Gwyn Hillerman loves being a nurse at her father's clinic on the beautiful Alaskan frontier. But family life has been rough ever since her mother left them, disdaining the uncivilized country and taking Gwyn's younger sister with her. Read more...
Gwyn Hillerman loves being a nurse at her father's clinic on the beautiful Alaskan frontier. But family life has been rough ever since her mother left them, disdaining the uncivilized country and taking Gwyn's younger sister with her. In Chicago, Dr. Jeremiah Vaughan finds his life suddenly turned upside down when his medical license is stripped away after an affluent patient dies. In a snowball effect, his fiance breaks their engagement. In an attempt to bury the past, Jeremiah accepts Dr. Hillerman's invitation to join his growing practice in the isolated Alaska Territory. Gwyn and Jeremiah soon recognize a growing attraction to each other. But when rumors of Jeremiah's past begin to surface, they'll need more than love to face the threat of an uncertain future.
- ISBN-13: 9780764211195
- ISBN-10: 0764211196
- Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
- Publish Date: January 2014
- Page Count: 344
- Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.59 x 0.94 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.72 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2013-11-11
- Reviewer: Staff
Prolific novelist Peterson (The Miner's Lady) and Woodhouse (No Safe Haven) team up on a Depression-era drama set in Alaska. In a time of change, just after the Great Depression, the only constant in the life of Alaskan Gwyn Hillerman is hope. Thanks to President Roosevelt’s New Deal, the Matanuska Valley is opened to thousands of settlers fleeing the difficult conditions in the rest of the U.S. Gwyn and her physician father will be affected by the influx, much to Gwyn’s displeasure. Change is not her friend, yet she gives herself over to God’s plan and grows in ways she never imagined, surprising herself with her strength and the gift of love. The large cast of characters in this multiperspective epic lends depth and richness to the multiple connected storylines; each character is well thought out and developed with his or her own secrets and voice. A lot of story is packed into pages filled with loving, fully researched detail. The novel’s power lies in its deceptive simplicity and clear narrative. (Jan.)