Don’t you love a novel series where the setting and characters are so memorable that they live in your imagination long after finishing the final page? “The Heart of Alaska” collection written by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse and published by Bethany House is just such a series, and although “Under the Midnight Sun” is the final saga we will hear from the Curry Hotel family, their stories will long live in my memory!
“Under the Midnight Sun” is a story of forgiveness, the power of overcoming greed and a love of money, and trust in pure love. In addition, it is also a compelling, sweet, and inspirational novel that is well-written and heartfelt. We are introduced to a new resident of Curry, Alaska named Tayler Hale, and watch her story unfold alongside a character we’ve already met and grown to love: Thomas Smith. Additionally, a wide host of secondary characters are intrinsically involved in the story and are a joy to be “reunited” with as we watch their continuing sagas unfold.
One of the most unique aspects about “The Heart of Alaska” series is how the setting of Alaska is at the heart of the entire story. The scenery, the weather, the endless sunny days of summer, the animals and plants, all come to life until it really feels like we are tourists visiting the town of Curry. If you haven’t read the previous novels in the series, I definitely recommend enjoying them first before diving into this final installment. Altogether, “In the Shadow of Denali”, “Out of the Ashes”, and “Under the Midnight Sun” will leave you inspired in your faith, smiling with delight, and hoping to one day visit the wilds of Alaska for yourself!
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”