Sunday, January 13, 2013
Love Finds You In Glacier Bay, Alaska by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss
Publisher: Summerside Press (January 1, 2013)
Purchase: Amazon | BN | CBD
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?
I have a confession to make. I hardly ever read love stories. I don't even listen to love songs either. I typically would not choose this genre to read or review. But, I love the authors and decided why not.
I'm so glad I did because I would have really missed out. I was completely blown away by Love Finds You In Glacier Bay. Yes, it's fiction and yes, it's a love story. Yet, it's also so much more than that.
I laughed, I cried, I mean, really crying. I was on the bus reading it and tears were streaming down my face. I just couldn't help it.
This story is beautiful, enriching, fascinating, deep, life transforming, redeeming and victorious. The characters were so real and as I read, I could envision each one and feel what they felt too.
I was hooked by the first page, without exaggeration. I did not want to put this book down and I certainly did not want it to end.
I know this will sound peculiar, but I even sensed the presence of God when I read this book.
Love Finds You In Glacier Bay, Alaska was healing for me. This story spoke truth to my heart, mind and spirit.
I highly recommend this book. I promise you won't be disappointed.
Tricia Goyer (triciagoyer.com) is the award-winning author of more than thirty novels. She and her husband have six children and live in Arkansas.
Ocieanna Fleiss (ocieana.com) is a published author and editor. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area. This is the authors’ third book together.