website statistics Summer of the Midnight Sun (Alaskan Quest, Book 1), Unabridged Edition - PDF Books Online
Hot Best Seller

Summer of the Midnight Sun (Alaskan Quest, Book 1), Unabridged Edition

Availability: Ready to download

Great Rare Set hard to find in this rare becoming Format


Compare

Great Rare Set hard to find in this rare becoming Format

30 review for Summer of the Midnight Sun (Alaskan Quest, Book 1), Unabridged Edition

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jencey/

    Tracie Peterson is one of my favorite authors. The Alaskan Quest is series is an older series of hers. The first book in the series is Summer of the Midnight Sun. It is the sequel to the Yukon Quest series which is an absolute must read! Jacob and Leah are the characters that carry over from that series. Karen and Adrik’s story also takes place there. Are you ready for a thrill ride? Synopsis: Leah has had one desire for ten years which is to marry, but can she forgive the one man who broke her h Tracie Peterson is one of my favorite authors. The Alaskan Quest is series is an older series of hers. The first book in the series is Summer of the Midnight Sun. It is the sequel to the Yukon Quest series which is an absolute must read! Jacob and Leah are the characters that carry over from that series. Karen and Adrik’s story also takes place there. Are you ready for a thrill ride? Synopsis: Leah has had one desire for ten years which is to marry, but can she forgive the one man who broke her heart? Jayce Kincaid thinking Leah a child at that time rejected her. Now Leah is seeking new purpose especially after ten years of waiting for someone else to come along. Jayce comes back into her life and offers her brother Jacob an opportunity of a life time. A quest to the north pole. As Jacob starts preparing and helping Jayce an accident occurs and Leah is called to help him. Meanwhile on the other side of the country in Washington D.C.; Stanley a Pinkerton agent gives instructions to his sister Helaina about capturing the criminal Jayce Kincaid. As she prepares to join this quest; will she find her man? Will Leah be able to Forgive Jayce and move on? My Thoughts: I loved this book! It is an easy read! The characters are compelling and interesting. The author does a great job of creating complex characters that grow over the arc of the novel. This story is set against the back drop of primitive Alaska. I thought that the dialogue was wonderful too! Jacob is a very direct character and one of my favorites. He will tell it like it is. He had a conversation with Jayce about Leah and her feelings. These characters are also used to communicate a faith track throughout the book. Tracie Peterson is a master!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Aimee (Getting Your Read On)

    I guess there is something about reading about the freezing cold Alaska country that makes me happy to have a warm comfy house with indoor plumbing. I enjoyed the easy flowing story here, even if it was a bit slow. It was good. It left me hanging a bit at the end so I'm interested to read the next book. Lucky for me it's sitting in my pile from the library. :) I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could. Christian Fiction (and while I do not enjoy preachy Christian fiction, I appreciated the lesson here of I guess there is something about reading about the freezing cold Alaska country that makes me happy to have a warm comfy house with indoor plumbing. I enjoyed the easy flowing story here, even if it was a bit slow. It was good. It left me hanging a bit at the end so I'm interested to read the next book. Lucky for me it's sitting in my pile from the library. :) I'd give it 3.5 stars if I could. Christian Fiction (and while I do not enjoy preachy Christian fiction, I appreciated the lesson here of balancing mercy with justice. I think forgiveness is an amazing thing as I've been on both sides of that street.)

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kristy

    I guess I need to give most of you the fair warning/disclaimer that this is Christian Fiction. Yes, I know, eye roll and gag. But, this one was not bad. Yes, there were some very heavy handed moments. Yes, most of the "suprise" moments were predictable. But, there was something about this one that did keep me interested. This was a story based in Alaska (which was very different, but appealing), post gold-digging craze. The conversations were very proper in their speaking, so it definitely had th I guess I need to give most of you the fair warning/disclaimer that this is Christian Fiction. Yes, I know, eye roll and gag. But, this one was not bad. Yes, there were some very heavy handed moments. Yes, most of the "suprise" moments were predictable. But, there was something about this one that did keep me interested. This was a story based in Alaska (which was very different, but appealing), post gold-digging craze. The conversations were very proper in their speaking, so it definitely had that older, more reserved feel. This was in a nut-shell about Leah, a 30 year old white woman who became an Alaskan native at a young age. She was a woman scorned. She confessed her love to Jayce at a young age and he gave her the brush off and left town. When he arrives back at her village with her brother ten years later, Leah's feelings resurface. We watch her struggle with anger and acceptance. Jayce has quite a few suprises that Helaina, the investigator brings to life. This book is 110% revolves around faith. Faith to be patient in particular. 3.75 stars.... a huge achievement in the Christian Fiction genre coming from me. (I'm sorry if anyone finds this offensive.... I am whole-heartedly a Christian believer, but most of the genre is just horrible, written very dumbed down and not very appealing to me) There is a #2 to this... not sure how I feel about that or if I will read the next installment??...?? I am interested in reading more from this author though. Rambling as usual. I just can't help it :)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Nikki

    Alaskan Quest - Book 1 --- Leah Barringer and her brother Jacob have lived awhile in the Alaskan wilderness. In spite of the hard life that territory makes a body endure, they had come to love the land and it's native people. On a trip to gather supplies for their trading post, Jacob took longer than usual and brought back more than supplies. He brought his friend Jayce Kincaid - a man that Leah had loved 10 years before and who had broken her heart. Not only was Jayce a painful reminder of her Alaskan Quest - Book 1 --- Leah Barringer and her brother Jacob have lived awhile in the Alaskan wilderness. In spite of the hard life that territory makes a body endure, they had come to love the land and it's native people. On a trip to gather supplies for their trading post, Jacob took longer than usual and brought back more than supplies. He brought his friend Jayce Kincaid - a man that Leah had loved 10 years before and who had broken her heart. Not only was Jayce a painful reminder of her unmarried state as she turned 30, but she'd never gotten over him or his rejection of her love. Not only would Jayce reignite the flames of a long ago passion, leaving Leah with unresolved feelings, but her brother Jacob was seriously considering joining up with Jayce on an arctic expedition.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Beth

    Although Summer of the Midnight Sun doesn’t break into my favorites list, I did enjoy the story and found a lot of good aspects therein. I think one of the things I most enjoyed about it was the setting. Alaska can be harsh and unforgiving even today, but in those days, before all of the modern conveniences available to those living in a cold climate now, it was downright brutal. I love how the land was almost its own characters and entity. I thought the little details and nuances of their daily Although Summer of the Midnight Sun doesn’t break into my favorites list, I did enjoy the story and found a lot of good aspects therein. I think one of the things I most enjoyed about it was the setting. Alaska can be harsh and unforgiving even today, but in those days, before all of the modern conveniences available to those living in a cold climate now, it was downright brutal. I love how the land was almost its own characters and entity. I thought the little details and nuances of their daily life, the supplies they use, their mode of travel grabbed my attention and added a lot to the story. The characters were intriguing, although I can’t say that I always connected strongly with them. At times they came across as a bit bland. Leah and Jacob Barringer had a really strong sibling relationship, and I liked their interactions together. It took me a while to warm up to her; at times I felt that she was kind of naïve for being a thirty-year-old. Helaina’s character was intriguing, though I’m not sure how realistic it is that a lady was a part of the Pinkerton Agency. I was glad to see some internal struggles with her spirituality, as well as some external struggles in her search for Jayce Kincaid, a long-time friend of Jacob & a man that turned Leah down years before. I think for me there was a lack of urgency in general for the characters; I didn’t feel their panic, fear, sorrow or joy. Sometimes the dialogue felt forced and didn’t seem to flow naturally. There was definitely more telling than showing, and it often felt like watching a movie – I was entertained, but not always moved. I appreciated how there wasn’t a real villain in the story – there comes to be one, but he is a shadowy, distant figure that mostly just causes problem from afar. The real antagonist in the story was really the setting itself. As I mentioned above, the land came to be its own entity for me and really propelled the plot. As for the spiritual aspect, it was just alright for me. It was a little on the nose at times and didn’t always weave into the story realistically, though I did like Helaina’s struggles throughout the story, and later Jayce’s toward the end of the story. The ending is basically a cliff-hanger, but since I didn’t really fall in love with any of these characters, I’m not going to rush out and seek the next book. I would be interested in continuing the series eventually, just perhaps when I’m in the mood for the author’s style and setting.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kate

    I really enjoyed this book. I liked how it portrayed life in early 20th century Alaska, and how life was not easy by any stretch of the imagination. I also enjoyed getting to know Leah and Jacob and Jayce (and other more minor characters). I also enjoyed seeing Leah and Jayce find their way to each other and the plan God had for their lives. All that said, I think the mystery surrounding Jayce was what really pulled me in. I liked that we got little bits and pieces of the answer to the mystery gi I really enjoyed this book. I liked how it portrayed life in early 20th century Alaska, and how life was not easy by any stretch of the imagination. I also enjoyed getting to know Leah and Jacob and Jayce (and other more minor characters). I also enjoyed seeing Leah and Jayce find their way to each other and the plan God had for their lives. All that said, I think the mystery surrounding Jayce was what really pulled me in. I liked that we got little bits and pieces of the answer to the mystery given to us through Jayce's thoughts and interactions with other characters, but the way everything played out with Helaina's hunt for him was intriguing. I'm not sure I actually *like* Helaina, though I see her character is starting to question her previous beliefs about God and that that questioning could easily lead her to a relationship with Him in the next book(s). Note that this book, while not ending on a cliff-hanger, per se, definitely ends on a more suspenseful note. Good news is that all the books in this series have been published, so there is no need to wait to read what happens next! (2020: re-read to prepare for finally finishing the series)

  7. 5 out of 5

    Abigail

    Wow, yet another Tracie Peterson book that I absolutely loved. Can I just say that if you like Christian, Historical Fiction, and Romance these are the book for you. Oh and her books also have some action and suspense. I loved the characters and how they developed through out this book. The only bad thing about this book is that it left off on a cliff hanger. I HATE cliff hangers they are the worst possible things ever!! Lucky I get the next two from my library already so when I finish school I Wow, yet another Tracie Peterson book that I absolutely loved. Can I just say that if you like Christian, Historical Fiction, and Romance these are the book for you. Oh and her books also have some action and suspense. I loved the characters and how they developed through out this book. The only bad thing about this book is that it left off on a cliff hanger. I HATE cliff hangers they are the worst possible things ever!! Lucky I get the next two from my library already so when I finish school I can start the next one. Though but really people you NEED to read these!!!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Andria Potter

    Dnf at 40%. I simply couldn't get into it. Dnf at 40%. I simply couldn't get into it.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Loraine

    SUMMARY: Leah Barringer's world is turned upside down when her brother brings home Jayce Kinicaid, the man who spurned her ten years ago. Part of an expedition to the Arctic, Jayce shocks Leah by inviting her brother along. Helaina Beecham arrives in Alaska to hunt down the man the Pinkertons have sent her to apprehend. But when Jayce Kincaid appears to have been in two places at the same time, Helaina wonders if there might be a larger problem with the case. Despite confusing, conflicting evidenc SUMMARY: Leah Barringer's world is turned upside down when her brother brings home Jayce Kinicaid, the man who spurned her ten years ago. Part of an expedition to the Arctic, Jayce shocks Leah by inviting her brother along. Helaina Beecham arrives in Alaska to hunt down the man the Pinkertons have sent her to apprehend. But when Jayce Kincaid appears to have been in two places at the same time, Helaina wonders if there might be a larger problem with the case. Despite confusing, conflicting evidence, can Helaina discover the truth? Can Leah's injured heart ever love again? REVIEW: Once again Tracie Peterson has penned a delightful historical novel full of historical interest and faith-filled romance. Having visited Alaska and learning some of its history and challenges, the storyline definitely kept my attention. Leah, Jacob and Jayce were all well developed characters. I loved the close relationship between Leah and Jacob as brother and sister. Leah's struggles with forgiveness in her love life were very true to life. Jacob's character as exemplified by his sharing the gospel with Helaina even though he didn't like her and didn't trust her was a great pointer to readers to what God expects of each of us. Helaina was a true villianess for most of the book but it was nice to see how God worked in her life through Jacob. Ms. Peterson definitely left the ending a cliffhanger making sure her readers follow up with the sequel. FAVORITE QUOTES: "God has a specific plan for each person's life.... Some men will give in to the devil's prompting. God weeps for them." "Who can know the mind of God?...You know that God has plans we cannot understand. I feel so distant from God. I feel so lost. Does that shock you?...We have all felt that way from time to time. The very nature of God often makes us believe Him to be unreachable. He is, after all, God of the universe--the King of Kings the Lord of Lords. How could He possible care about the day-to-day issues of our lives? ...Perhaps he here because the time is right to make things new." "Second chances are always possible when God is in the middle of the matter."

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jeanne

    This is the first book I have read by this author, and it is the first in a Trilogy set in Alaska around 1915. I don't usually read Chrsitian fiction, but I liked the story, and the writing. I particularly liked the setting and reading about the native Alaskan Indians. The romance of the story is between Leah Barringer and Jayce Kincaid who meet again 10 years after Jayce rejected Leah. The Christian theology, scripture, and presentation of the gospel actually fit into the story well. I will rea This is the first book I have read by this author, and it is the first in a Trilogy set in Alaska around 1915. I don't usually read Chrsitian fiction, but I liked the story, and the writing. I particularly liked the setting and reading about the native Alaskan Indians. The romance of the story is between Leah Barringer and Jayce Kincaid who meet again 10 years after Jayce rejected Leah. The Christian theology, scripture, and presentation of the gospel actually fit into the story well. I will read the next two books in this series, which is necessary to have an ending.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Nicole G.

    Christian fiction is not a genre I read at all, but I discovered this book for free on Amazon; it was the first book I got for my Kindle. Set in Alaska in the early 1900s, it's the story of a family and an old romance. I felt that the Biblical passages were occasionally shoehorned into the storyline, nearly bludgeoning me with their message. However, I might seek out the next in the series, just to see what happens. Christian fiction is not a genre I read at all, but I discovered this book for free on Amazon; it was the first book I got for my Kindle. Set in Alaska in the early 1900s, it's the story of a family and an old romance. I felt that the Biblical passages were occasionally shoehorned into the storyline, nearly bludgeoning me with their message. However, I might seek out the next in the series, just to see what happens.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Chel ♪

    I really like this book the whole Alaskan Quest Series is really good. I don't know if I could pick a favorite. In my personal opinion I think Tracie Peterson did a very good job on the whole series. After I read the first and second books I was soooo ready for the third. I would recommend this to anyone who like good christian fiction. I really like this book the whole Alaskan Quest Series is really good. I don't know if I could pick a favorite. In my personal opinion I think Tracie Peterson did a very good job on the whole series. After I read the first and second books I was soooo ready for the third. I would recommend this to anyone who like good christian fiction.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jayce O'Neal

    Another great story by one of the best in the business. An interesting note is that the book is dedicated to me and the main character is named after me! True story!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    I enjoy Tracie Peterson, but have the next book on hand (Under the Northern Lights) when you are finishing up this one. It ends in a dang cliffhanger!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Linnae

    Love, intrigue, and faith, way up North. Leah and her brother Jacob have lived in a tiny village in the Alaskan bush since they were children. Their father brought the family up for the Gold Rush, and though they never expected to stay, they have. They appreciate and are accepted by the native villagers, and run a one-room supply store, which they restock whenever Jacob is able to get over to Nome. Leah's one regret is that she is getting older now--30 in fact--and there are zero prospects for mar Love, intrigue, and faith, way up North. Leah and her brother Jacob have lived in a tiny village in the Alaskan bush since they were children. Their father brought the family up for the Gold Rush, and though they never expected to stay, they have. They appreciate and are accepted by the native villagers, and run a one-room supply store, which they restock whenever Jacob is able to get over to Nome. Leah's one regret is that she is getting older now--30 in fact--and there are zero prospects for marriage on the horizon. The natives aren't interested in marrying a white woman, and there are no single white men within miles (not counting her brother, of course.) She had a chance at love ten years before, but Jayce Kinkaid had turned her down flat. Worse, he had not even taken her seriously. So when her brother returns from a trip to Nome, bringing along none other than Jayce Kinkaid, Leah is not only furious, she is afraid. She's spent the past decade mulling over what had happened between them, and now here is the man in the flesh. He doesn't even seem to know why she's so mad. She knows she should have gotten over it all long ago, but just hasn't. Maybe she would have if she had found someone else in the meantime. Now Jacob wants to join Jayce on a polar expedition. Jacob knows everything about dogs and running sleds, and his help would be invaluable on the trip. At least that's what Jayce is saying. Leah is not too happy with the plans, but after all, they are both adults and can make their own decisions. Then Jayce gets in an accident with the dogs and must be taken to Nome to the doctor. Leah goes with Jacob, as she has had some experience with healing and if he doesn't stay stabilized, he could die. Once in Nome, they meet a woman with a secret, Ms. Helaina Beecham. None of them can quite figure out her angle, but they're sure she has one. She seems very keen on getting Jayce to Seattle, for some reason, and has even lied to them in her attempts to do it. Very odd. * * * * * I was drawn into this one by the Alaskan setting. I enjoyed reading about life in the village and coming across some of the words I grew up with: kuspuk, and mukluks, for example. This is set in 1915, so of course there were many differences from when I grew up there. For instance, I learned in school about the native people building sod huts, but by the time we were there, everyone lived in frame houses. The mystery wasn't very urgent, but it kept things moving at a nice pace, when emotions, scripture, and romance alone were about to bog things down. I had a hard time relating to Leah. She wallowed a bit, when I wanted her to just buck up and be a little more--well, headstrong. Sure, she got mad from time to time, but it took her a really long time to have it out with Jayce. (I'm hard to please, aren't I? When the heroines are too feisty it bugs me and when they're not enough that bothers me too.) Some of the characters struggle with faith in God, and others try to help them with it. Jacob and Helaina have many interesting conversations about justice and mercy. It was right on that line of being too much, but just managed to keep it all pertinent to the story. It's not that I mind when stories have Christian themes--I am Christian, after all. I enjoy that and find it interesting, usually. I just don't like it when I'm completely pulled out of the story to read long passages of scripture that are only tangentially related to the plot or characters at hand. I like it much better when the characters are Christian and their religious practice is brought in simply as part of who they are and their normal daily life. So yes, if they turn to their scriptures or pray to help them gain insight for a particular problem, great! If they spend half a chapter quoting scripture; not my favorite. Anyway... This one does leave you with a cliffhanger ending, so be aware of that. Just check out number 2 at the same time, so you can avoid the letdown. Content: Clean.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Josephine

    Sigh I stopped reading this author's books years ago because they always have an evil villain. All bad and no good. There is no examination into what made him that way and there is no redemption. I decided to give her another chance, seeing as how I inadvertently downloaded a free book, and now that I'm done, I realize it's not a current book that would have told if she'd improved or not, so I shouldn't really be disappointed over what I knew in the first place had I checked the publication date. Sigh I stopped reading this author's books years ago because they always have an evil villain. All bad and no good. There is no examination into what made him that way and there is no redemption. I decided to give her another chance, seeing as how I inadvertently downloaded a free book, and now that I'm done, I realize it's not a current book that would have told if she'd improved or not, so I shouldn't really be disappointed over what I knew in the first place had I checked the publication date. That said, I was pleasantly surprised that the villain I found , the woman, had a heart and it was changing. But, I was fooled and the end of the book didn't even end the story, but the story will continue in the next book with a focus on dealing with....of course.....an evil villain. Using a villain to create a story is an excuse to write a bigger book but without more substance, thus wasting my life. And isn't the Christian romance genre about using the relationship between a man and a woman to show us how God loves us? There should be a sub-genre of romance with villains so I can avoid it. The historical aspect was enlightening, and the faith aspects were good. I read this genre to get an entertaining sermon as authors write for the glory of God and tuck one in there. I read this genre to get stories of broken hearts being healed as writers write from their own pain or those they've researched. It's all entertainment used to illustrate the ways God loves us and heals us. Read good books for the glory of God. Five-star books in this Christian genre use entertainment to teach inspire a reader to be closer to God. Use of an evil villain that has no other side to him ruins that goal as we are inspired to hate that person (even if the story claims otherwise) and it ignores that we are not fighting against flesh and blood, but against evil spiritual entities. It ignores compassion for the villain's broken heart and the possibilities of redemption. I do not plan to read the next book so I could be wrong about the way she uses a villain there but I know why I started avoiding her books in the first place. It would be great if the next story were all about the redemption of Chase and the reconciling of brothers. Someone can let me know if that's the case.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Bailey

    In Summer of the Midnight Sun, I was so happy to continue the story of Leah and Jacob. The life and culture she explored in the settlement of Last Chance was fascinating. I loved the description of native life and culture along with the necessary survival elements. The government agency and the criminal aspect of the story was a great angle to keep interest flowing. Leah and Jayce's story was a different take on the typical romantic relationship, although I found this book to be very light on an In Summer of the Midnight Sun, I was so happy to continue the story of Leah and Jacob. The life and culture she explored in the settlement of Last Chance was fascinating. I loved the description of native life and culture along with the necessary survival elements. The government agency and the criminal aspect of the story was a great angle to keep interest flowing. Leah and Jayce's story was a different take on the typical romantic relationship, although I found this book to be very light on any romance. Most of the time Leah is confused or angry about her feelings, so any actual happy romantic feelings are not felt much by the reader. I do not like Helaina as a character. I don't think she is meant to be likeable. She was more tolerable toward the end of the book. However, she still has a ways to go before she is the kind of character you can fully invest in like Leah or Jacob. For the most part, I enjoyed this trek into the Alaskan wilderness.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Camille

    Summer of the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson I graciously received a copy of the entire Alaskan Quest series from Bethany House in exchange for a review. I am under no obligation to write a positive review, just an honest one. :) But, I don't need any coercion to write a positive review of this book because I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! Summer of the Midnight Sun is the first book in Tracie Peterson's Alaskan Quest series. I first got into reading books by Tracie Peterson when I read her Song of Alaska se Summer of the Midnight Sun by Tracie Peterson I graciously received a copy of the entire Alaskan Quest series from Bethany House in exchange for a review. I am under no obligation to write a positive review, just an honest one. :) But, I don't need any coercion to write a positive review of this book because I ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT! Summer of the Midnight Sun is the first book in Tracie Peterson's Alaskan Quest series. I first got into reading books by Tracie Peterson when I read her Song of Alaska series. You can read all my reviews for the books in that series here: http://books-camilleelise4.blogspot.c... Well, I thought it couldn't get better, but trust me, this series is EVEN BETTER! Leah Barringer and her brother Jacob are living in the wilds of Alaska. Though it is not always easy to get by so far removed from the "comforts" of city life, Leah and Jacob would not be anywhere else in the world. Leah helps to run a small trading shop for the locals, and Jacob raises sled dogs and makes the trek to bigger cities to get supplies and bring them back for Leah's trading shop. The book begins with Leah anxiously awaiting Jacob's return from his latest trek. If he goes too early before the harshness of winter has calmed down, it is dangerous, and if he goes too late when the snow is melting too much the sled will no longer work. Jacob is weeks late and Leah is worried for his safety. When he shows up she is so excited that she is partially through helping him take off his coat and giving him a huge hug before she realizes it is not, in fact, Jacob, standing in her kitchen. No, it is someone different. Someone she never thought she would see again: Jayce Kincaid. Leah's heart drops down to her feet. Jayce Kincaid. The man who stole her heart when she was a younger woman, and broke her heart when he called her a "young girl" and did not take her love for him seriously. Not surprisingly, Leah is a bit furious with Jacob for not letting her know that he was going to be bringing Jayce back with him. But Jacob has another surprise: not only has he returned with Jayce, but Jayce has come to get good, strong sled dogs for an expedition far north to map the Alaskan territory, and he has invited Jacob to come with them since Jacob is an expert sledsman. While making the decision about whether or not to join the expedition with Jayce, they encounter a difficulty when Jayce, untrained around the dogs, accidentally gets himself pretty badly injured by trying to break up a fight between the dogs. This forces all three of them to travel back to a larger town in order to find a doctor and hopefully save Jayce's leg. Leah is immediately able to tell how much she feels for Jayce still (though she is not willing to admit it) when she sees how concerned she is for his well-being. They arrive and the doctor is able to help Jayce but they are forced to stay in town for a duration. Whilst there, they come across a strange woman who clearly does not fit in with the Alaskan natives and citizens: Helaina Meechem. What they do not know, but what the audience knows is that she is after Jayce as she believes his responsible for some serious theft and murder, including an attempt on her own brother's life by throwing him from a moving train and almost killing him. Jacob can tell something isn't quite right with Helaina's story, but he cannot tell just what or why. Is there more to Jayce's returning with Jacob than initially met the eye? What is Jayce hiding, and will Helaina be able to figure it out? How can Jayce, now a God-fearing man be responsible for such heinous crimes? Does Leah's heart still belong to Jayce, and if so, will he just reject her again as he did 10 years before? Read Summer of the Midnight Sun to find out! Words cannot describe how excited I am about this series. I only wish I had more time to immediately get into books two and three. But don't you fret, I certainly will! I thought it was a beautiful period fiction book, and it has a Christian element to it as well. I definitely was not able to predict what the outcome would be, and without giving anything away I will say that the book leaves you on a cliffhanger, which on the one hand is torture, but on the other hand is enticing and exciting. I think why I prefer this series (but only by a little) over her Song of Alaska series is because in the Song of Alaska series the books are separated by considerable time. In this series at least the first two books are directly linked with no time passing since we are left on a cliffhanger. If you love Christian fiction, read this book. If you like historical fiction, read this book. If you like Tracie Peterson, read this book. If you like exciting series full of adventure, read this book. There were only a few points at which I felt the religious element of the book felt a bit disjointed from the rest of the story, a bit forced perhaps, but other than that it tended to fit in really nicely. I think Tracie Peterson has such a nice, descriptive writing style, and she is able to suck you in fully to her stories and keep you captivated. Even when the action was a bit slower, I still found myself not wanting to put the book down. It only took me a few short days to get through. :) Based on how this book left off I can guess that book two, Under The Northern Lights, is even more action-packed. But again, I do not want to give away how this book left off with the cliffhanger. 5 out of 5 stars for book one! Look forward to the other reviews as I read the next two books!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jason Gerringer

    Typical cheesy Christian fiction Typical cheesy Christian fiction , it got better once I made it 60% finished. How a girl can hold on to hurt feelings from her only crush for ten years is beyond me. obsessive and weird . Jayce rejecting her advances as a 19 year old wasn’t a crime but the author wrote it like it was a deep dark crime . The story line between Jacob and Helaina was stronger, more relatable, less cheesy, and the only reason I kept reading the book. Their story kept the book alive ev Typical cheesy Christian fiction Typical cheesy Christian fiction , it got better once I made it 60% finished. How a girl can hold on to hurt feelings from her only crush for ten years is beyond me. obsessive and weird . Jayce rejecting her advances as a 19 year old wasn’t a crime but the author wrote it like it was a deep dark crime . The story line between Jacob and Helaina was stronger, more relatable, less cheesy, and the only reason I kept reading the book. Their story kept the book alive even though they weren’t the stars of the book.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Nancy DeValve

    This is a good, clean novel/romance with a plot that is certainly original. I even learned some things about Alaska. Overall the author is a good writer, but the book was needlessly long. There were several chapters devoted to an event that was not even essential to the plot. Rather than making the book better, it just kept it going on and on. So, it was a good enough book, but for me not an excellent book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Cassada

    I was pleasantly surprised by this book. Most books tagged “Christian romance “ end up being cheesy or sickeningly sweet. This was neither. It was a tad predictable, but the story was interesting and the setting was fabulous ( Alaska). I loved the main characters and the secondary characters from the village. It left off with a cliffhanger, so I will be excited to continue with this series and can wholeheartedly recommend this book !

  22. 4 out of 5

    Lynn's

    I don’t know about you, but I love a good spin-off series. Every story has an end, but when an author takes the people around the main character in one book/series and develops their own story in another, we get to enjoy the characters we’ve grown to love a little longer. Recently, I finished reading Tracie Peterson’s “Summer of the Midnight Sun,” book #1 in the Alaskan Quest Series. This book released in 2006, but it’s a new discovery to me. It was one that became available for free on Kindle a I don’t know about you, but I love a good spin-off series. Every story has an end, but when an author takes the people around the main character in one book/series and develops their own story in another, we get to enjoy the characters we’ve grown to love a little longer. Recently, I finished reading Tracie Peterson’s “Summer of the Midnight Sun,” book #1 in the Alaskan Quest Series. This book released in 2006, but it’s a new discovery to me. It was one that became available for free on Kindle a while back and I couldn’t resist the download. To me, Tracie Peterson is known for writing about the northern regions of our country, but especially Alaska. Two of the Alaskan stories are her Yukon Quest and Alaskan Quest Series. After visiting the Inside Passage last summer on Dr. Stanley’s In Touch Alaska Cruise, I’ve taken an interest in stories set in that area of the world and this is one that did not disappoint. “Summer of the Midnight Sun” is the story of Leah Barringer and her brother Jacob, who both appeared in Peterson’s Yukon Quest Series. They’re single adults now, living on the coast of the Berring Sea near Last Chance Creek in the Alaska Territory. It’s 1915 and at the age of thirty, Leah is still single and suffering from a heart broken ten years earlier. What a coincidence that the man who broke her heart shows up on her doorstep ready to marry the woman he spurned ten years ago. But it gets better… Instead of just one romance, we enjoy two in this story. While Jacob Barringer is helping his friend Jayce Kincaid prepare for an Arctic Expedition and possibly win the hand of his sister, a young widow from Washington D.C. by the name of Helaina Beecham, who worked with the Pinkerton’s National Detective Agency, began her journey north to track down a deadly killer responsible for the death of two of the agency’s men. When all four meet up in Nome, Alaska - things get interesting. I won’t give the story away, but I’ll say this: if you like a little suspense in a plot that will last longer than the first book, get a copy of “Summer of the Midnight Sun!” When you finish the book, the plot thickens even more and leaves you on a cliffhanger. What I really like about Tracie’s writing is how she can craft a story set in nature’s beauty, bring in an interesting piece of history and wrap it up with a Biblical theme. I, for one, wouldn’t have paired an Alaska love story with a woman doing under-cover detective work, but I couldn’t put this book down! Helaina is all about justice; she lives to see the law up-held and the guilty condemned no matter what the cost. But in Alaska, she’s presented with a new way of living – mercy. This thirst to set things right gives her lack of discretion in dangerous situations, which ultimately, gets her in trouble. (Well, kidnapped actually.) Jacob, who is her exact opposite, feels that God brought her into his life to show Helaina His ways through mercy. We’ll have to read the second book in the series to see if he succeeds. Leah, on the other hand, has her own trials to overcome in the story. Has Jayce Kincaid really changed? Does he really love her, or is he just playing with her emotions…again? For ten years Leah hoped for his return, not willing to surrender her heart to any other man, but now that he’s back, she has a decision to make. Leah is a memorable character that I enjoyed very much! She has a tender heart but a strong will. Her relationship with God is very important to her and through the events in the story; you can just feel her godliness seep through the pages. Yet, her tender emotions keep her rattled and frustrated when Jayce arrives. When Jayce is accused of murder, she begins to admit that she has feelings for him and more importantly, realizes that he is a good man who couldn’t possibly be capable of the things blamed him. This was a wonderful book! The humor was good, the plot thick and the spiritual theme clear. I would consider “Summer of the Midnight Sun” an easy read though there are some heavy topics addressed. Tracie Peterson has the talent for knowing how to keep the humor/entertainment part of the book balanced with the chapters that probe into deep questions like, “When does the responsibility of keeping others safe become unhealthy for people in law enforcement?” “Why is it so hard to forgive people?” “When should laws be set aside and mercy given?” I will also mention that Alaska itself is portrayed well in this book! If you’re interested in how people survived up there and what life was like in the outposts (so to speak) – then this book can also qualify as a little history lesson! Along the way I learned what kind of clothes folks up there wore to keep warm, what kind of houses they lived in and different kinds of transportation they used in the remote parts of the territory (dog sledding and boat). Mixing the setting of the Last Frontier with an intense murder mystery was quite intriguing. This book surprised me – not because I thought it would be bad – but because the story kept me guessing, kept me learning and kept me satisfied to the very last page! Recommend for… History lovers, people traveling to Alaska who would be interested in learning about how people lived at the turn of the century and anyone who loves a good murder mystery!

  23. 4 out of 5

    MICHELE

    Untold Adventures Leah is worried about Jacob, her brother in the Alaskan wilderness with his dog sled. I hope you're prepared to go on their journey. This book will surely keep you on your toes you will follow Leah and Jacob's adventures and they will prove to be interesting as well as adventurous. Disclaimer: “I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review”. Untold Adventures Leah is worried about Jacob, her brother in the Alaskan wilderness with his dog sled. I hope you're prepared to go on their journey. This book will surely keep you on your toes you will follow Leah and Jacob's adventures and they will prove to be interesting as well as adventurous. Disclaimer: “I received a copy of this book in exchange for a review”.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Jana

    This was a free Kindle book. It is Christian Fiction dealing with the subjects of forgiveness and mercy. It's quite a bit different compared to what I usually read. I expected the messages to be more subtle but it is interesting to read a different genre. It took me a little bit of time to get use to this writing style. The book ending wrapped up some loose ends but ended in a cliffhanger so the reader will want to read the next book in the series. Over all I enjoyed the storyline and the charac This was a free Kindle book. It is Christian Fiction dealing with the subjects of forgiveness and mercy. It's quite a bit different compared to what I usually read. I expected the messages to be more subtle but it is interesting to read a different genre. It took me a little bit of time to get use to this writing style. The book ending wrapped up some loose ends but ended in a cliffhanger so the reader will want to read the next book in the series. Over all I enjoyed the storyline and the characters and plan to read the next book in the series.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    I didn't really enjoy this one. The writing was just not my style...I was not able to lose myself in the story like I wanted to. I also found it kind of boring...I just couldn't get into it and wasn't invested in the characters. The basic plot outline was somewhat interesting...or it could have been...but it just didn't deliver for me. I didn't really enjoy this one. The writing was just not my style...I was not able to lose myself in the story like I wanted to. I also found it kind of boring...I just couldn't get into it and wasn't invested in the characters. The basic plot outline was somewhat interesting...or it could have been...but it just didn't deliver for me.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jackie

    Feeling cold. The story was good and Alaska was cold. They did a lot of traveling in this book that just didn't seem a reality. Would have liked to seen more of Alaska life and their life there. The story itself was good. Feeling cold. The story was good and Alaska was cold. They did a lot of traveling in this book that just didn't seem a reality. Would have liked to seen more of Alaska life and their life there. The story itself was good.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Amy Reed

    While I absolutely love Tracie Peterson's books, this one left me frustrated and wanting to get through it as soon as possible. I hate misunderstandings and people being wrongly accused and the whole book focused on this issue. I hope the next 2 in the series leave out the chaos. While I absolutely love Tracie Peterson's books, this one left me frustrated and wanting to get through it as soon as possible. I hate misunderstandings and people being wrongly accused and the whole book focused on this issue. I hope the next 2 in the series leave out the chaos.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Cathie

    Loved this book. Could not put it down. It is like a piece of candy, once you start you need more. This is the first of three books by Ms. Peterson, book 1 of the Alaskan Quest. This is a good story with inspiration from God in every chapter.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Vkcrochet

    Disappointed Spoiler alert. I was very disappointed in the ending. The story was written well. I loved the characters and their faith. But I do not enjoy being asked to purchase another book to see how it ends.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Emily

    I enjoyed Summer of the Midnight Sun. The whole book is about God's mercy. It also has the predictable "Christian fiction" set up. But it was a great story. Several parts had me questioning my judgement of the characters. I enjoyed Summer of the Midnight Sun. The whole book is about God's mercy. It also has the predictable "Christian fiction" set up. But it was a great story. Several parts had me questioning my judgement of the characters.

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies in accordance with our cookie policy.