Ten years prior, Leah Barringer gave her heart to Jayce Kincaid, but he rejected her. She still feels the sting of his comments and knows she needs to move on. When Jayce unexpectedly walks back into her life, she's not so sure she can forgive and forget. What she doesn't know is that Jayce's past could mean she loses him forever.

Jacob Barringer has grown into a fine young man, with great discernment when it comes to sizing up people. When Mrs. Helaina Beecham arrives in Alaska as the cartographer for the expedition Jacob and Jayce are to be on, he senses duplicity in her immediately. Will he uncover her secret before it is too late?

Part romance, part suspense, Peterson's latest is an interesting new series with Leah and Jacob (characters from the Yukon Quest series) all grown up and living in Last Chance, Alaska. While filled with rich details of the era (1915) and life in the unforgiving north, some scenes involving Jacob read more like a sermon than life at times. But fans of Peterson will love this tale of forgiveness and found love. (Mar., 384 pp., $19.99)
Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston