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Yukon Quest by Tracie Peterson
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.
My Personal Review of The Yukon Quest Trilogy
Review by Sylvestermouse
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
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 fiancÃ© 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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© 2009 Cynthia Sylvestermouse