All Things Hidden
Enjoyed this book!
All Things Hidden by Peterson and Woodhouse is an enjoyable read. Their description of the Alaskan scenery was engaging, their characters real and inspiring, and the storyline one that made me want to keeping reading chapter after chapter. I especially loved how faith was woven throughout the story without being overbearing. Bringing different cultures together with a backdrop of exploration was perfectly done! This was my first time reading a book by either of these authors and I can't want to pick up another.
April 8, 2014
"Gwyn Hillerman loves being a nurse at her father's clinic on the beautiful Alaskan frontier. But family life has been rough ever since her mother left them, disdaining the uncivilized country and taking Gwyn's younger sister with her. In Chicago, Dr. Jeremiah Vaughan finds his life suddenly turned upside down when his medical license is stripped away after an affluent patient dies. In a snowball effect, his fiance breaks their engagement. In an attempt to bury the past, Jeremiah accepts Dr. Hillerman's invitation to join his growing practice in the isolated Alaska Territory. Gwyn and Jeremiah soon recognize a growing attraction to each other. But when rumors of Jeremiah's past begin to surface, they'll need more than love to face the threat of an uncertain future." (Publisher's description)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book from it's opening words right to the end. It had many twists and turns that I didn't even expect. I loved reading about the colonization of Alaska. The beautiful scenery was so well written that I could picture it all in my head. Gywn is such a strong young woman ahead of her time. Her love for Alaska and it's people and her dedication to nursing flow out from the pages. Jeremiah's struggles with being abandoned and hiding a secret that threatens his the very thing he loves, practicing medicine. There were points in the book that I was greatly surprised by, and moments where I needed my box of Kleenex! I cannot wait to see what these two great authors have for us next!!!
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
April 1, 2014
A Spellbinding Tale
Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse have joined forces to weave a spellbinding tale that will transport you back in time to the Alaskan Frontier.
Chicago doctor, Jeremiah Vaughan finds his life crumbling around him. When the death of a patient causes him to lose his medical license and his fiancee, he accepts Dr. HillermanÃ¢ÂÂs invitation to join his growing practice in the isolated Alaska Territory.
Gwyn Hillerman loves her life working as a nurse in her fatherÃ¢ÂÂs clinic, but finds herself struggling with feelings of resentment as Dr. Vaughan starts to take over more and more of the tasks that used to be hers. Despite her feelings of resentment towards the new doctor Gwen finds herself inexplicably drawn to him.
Can Dr. Vaughan and Gwyn overcome all the trials that are coming their way in order to find happiness?
Ã¢ÂÂAll Things HiddenÃ¢ÂÂ is a beautiful story of love and adventure set in the beautiful Alaskan frontier during the depression of 1935. You find yourself drawn into GwenÃ¢ÂÂs life as she learns to put her trust in God and how He sees her through all the good and bad times. They show that God is always there ready and waiting for us to come to him, but first we have to ask for his help and guidance.
The authors have created believable characters that you come to love and the dramatic plot will keep you captivated until the very end. Keeping true to her previous work, Ms. Peterson continues to show us how God works in our lives. This collaborative project has introduced me to Ms. WoodhouseÃ¢ÂÂs writing and I look forward to reading more from both authors.
If you are looking for a great book to read during this Ã¢ÂÂextendedÃ¢ÂÂ winter, please take a moment to consider Ã¢ÂÂAll Things HiddenÃ¢ÂÂ by Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group
March 31, 2014
All Things Hidden by Tracie Peterson & Kimberley Woodhouse was a most enjoyable story which also taught me some American history. Harold Hillerman felt called to take his medical practice to the Alaskan frontier. He moved his wife and two daughters to Alaska early in the twentieth century but his wife and younger daughter had only contempt for the land and the people and moved back to Chicago. Gwyn stayed in Alaska with her father and worked in the medical clinic with him as his nurse. In the era of the Depression, one of President Franklin RooseveltÃ¢ÂÂs New Deal projects was The Matanuska Colonization. This brought two hundred families to the area where Gwyn lived and soon her doctor father was greatly overworked. Dr. Jeremiah Vaughan was stripped of his medical license in Chicago, and to get away from the situation and his broken engagement, he moved to Alaska to help Dr. Hillerman who had been his mentor and friend since he was a young boy. GwynÃ¢ÂÂs life had been hard since her mother left but she had great friends among the Alaskan natives and she felt that Alaska was the most beautiful place that God created.
The authors did an excellent job in writing this book. Even though it is a fictional story, they accurately presented actual historical events that took place throughout the book. The development of the characters was so well done that they came to life on the pages of the book and I felt as if I knew everyone of them personally. I even found myself taking part in the conversations in my mind. The plot had a lot of twists and turns and just when I had things all figured out, the plot would change. All the scenes were so well written that in my mind I could see exactly what was happening and was right in the middle of the action. Their descriptions of the mountains and landscapes of Alaska were so vivid that I could see them in my mindÃ¢ÂÂs eye and it also made me want to visit Alaska. The story was filled with love, hate, suspense, murder, friendship, romance, forgiveness, and trust in God. I found this story to be uplifting, entertaining, and informative.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great story filled with suspense, romance, murder, history and has vivid descriptions of the beauty of Alaska.
Bethany House provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
March 1, 2014