Thursday, January 12, 2017

In the Shadow of Denali By: Tracie Peterson & Kimberly Woodhouse

Back of the Book

Cassidy Ivanoff and her father, John, work at the new and prestigious Curry Hotel outside Mt. McKinley. While John will be expedition and wilderness exploration guide for the wealthy tourists, Cassidy has signed on as a cook's assistant. Both are busy as the hotel prepares to welcome the president of the United States on his way to drive in the golden spike to officially complete the railroad.

Allan Brennan travels to the Curry Hotel to be an apprentice of a seasoned Alaska mountain guide. Ever since his father's death climbing Mt. McKinley, he's worked to earn enough money to make the trek to the Alaska territory himself. His father's partner blames their guide for the death of his father, but Allan wants to find the truth for himself. 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 Thoughts

 In The Shadow of Denali is entertaining from start to finish.  You will quickly get engulfed in the plot, charactors, and the area.  The writing in this book is supurb Peterson/Woodhouse, and will put a desire in you, not only to respect those who risked their lives to climb Denali, but also those who lived and toiled in his shadow.  Cassidy has such a love for the area and a possitive disposition that she strengthens everyone around her.  While Allan has come to Alaska to learn about his fathers death but also to learn to love the area as his father did.  The love between Cassidy and Allan is sweet and smoothly slides into the story and the drama that comes living in the shadow of Denali.

I was given a complementary copy of this book by the publisher.

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