Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Icecutter's Daughter

Author: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House
March 2013
ISBN: 978-0764206191
Genre: Historical romance

As the lone female in a houseful of men, Merrill Krause dedicates her life to caring for her family and their business, as her dying mother asked. Besides, it suits her; she's never felt like she fits what most people expect in a girl--she'd rather work with her father's horses and assist with the ice harvest. And though she's been mostly content up to this point, a part of her wonders if there will ever be anyone who will notice her amid the bevy of brothers determined to protect her from any possible suitors.

When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small Minnesota town to join his uncle's carpentry business, he soon crosses paths with Merrill. But unlike other men, who are often frightened away by her older brothers, Rurik isn't intimidated by them or by Merrill's strength and lack of femininity. The attraction between them begins to build...until Rurik's former fiancé shows up with wild claims that bring serious consequences to Rurik.

Can Rurik and Merrill learn to trust God--and each other--when scandal threatens their newfound love?

I absolutely loved THE ICECUTTER’S DAUGHTER. It is the first book in Ms. Peterson’s new series, Land of Shining Water, and if this book is any indication, the series will be excellent.  Ms. Peterson is a prolific author, but I haven’t read many of her books. This will be a series I’m interested in. I’m glad I have the next book, The Quarryman’s Bride, in my pile to read—next.

If you like historical romances, or are a fan of Tracie Peterson, then you won’t want to miss THE ICECUTTER’S DAUGHTER. It is a great book, with an absolutely fantastic hero, and a strong heroine who doesn’t quite know how to be completely feminine. A wonderful message of forgiveness is included. $14.99. 352 pages. 5 stars. 

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