Race Against Time
Race Against Time by Kimberley and Kayla R. Woodhouse weaves the tale of lonely, Anesia Naltsiine and her thirteen-year-old daughter, Zoya. The duo are champion sprint dog racers in North Pole, Alaska. Anesia has worked hard and long to become a reputable dog breeder, drawing buyers from all around the world.
Zoya longs for the dad sheÃ¢ÂÂs never met. SheÃ¢ÂÂs driven to succeed, to be like him. Zoya finds herself thrown into intrigue and suspense when she witnesses a murder while exercising her dog sled team. Her life is plunged into continual threats of danger and she struggles with conflicting emotions in all areas of her life, particularly with her relationship with the Lord.
Anesia is forced to face the fact that she canÃ¢ÂÂt fully protect her daughter, and deals with learning to step out in faith and trust God with her daughterÃ¢ÂÂs life. Both battle feelings of jealousy toward the relationship of their dear friends, Cole, Jenna, and Andie Maddox.
Sean Connelly desires a fresh start and takes a job at AnesiaÃ¢ÂÂs kennels after walking to Alaska from Boston. HeÃ¢ÂÂs hired as a worker, but also to help protect Zoya. The story escalates when Sean finds macro-chips with military secrets embedded under the skin of AnesiaÃ¢ÂÂs dogs. With the discovery, threats on ZoyaÃ¢ÂÂs life escalate. He needs to overcome the issues from his past in order to have a future with this mother and daughter.
I found Race Against Time to be a wonderful read which I highly recommend.
* This book was provided free for review by the authors and B & H Publishing Group.
April 18, 2012
couldn't put it down
exciting, God pleasing book filled of lessons on trusting God
February 22, 2012
Alaskan thriller with dog racing and suspense
Race Against Time, the second book in the Midnight Sun series, continues the story of the adventurous Alaskans we met in No Safe Haven. This novel focuses on Athabaskans Zoya and Anesia Naltsiine and their dogs, who love to run in sprint sled races. Thirteen-year-old ZoyaÃ¢ÂÂs life is threatened, and she struggles with issues of faith and trust. Will Sean Connolly, the new employee at the kennel, help or hurt the touchy situation? And what did he run from in leaving his wealthy family and position back East? And why are the FBI and the military interested in whatÃ¢ÂÂs going on at the Naltsiines?
Young adults and older readers alike will enjoy this thrilling story. The Arctic setting and the numerous secrets contribute to the excitement. This suspenseful book can stand alone, but itÃ¢ÂÂs better to read the series in order.
January 5, 2012
Another excellent suspense novel
Zoya witnesses a murder while out with her sled dog team. She tries to flee but gets shot in the process. She is left feeling angry at God for allowing so many bad things to happen to her and her friends. Her mother, Anesia, is at her witsÃ¢ÂÂ end, trying to take care of her daughter and keep her kennel running snoothly. She hires a new man named Sean to help out with the dogs but doesnÃ¢ÂÂt have time to deal with the feelings he stirs up within her. The bad guys come after Zoya again, and Sean vows to protect them. But Sean is hiding something too, and Anesia doesnÃ¢ÂÂt know who to trust.
Another excellent suspense novel from the mother-daughter writing team Kimberly and Kayla Woodhouse. We got to spend some time with Jenna, Andie, and Cole, too, which was nice, because I missed them. This story has a mystery of its own that is connected to events in book one, but goes further. I couldnÃ¢ÂÂt put it down. Very well done.
December 3, 2011