Monday, 29 April 2013

Review: The Icecutter's Daughter by Tracie Peterson


The Icecutter’s Daughter
Series:  Land of Shining Water #1
Author: Tracie Peterson
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre:  Romance, Historical, Fiction, Christian
Release Date:  March 1st 2013
Pages:  331
Format: Paperback
Source: A copy was provided by the publisher for review.

Rating

Reason chosen:  

I was asked if I wanted to read the book and it sounded like a good read.

Summary taken from Goodreads:

Merrill Krause longs for a family of her own, but she's bound by a promise to her dying mother to care for her father and older brothers until they no longer need her. She enjoys being part of the family business, harvesting ice during the brutal Minnesota winters. Merrill actively takes part, possessing a keen ability to work with the horses--despite the advice of her good friend, who disapproves of her unladylike behavior.
When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small town to join his uncle doing carpentry, 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. As he thrives under the mentorship of his uncle, Rurik dreams of inheriting the business and claiming Merrill as his wife. But while he is determined to start a new life, the past is determined to follow him when his former fiancee and her brother show up in town. Soon Rurik is put in the center of a major scandal that may damage his relationship with Merrill. Can they learn to trust God--and each other--and embrace the promise of love?

Review:

I knew nothing about Icecutting and this novel opened my eyes up another world. And, of course, Bethany House Publishing have yet to left me down, and have produced another great wholesome romance. I love falling in love with love! Its great finding two characters that begin to love each other even before they are together. I love it when they find each other and really get to know one another! I liked the strong characters and the story was empowering. This is a series I will definitely continue!

Good:

Merrill—Strong and a pretty cool person

Rurik—love the name and really good guy. Its pretty hard not to like him

Bad:

The accents really made me think, but luckily there enough English that I wasn’t confused.

Overall (Writing style, story line, and general):

Overall the book was pretty easy to follow. There were some parts (mainly the accents) that did have me re-reading and thinking just to make sure I didn’t miss anything. But, other than that the story was an easy read and a great story.

Next in the Series:

The Quarryman’s Bride (#2) ETA: June 1st 2013

The Miner’s Lady (#3) ETA: September 1st 2013

Viewer Type Recommendation:

If you are a lover of lover, and like reading about good old fashion love, then this is for you.

If you liked this you'll probably love:

Unrivaled by Siri Mitchell, Swept Away by Mary Connealy, Picture Perfect by Janice Thompson, A Change of Fortune by Jen Turano, Courting Cate by Leslie Gould, A Tailor-Made Bride and ShortStraw Bride by Karen Witemeyer

Read Completely:
Yes

Author Website/Blog: http://traciepeterson.com
  
This book was provided courtesy of the author/publisher for review; however, this is no way affected my review.

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