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The Alaska Brides Collection: Five Romances Persevere in the Alaska Wilderness Paperback – December 1, 2013
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In this beautiful story collection, five women determine to make their homes in the Alaska wilderness. From the gold rush, through a diphtheria epidemic, to the building of the Alcan Highway, their God-given stubbornness helps them overcome the challenges, but will it keep them from experiencing love?
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The Alaskan Brides Collection is five historical fiction story written by five four amazing authors. One author writes two of the stories. The stories in this collection the authors, and a blurb about each story are as follows:
Golden Dawn by Cathy Marie Hake…. Living on her twin brother’s Alaska claim, Meredith Smith regularly refuses marriage proposals that give her little hope for being more than a maid and a cook, but it is the neighbor, Ian Rafferty, who offers only Christian friendship who intrigues her most. Will secrets from her past bar her from any chance at a loving marriage?
Golden Days by Mary Connealy……..Amy Simons may be small, but she is tough and strong enough to survive Alaska’s worst—if only she can reach her father, a trapper in the wilderness. Brandon Rafferty hopes to escape the grief of losing his wife, but he didn’t expect to find another needy woman along the way, another woman who will depend on him for strength.
Golden Twilight by Kathleen Y’Barbo……… Feeling exiled to her brothers’ homes in the Alaskan frontier, Fiona Rafferty’s one goal is to get back to civilization to enroll in medical school, not to find a husband as her father wishes. Can she make room in her dreams to include a man with a dark past—a man like Tucker Smith?
A Light the Window by Tracie Peterson………. Julie Eriksson is finally fulfilling her dreams of bringing medical care to the Eskimos of Nome. Persistent marriage proposals from Sam Curtiss make her fearful of having to give up her dream and disappoint her deceased mother. Then an outbreak of diphtheria banishes such troubles from Julie’s mind. The only cure lies hundreds of miles away, across the frozen frontier.Read more ›
The first three stories take place in the late 1800s, with the third story taking readers into the 1900s. The fourth story takes place in the 1920s and the fifth story in the 1940s. Each story follows a budding romance, but before that the story follows the lives and faith challenges the main characters must face. Whether it be the day-to-day challenges of putting food on the table and surviving the extreme conditions in pioneer Alaska to the death of a spouse, to choosing between a calling and a spouse, to questioning why things happen when they do and what purpose do these events serve.
The fortitude of these women to survive in these extreme conditions was impressive. It sure made me glad I was not born in any of those times as I’m a big fan of modern conveniences! Their faith in God was inspiring to read about, but again these stories fell flat for me. I just didn’t have enough time to connect with these remarkable women before their stories were over and I was on to the next one, not really being finished in my heart with the previous story…I wanted more details. I will say though that these stories were easy to read and as each story was about 90-95 pages in length, I could read one, put the book down and then when I had time again I could pick the book up not feeling lost in a story. All-in-all I would say this is just an average read.
About The Author(s):
Mary Connealy writes romantic comedy...with cowboys. She is a Carol Award winner, and a Rita and Christy and Inspirational Reader's Choice finalist. She is the author of bestselling Kincaid Brides Series: Out of Control, In Too Deep, Over the Edge. Her work also includes Lassoed in Texas Trilogy, Montana Marriages Trilogy and Sophie's Daughters Trilogy.
She also wrote Ten Plagues--a romantic thriller, and The Historical Society Murders--three cozy mysteries, under the name Mary Nealy. Mary is married to a Nebraska rancher and has four grown daughters and two spectacular grandchildren.Visit her website at [...]
Cathy Marie Hake is a registered nurse who worked for many years in an oncology unit before shifting her focus to perinatal care. The author of over twenty novels, she lives with her husband and two children in Anaheim, California. Visit Cathy's Web site at [...]
Bestselling author Kathleen Y'Barbo is a multiple Carol Award and RITA nominee of fifty novels with more than one million copies of her books in print in the US and abroad. A certified family law paralegal and former literary publicist, Kathleen has been nominated for a 2013 Career Achievement Award as well a Reader's Choice Award and several Top Picks by Romantic Times magazine.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the stories in this collection. Couldnt put it down. I've actually read this twice.Published 14 days ago by Carol
I just finished Dawn Twilight, Tucker's story, so I will keep this short. I am not sure if I am going to finish this collection. Read morePublished 22 days ago by Ky
The story line and writing styles were good but as an Alaskan I wish they had researched more or spent some time here first, 1. We do not have raccoons 2. Read morePublished 1 month ago by 907mommy