ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 85 novels.
She received her first book contract in November, 1992 and saw A Place To Belong published in February 1993 with Barbour Publishings’ Heartsong Presents. She wrote exclusively with Heartsong for the next two years, receiving their readership’s vote for Favorite Author of the Year for three years in a row.
In December, 1995 she signed a contract with Bethany House Publishers to co-write a series with author Judith Pella. Tracie now writes exclusively for Bethany House Publishers.
She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research.
Tracie was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and her books have won numerous awards for favorite books in a variety of contests.
Making her home in Montana, this Kansas native enjoys spending time with family–especially her three grandchildren–Rainy, Fox and Max. She’s active in her church as the Director of Women’s Ministries, coordinates a yearly writer’s retreat for published authors, and travels, as time permits, to research her books
ABOUT THE BOOK
Britta Lindquist left Sitka six years ago in an attempt to distance herself from the love of her life, Yuri Belikov. Upon her return, she finds Yuri absent and his wife about to deliver a child. When tragic circumstances ensue, Britta suddenly finds herself caring for Yuri’s children–and her life intertwining with the man she’s tried so hard to forget.
But Britta’s other great love is for the violin, and her talent is recognized by Brenton Maltese, a conductor from England. He proposes she accept the coveted first chair position in his orchestra…and also his hand in marriage. At a crossroads, Britta must determine what her heart truly longs for–and if she’s willing to fight for it.
Having read Tracie Peterson’s Alaskan Quest series, I jumped on the chance to review this book in yet another Alaskan series. This is book 3 in her Song of Alaska series, and, though I wish I could have read books 1 and 2 simply because I love to read an entire series, Tracie Peterson penned this novel in such a way that it could easily be a stand alone novel. This is what drew me into Tracie’s work with the Alaskan Quest series and it is what will continue to always draw me into her books.
In Twilight’s Serenade, I was instantly and fully captured from page 1. The feeling of being transported to the early 1900’s was breath-taking. Becoming friends with Britta and feeling her emotions and thoughts as if they were my own was astronomical. The power of God working in Britta’s life as she’s learning to follow not her dreams but her heart is beautifully spellbinding. I felt so close to Britta and her family, and I was even happy to get to know Yuri!
I definitely recommend this book with 5 stars to everyone who loves Historical novels! If you’ve never read a Tracie Peterson book, then I suggest you start right now with Twilight’s Serenade. She is an author who’s characters and words will be with you always!