Monday, December 31, 2012

Love Finds You in Glacier Bay Alaska


 
Love Finds You in Glacier Bay Alaska
by Tricia Goyer and Ocieanna Fleiss
ISBN: 978-1609365691
$7.85 (paperback)


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 fianc√©, 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?

My thoughts:
Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska is about making choices, forgiving the past and taking that step into the future without knowing what that future holds. Ginny grew up in the foster care system learning how to NOT rely on others and NOT allow others close enough to see her pain at not belonging to anyone or anywhere. Yes, that's hard but Ginny has taken it one step further and RUNS whenever someone tries to get close to her whether it's family, friends or marriage.

What I really liked about this book was the letters. It almost felt like there were 2 completely different stories here (which there was) and I found myself connecting with Ellie w/ her historical drama more so then the contemporary drama of Ellie's life. I'm not really sure why - maybe the adventure of setting out, not knowing the outcome and the stronger faith of the characters in the early 1900's. The situations of both girls (Ellie in the early 1900's and Ginny in the early 2000's) was very different Ellie's outcome was not at all what I expected - maybe that's why I liked it and the fact that it kept me guessing. Yep, that was it! 

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About the writing & authors:
This book is coauthored by 2 very successful authors ~ Tricia Goyer (The Memory Jar, Beside Still Waters, Remembering You, and the mommy memoir, Blue Like Play Dough, etc) and Ocieanna Fleiss (Lonesome Prairie Montana and Victory Heights) who is also an editor. Tricia and Ocieanna have cowritten 3 books so far and this is how that came to be:

"About twelve years ago, I met Tricia at the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers Conference. On the way home, in the airport, she handed me her manuscript--like authors do at conferences. I did a little editing there in the terminal. She liked it so we exchanged e-mail addresses. That manuscript was for her first published book, From Dust and Ashes. Once she got the contract, she continued sending me chapters and our friendship began! I edited about eight of her books and then we decided to write one together. We had such fun, we wrote two more." 

About Tricia Goyer:
Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of four, grandmother of one, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published thirty-three books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com. Tricia is also on the blogging team at MomLifeToday.com, TheBetterMom.com and other homeschooling and Christian sites. Find Tricia @ www.triciagoyer.com, @triciagoyer and on Facebook

About Ocieanna Fleiss:
Ocieanna is a wife and mom of four. Discover ongoing insights from her mom adventures on her Mommy-Oblog as well as at MOPS.org. As for writing, fiction is her first love. She is blessed to express this passion in two novels co-authored with Tricia Goyer, Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie, Montana, and Love Finds You in Victory Heights, Washington. She enjoys nonfiction as well. Her work in progress at the moment is a book about her cardiac arrest called, Loving Your Kids Like There's No Tomorrow. She also has edited both fiction and nonfiction for WinePress Publishers for over eight years. Follow here @ocieanna, on Facebook, and on her website @ www.ocieanna.com

Check out what other readers thought about this very interesting new book! Disclaimer: I received Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska as part of the Tricia Goyer Fiction Launch Team. I was not required to write a positive review and no money exchanged hands.

CymLowell 

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful review!
    Im reading this book, and I just love the letters in the story! Its a book that is hard to put down.
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    1. Thanks Melissa! The letters really added quite a bit of depth to the story. =D

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