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Yukon Quest by Tracie Peterson

Updated on April 10, 2015
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Three Excellent Books

Yukon Quest by Tracie Peterson is a great trilogy that I can highly recommend!

I love to read; you could even say I am passionate about reading. As soon as I finish one book, I start another. I purchase books by the dozen just to make sure I am never without a book. Hmm, sounds a bit like an addiction even.

As an avid reader, I am always looking for a good book. Over the years, I have become more selective about what I will read. Just because it makes the bestsellers' list does not mean it will make my list. I do not care to read books that are sexually explicit or depict graphic violence. I see enough of that on the nightly news. While I do not read Christian Fiction exclusively, I do tend to prefer the books in that genre.




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My Personal Review of The Yukon Quest Trilogy

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I recently read the trilogy, "Yukon Quest" by Tracie Peterson. I found it intriguing; at times, perhaps even riveting. The stories are about the trials and hardships faced by three women trying to survive in Alaska during the gold rush. Surrounded by greed, lust, cruelty, deception and lies, these women are each challenged to maintain and defend their decency and faith.

I enjoyed the historical aspects as well as the romantic aspects of each of these books. I am captivated by the beauty and awe of Alaska and I would love to visit that breathtaking state. However, I would not desire to visit under the conditions of the 1800's.

One word of advice, you will not want to finish book 1 until you have book 2 in you possession.

Close Up Look at The Books Individually

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Treasures of the North

Driven by desperation, Grace Hawkins must forsake the affluent comfort of her upbringing to save herself from an arranged marriage. Disillusioned by her father's insistence, she forges a daring plan to escape the sinister hand of her intended.

Peter Colton sees the Alaskan gold rush as an opportunity to establish his family's fledgling shipping business. An unexpected partnership enables him to pursue those dreams and opens the door to an acquaintance with the young and determined Grace, who has purchased passage north on one of his ships.

Drawn together by mutual need and circumstance, Grace and Peter form a faltering friendship. Grace blossoms as she embraces her newfound independence, but her deserted fiancé continues to manipulate the lives of her loved ones. Can she hope to find peace in the wake of this wrath?

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Ashes and Ice

When heartache and loss invade Karen Pierce's carefully ordered world, she is devastated. Her plans and dreams for the future seem distant and unattainable, and she is bound by a promise to care for two young adults who are struggling with a loss of their own.

Continuing their journey north to the goldfields seems their only option, and Adrik Ivankov agrees to be their guide. With a late start and the constant treat of winter hastening their pace, Adrik wonders at the wisdom of their decision. But he longs to prove his commitment and growing love for Karen, who has pushed aside his advance in the past.

Inspired by the beautiful and rugged landscape, Karen thrives under the difficult conditions of their trek. As her hear begins to journey back to the core of her once-solid faith, will she dare to embrace the love offered to her?

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Rivers of Gold

Separated from her travel companions and presumed dead, Miranda Colton finds herself under the care of Teddy Davenport, a studious botanist from England. Though grateful for this provision, Miranda longs to find her friends and continue north to the gold fields. But she fears that her chances are diminishing with each passing day.

Teddy is deeply committed to his research of the unique landscape of the rugged Yukon frontier. But despite his intentions, Miranda's presence awakens a deep tenderness in his character.

As a friendship with Teddy blossoms, Miranda struggles inwardly with her earlier dreams. Then a menacing force from the past threatens to destroy everything she holds dear.

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About the Author ~ Tracie Peterson

Tracie Peterson, born 1959, is an author of Christian fiction. She writes many historical novels, with romantic threads in them, as well as writing with other Christian authors on joint novels. Many of her books are published by Bethany House. She originally used the pen name of Janelle Jamison.

Peterson is married to Jim and has 3 children, Jennifer, Julie, and Erik; they live in Montana. She is also joint owner of Peterson Ink which is used to print books published by Barbour Publishing.

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      askformore lm 4 years ago

      Thank you for introducing me to this

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      RuralFloridaLiving 4 years ago

      No, but it sounds great!

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      shyone123 5 years ago

      @Dee Gallemore: I think you would like this series Yukon Quest I couldn't put the book down it brought up a lot of emotions and made me have respect for the lovely women back in the day. It showed stregnth and it also showed determination. I also saw romance in the book and the women in the books shared their faith with their loved ones. Loved the book and I recommend it to all. It is a must read.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have read the Yukon Quest trilogy. I liked it so much I couldn't put the book down. It took me on a jurney that I thought I would never go on. It had the suspense that I like in a book and also the romance and mystery. I am one that isn't to fond of history but when I started to read this book I couldn't put it down. I like christian romance also. I got mad a Paxton for treating Grace the way he did got mad at him for tricking and killing her dad and putting her mother through so much. It also made me have a good respect for the women and how strong they were to make that journey and also that they established a new life instead of relying on others. I felt that the more they had a conflict they relied heavily on their belief in God the more things got difficult for them the more they relied on him. It was a good book and I would recommend it to all my friends to read it.

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      AuthorNormaBudden 6 years ago

      I definitely have to read these books. Thanks for introducing me to this author. Your lens has been featured at Summer Reading Made Easy.

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      Tony Payne 6 years ago from Southampton, UK

      I love historic novels, but these might be too romantic/girly for me, even with the theme os the events taking place in the wilderness lol :) Books like this can transport you to another time and place, and it does sound like a great series.

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      SpellOutloud 8 years ago

      This was one of my favorite series.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Nice review!

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      Treasures By Brenda 8 years ago from Canada

      Great addiction!

      We have tons of books around but I'm finding it harder to read them these days.

      I did manage to read two and 1/3 books on our cruise. It felt great.

      Nicely done lens; blessed.

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      happynutritionist 8 years ago

      Hey there...just wanted you to know that I got the 3-in-1 book through your lens and am loving it!!! Great from page one...which for me is almost required for a book to keep my attention:-) Thanks for sharing your love for the book, it was contagious:-)

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      bdkz 8 years ago

      Great review!

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      Bambi Watson 8 years ago

      Really interesting lens!

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      GrowWear 8 years ago

      Gotta have books to read at all times. Guess I'm addicted, too. :) A nice addiction, though. ...Have read a few Christian-themed novels. You make these sound like must-reads.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      Thank you for furthering my addiction! I have not read anything by Jane Kirkpatrick so I really appreciate the recommendation. I will definitely include "Flickering Lights" in my next dozen:). [in reply to Ladydove62]

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      Seeking Pearls 8 years ago from Pueblo West

      I haven't read these books either but I enjoyed your review! I am currently reading a book called Flickering Lights by Jane Kirkpatrick... stayed up way to late last night with it:) Have a hunch you would enjoy it as well as it fits in with your genre of books. Great Review Cynthia.

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      Mary Beth Granger 8 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      I too love to read...in fact the only bad thing about Squidoo is that it cuts into my reading time:) Tracie Peterson sounds like an author I'd like to read. I think I'll put these books on my to read list.

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      Alisha Vargas 8 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      I don't read Christian fiction but if I ever did this sounds like a wonderful series to read :-)

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      Heather Burns 8 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      You made the books sound like a very good read...so if I ever have time to read fiction again, I might grab one of these. Very nice lens!

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      happynutritionist 8 years ago

      Haven't read them yet, but will be soon...because I just bought a "3 in 1" volume through your lens:-) Love stories like that, and look forward to reading this, thanks for sharing your love for reading with us! ~claudia

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      I have not read these books but the do look interesting. Good job!

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      Dee Gallemore 8 years ago

      No, I haven't read any of Peterson's books but some of these titles may be added to my reading list. Very nice lens . . . I like the look of it.