A Whisper of PEACE by Kim Vogel Sawyer
From the Publisher:
Ostracized by her tribe because of her white father, Lizzie Dawson lives alone in the mountains of Alaska, practicing the ways of her people even as she resides in the small cabin her father built for her mother. She dreams of reconciling with her grandparents to fulfill her mother's dying request, but she has not yet found a way to bridge the gap that separates her from her tribe.
Clay Selby has always wanted to be like his father, a missionary who holds a great love for the native people and has brought many to God. Clay arrives in Alaska to set up a church and school among the Athabascans. He is totally focused on this goal... until he meets a young, independent Indian woman with the most striking blue eyes he's ever seen.
But Lizzie is clearly not part of the tribe. And befriending her might have dire consequences for his mission. Will Clay be forced to choose between his desire to minister to the natives and the quiet nudging of his heart?
This was a very interesting book. It focuses on the natives that live in Alaska. I gained a new appreciation for this state and the pioneer missionaries who went against some strong odds.
I really liked how the author let you gain insight to a village and a missionary's journey to a different kind of culture. The story itself was intriguing and wonderful. There were hardships such as food and shelter. Then the customs that were to be learned. This book made me grateful to the simpler times we have now.
As for the love story, it was a little weird to me. It unfolded a little too fast for me. I would have liked a little more suspense. But, that is just my opinion.
I would recommend this book but it is probably not for little eyes due to the mature content.
Blessings to you! You are loved!
Note: I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only. This review has not been monetarily compensated. The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.