In the spring of 1885, Luba Engstrom meets Nicholas Matroona, a strong, brooding Native from the island of Unalaska. Against her parents’ wishes, she elopes, believing love will be enough to bridge the gap between the civilized world of Juneau and the primitive culture of Nicholas’s small village. After all, before Luba was born, her mother lived on a wild Alaskan island until she was forced to leave when a tsunami destroyed her people. But from the moment Luba arrives at Nicholas’s home, she struggles to adapt and learn the village ways. – Amazon Synopsis
I thought this book was really good. Luba was an interesting character. She grew and learned a lot throughout the story. The other character’s were well developed as well. Luba learned some good life lessons that is not only relevant to the characters but to the reader as well. Bonnie Leon did a good job describing the life in the small village. I felt like i could picture it in my mind. For example, when the men went to hunt the whale, I felt like i was right there with them. I did not know much about the Aleut people before reading this series. I loved how Bonnie Leon weaved the Truth of the Lord throughout this story in a realistic way. I recommend this book to my family and friends.
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