Monday, August 4, 2014

All Things Hidden

All Things Hidden
by Tracie Peterson & Kimberley Woodhouse

This is a fictional account of a real event, during the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal Project of the Matanuska Colonization. 

Gwyn Hillerman is a nurse at her fathers clinic on the Alaskan frontier of the 1930's. Dr. Jeremiah Vaughan has had his world turned upside down and has left Chicago to help Dr. Hillerman prepare for the flood of colonists that are coming. 
While a later time period than I typically read, I really enjoyed this story. Gywn and her father were very likeable people, as were the close characters to them. There were struggles of self, of prejudice, and against nature but the Hillerman's focused on God and what His plans were. 
I enjoyed learning a bit about this time in history and wondering how my life would have been, if my grandparents had been chosen to go to Alaska. 

I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.


Friday, June 6, 2014

Book Review - A Sensible Arrangement

Lone Star Brides
Tracie Peterson

Marty Olsen is a widow who wants to get away from the memories of her past so she agrees to leave Texas and marry a man she doesn't know. Jake Wythe is a banker in Denver who placed an ad for a 'Lone Star Bride,' looking to marry because his employer is pressuring him to. They enter into this sensible arrangement just planning on being lifelong friends but end up finding much more.

This book is full of wonderful characters, humor, mystery and of course the message to trust God. Tracie Peterson has a way of pulling you into her stories and I found that I often couldn't put it down. I did feel that there were some loose ends, but I think that book two will help with those. 

**I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.