Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | March 7, 2017

The danger and romance of the Alaskan wilderness

denali“In the Shadow of Denali” by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse gives us a glimpse of life in the early Alaskan wilderness along with its beauty and charm.  In the Alaska’s early development, it brought many who sought adventure and beauty by hiking through the dangerous wilderness and climbing its perilous mountains.

Allan Brennan’s father died on a mountainous climb under mysterious circumstances.  His body was never recovered, and Allan spent his entire life believing that wilderness and exploration guide, John Ivanoff, was responsible.  He traveled to the Curry Hotel where Ivanoff and his daughter, Cassidy, work to be an apprentice to the seasoned Alaska mountain guide.  Hoping to discover the truth about his father’s death, Allan discovers the beauty and attraction of the Alaskan wilderness and falls in love with Cassidy.

Although predictable, “In the Shadow of Denali” will catch your breath with the description of the mountains and the beauty of Alaska.  The characters will grab your heart.  Peterson and Woodhouse did an excellent job of collaborating as you would never know the book was written by two people.  The flow worked very well for them.  They created an excellent villain.

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It was not a book that I could not put down, but I always wanted to pick it back up again.  I savored every bit and hope that we hear more from Allan, Cassidy and John and their future at the Curry Hotel.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing  Group, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program.  The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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