Singer Ginny Marshall is one signature away from the recording contract of her dreams—a deal that would guarantee success for the former foster child, who still struggles to bury the memories of her painful childhood. But Ginny needs advice from the one person who will look out for her best interests—her former fiancé, Brett Miller. She travels to the remote town of Glacier Bay, Alaska, where the town’s colorful characters and stunning scenery provide respite from LA’s pressures.
In Glacier Bay, Ginny discovers a box of old letters and is swept up in the love story between Clay, an early missionary to Alaska Territory, and Ellie, the woman who traveled there to be his children’s governess. When Ginny is reunited with Brett in Glacier Bay, will she discover—as Ellie did—that healing and love are sometimes found in the most unexpected places?
About the Authors:
TRICIA GOYER is the award-winning author of more than thirty novels. She and her husband have four children and live in Arkansas.
OCIEANNA FLEISS is a published author and editor. She lives with her husband and their four children in the Seattle area. This is the authors’ third book together.
Love Finds You in Glacier Bay Pinterest board:
I have only read one other book in the Love Finds You series which was also written by these authors: Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie Montana. I enjoyed this installment in the series even more than the previous book!
The Alaskan setting, especially the town of Gustavus, is practically a character itself. It's a small town where everybody knows everyone and are all up in each other's business,but with the best of intentions. They support each other, cheer for each other, maybe even gossip a little about each other, but it's definitely an interesting and scenic little town. This gorgeous setting and all of the photos I have seen from the authors' research trip have me dreaming about taking a trip to Alaska some day.
The central characters are carefully crafted. Ginny is a complex character that reminds me of those girls you know in high school; the pretty, talented ones people admire. I couldn't relate to her style with the heels, long flowing locks, and beautiful singing voice. But I could relate to her past hurts that she carries around with her and her longing to have a strong family unit of her own.
Brett is the kind of guy that every girl dreams about; handsome, supportive, and a "man's man". He's who Ginny runs to when she feels like she's losing her sense of self. And his grandmother reminds me of my own grams; wise, frail in body but strong in spirit, and full of stories. I loved Ethel and how she embraced Ginny without hesitation. It made me miss my grams very much.
There is another love story contained within the letters that Ginny reads dating back to when the town was first being settled. While I found this story interesting and the premise behind it meaningful (I am a history buff), I also found myself a bit distracted by all of the details in the letters. However, this is just a personal style preference that doesn't take away from the enjoyment of the unfolding story.
I highly recommend you check out the research behind this book and the authors' pinterest boards. It will give you another perspective and help you visualize the beauty of the setting.
Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska is a touching story of love, healing, and hope that is definitely a must-read!
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