January 2, 2013

Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska

Sometimes the love we've always wanted is the one we've always had.

Ginny Marshal was about to have her dreams realized: a lucrative recording contract, growing fame, and a relationship with one of People Magazine's most eligible bachelors, and yet something was holding her back. Ginny had to figure out what to do, and she could only think of one person who could help - her former fiance, Brett Miller. She hops on a plane to Glacier Bay, Alaska, looking for answers, but she found so much more.

When Miller's grandmother hands Ginny a stack of old letters, she is drawn into the story of Clay, an early missionary to Alaska, and Ellie, who came to serve as a governess to his children after the death of his wife.

Far from the smog and traffic in LA, Ginny rediscovers the beauty of God's creation in Glacier Bay, Alaska, and learns that sometimes love finds you where you least expect it.

I love a good romance, and the nice thing about Love Finds You (LFY) in Glacier Bay is that you actually get to enjoy two love stories in one. I really enjoyed reading Ellie's story, told in letter form. Just like Ginny, I was desperate to find out what happened next. I had a hard time putting the book down.

I enjoyed learning about the rich history of Alaska's early settlers. Through the letters and journal entries, I felt like I got a small glimpse of what life might have been like for those living in the Alaskan frontier.

I've never been to Alaska, but after reading this book, I want to hop on a plane and check out Glacier Bay for myself. It sounds like it's absolutely breathtaking.

I also appreciated the elements of faith woven into the story. Sometimes I feel like some authors of Christian fiction dump the gospel into a story in ways that feel unnatural or forced, but in LFY in Glacier Bay, the story is seasoned with grace - the characters aren't the picture of saintly perfection, they are human beings with flaws and a history. I love redemption stories, and that's what this one is. It's a great reminder that God's plans and purposes may not always work out the way we have planned, but they are always for our ultimate good.


I received a complimentary copy of the book to facilitate my review. The opinions expressed are my honest thoughts of the novel.

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