Kaaje Janssen can not be free to love again until she knows whether or not her unfaithful husband has truly deserted her or discovered gold in Alaska.

Still grieving and humiliated from her rape, Tora Ramstad must face the execution of her attacker if her upcoming marriage is to succeed. Her sister, Elsa, wrestles with guilt and loyalty to her dead husband, the father of her two children, and her long-time attraction to his best friend. In this final book of the Northern Lights series, Norwegian pioneers to Alaska must come to terms with the past in order to embrace the future.

MIDNIGHT SUN accentuates forgiveness and reconciliation, drawing the characters and the reader closer to God. Lisa Bergren has created a satisfying finale to her series, and a memorable farewell to old friends. (Mar., 384 pp., $10.95)

Reviewed by: 
Roberta Blair