Stranded by Dani Pettrey

  How far would you go to save your best friend?

Darcey St James is under cover on an Alaskan cruise ship, posing as a travel reporter- really she’s there at the request of her friend Abby, an undercover investigative journalist who is hot on the trail of a really big story. Only there’s one problem- Abby’s gone missing, and nobody seems to know where she went. Darcey knows her friend is in danger, and the only way to find her is to pick up where Abby left off. Can Darcey discover the truth behind the recent disappearance of several young women from the cruise ship? Continue reading “Stranded by Dani Pettrey”

Review of North of Hope by Shannon Huffman Polson

From the publisher: After her parents are killed in a rare grizzly attack, the author is forced into a wilderness of grief. Turning to loves she learned from her father, Polson explores the perilous terrain of grief through music, the natural world, and her faith. Her travels take her from the suburbs of Seattle to the concert hall where she sings Mozart’s Requiem, and ultimately into the wilderness of Alaska’s remote Arctic and of her heart. 

This deeply moving narrative is shot through with the human search for meaning in the face of tragedy. Polson’s deep appreciation for the untamed and remote wilderness of the Alaskan Arctic moves her story effortlessly between adventure, natural history, and sacred pilgrimage, as much an internal journey as a literal one. Readers who appreciate music or adventure narratives and the natural world or who are looking for new ways to understand loss will find guidance, solace, and a companionable voice in this extraordinary debut.

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