Item description for Under the Northern Lights (Alaskan Quest #2) by Tracie Peterson...
Overview After returning to her native village of Last Chance, Alaska, Leah is kidnapped by her husband's twin brother, Chase Kincaid, and is thrown together with the prickly Helaina Beecham, but as an early winter passage makes it difficult for Leah's husband and her brother Jacob to rescue the two women, Helaina wonders if she'll have the opportunity to tell Jacob how she feels about him. Simultaneous. 70,000 first printing.
Publishers Description Bestselling author Tracie Peterson continues her saga of life and love in the rugged Alaskan Territory with the second volume of the ALASKAN QUEST series. When Pinkerton agent Helaina Beecham's obsession with capturing a dangerous fugitive dulls her judgment, she is kidnapped and carried off into the wilderness just as an early winter is approaching. Now her only hope is that Jacob Barringer--the man who has captured her heart--will find her before it is too late. (Alaskan Quest Book 2)
Citations And Professional Reviews Under the Northern Lights (Alaskan Quest #2) by Tracie Peterson has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 06/01/2006 page 100
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.36" Width: 6.58" Height: 1.02" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2006
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
Series Alaskan Quest
Series Number 2
ISBN 0764227742 ISBN13 9780764227745
Availability 0 units.
More About Tracie Peterson
Tracie Peterson is the best-selling, award-winning author of more than 100 novels. Tracie also teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research. She and her family live in Montana. Learn more at www.traciepeterson.com.
Tracie Peterson currently resides in the state of Missouri.
Tracie Peterson has published or released items in the following series...
Reviews - What do customers think about Under the Northern Lights (Alaskan Quest #2)?
A "Stay up late to keep Reading" kind of book. Feb 9, 2007
Tracy's books are very interesting and at the same time very relaxing to read. For a while you can escape the cares of your world and travel and experience another world. One feels they know the people she writes about in her stories as personal friends. I have enjoyed all of her books that I have read and plan to purchase all of her books as time go by.
Cold yet heartwarming Dec 21, 2006
Tracie Peterson's Alaskan Quest series reintroduces us to Jacob and Leah Barringer, first seen as children in her Yukon Quest series. Now grown up and independent adults, the two still live up in Alaska and have come to adore their new home. In Under the Northern Lights, the second book in the series, Leah has just married Jayce Kincaid and is ready to settle down and have a quiet life with him. Unfortunately for her, Jayce's evil twin brother Chase kidnaps her and Helaina Beecher, the Pinkerton agent searching for Chase. While the two women have to fight for survival against Chase, Jayce and Jacob go out to search for the women they love in hopes of rescuing them. When something happens that nearly destroys Leah, the four have to to depend on faith in order to move on.
I love seeing characters reappear in books. I wanted to know what happened to Jacob and Leah at the close of the Yukon Quest series when they were children. Now as their adults, the pair have had to share their own hardships and triumphs. Alaska is always a great setting because it's so vast and big and like Hawaii, familiar yet different at the same time. I'm glad that Helaina's character changes throughout the story. In the first book, she is very stubborn and headstrong because she's trying to prove to herself and others that she can survive on her own. In this book, Leah has to force her to realize that finding Chase is not the most important thing in the world. I also felt sorry for Leah with what she went through. The turn of the events at the end though are rather interesting and I bet her and Jayce would have appreciated modern technology for their situation! She rightly feels bitter and I believe that she is allowed to. The only thing I didn't like was she felt guilty over feeling bitter but I feel that in her situation she had an absolute right to. I love when I feel like I'm drawn into a book and that happened several times while reading this one. I actually felt cold when reading certain scenes and had to get a blanket. Recommended for Peterson fans and anyone who enjoys a good historical fiction story.
Alaskan Adventure Nov 5, 2006
This is a great story about how life is lived in the villages of Alaska. It has suspense, and holds your interest. I can't wait to read the next book. Great series
Start with book one! Aug 23, 2006
Under The Northern Lights is the second in the Alaskan Quest trilogy by Tracie Peterson, and it picks up where book one, Summer of the Midnight Sun, ended
Leah Kincaid is kidnapped by her husband's twin brother, Chase Kincaid. Chase is also holding Helaina Beecham prisoner--and Helaina had been given the task of arresting Chase. Leah's husband, Jayce, and her brother, Jacob, follow the fugitive and his captives. Leah is able to escape with Helaina, leaving Chase behind in the frozen Alaskan landscape.
Jacob is drawn to Helaina, but because she doesn't share his faith, he fights his attraction. Helaina is struggling with her own issues, including the deaths of several family members and her pledge to bring Chase to justice. By the time she realizes her feelings for both Jacob and Alaska, it may be too late.
Under The Northern Lights is well written and the Alaska territory of the early 20th century is as large a character as Leah and Jayce are. The cold and whiteout conditions are vivid; you can smell the seal and caribou cooking over the fire and hear the yip of the eager sled dogs.
It was difficult for me to follow the story, having not read the first installment. I didn't know what Chase or Helaina had done to engender the other character's animosity. Knowing their history would have added to my enjoyment of the novel.
Under The Northern Lights ends on a cliffhanger and I expect the next installment will need books one and two to put the events in context. There are many arguments both for and against unresolved endings. It's been said that the ending of one book sells the next one. If you enjoy being left dangling, you can pick this book up and enjoy it. If you need events in chronological order, make sure you start with book one, Summer of the Midnight Sun. Then read Under the Northern Lights, and be ready to follow it with the final installment, Whispers of Winter.
Armchair Interviews says: A good book that would be made better if the reader starts with the first in the series as the second book doesn't make many things clear to a new reader.
Super Addition to Series Aug 9, 2006
In her second book of the `Alaskan Quest' series Peterson continues the saga of the Barringer siblings, Leah and Jacob, in an exciting entry that will stand completely alone.
After a lengthy journey traversing the Alaskan territory newlywed Leah Barringer Kincaid walks into her home to discover her husband's identical twin brother Chase, a murder, whom both her husband and brother are chasing. Kidnapped by Chase who preys on Leah's protective instincts she is reunited with the insufferable Pinkerton Agent Helaina Beecham whom Chase had already kidnapped. Leah wants only to escape but Helaina's focus is solely on bringing Chase to justice. When Helaina falls critically ill, Leah attempts to reason with Chase in trying to bring him to an understanding of her loving God but after Chase sexually assaults Leah even her faith in God in letting such a monstrous thing happen to her is severely tested. Partly blaming Helaina for all the bad things that happened to her, Leah's faith in God, her rage over the injustice done her and her battle for vengeance vs. forgiveness would be tested in innumerable ways as would her husband Jayce as he continues the pursuit of his brother.
Later as Helaina recovers, she begins to gain a better understanding of the damage done by her impulsive and selfish behavior has caused to the people around her. With gentle guidance from Jacob Helaina comes to discover an inner strength and a new spiritual awareness of God. Even more so, Helaina would find herself tested as she realized that Jacob was a man worth fighting for when she learned she must find and save him from a cruel Alaskan `iced-in' winter.
Tracie Peterson continues to gift her fans with incredibly inspiring stories of life and love weaving adventure, excitement, and highly charged emotional examples of Christian faith into a fully robust tale that never slows down. Without being overly preachy she presents excellent scenarios that easily guide the reader with food for thought in dealing with life, while seeking reassurances that the paths one takes are the right choice for them. Her stories make you feel that you always have a place and source to turn both in joy and sorrow for strength and sustenance. In this new series she combines excellent writing, superb research, and fabulous adventures in an incredible frontier setting to add zest to the excitement and adventure of living in the frozen wastelands of Alsaka. Fans of Peterson should be thrilled with this latest entry in the Alaskan Quest series again leaving you with a cliff-hanger and wishing you didn't have to wait so long for the next entry to come!
Marilyn Rondeau, RIO - Reviewers International Organization