YA historical romance
In the shadow of Denali, she has a home, and he finds adventure. Charlotte Cooper wants to stay near her parents' home in Alaska. But her dreams of being a writer call her away to college or work, and she has to choose her own path in life.
Henry Reeves is a wealthy New Yorker seeking a summer adventure when he travels to Kantishna near the proposed Mt. McKinley National Park. He discovers two passions, one for Charlotte, and the other for keeping Alaska wildlife from being wiped out like the buffalo.
Charlotte and Henry find an attraction they can’t deny, but can they build a new life together between the wilderness and high society?
About the author: Lynn Lovegreen grew up in Alaska, and still lives there. She taught English for 20 years before
retiring to make more time for writing. She enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and family, and hitting targets with a cowboy action shooting club. Her young adult historical romances are set in the Alaska Gold Rush, a great time for drama, romance, and independent characters.
See her website at www.lynnlovegreen.com
You can also find her on Facebook and Pinterest. Her novels Fools Gold, Quicksilver to Gold, Golden Days, Gold Nuggets, and novella Worth Her Weight in Gold are available through Prism Book Group or your favorite book vendor.
My Review: Once again Ms. Lovegreen takes us to Alaska to visit the breathtaking landscape and the raw nature of this forming frontier.
Charlotte, who loves her Alaskan home, isn’t sure where her future will take her, but wants to become a writer and to accomplish that she must either find a job in Fairbanks or go to college in the East. While the family is preparing for Charlotte’s sister’s wedding, they have an unexpected visitor, Henry, who passes through their small town.
He has heard about the land at the foot of Denali and he wants to visit. He is enthralled by what he sees and has aspirations to become part of the political movement to save the land and its wildlife by with the creation of McKinley National Park.
When Henry leaves, Charlotte can’t stop thinking about him. She’s all he thinks about on the trip into the wilds. They’re from different worlds and different backgrounds but they both want to save the Alaskan wilderness and both secretly hope they can do it together.
I have very much enjoyed this series from Lynn Lovegreen. Her well-written prose wraps the reader into a grand view of Alaska. The tundra, the wildflowers, bears, caribou, and even the mosquitoes make for an interesting adventure. The historical aspect of the novel brings a heart rendering glimpse at how the people might have felt when they thought they might lose what was most precious to them.