Series: Heart of Alaska
Publication Date: January 2018
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
ARC Copy from NetGalley.com and Bethany House Publishers
“Sometimes answers aren’t what we want them to be. But I suppose that is when we need to rely on God for direction—for understanding of how it all works out to be His plan for us…”
Jean Michel Langelier and Katherine DeMarchis are at the center of this novel set predominantly at the Curry Hotel in the wilds of Alaska. These two people who once meant so much to each other have been separated for over five years by war and an abusive marriage. Jean Michel, suffering in his own private world, and Katherine, tormented by her own demons, meet once again at the Curry Hotel. Can two such damaged people hope for any kind of future?
The book packs outdoor adventure, unexpected explosions and illness, and the historical details of everyday life at the Curry into its pages. The themes of faith and hope dominate much of the novel as well. Along with our primary characters, the novel offers a varied cast of secondary players such as Collette, Jean Michel’s very spoiled sister, Cassidy, the hotel’s cook, Mrs. Johnson, John, Allan, and Thomas, workers at the hotel along with Katherine’s very upright grandmother who orchestrated the entire trip. An interesting read for anyone with an interest in historical Alaska and those encouraged by inspirational fiction! And we have book three to look forward to!
This ARC copy was received from Bethany House and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.