Friday, September 18, 2009

for CFBA Tour - Dawn's Prelude by Tracie Peterson

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Dawn's Prelude

(Bethany House - October 2009)


Tracie Peterson


Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 70 novels. She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research.

Ephesians 1:18 has become a cornerstone verse for a new non-fiction book she's been working on -- its also become a cornerstone in her life. The verse reads, "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints."

Tracie and her family live in Belgrade, Montana.


Newly widowed Lydia Sellers discovers that through an unforeseen fluke, she is the sole recipient of her husband's fortune. But instead of granting her security, it only causes strife as her adult stepchildren battle to regain the inheritance for themselves.

Lydia, longing to put the memories of her painful marriage behind her, determines to travel to Alaska to join her aunt. Lydia's arrival in Sitka, however, brings two things she didn't expect.

One is the acquaintance of Kjell Bjorklund, the handsome owner of the sawmill. Second is the discovery that she is pregnant with her dead husband's child. What will this mean for her budding relationship with Kjell? And what lengths will her stepchildren go to reclaim their father's fortune? Lydia soon finds her life--and that of her child's--on the line.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dawn's Prelude, go HERE

Suspense, romance, the 1800s, trusting in God, and the wilds of Alaska...what more could you ask? I have always enjoyed Ms. Peterson's books and Dawn's Prelude fulfilled all my expectations. Some books I'll get because they sound interesting...others I get because of the author. This is one of the times that I had no idea what the book was about, just that it was penned by Tracie Peterson. I'm not quite finished with it yet - I'm just at the point where the plot is thickening! You know - where you want to shout 'Don't do this!' - 'You need to do that!' - 'Oh no, why did that have to happen!' ...I finally had to put it down because I know if I didn't, I would have finished it tonight - or rather early in the morning!!! In my opinion, the suspense (*cheer!*) far outweighs the romance...and the romance isn't mushy (*ick!*). This is another one I would recommend to family and friends alike!