The second book in Peterson's historical Song of Alaska series is well written and the storyline is believable, but it does drag in parts. In spite of this, it's still a worthwhile read for Peterson's fans.
In 1889, in Sitka, Alaska, Dalton Lindquist thinks it's time his mother tells him the truth about why they came to Alaska. When he learns he has family in Kansas City, he decides to meet them and determine for himself if they are as awful as his mother claims. But he also needs to figure out what role Phoebe Robbins plays in his life, or he'll be stuck floundering between two worlds. (BETHANY HOUSE, Mar., 432 pp., $14.99)