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Dawn's prelude / Tracie Peterson.

By: Peterson, Tracie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Peterson, Tracie. Song of Alaska: 1.Publisher: Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House, c2009Description: 335 pages ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780764201516 (pbk.); 0764207229 (alk. paper); 0764201514 (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780764207228 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Widows -- Fiction | Alaska -- FictionGenre/Form: Christian fiction. | Romance fiction. | Historical fiction.Summary: Newly widowed Lydia Sellers, longing to put the memories of a painful marriage behind her, determines to travel to Alaska to join her aunt. Lydia's arrival in Sitka, however, brings things she didn't expect: the acquaintance of Kjell Bjorklund, the handsome owner of the sawmill; and 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.
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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.

Newly widowed Lydia Sellers, longing to put the memories of a painful marriage behind her, determines to travel to Alaska to join her aunt. Lydia's arrival in Sitka, however, brings things she didn't expect: the acquaintance of Kjell Bjorklund, the handsome owner of the sawmill; and 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.

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Library Journal Review

Newly widowed Lydia Sellers is drawn into an unwanted battle with her adult stepchildren over the inheritance their father left to Lydia. Anxious to start a new chapter in her life, Lydia travels to Alaska to visit her aunt. There she finds romance and complications that threaten her new relationship. Verdict Well known for her adventurous romance tales (see her "Yukon Quest," "Desert Roses," and "Bells of Lowell" series), Peterson knows how to create independent female heroines who gather strength through difficult circumstances. Her legion fans will want this series launch. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Booklist Review

Lydia Sellers, sold into marriage at the tender age of 16 by her ambitious father, felt only relief when her abusive husband and uncaring father died together in a carriage accident. The discovery that she is now sole heir to both enormous fortunes concerns her only insofar as it allows her to escape her vengeful Kansas City stepchildren and begin anew, in far-off Sitka, Alaska. Collapsing dramatically into virile and handsome Kjell Bjorklund's arms upon disembarking, she is taken directly to her beloved aunt Zerelda and slowly begins to regain her health and vitality. Both Kjell and Zee encourage her to put her faith and trust in God, but Lydia has suffered too long and too much to believe. Peterson's Christian historical novel is remarkable for its setting, 1871 in the new U.S. territory of Alaska; for its Russian and Tlingit background; and for capturing the racist tensions brewing just under the surface and exacerbated by the army occupation.--Welch, Lynne Copyright 2009 Booklist