Review: The Icecutter’s Daughter
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?
Tracie Peterson’s love for history and research fuel the bestselling stories she writes. She is the author of more than ninety novels and the recipient of the 2011 ACFW Lifetime Achievement Award. Tracie and her family live in Montana.
I was really looking forward to reading this book when I first got it in the mail and my anticipation was rewarded. The book was really well written and who cannot not say that the cover isn’t just completely amazing.
During the last few years, Merrill has lived with just her father and brothers. Just before her mother passed away, Merrill promised to take care of her father and brothers. What she didn’t expect was to be nearing her mid-twenties and not be married.
When Rurik’s uncle asks him to come and help with his woodworking business, as his health is fading on him, Rurik travels to the cold Minnesota town of Waseca. There he finds that his uncle is a lot worse of then his letter had said.
When Merrill and Rurik cross paths for the first time, Rurik thinks that Merrill is a man working with her brothers. But when he is invited over for dinner, he realizes that she is the most beautiful woman he has ever laid his eyes on.
Will their love for each other be able to blossom with all the obstacles that lie in their path? Will they both realize that they are in love before it’s too late?
Other books in this series:
2. The Quarryman’s Bride (June 2013)