In Twilight's Serenade by Tracie Peterson, Britta Lindquist has been studying in music for six years. In 1906, she suddenly returns to her family in Sitka, Alaska. Always the most secretive child of the family, her family is curious about her reasons for coming home. Soon after she had returned, she comes to be the caretaker for two of Yuri's young children. Yuri was her childhood love and the reason she had left home. He had married another woman. The woman who had just died in childbirth, but Yuri has been gone for some years. How will they find Yuri and if they do, will he want his children? Or Britta? The best part of the story is months after Yuri's return and the recent death of their eight month old. It highlights their strength and is when the couple begins to find love. My recommendation for this book is for people who enjoy fictional romance with a relaxing and slightly slow pace. The book, at times, can bore it's reader with the lack of suspense, action or hook.
This was a perfect ending for the triology. It kept my attention and I found it difficult to put the book down. This was a classic for T. Peterson. She keeps the story moving along while peaking your interest. And her beleif in our awesome God is evident on every page!
Tracie Peterson is a master of historical fiction and this book is a great addition to her library of writing. I read the first book in this series and somehow missed the second book, I was pleased to see that the third book isn't reliant on the previous books but can stand on its on feet if necessary. Much time has passed since the first book, the infant in book one is now a dad with children of his own. Now his younger sister is the main character in this book and she is returning home after being gone on tour with her violin for years. She is trying to figure out what she wants for her future when her future lands in her lap. Can she really reconcile her past with her present and her future. Can it really involve Yuri and his girls or when she fell in love with him at age 7 was it just a crush.
I really liked the conclusion to this series and I thank Tracie Peterson for renewing my faith in historical romance. She is a true master.