CFBA Presents….Icecutter’s Daughter by Tracie Peterson

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Icecutter’s Daughter

Bethany House Publishers (March 1, 2013)


Tracie PetersonABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Tracie Peterson is the bestselling, award-winning author of more than 85 novels.

She received her first book contract in November, 1992 and saw A Place To Belong published in February 1993 with Barbour Publishings’ Heartsong Presents. She wrote exclusively with Heartsong for the next two years, receiving their readership’s vote for Favorite Author of the Year for three years in a row.

In December, 1995 she signed a contract with Bethany House Publishers to co-write a series with author Judith Pella. Tracie now writes exclusively for Bethany House Publishers.

She teaches writing workshops at a variety of conferences on subjects such as inspirational romance and historical research.

Tracie was awarded the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for 2007 Inspirational Fiction and her books have won numerous awards for favorite books in a variety of contests.

Making her home in Montana, this Kansas native enjoys spending time with family–especially her three grandchildren–Rainy, Fox and Max. She’s active in her church as the Director of Women’s Ministries, coordinates a yearly writer’s retreat for published authors, and travels, as time permits, to research her books.

As the lone female in a houseful of men, Merrill Krause dedicates her life to caring for her family and their business, as her dying mother asked. Besides, it suits her; she’s never felt like she fits what most people expect in a girl–she’d rather work with her father’s horses and assist with the ice harvest. And though she’s been mostly content up to this point, a part of her wonders if there will ever be anyone who will notice her amid the bevy of brothers determined to protect her from any possible suitors.

When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small Minnesota town to join his uncle’s carpentry business, 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. The attraction between them begins to build…until Rurik’s former fiance shows up with wild claims that bring serious consequences to Rurik.

Can Rurik and Merrill learn to trust God–and each other–when scandal threatens their newfound love?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Icecutter’s Daughter, go HERE.


My review will come a little later when I finish the book. But I have read most of Tracie Peterson’s books, and I will assure you this is one you will want to read! Because all of Tracie’s books are awesome.

Wishing on Willows my Katie Ganshert



A three-year old son, a struggling café, and fading memories are all Robin Price
has left of her late husband. As the proud owner of Willow Tree Café in small
town Peaks, Iowa,  she pours her heart into every muffin she bakes and espresso
she pulls, thankful for the sense of purpose and community the work

So when developer Ian
McKay shows up in Peaks with plans to build condos where her café and a vital
town ministry are located, she isn’t about to let go without a fight.

stubborn as he is handsome, Ian won’t give up easily. His family’s business
depends on his success in Peaks. But as Ian pushes to seal the deal, he wonders
if he has met his match. Robin’s gracious spirit threatens to undo his resolve,
especially when he discovers the beautiful widow harbors a grief that resonates
with his own.

With polarized opinions forming all over town, business
becomes unavoidably personal and Robin and Ian must decide whether to cling to
the familiar or surrender their plans to the God of Second Chances.



Robin Price didn’t care of Ian McKay or his business in the small town of Peaks. He wanted to uproot the town and especially her small café, and she would never give it up. And Ian needed this job to prove himself to his dad, so he wasn’t about to give up. But as the story unfolds, and the situation begin to heat up in the town over Ian’s business, and as Ian and Robin and Ian spent more time together, things begin to change. But it was all still so difficult.


I liked this story, the characters were realistic and believable and played their part well as the story unfolds. Ian and Robin were equally stubborn and it was fun watching the interaction between the two. The town was clearly in need of the changes Ian’s company wanted to do, and the tension between everyone kept me reading to the end, because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. If you are in for a good, relaxing, romance, this would be a good book for you. And don’t forget the first book in this series, Wildflowers from Winter.


A copy of this book was provided by Blogging for Books through their book review program. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mind only.

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