Updated : Jan 03, 2013 in Book Reviews

The Icecutter’s Daughter, by Tracie Peterson {Book Review}

I am very excited to present this new book by Tracie Peterson to you… almost as excited as I was to have the chance to read it! And as with her other books, this one lived up to my anticipation and I couldn’t but it down.  To be released on March 1st, 2013 by Bethany House Publishers add a note to your calender.

The Icecutter’s Daughter, is set during winter in Minnesota {a place you will never find me in the middle of winter, brrrrr} at the end of the 1890s. Merrill Krause is part of a large Swedish family of Icecutters that make their living from the ice. Hence the job title… Icecutter. That just gives me the shivers, LOL! It was fun reading about her brothers, and how the horses were such a big part of their lives. It was also interesting the differences in Merrill’s life out of town and her cousin(?) Corabeth who lives in ‘town’ with their Granny. The difference between the hard work of carving a living out of the wilderness, and having time to care about your looks and socialize {as much as you could in a tiny town}.

Rurik Jorgenson arrives, from Lindsborg Kansas, to help his Uncle Carl with his furniture business. While being betrothed by his father, Rurik struggles with figuring out what God wants him to do in life. Definitely something I can relate to, and I am sure you can to. With both Merrill and Rurik trying to figure out the next steps in their own lives… Rurik’s Kansas life follows him to Minnesota leading several twists and turns to this story.

A real page turner, with a strong ending, I highly recommend you add this to your bookshelf!  As soon as it is released.  Again… mark your calender for March 1st!

From the Publisher:

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.

About the Author:

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than eighty-five novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana.

Visit Tracie’s web site at: http://www.traciepeterson.com

DISCLOSURE: I recived a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers {via www.NetGalley.com} to review. The opinions contained in this review are 100% my own opinionated opinions.

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