Dawn's Prelude - Song of Alaska, Bk 1 Author:Tracie Peterson 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 ... more »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.
She is bound to her past as never before...but what more must she sacrifice?« less
A great first book of a serie and holds true to Tracie Peterson's way od capturing your atteniton an dholding it thru out the book. The sexcond book fo the series comes out and 2010 and I can't wait for the book to come out. A must read if you like Christian Fiction and especially if are looking for a new Christian Fiction Author I would highly recommend this book.
The thing that stood out for me in this book was the author's beautiful writing style. The storyline caught the readers attention immediately, then held it rapt through all the twists and turns of the plot while keeping an almost lyrical feel to the words being written. The only downside was some of those twists and turns were a little beyond the fray of even suspended belief. [possible spoiler alert] Repeated situations such as the "kidnapping" where nothing was done about it, when any normal person would be tearing the world apart until proof was found, made parts of this otherwise delightful read a little hard to accept.
This is a historical Christian romance by Tracie Peterson. As always, she gives rich descriptions of the scenery of her settings and there is a central biblical theme of the book. This book focuses on Lydia, who has been badly treated by her first husband and his family. She is trying to start a new life in Alaska, and is afraid to hope for a new future, to trust anyone or to trust in the Lord. The book describes Kansas City and Alaska.