Summer of the Midnight Sun (Alaskan Quest #1)

by Tracie Peterson

Hardcover, 2006



Call number



Bethany House Publishers (2006), 384 pages


"The Barringer family is happy in the Alaskan Territory. Confronted by an old flame, Leah realizes her feelings never went away and she is whisked away on an unforgettable journey"--Provided by publisher.


Original language


Physical description

384 p.; 8.5 inches


0764201433 / 9780764201431

User reviews

LibraryThing member nm.fall08.c.porfily
This book is about a women, named Leah, who lives in the Alasken Territory during the late 1800's and early 1900's. Leah lives in Last Chance Creek with her Brother Jacob. One day when Jacob comes home from doing the mail run he brings home with him a love of Leah's from the past. This brings back
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the old feelings that she has for Jayce, but she doesn't know if Jayce loves her in return. They meet this women named Hellina who is a pikerton agent after Jayce for a crime, but Leah gets the wrong idea and thinks that Hellina and Jayce a romantic relationship. There is many Hardships through out the book but Leah allways looks to God to find the answers. If you like love stories that involve growing in your faith with God and allways putting God first, then this is a book for you!
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LibraryThing member love2readnovels
I really enjoyed 'Summer'. The story felt as real as the characters. Nothing was hurried as often is the case in books. You felt like you were there with Leah and Jacob. I am looking forward to book 2 due out in July.

One thing I will mention is that Tracie's Yukon Quest Series...'Treasures of the
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North', 'Ashes and Ice' and 'Rivers of Gold' are excellent as well and in these books we first meet Jacob and Leah when they were young. You also meet Karen and Adrik who are mentioned in 'Summer'. It's always great to get the history! It makes the story more complete. I read 'Summer' first then went back and read the Yukon series.
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LibraryThing member lillieammann
I know this is the first in a series, but I like series books to be stand-alones. This one ends with a cliff hanger. I enjoyed the book but was frustrated at the ending.

Media reviews

Leah is turning 30 years old with no prospects of a future husband. The one man she fell in love with, Jayce Kincaid, rejected her 10 years earlier. Leah and Jacob, her brother, live in Last Chance Creek, Alaska. Their mother died while they were young and their Dad moved them all to Alaska with
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dreams of the Yukon Gold Rush. After their parents’ death, Karen Ivankov became their legal guardian while growing up, but now they live in the Alaska territory with the natives. Helaina Beecham and her brother Stanley both work for the bounty hunter agency the Pinkertons in Washington D.C. Their parents, along with Helaina’s husband were murdered by some random shooting. Leah manages the trading post for the little community and they were running very low on supplies. Jacob braved the cold weather and headed into town to restock. Upon his arrival Leah was surprised to see her brother return with their old friend Jayce Kincaid. Leah was not happy to see the man who rejected her 10 years earlier and also struggled with the awakening of dormant feelings Leah had suppressed. An unexpected injury Jayce experienced brought all three of them back into town in hopes of saving his life. Waiting in town for Jayce was a young investigator who challenges Jayce’s past deeds. Helaina would do anything to find justice and that would mean capturing Jayce and bringing him back to Seattle for trial. But first she has to get her hands on him. Leah struggled with her feelings for Jayce while at the same time finds conflicting information about his past. Jacob sets out to prove his friends innocence by find out more about this investigator Helaina Beechman. Unfortunately time might be running out for all of them. During the hot summer months I enjoyed reading about the cold Alaska territory. Tracie Peterson in the first book of her Alaskan Quest series takes readers on an adventure of love, adventure, and history. The story keep me riveted while I learned more about the harsh living conditions that came with living in Alaska in 1915. Peterson does a great job of showing what it looks like to live God’s will in every day life. Jacob witness’ to Helaina and tries to show what it means to be a Christian. Even when it becomes very difficult, Jacob shows what faith in action looks like and what a gift of mercy we have with Christ. Can not wait to read book two of Tracie Peterson’s Alaskan Quest Series.
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