Monday, February 18, 2013
Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska did that for me.
As I read the novel, written by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss, I was suddenly transported to Alaska and the land where Ginny Marshall discovered the key to her heart.
Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska isn't a typical "mind candy" romance. Yes, boy and girl meet again, and rekindle a lost romance, but the layers Goyer and Fleiss add to the text make it stand out.
It was a sweet read, with meaning. It will make you think about things - including how we follow our dreams - and what happens when you seek out and find healing and love.
The wee bit of historical story, woven into the tale, was an added bonus. I also loved how they talked about written letters - and how they can be deeply meaningful for years to come.
Ultimately, this would be a fun, read on a rainy, blustery day book - sitting in front of a fire with hot chocolate (ah, bliss). It's a delightful escape from the world, with a touch of romance, faith and more.
I know one thing - it's painted an amazing picture of Alaska, that someday, I would like to see in person.
On a scale of one to five, I give it a solid three. Once again, Tricia Goyer (along with her writing partner) succeed in creating a novel that speaks volumes.
More About The Book
Singer Ginny Marshall is one signature away from the recording contract of her dreams-a deal that would guarantee success for the former foster child, who still struggles to bury the memories of her painful childhood.
But Ginny needs advice from the one person who will look out for her best interests-her former fiancé, Brett Miller. She travels to the remote town of Glacier Bay, Alaska, where the town's colorful characters and stunning scenery provide respite from LA's pressures.
In Glacier Bay, Ginny discovers a box of old letters and is swept up in the love story between Clay, an early missionary to Alaska Territory, and Ellie, the woman who traveled there to be his children's governess. When Ginny is reunited with Brett in Glacier Bay, will she discover-as Ellie did-that healing and love are sometimes found in the most unexpected places?
More About The Authors
Tricia Goyer is the award winning author of over thirty books including Beside Still Waters, Remembering You, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. Goyer is a regular speaker at conventions and conferences and is the host of Living Inspired. She and her family make their home in Little Rock, Arkansas where they are part of the ministry of FamilyLife.
Find out more about Tricia at http://triciagoyer.com.
Find out more about Ocieanna at http://ocieanna.com/.
Buy this book online: http://ow.ly/gQiNn
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Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Litfuse Publicity Group. This review was not influenced by a free book (or my friendship with Tricia Goyer) - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.