Endless Mercy by Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse is the second in The Treasures of Nome series. (The first in the series is titled Forever Hidden.) I love when I accidently request to review a second in a series without having read the first, simply because it gives me even more to read! This series was not only interesting and engaging, but I absolutely loved the historical setting and details, the accuracy makes the story all the more engaging and leaves me “googling” questions about the time period and setting of the story. The story itself had just the right amount of adventure, unexpected twists but a great steadiness provided by the character development.
Peterson and Woodhouse make an excellent pair and I have found myself seeking out stories by them. Their characters are dynamic and interesting and the relationships between them are not only realistic but inspiring. The faith component in these stories is strong and woven essentially into not only the story but the conversations and characters’ internal monologues.
The sisters in these stories are so different from each other and yet I found them both relatable and believable. I loved watching the relationships develop as the individual young women evolve and learn more about themselves and their family. The story is tragic and yet hopeful. Peterson and Woodhouse did a wonderful job of marrying the challenge of life with the hope that faith can provide; and the integration of music in this series added a fresh and fun element.
Honestly I was left wanting to visit Alaska and to find more stories set during the 1904 gold-rush. I truly felt like I was on the farm with Havyn, Madysen, and Whitney. The Powell sisters became friends, their beloved animals reminded me of my own. I find myself wanting to expand our chicken flock and may even name them in honor of the Powell sisters. I cannot wait until the third installment is released, January 2022 seems like a lifetime to wait.
Thanks to Celebrate Lit Bloggers for my e-book. All the opinions shared here are my own. Feel free to send me any questions and don’t miss the giveaway and interview with the authors below!
About the Book
Book: Endless Mercy
Author: Tracie Peterson, Kimberly Woodhouse
Genre: Christian historical romance
Madysen Powell has always been a forgiving person, but when her supposedly dead father shows up in Nome, Alaska, her gift for forgiveness is tested. With the recent loss of her mother, she searches for answers, leaning on Granny Beaufort, a neighbor in town, who listens with a kind heart. Still, Madysen is restless and dreams of performing her music around the world. The arrival of a traveling show could prove just the chance she needs, and the manager promises more than she ever dreamed.
Daniel Beaufort arrives in Nome, searching for his own answers after the gold rush leaves him with only empty pockets. Still angry about the death of his loved ones, he longs to start fresh but doesn’t have high hopes until he ends up helping at the Powell dairy making cheese. Drawn to the beautiful redhead with big dreams, will deceptions from the past tear apart any hope for the future?
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About the Authors
Tracie Peterson (www.traciepeterson.com) is the award-winning author of over 100 novels, both historical and contemporary. Her avid research resonates in her many bestselling series. Tracie and her family make their home in Montana.
Kimberley Woodhouse (www.kimberleywoodhouse.com) is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than fifteen fiction and nonfiction books. A popular speaker and teacher, she’s shared her theme of “Joy Through Trials” with more than half a million people across the country at more than 2,000 events. Kim and her incredible husband of twenty-five-plus years have two adult children. She’s passionate about music and Bible study and loves the gift of story.
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It’s so exciting for book two in our Treasures of Nome series, Endless Mercy, to be heading out into the world! Tracie and I are so thrilled to bring you another story set in Nome, Alaska. And isn’t that cover gorgeous? Bethany House does such an amazing job with our books, it is an absolute joy to get to work with them.
In book one, Forever Hidden, we are introduced to three sisters and their family (and farm) in Nome. Forever Hidden is Havyn’s story. And did I mention there are chickens? Check out my blog for some interesting pictures and stories about how these chicken stories came to be…
Book two, Endless Mercy, is Madysen’s story. Madysen is the youngest sibling, and in our story, she’s a talented cello player. Oh, and there are some sheep, who just might help get her into mischief. (Are you seeing a pattern here?)
Book three will release January 2022 and will finish out the Powell girls’ stories with the eldest, Whitney.
This series is very near and dear to us because the Powell sisters in the books are actually named after three beautiful girls we adore. They were music students of mine in Colorado and when Tracie and I had a book signing for In the Shadow of Denali, the red-headed, musical sisters all came. Tracie made the comment that someone should write a book about them…so of course…we did!
I wish you could hear the girls play and sing in real life. They are such talented musicians, and I love them dearly. Huge thanks go to Monica and Merle Powell for allowing us to take their three girls and make fictional characters out of them.
Here’s a picture of Monica with me and Tracie at a book signing years ago. And then of course, I had to put in a picture of the real Powell girls.
We’d love for you to join us for The Treasures of Nome. Enjoy the blog tour!
Through the Fire Blogs, January 25
Connie’s History Classroom, January 25
Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations, January 26
Breny and Books, January 26
Christian Bookaholic, January 27
Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 27
Locks, Hooks and Books, January 28
Splashes of Joy, January 28
Batya’s Bits, January 28
She Lives to Read, January 29
Sara Jane Jacobs, January 29
Remembrancy, January 30
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 30
Older & Smarter?, January 31
deb’s Book Review, January 31
Abba’s Prayer Warrior Princess, February 1
For Him and My Family, February 1
Bigreadersite, February 1
Happily Managing a Household of Boys, February 2
Inspiration Clothesline, February 2
Artistic Nobody, February 3 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Empowermoms, February 3
Texas Book-aholic, February 4
Jodie Wolfe – Stories Where Hope and Quirky Meet, February 4
Vicky Sluiter, February 4
Inklings and notions, February 5
Daysong Reflections, February 5
The Avid Reader, February 6
Hallie Reads, February 6
Adventures of a Travelers Wife, February 7
Pause for Tales, February 7
Bizwings Blog, February 7
To celebrate their tour, Kimberley and Tracie are giving away the grand prize package of Forever Hidden, Endless Mercy, and this candle!! (https://etsy.me/2JvrO0a)
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.