Monday, September 28, 2009

Dawn's Prelude ~ by Tracie Peterson

Tracie Peterson does it again! Dawn’s Prelude is the first book in her new series, The Song of Alaska. Peterson is truly gifted at writing Christian historical fiction. Her novels are thoroughly captivating with depth, beauty and historical accuracy. Dawn’s Prelude is no different. It is set mostly in the rugged Alaskan territory in the 1870’s, with interesting characters, a strong storyline, and vivid landscape descriptions. Once again with a Peterson novel, I found myself to be enthralled with the story and couldn’t put it down. It had elements of darkness and evil, love and romance, and hope and healing. Questions of faith are answered with honesty, in a real, not preachy sort of way. In short, I loved it and can’t wait for the next installment!


Dawn’s Prelude
By Tracie Peterson

She is bound to her past as never before . . . but what more must she sacrifice?

Married off at a tender age to a harsh, older widower, Lydia Gray can’t help but feel a measure of relief when an accident claims his life. What happens next, however, is a surprise to everyone. Through an unforeseen fluke, Lydia finds herself the sole recipient of her late husband’s fortune. But instead of granting her security, strife ensues as her adult stepchildren battle to regain the inheritance for themselves.

Lydia longs to wash her hands of the situation and determines to join her aunt in Alaska, putting financial decisions in the capable hands of her lawyer. The beauty and serenity of life in Sitka appeal to Lydia, as does Kjell Lindquist, the handsome owner of the local sawmill. But a new discovery in Lydia’s life forces her to rethink her future.

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