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Thursday, January 31, 2013
LFY in Glacier Bay, Alaska
My Review: I had the fun of hearing all about Tricia's trip to Glacier Bay to research this book. It was a hoot to hear her talk about Bud's rental cars, the rugged beauty of the place, and how everyone knows everyone. Hearing the details made me hungry to read the book and I wasn't disappointed. All those details and so many more were incorporated into the book causing Glacier Bay to come alive in my mind and making me want to visit it in person after visiting it on the page. The story is woven between a contemporary search for someone who can understand you at the deepest soul level, and letters that detail a story from the 1920s that includes that part of Alaska. Through the letters, the heroine gains the courage to risk her heart to the one person who has ever really seen her. I have really enjoyed the books that Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss co-author. This book is a delightful blend of the historical and the contemporary. And its a story that will call you back to the pages again and again.
Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of one, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. Tricia is also on the blogging team at MomLifeToday.com, TheBetterMom.com and other homeschooling and Christian sites. In addition to her roles as mom, wife and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. Tricia, along with a group of friends, recently launched NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired. Learn more about Tricia at www.triciagoyer.com.
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?