Saturday, April 8, 2017

Brides of Alaska // Book Review

About the Book:
Surviving the rugged frontier of Alaska is a daunting task. But even in that hostile wilderness God allows the tender flower of love to bloom. Follow the adventures and Romances of Julie, Beth, and Rita, women of different generations who share a common home.

Nurse Julie Eriksson cares for the victims of the 1925 diphtheria epidemic while Sam waits quietly, willing to give anything to see her save their own struggling relationship. Where is hope when they need it most?

Beth Hogan loses her beloved husband in World War II and returns to Alaska with her two sons only to find their remote village overrun by soldiers and civilians coming to build that Alcan Highway. Will she find a second chance at love when she meets August Eriksson?

Confident, independent Rita Eriksson travels to her hometown of Tok, Alaska, to enter the dogsled race. Her coach, Mark hopes and prays against all odds that he’ll become part of her dreams, too. Can their relationship survive the Iditarod race?

Brides of Alaska was the first book that I read by Tracie Peterson. It was not my most favorite book, but it wasn’t my least favorite either. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped I would.
This book has three short stories in it that are all set in Alaska and are woven together in some way.
So the first story, A Light in the Window, is about a nurse during the 1925 diphtheria epidemic. I didn’t really care for the main guy character which made it a little harder to enjoy the story. The thing that I liked the most about this story is the historical facts about the diphtheria epidemic and the Great Serum Race.
The second story, Destiny’s Road, was probably my favorite story. I also thought that the salvation message was well done.
The last book, Iditarod Dream, was the story that I was most looking forward to since I really enjoy learning about the Iditarod and following it each year. Well, I didn’t find this story to be quite as good as I’d hoped. The main character was quite annoying through the first half of the book. The thing that I did like was the Iditarod facts. They were very accurate for the time. Some things have changed with the race since the book was written in 1994, but it was very accurate for its time.
So, I did somewhat enjoy this book, but it just wasn’t my favorite.

I give this book 7 out of 10 R's


  1. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the book, even if it wasn't a favorite. :) I love your new profile picture, by the way!! :D

    1. Me too. ;) This book took me a lot longer to read than I had hoped, but yeah, it wasn’t too bad.
      Thank you! I really like how it turned out. James took it for me. =)