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- Book 1 of 3 in Halsey Homecoming (3 Book Series)
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Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
This is the first in a trilogy, but is complete in itself. I’m guessing the other two will feature other members of the family. Many years ago I read a book ( called Tara Kane I think.. just looked it up and I’m right. Wish it was on kindle as I’d love to read it again ) which featured a lady on a journey in the Yukon in the 1800's, and this book was reminiscent of that. In both I could feel the cold, smell the sweat of unwashed bodies, hear the howling of the dogs. I loved it and remembering that book is one of the reasons I was drawn to this one.
So, Clara, incredible woman, she's searching for her brother to bring him back to run the family business after their father has died. Clara is one of those outspoken ladies, in a time when ladies should be seen and not heard. She's clever though, and determined not to be put down because of her sex. That gender issue though brings real problems in a place where there simply aren't enough women to go round, and society is basically lawless; it's a time where possession takes all. Luckily Jeremy is in the right place when Clara needs a guide. He's not like the rough and ready miners, who are mostly gold addicted, drink addled and with few morals, and he can quickly see that Clara is simply too naïve, too trusting to make the journey with any of them. He doesn't want company, doesn't want to be responsible for her, but knows his sister would be ashamed if he left her, so though he really doesn't want to he offers to be her guide to take her to her brother.
Its a tough journey, hundreds of miles by foot and dog sled, in temperatures far below freezing.Read more ›
This was a true adventure and romance that I enjoyed. Looking forward to the next book in this series.
The story opens in 1898 when Clara Bixbee intrepidly sets off alone from Seattle to make her way to Skagway with the intent of finding her brother who has disappeared into the wilds of Alaska during the Gold Rush. Her father died and left the family business in the hands of an unsavory business manager, but Clara's hands are tied because she's a woman and the business is in her brother's name. She has made it to Skagway and now needs to find her way over one of the passes and down into Gold Country. A woman alone is fair game for all the unscrupulous sorts and Clara definitely looks like a lamb among wolves. She is fortunate to meet up with one of the few honorable men in town to act as her guide to the interior.
Jeremy Duncan is parts impressed by Clara's courage while at the same time exasperated by her ignorant stubbornness which is why he can't in good conscience deny her need to take her along when he packs in his last supply trip to Dawson. He has been away from his family in Oregon long enough. He went away to prove himself and now has enough money to start his own business. The trip over the past and through the interior is brutal and many die from the elements and the rugged trail, but he can't change her mind so he helps outfit her and prepare her as best he can with her snipping at him the whole way just in case he gets the idea that he's in charge.Read more ›
Paty Jager is queen of the western historical romance genre.
This book is pure gold. It will not disappoint!
Copy provided by NetGalley for an honest review.
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What an excellent find in a box of books called Courting the West. I was surprised by this set of books because I found not only great authors but wonderful stories. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dorothy
I felt I was in Alaska with this book. Paty Jager presents the story so clearly that readers feel what the characters are feeling. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Caroline Clemmons
Set in the wilds of Alaska this is a charming story of Jeremy's quest for independence and finding true love with Clara! Read morePublished 22 months ago by Janet Baldocchi
as we journey up the Yukon in the 18th century, Clara is searching for her brother to bring him back home because the father has died and she needs him to run the family business. Read morePublished on May 11, 2014 by BLUE FISH
loved hearing how family had grown and how it ended. .Love to read more from this author in the future.Published on April 4, 2014 by Deborah L. Barber
Andrew t her page turner from Paty Jager.This in st a moment of the Halsey Homecoming Series is just as good as all of the others. Read morePublished on March 21, 2014 by Kindle Customer
If I could have given this book a 6 stars, I would have. Paty Jager did a very good job with Laying Claim. Read morePublished on March 16, 2014 by Loghome
In 1898 during the Alaskan gold rush, Clara Bixbee sets out on an adventure of a lifetime and one that is filled with danger and new experiences. Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by Allana
The last in the Halsey family books. The only thing different was that the male lead did not really have any future plans other than visiting with family when leaving Alaska.Published on January 3, 2014 by Beverly Dashiell