My family is intrigued by Alaska. None of us have ever been there, but we are always interested in the state and its beauty. How fun to read a book with the setting in the Alaskan mountains, particularly Denali (Mount McKinley) !
First of all, the cover of this book is lovely and gives a clue as to the topic of the book -- historical, railroad town, mountainous beauty, pretty girl. And it's true to its suggestions -- the book is a historical fictional book set in the early days of the McKinley National Park ( Denali today), in a railroad town, in the early 1920's.
The story begins with a prelude, describing a treacherous climb of Denali (Mt McKinley)--one in which murderous plans and actions are involved. Three years later we meet John and his daughter Cassidy who have moved to town to work for the Curry Hotel. Along comes a new character, Allan who, unknowingly, has ties to John. Life continues and feelings of betrayal give way to understanding and forgiveness ...except for one individual back home -- the murderer mentioned in the prelude. He is set on destruction and his greed-driven life wants to prevail. I know this is quite vague, but I think you will enjoy reading the story lines without too many hints!
The characters in this book are very nicely developed and flow throughout the book. I felt like the characters were woven together to give a wonderful story, seeing different aspects and points of view. It was not confusing in any way, a little predictable, and a happy ending. :) It is a Christian book and, as such, highlights the power of God and how to attain peace with Him.
I enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to others!
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the Bethany House