This is a perfect book to read this winter. Ivey alternates between the journal entries of Colonel Allen Forrester while he explores uncharted territory in Alaska and the diary of his pregnant wife Sophie, who is stuck at the military barracks until he returns. I was enthralled with the vivid descriptions of the Alaskan landscape, the characters, and the magical elements Ivey weaves into this story. I couldn’t put it down!
–Lauren S., Village Books, Bellingham and Lynden, WA