Saturday, February 26, 2022

EVER CONSTANT by Tracie Peterson and Kimberley Woodhouse, reviewed by Paula Shreckhise


What a great series this has been to see what life was like in Nome, Alaska in the early 1900s.

Whitney Powell has been a steadfast fixture in her family. But after losing her mother and then her grandfather, she is barely holding it together. She is also dealing with the appearance of the father she thought was dead and his other family! The authors give a realistic glimpse of the physical hardships of Nome in 1905 as well as the emotional upheaval that has come upon the Powell family. Whitney wants to appear strong but her resolve and even her faith is on shaky ground which results in bad decisions.

Dr. Peter Cameron is capable and compassionate but he, too, is mourning the loss of family members.Whitney and Peter grow closer as they try to cope with an epidemic in town as well as the outlying native villages. In addition, the family is being undermined by a sneaky villain.

The family supports each other and prays for each situation. “It is in times like these that I have to remind myself over and over that God is in control. He doesn’t need my help. But we need His.”

This is a story of suffering and hardships but also of redemption, forgiveness, and relying on God. Because God is the only one who is Ever Constant.

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House on behalf of the authors. I was not required to give a favorable review. All opinions are my own.* 5 stars and a strong faith thread 

BackCover Blurb:
She's always determined to be the stable, reliable one. But now her commitment may destroy her.

On the surface, Whitney Powell is happy working with her sled dogs and welcoming the new additions to her family through her sisters' marriages and an upcoming birth. But her life is full of complications, including an estranged father, that have her on the edge of losing control. Growing up, she was the strong sister, and she can't give that up now.

When villagers in outlying areas come down with a horrible sickness, Dr. Peter Cameron turns to Whitney and her dogs for help navigating the deep snow, and they become close while ministering to the sick together. Peter has long recognized her finer qualities but is troubled by the emotions and secrets she keeps buried within. He wants to help but wonders if she is more of a risk than his heart can take.

As sickness spreads throughout Nome and another man courts Whitney, she and Peter will discover that sometimes it is only in weakness that you can find strength.

Bethany House Publishing, January, 2022
Available in digital ebook, paperback, hardcover, and audiobook:
Buy Ever Constant at Amazon, Christianbook .com, and Baker Book House


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