This is my first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. The writer's descriptions made it easy for me to visualize the situations in the story. This is a great book about the difficulties of life and the love of God and how His will is truly what is best for us even when we don't feel it at the time.
Bonnie Leon captivates the struggles in Alaska, as she shows you--mind you, I said 'shows' not 'tells'-- how Alaskin life really is. This was her very first novel, and it's absouletly marvelous.
Anna, 16 year old Native Aluet, watches in horror as her old ways, village, and family are washed away by an unmerciful tsunami. Erik Engstrom, a tall Norwegian man, feels it is God's will to help Anna and her younger sister, Iya.
The book is filled with adventure and romance. It's a one-more-chaper-till-bed books; it's a page turner. I highly recommend any Christian reader to enhance yourself in this great book.
Anna had never been so happy. She and her beloved Kinauquak would soon be joined together as man and wife, and the Aleut village would celebrate with a feast. But on the day of the joining, Anna's happy life is swept away by a tidal wave, and she and her younger sister, Iya, are the only survivors.
But they are not alone. A stranger, a white man with a golden beard and blue eyes, has seen the tragedy and offers to help them. Though Anna does not want anything to do with this intruder, she soon realizes that they cannot survive the winter without him.
For Anna, it is the start of a long journey to find a home for herself and her sister. For Erik, the lonely Civil War veteran, it is a pilgrimage into God's unexpected blessings. And over many moons, they must find the strength and courage they need to survive in the untamed Alaskan wilderness.
Great reading - Book 1 in Northern Light Series
I loved this book and can't wait to read the second. This author is easy to read. I have enjoyed her Matanuska series as well(read them 3 times).
I really enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the rest of the series.