Thursday, April 25, 2013

Review:The Icecutters Daughter by:Tracie Peterson

About the Book:
Bestselling Author Unveils New Historical Series

Merrill Krause longs for a family of her own, but she's bound by a promise to her dying mother to care for her father and older brothers until they no longer need her. She enjoys being part of the family business, harvesting ice during the brutal Minnesota winters. Merrill actively takes part, possessing a keen ability to work with the horses--despite the advice of her good friend, who disapproves of her unladylike behavior.

When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small town to join his uncle doing carpentry, he soon crosses paths with Merrill. But unlike other men, who are often frightened away by her older brothers, Rurik isn't intimidated by them or by Merrill's strength and lack of femininity. As he thrives under the mentorship of his uncle, Rurik dreams of inheriting the business and claiming Merrill as his wife. But while he is determined to start a new life, the past is determined to follow him when his former fiancee and her brother show up in town. Soon Rurik is put in the center of a major scandal that may damage his relationship with Merrill. Can they learn to trust God--and each other--and embrace the promise of love?
Tracie Peterson
About the Author:
Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than eighty-five 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.

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My Review:
 Merrill was the perfect reminder of my daughter. The girl that plays in mud and dirt, a tom boy of sorts. Merrill loves taking care of horses and is really good at it. We see that in the beginning of the book when she is sitting in the barn with her horse as she waits for her give birth. Her friend is advising her to try and be more of a lady so that she will attract a suitor or two. But Merrill wants to find someone to call her own but feels with the way everything is going on the ranch that it is better if that subject stays buried for awhile.

 While visiting with her company the horse tries to birth the foal on her own without success. Merrill comes rushing into the barn after her brother comes into the house to get her to come and help. The brother manages to see his sister in action. This part was a wonderful part to read, I really enjoyed it. The great thing about Tracie Peterson's writing is that is so real and lifelike that you can imagine being right there. She is very descriptive and that is why I enjoy her books so much.

**Disclosure** This book was provided to me for free for my honest review from Bethany House.