By Tricia Goyer & Ocieanna Fleiss
Publisher: Summerside Press
Pub. Date: Jan. 1, 2013
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I've never been to the state of Alaska, but after reading a few other books set there I became interested in it, therefore I was excited about reading Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska from Summerside Press, which I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review.
Life seems to be going great for the rising singer Ginny Marshall as she has just received a major recording contract, but she is hesitant to sign it. Being a famous singer is not as easy as it comes with many responsibilities and demands. Feeling too much pressure, Ginny travels to Glacier Bay, Alaska to seek the advice of her ex-fiancé, Brett Miller.
When Ginny arrives, she learns that Brett is on a kayaking trip. Instead of leaving, she decides to stay with Brett's Grandma Ethel. While she is waiting for Brett's return, she begins reading a pile of letters that Grandma Ethel left out. As she reads the letters, she unravels a love story between a missionary named Clay and the governess, Ellie, he hired to take care of his children. Through the letters, Ginny might find what is missing for her own life.
I feel that when two authors co-write a novel, it can turn into a disaster because there are two styles of writing merging into one. I was worried that Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska may fall victim of it, but the authors' styles blended well together, resulting in a beautifully written romance novel. I've been watching the television series Nashville, so I became instantly interested in the main character, Ginny. I loved the descriptions of Alaska and I can actually imagine myself being there. I keep seeing the new movie based on a Nicholas Sparks sappy novel and I keep wondering why great novels like Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska and other Christian novels don't get made into movies, as I wouldn't mind watching them. Overall, I loved reading the book (which I read in one sitting) and I highly recommend it other readers.
Tricia Goyer is the award winning author of over thirty books including Beside Still Waters, Remembering 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.
Find out more about Tricia at http://triciagoyer.com.
Ocieanna Fleiss is a published author and editor. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area.
Find out more about Ocieanna at http://ocieanna.com/.