Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dawn's Prelude by Tracie Peterson

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Dawn's Prelude
(Bethany House - October 2009)
Tracie Peterson

Newly widowed Lydia Sellers discovers that through an unforeseen fluke, she is the sole recipient of her husband's fortune. But instead of granting her security, it only causes strife as her adult stepchildren battle to regain the inheritance for themselves.

Lydia, longing to put the memories of her painful marriage behind her, determines to travel to Alaska to join her aunt. Lydia's arrival in Sitka, however, brings two things she didn't expect.

One is the acquaintance of Kjell Bjorklund, the handsome owner of the sawmill. Second is the discovery that she is pregnant with her dead husband's child. What will this mean for her budding relationship with Kjell? And what lengths will her stepchildren go to reclaim their father's fortune? Lydia soon finds her life--and that of her child's--on the line.

If you would like to read the first chapter of Dawn's Prelude, go HERE.

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 70 novels. She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research.

Ephesians 1:18 has become a cornerstone verse for a new non-fiction book she's been working on -- its also become a cornerstone in her life. The verse reads, "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints."

Tracie and her family live in Belgrade, Montana.

It's funny how, over time, your favorite genre or style of books can change.  Throughout my teens and into my early adult years, my absolute favorite books were Christian Historical Fiction.  Somewhere along the lines, that changed, and I found myself more attracted to books set in modern times.  Dawn's Prelude, though, was a perfect book to remind me of all that I love about historical fiction.  This was a very well-written book with characters and a storyline that held my attention through to the end.  And, my favorite part ... it wasn't predictable.  Dawn's Prelude was the first in a new series by Tracie Peterson.  It's got me hooked - so I'll be watching for the sequel, to be sure.

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