the kids, Skye, is killed during a forest fire and during the same fire Ed is injured and becomes handicapped Julia marries him, even though she is secretly in love with Ed s best friend, Connor We learn that Ed is sterile, so he and Julia ask Connor to be a sper [...]


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