Thursday 16 March 2017

Book Review: In the Shadow of Denali

From the Back:

Their Future Depends on Unlocking the Secrets the Mountain Holds From the PastCassidy Ivanoff and her father, John, work at the new and prestigious Curry Hotel near the foot of Mount McKinley--Denali as it's still called by the natives. John is the wilderness and exploration guide for the wealthy tourists while Cassidy works in the kitchen as Cook's assistant. The entire staff buzzes with excitement during the busy days preparing for the President's imminent visit. His historic trip to dedicate the new national park on his way to driving in the golden spike to officially complete the Alaska Railroad will be the beginning of a new era for all of them and place The Curry at the heart of Alaska.

Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel to be an apprentice to the seasoned Alaska mountain guide, with hopes of discovering the truth about his father's death on the mountain years earlier. His father's business partner blames the guide for Henry Brennan's untimely death, but Allan cannot be at peace until he knows for sure. He finds an unlikely ally in Cassidy, and as the two begin to look into the mystery, they suddenly find that things are much less clear, and much more dangerous, than either could ever imagine.

My Reflections:

Ahh, yes please, I loved the backdrop, this book set in Alaska beckoned me to pick it up and read its pages. This wild, raw state was my first real trip and boy did it bring back many fond memories of our honeymoon not so many years ago.

Set in the 1900's "In the Shadow of Denali" is a splendid historical fiction. We are treated to adventure, mystery and a love story to boot, what more could a reader want?
The main characters Cassidy and Allan forge a sweet yet tentative relationship, learning more about themselves and what God has in store for their future.

I quite enjoyed how the plot played out, I was pleasantly surprised at the many twists and turns. However, this is not an on the edge of your seat kind of read but more of a meandering enjoyable ramble. I didn't find myself bored at all reading this story, it was interesting mainly because of my fondness to Alaska, The plot was good and the characters likable. Some books grab you for different reasons, this one was perfect for a rainy afternoon read.

If you are hankering for a sweet little story, and stunning scenery this just might be the book for you!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc


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