"Forgiveness is a way of setting yourself free of the bondage put on you by others."
Don't you just love this quote? Me too. Gems like this were found all through this book which meant I eventually got a pencil and kept it with me while reading.
Lydia has had a life that no one would envy. Her father gave her away to marriage in a business transaction when she was only fifteen. Nearly every member of her new "family" despise her in every way possible. An unforeseen accident take the lives of both her father and husband at the same time and because of the terms of their will leave her sole heir of the family business.
Did I love this book? Definitely. It is Tracie Peterson. She doesn't write anything but good books, but I truly loved all the little gems that were found throughout the book.
When she flees to hopefully find peace with her aunt in Alaska, she realizes that God is not as far away as she thought. Unfortunately, her "family" isn't finished tormenting her. Their torment will either cement her newly found faith or further isolate her from God.
Newly widowed Lydia Sellers discovers that through an unforeseen fluke, she is the sole recipient of her husband's fortune. But instead of granting her security, it only causes strife as her adult stepchildren battle to regain the inheritance for themselves.
Lydia, longing to put the memories of her painful marriage behind her, determines to travel to Alaska to join her aunt. Lydia's arrival in Sitka, however, brings two things she didn't expect.
One is the acquaintance of Kjell Bjorklund, the handsome owner of the sawmill. Second is the discovery that she is pregnant with her dead husband's child. What will this mean for her budding relationship with Kjell? And what lengths will her stepchildren go to reclaim their father's fortune? Lydia soon finds her life--and that of her child's--on the line.
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