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Friday, January 25, 2013

"Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska" by Tricia Goyer & Ocieanna Fleiss

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?

Goyer grabs you from the very first scene with Ginny's unhappy, secretive past.  You can't help but be nosy and want to know what she's not telling her wanna-make-you-rich boyfriend.  Her discomfort with him makes you cheer for Brett's clean-cut, love-you-forever image from the get-go.  

The word pictures of the Alaskan countryside painted by Goyer and Fleiss are breathtaking.  These two women excel at setting the scene.

As you may know, however, my very favorite kind of story is one in which a history mystery comes to life in modern times, and this is one of those.  When Brett's grandmother gives Ginny some mysterious letters to read, she brings to light a local mystery that might well impact Ginny's plans for the future.  Ellie is a determined, faithful woman stuck in an impossible situation, and her story will keep you turning pages even faster than Ginny's.  

I really loved the way that Ellie's story dovetailed with Ginny's.  Both women struggled with finding love, healing from the past, and the faith to step into the future with confidence, and readers will be able to pull from the lessons in the story and make them their own.

Before reading this story, I didn't realize that there were so many titles in this series.  With an incredible love story set in a fascinating locale, I'm now hooked - I can't wait to travel around the country with the authors of the Love Finds You in ____ series!  I'm definitely seeking out more of these.

To read other reviews in this blog hop, check them out here.  If you'd rather just can purchase Love Finds You now, go here.

Tricia Goyer is the award winning author of over thirty books including Beside Still WatersRemembering You, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough. Tricia 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.

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Ocieanna Fleiss is a published author and editor. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area.
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I received a free copy of Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska from LitFuse Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

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