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    Tracie Peterson, Kimberley Woodhouse
    Bethany House / 2020 / Trade Paperback
    $9.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 38% ($6.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 12 Reviews
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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Forever Hidden Full of Secrets
    January 24, 2020
    HRussell
    Rugged Alaska in the early 1900s was not for the faint of heart. In Forever Hidden, we meet three sisters, along with their mother and grandfather, who live on a successful dairy farm in a booming mining town. Each girl shares the passion of music they inherited from their mother but in a different way.

    Although their dairy farm is successful doesn't mean that they don't have their share of problems. Each character is plagued with holding onto secrets from the past that only gets more complicated when Grandfather's health begins to decline. Then the sudden appearance of John Roselli means they have to determine if he is trustworthy, especially when more and more responsibility is suddenly put on his shoulders. As the book continues, Whitney, Havyn, and Madysen must learn what contentment in good times and bad times looks like as they learn to trust in God.

    The book contains many "secrets" that has the reader wanting to keep reading to discover if more is revealed. There were some questions that were left unanswered meaning as a reader, I am anxious for book 2! I enjoyed the diversity of the characters, as even sisters can each be unique. There were some unexpected plot turns that I did not expect so I enjoyed it wasn't as predicable as expected. I had a hard time putting it down but then started to get sad towards the end of the book because I knew my time with the Powell sisters was coming to an end. The best news is that their story will be continuing in the series. Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse make a dynamic team and I look forward to reading all their books.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own and I was not required to leave a positive review.
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Two Outstanding Authors; One Great Story
    January 24, 2020
    karen
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    What an endearing, captivating first book in this new series I hated for it to end as I can't wait to read the next one! Based in Nome, Alaska during the late 1890's to early 1900's during the gold rush, we are introduced to three lovely, strong-willed redheaded sisters who live with their mother Melissa and grandfather Chuck on a working farm. Melissa was blessed with musical talents which she has shared with all three, and they begin performing at the local Roadhouse to standing room only crowds. They also carry the weight of some family secrets, not wishing the burden the others. I love all the characters, but especially drawn to Havyn, the middle sister. She is in charge of the chickens, all of which she not only has named, but with which she has conversations! It's a story of hope, perseverance, sorrow, with God's love woven throughout.

    I received a copy of this book from the Bethany House Publishers and was under no obligation to write a positive review; all opinions are my own.
  3. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    Chickens, Cows, and Beautiful Music!
    January 19, 2020
    mjk108
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Chickens, cows, and beautiful music--what a strange combination to pique a reader's interest! Mingling the ambiance of The Sound of Music with the knowledge of The Chicken Whisperer, the authors unfold a tale of three twenty-something red-headed, musically talented sisters living in the wilds of Nome, Alaska during the Gold Rush years. Three unique sisters each find joy in their own special place: Whitney the eldest at 25, keeper of the sled dogs and master pianist; Havyn the middle child at 23, chicken whisperer and consummate violinist; and last and youngest is Madysen at 20, who is the peacekeeper of the family and a bit on the absent-minded side, but an excellent cellist .

    The story unfolds as the girls experience some challenging family times when the poor health of family members combines with the life challenges of living in Alaska. It is sad in places, happy in others, and sobering and realistic in many. I enjoyed the details of everyday life in Alaska on the farm as well as the loving atmosphere of the warm, musically-minded family.

    A sweet romance slowly develops throughout the story as challenges are met and trust is gained. While not entirely a happy ever after story, the book nonetheless is a solid, pleasant read filled with historical details on early Alaskan life and an interesting adventure into the world of farming. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series!

    This ARC copy was received from Bethany House Publishers and Netgalley.com. The above thoughts and opinions are wholly my own.

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  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Alaska Frontier
    January 16, 2020
    kaitlyn
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Tracie Peterson and Kimberly Woodhouse have outdone themselves again with another great read. Forever Hidden introduces us to the Powell sisters, and is set in Alaska. This book is a must read you won't want to put it down. Set in the early 1900s, readers get to see the treatment of the day of pulmonary disease and stroke, complicated by living in the Alaska Territory. I especially found this to be interesting because I also have severe Asthma. It was interesting to me to see how much medicine has changed in the last century. The main characters in this novel are models of faith and strength, but also demonstrate the struggles with forgiveness and following one's own agenda that even Christians face. This novel also addresses the wisdom of keeping secrets, even when it seems the right thing to do. This story has some twist and turns that you will least expect but that is what keeps you on your toes wanting to read more. If you love a story with some romance, love, mystery, and suspense this is a must read for you! The three redheaded sister's stories will continue and I can't wait to read the other books in this series. Their story will continue and we as readers can look forward to following them in The Treasures of Nome series.

    *Disclaimer I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/ publisher. These are my own opinions and I not being compensated to do so.
  5. WV
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Captivating
    January 14, 2020
    Lucy
    WV
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Close your eyes and you will be transported to Nome, Alaska and it will be 1904. This book paints a picture of farming near a mining town and the hardships and good times of a close knit family. Music is the key that opens the door to their hearts and hidden secrets is what keeps the same doors closed. I love the characters of three red headed sisters each having a unique personality and their family dynamics with a loving, protective grandfather and their mother. The strength they have in dire situations and the faith they rely upon makes for a great read. Enter a handsome hero to cause a little upheaval and help in a way they didn't see coming. There are many twists and turns with unsavory characters and unexpected circumstances. I found myself engrossed in the story line as well as the setting, as the collaboration of these authors never disappoints. Another one to go on my keeper shelf.

    I received a complimentary copy from the author/publisher. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.
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