In the author info for Dawn’s Prelude it says that Tracie Peterson has written over 80 novels. That is amazing to me! The ones that I have read – certainly not all 80, but a good number of them – have been consistently intriguing and a pleasure to read. Dawn’s Prelude is no exception.
Tracie Peterson has set a good number of her books in Alaska, and I enjoy them. Dawn’s Prelude is in the town of Sitka in 1870. I enjoy the way I learn historical tidbits in her books without having to read through a lot of dry facts.
The characters are real. The plot is not confusing or too simple. The scriptural principles are clear. Personally I liked the way Lydia, the heroine, found comfort in music.
Here is a description written by someone other than me:
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.