Tuesday, January 31, 2017

In the Shadow of Denali

GIVEAWAY

PETERSON, TRACIE
WOODHOUSE, KIMBERLEY
IN THE SHADOW OF DENALI

Their future depends on unlocking the secrets the mountain holds from the past

Cassidy Ivanoff and her father, John, work at the new and prestigious Curry Hotel near the foot of Mount McKinley -- Denali as it's still called by the natives. John is the wilderness and exploration guide for the wealthy tourists while Cassidy works in the kitchen as Cook's assistant. The entire staff buzzes with excitement during the busy days preparing for the President's imminent visit. His historic trip to dedicate the new national park on his way to driving in the golden spike to officially complete the Alaska Railroad will be the beginning of a new era for all of them and place The Curry at the heart of Alaska.

Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel to be an apprentice to the seasoned Alaska mountain guide, with hopes of discovering the truth about his father's death on the mountain years earlier. His father's business partner blames the guide for Henry Brennan's untimely death, but Allan cannot be at peace until he knows for sure. He finds an unlikely ally in Cassidy, and as the two begin to look into the mystery, they suddenly find that things are much less clear, and much more dangerous, than either could ever imagine.

My Review:

This first book in a new series -- The Heart of Alaska -- delivers sweet romance steeped in rich historical detail along with an air of mystery. From the sinister prologue (written from the villain's point of view), actions are set in motion that have far-reaching effects. Six years later, Allan arrives, bringing the past with him. Burdened by suspicion and anger, he's determined to discover the truth behind his father's death. And unfortunately, he's been groomed to believe that mountain guide John Ivanoff is guilty.

Tension abounds as Allan struggles to reconcile the out-going, kind and faith-filled John with the cold-blooded murderer he's been expecting. Though a secondary character, John became a favourite of mine. A man dedicated to the Lord and unafraid to share his faith with open candor.

His daughter, Cassidy, has the same spiritual outlook as well as an optimistic nature that grates on her dour boss, Mrs. Johnson. Love how she wears down the cook's gruff exterior by slow degrees. Of course Cassidy catches Allan's eye which brings it's own kind of complications. But first there's a mystery to be solved and a murderer to thwart -- all against the stunning backdrop of Alaska's new national park.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publications and Graf-Martin Communications Inc.

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of In the Shadow of Denali please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoread AT yahoo DOT ca. If you post a comment and add your email address please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday February 5 2017.  Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

46 comments:

  1. Love Tracie Peterson, or rather, her books!! First learned of this new one as I was researching new 2017 fiction when you did the Readers choice post not too long ago. Win, lose, borrow or purchase...one way or another this one will get read by me :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I learned about this one from the Reader's Choice week as well!!!! I have so many great books on my list now because of you guys. Woot! Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. It sounds great; have not read anything by this author yet; thanks for the chance :0)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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    1. Peterson and Woodhouse make a great team. Good luck, Lisa.

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  3. Tracie Peterson was one of the first authors I read when I started back reading steady a few years ago. There are just soo many good books out there.
    amylsmith AT bledsoe DOT net

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    1. And so many good books just by Tracie Peterson!!! Good luck, Aimee.

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  4. YES, she writes great books and so many as well as writing with other authors! My library will have this so I will get it there!! I think she also has Treasured Grace coming out soon. My library can't believe how MANY she writes!!
    Great review, Kav!

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    1. I know -- I don't know how she does it. And co-authoring -- that's got to be hard but to do it with different authors as well. Wow! My favourite pairing with her is Judith Miller. Love that your library stays current with her books!

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  5. Thanks so much for the chance to win. This book sounds great. iamabho (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. You're welcome, Linda. Good luck.

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  6. Had spotted when I was looking on Goodreads for upcoming Christian releases. Tracie's books are always good, and I have read most of them. Something about this makes me think of the first book I read, about the hotels/Harvey Girls, the Westward Chronicles..... I guess the hotel at such a scenic, western location, perhaps. Thanks for the review and opportunity. dixiedobie at yahoo dot com

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    1. These authors really give you a glimpse of Alaska. I`ve never been but I feel like I have now. Good luck, CC.

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  7. Grace's books are pure magic! This new series is a must read for me so thanks for the opportunity to win a copy, Kav.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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  8. Her books are always interesting.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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  9. This book sounds great. I love the historical aspect.
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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    1. Historical romance is one of my favourite genres too. Good luck, Ellie.

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  10. I'd love to win this!! Thanks for the giveaway!
    kathrynlvoss(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Kate. Good luck.

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  11. Thank you so much for the chance. Sounds good.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  12. What a great book and I love the cover. Great writers certainly write great books. Thank you, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. I enjoy these two authors writing together. Good luck, Melanie.

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  13. Your synopsis is so thorough and has me wanting to read it more than the simple book blurb did. tlhcoupon(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  14. We have both of these author's books in the Church Library.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You'll need to get this new series as well then. Good luck, Janet.

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  15. I love Tracie's books. I'm not familiar with the Kimberley Woodhouse but I look forward to reading her books. I'm from Oklahoma.

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    1. They are a dynamic duo. Good luck, Karen.

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  16. I know it has to be good when I see a book by Tracie Peterson! I always enjoy her books.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. Lucky for us she's a prolific author. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  17. Alaska is one of the states I would love to visit sometime. Right now I will have to suffice with reading books set there !

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Yes -- I don't think I'll ever get there but that's one of the things I love about reading -- getting to visit different places around the world. Good luck, Patty.

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  18. Excellent review, KAV! Tracie is a new-to-me author. Thank you for the chance.

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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  19. Kav, toss my name in please! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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    1. You're tossed, Cheryl. Good luck.

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  20. I've been really looking forward to reading this one!

    kleehar [at] gmail [dot] com

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  21. This looks so good! Thanks for the chance to win.

    kmophelan(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Katrina. Good luck.

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  22. This has to be good when it is written by Tracie Peterson. All of the books that I have read by her have been great. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. She's such a prolific author. Good luck, Donna.

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