I just finished reading Love Finds You In Galcier Bay Alaska and immediately set down to write my review.
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?
This book is so amazing. It is two love stories from two different periods in time, combined into one. The stories of Ginny and Brett and Ellie and Clay as well as Janey and her siblings are so filled with raw emotion that I, literally, bawled my eyes out throughout the entire novel. God’s love is questioned. But His love is also apparent in the entire story. Both stories, actually!
I love how Tricia and Ocieanna write together. And the authors really did their research on the area of Glacier Bay. (There is a photo slideshow below from there research trip!) They have such compatibility as authors and it is so evident in their novels. Even though they both have different writing styles, their words flow together perfectly. It is my understanding that Ocieanna wrote the letters to and from Ellie and Tricia wrote the story of Ginny.
Even though one part of the story takes place in the 1920’s and the other is modern day, both love stories reflect each other. I can see how Ginny would be captivated and want to read through all the letters to find out what happened to Ellie. I was! I couldn’t stop reading. I sat down to read a few pages and didn’t stop until I had finished the book. It is that good. Be prepared, though. It is emotional. You will want to have a new box of tissues beside you while you are reading. There will be waterworks. At least there were for me. I cried like a baby the entire time. Not out of sadness but because the story was just so emotional and so heart-wrenching. And I’m not just talking about the characters stories. The way that the mention of God flows through the characters lives and the way He is mentioned throughout the book is very touching. I felt such a blessing while reading this book. That is the only way I know to describe the feelings I had. It is just so good!
This is one of my favorite lines from the book:
… As heartbroken as we all are, we know our calling is here, and our Rock is the Lord.
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About the Authors
TRICIA GOYER is the best-selling author of more than thirty novels, including Night Song, which won a Carol Award in 2005, and Dawn of a Thousand Nights, which won the same award in 2006. Her co-authored novel The Swiss Courier was a Christy Award nominee. She has also authored nine nonfiction books and more than three hundred articles for national publications. In 2003, Tricia was one of two authors named “Writer of the Year” at the Mount Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference, and she has been interviewed by Focus on the Family, Moody Midday Connection, The Harvest Show, NBC’s Monday Today, Aspiring Women, and hundreds of other radio and television stations. Tricia and her husband, John, have four children and one grandchild and live in Arkansas.
OCIEANNA FLEISS has cowritten two historical novels with Tricia Goyer: Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana and Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington. She has written for several publications, including CBA Marketplace and Guideposts, and contributes a bi-monthly column to the Northwest Christian Author. Ocieanna has edited many of Tricia Goyer’s novels and nonfiction titles. An avid historian, she teaches home-schooled junior high students intense history classes involving considerable research and creative methods of bringing history to life. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and their four children.
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Disclosure: I am a member of Tricia Goyer’s 2013 Official Launch Team. I received a complimentary copy of Love Finds You In Glacier Bay Alaska. All opinions are my own.
Hi! I’m Crystal Martin, a stay at home mom of 4, living in KY with my high school sweetheart husband of 20+ years. My husband and I are co-bloggers at Cinnamon Hollow where we write about homesteading, travel, beauty, our lives with our kids and pets, fun and free printables as well as the products and services that make our lives just a little bit easier – and a lot more fun!
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