About Tracie Peterson
Tracie Peterson is the award-winning author of over ninety novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her stories, as seen in her bestselling Heirs of Montana, and Alaskan Quest series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana.
Merrill Krause has several very protective brothers that have been known to run off any potential suitors. She is responsible for the care of the household chores and the cooking. She works with the horses which is her favorite thing to do on the farm. You will even find her working shoulder to shoulder with her father and brothers. She jumps right in when it is time to cut, haul and store ice from the lake. Ice-cutting is tough for the brawniest of men. She stays so busy that it is very apparent she is having no luck in finding a suitable husband.
Rurik Jorgenson is new to the community. He is going into business with his uncle's in a carpentry business. He hopes to fit in with the community. With his uncle's health becoming a concern he volunteered to go in his uncle's stead to help his uncle's friend to harvest ice from the lake. This will definitely be a new experience for him, but he was willing to learn. He got a big shock when he discovered one of the icecutter's was actually a beautiful young woman. He got plenty of teasing by her brothers. Rurik would not let them intimidate him when or if he decided to court their sister. But his former fiancee concocts some wild accusations against Rurik which puts his reputation into question.
The author has written a story of family bonds, love and loyalty to one another. Then there is the deception that threatens to destroy a young man's future. I loved the dedication these characters had to their family through such selfless acts. My favorite character was Rurik's uncle he was a very giving, wise and trusting man, with a strong belief in prayer and God's will for one's life.
I highly recommend this book.
I rated this book a 5 out of 5.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House/Baker Publishing for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. This review is my honest opinion.