Driven by desperation, Grace Hawkins must forsake the affluent comfort of her upbringing to save herself from an arranged marriage. Disillusioned by her father's insistence, she forges a daring plan to escape the sinister hand of her intended. Peter Colton sees the Alaskan gold rush as an opportunity to establish his family's fledgling shipping business. An unexpected partnership enables him to pursue those dreams and opens the door to an acquaintance with Grace, who has purchased passage north. Drawn together by need and circumstance, Grace and Peter form a faltering friendship. But when her deserted fiancee continues to manipulate her loved ones, can she find peace in the wake of his wrath?
©2001 Tracie Peterson (P)2014 Tantor
"A very good story that causes the reader to cheer, cry, and dispair for the miners and the heroines." (The Historical Novels Review)
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A little predictable but overall it keeps you interested in the characters and events. How things happen is unique. This is book one.
"1897 From Chicago to Alaska"
Fleeing from a lunatic suitor, Grace Hawkins, accompanied by her governess and friend, Karen Pierce and Karen's aunt Doris, the three women leave Chicago, headed for Alaska . . . Grace's father, Frederick, made a deal with the devil in order to hide his own secrets and save his family fortune, promising his young daughter, Grace to Martin Paxton . . . unbeknownst to his wife, Myrtle . . .But when Mr. Paxton showed his true colors, pawing and attacking Grace, her fear of him caused her to run . . . greed and a desire for revenge fueled Paxton to continue his hunt for Grace . . . yet God was faithful to her, Karen and Doris as they made their trek cross country and eventually north to Alaska . . . the story of the people they meet and the relationships that they form are heart warming . . . the book is listed as historical romance, but it is so much more than that . . . it a tale of trusting God in the face of trial, enormous testing, and accepting His answers when they aren't the ones we'd choose for ourselves . . . can't wait to listen to the next in the series . . .
Great ! Great! Great!
Laural is by far the most outstanding narrator ever! She has a different voice for every character! Each one is completely different so that you know who is speaking.
accolades to Laural!!!
Tracie Peterson is one of my favorite authors, every book keeps me glued to the story. The problem is I can't put it down, she keeps me wanting more. Every book she writes does the same!
"great all around"
I haven't read the printed version that I can recall.
The Yukon Queen.
The narrator did an excellent job reading this book. Her voice was so well for all the characters and kept me wanting to hear more. I thoroughly enjoyed this audio book.
"Excellent character development"
Her characters were well developed and it helped the reader identify with them! The bad guy was bad, but it was clear that God was stronger. It was inspiring and adventurous. Totally recommend.
"Northbound to Freedom"
This is a Christian romance where a young woman must choose to defy her father in order to preserve her self respect and happiness. She is forced to flee her family and the privileged life she has known and travel north. She endures many hardships but finds purpose and love. This is a light and easy listen with a good message and happy ending.
"Only ok read"
The story line was promising but failed to excite. The narrator was boring many times. Just too flat.
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