Thursday, December 4, 2014

Another Inspiring YA from Lynn Lovegreen

I'm pleased to have Lynn Lovegreen for a return visit today with another one of her historical YA books. Once again set against the backdrop of her home state of Alaska, Lynn brings us Golden Days.

Lynn Lovegreen was lucky enough to grow up in Alaska. Her family was stationed there when she was six, and they fell in love with the place. Alaska’s been home ever since. She’s always felt the power of words; she taught English for 20 years before retiring to make more time for writing. When not writing, she loves to spend time with family and friends, read, travel, and shoot at targets with her cowboy action shooting club, the Alaska 49ers. Her young adult historical romances are set in the Alaska Gold Rush, a great time for drama, romance, and independent characters who made their own way in the world. See her website at www.lynnlovegreen.com. You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest.

My Review:  Ms. Lovegreen brings us another glimpse into Alaska during the early 1900s. This delightful story brings together Elizabeth and James during their formative years. Elizabeth is a budding artist and strives to have her family, especially her father see her work as more than a frivolous hobby.
As the family moves to Fairbanks where her father will manage a store, she and her sister, Victoria, are in a sledding accident. No one is harmed, but she meets James. He’s bringing a boiler to his uncle where they’ll work on a claim together. James wants to return to the states and become an engineer.
During the following year she sees James when he comes in for supplies. She is weighed down by the responsibilities given to her during flood, fire, and the tragic death of her mother. But her budding love for James is unfairly cut short by unfair ridicule. They both have dreams, but are they worth pursuing if they cannot be together?
Ms. Lovegreen keeps the reader involved in the story and historical knowledge that is brought in as well as the visits from characters in her other novels set in the Alaskan Frontier make for an enjoyable read.

What other reviewers are saying:  "This is a sweet story, and for those who like historical fiction there is plenty of facts about Fairbanks in the early 1900s to pique your interest." Amazon Customer

"An Alaskan tale to brighten your winter reading!" Nancy Bolton

4 comments:

Mary L. Ball said...

Thanks for the preview of Lynn's book. Lynn Lovegreen is a wonderful writer.

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Thanks, Mary! And thanks to Victoria for the lovely review!

Victoria Pitts-Caine said...

I agree, I've enjoyed Lynn's series so far. Hope there's more.

Lynn Lovegreen said...

Thanks, Victoria. The last Gold Rush book will be out next year. :-)