This book is a 5 star book for sure.
1: First off, the cover itself was so beautiful. My mom saw the front cover, and without reading the back, said she wanted to read this. Not that it's always okay to judge a book by its cover, but in this case, the outside definitely reflected the beauty of the inside.
2: I loved the setting. I love Alaska. I never used to think about Alaska that much. I mean, it's just there right? But ever since reading the Song of Alaska, Yukon Quest, and Alaskan Quest series (what is the plural of series?) I've been fascinated with Alaska and the Yukon. Especially during this time period.
3: This book is so full of biblical encouragement for so many levels of need, for the angry ones in Allan, for the guilt-carrying ones in John, for those ready to absorb in Thomas, for those who can't see God's love in Mrs. Johnson, and for those who just need a reminder to stay hopeful and hapy in Christ in Cassidy.
4: I loved the reconciliation theme in this book. Allan and John, Allan and God, Cassidy and her grandparents. The intercharacter relationships were wonderful. I think my favorite was Mrs. Johnson and Cassidy. I can't wait for more books in this series.
5: This book.... literally I had chill bumps for a great portion of it. It was amazing in the plot and really in every way. I really do recommend this. I read it in one sitting... which I mean isn't that that unusual for me, but it is a big thing since sometimes I let it sit for a day or two before picking it up. Not this one!
I received this book in exchange for my honest review.