Destined for you

Tracie Peterson

Book - 2021

"In 1869, Gloriana Womack's family is much smaller since scarlet fever killed her mother and two of her siblings. She lives in a modest cottage in Duluth, Minnesota, with her father and young brother, and she has dedicated her life to holding her tiny, fractured family together--especially as her father is frequently gone on long fishing trips. Their livelihood may come from the waters of Lake Superior, but storms on the lake can be dangerous, even to those who know it well. Luke Carson has come to Duluth to help shepherd the arrival of the railroad to the city's port, and he's eager to be reunited with his brother, Scott, who recently moved there with his pregnant wife. Competition for the railroad is fierce, with the n...eighboring city of Superior, Wisconsin, fighting for the tracks to come through their town instead. But the real danger lies in a resident of Duluth who is determined to have his revenge upon Luke. When tragedy brings Gloriana and Luke together, they help each other through their grief and soon find their lives inextricably linked. If they survive the trials ahead, could it be possible they've been destined for each other all along?"--

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Historical fiction
Romance fiction
Christian fiction
Railroad fiction
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group [2021]
Main Author
Tracie Peterson (author)
Physical Description
332 pages ; 23 cm
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Review by Publisher's Weekly Review

Peterson (Forever by Your Side) delivers a touching tale of love built out of shared grief in this enjoyable first installment of the Ladies of the Lake series. In 1869 Duluth, Minn., Gloriana Womack cares for her father and brother after the death of her mother and other siblings from scarlet fever. After Gloriana's best friend Sally's husband dies in a fishing accident and then Sally dies in childbirth, Gloriana adds caring for her friend's newborn baby, also named Sally, to her responsibilities. Meanwhile, Luke Carlson, Sally's late husband's brother, has been sent to Duluth to manage the construction of a new railroad. He arrives in time to see baby Sally's birth and to comfort Gloriana, who is struggling with grief and anger at God. Luke supports Gloriana, Gloriana's remaining brother, and Sally as much as he can, and as Luke and Gloriana get closer, a romance sparks--but Gloriana is reluctant since Luke is only in Duluth for a short time. Meanwhile, Luke must fight against his father, who wants to take Sally away from Gloriana. Peterson creates a memorable romance between Luke and Gloriana that's rooted in mutual hardship and renewed faith. This series is off to a strong start. (Mar.)

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