Now that I just finished my 4th Amish novel, I started working on Love Finds You in Glacier Bay, Alaska. I’m co-writing it with my friend Ocieanna Fleiss and we just traveled up to Glacier Bay last month for research! You can find photos here. This is the snippet so far, but since it’s still a work-in-progress things might change. I just thought you–my friends–would want the inside scoop!
Ginny Marshall is on the verge of having her dreams realized. She’s one signature away from signing a major recording contract and she’s peaked the interest of Danny Kingston, her agent and one of the most influential men in pop music. Yet something deep inside tells her not to sign. Knowing she needs someone to talk to—someone who’d be interested in her best interest and not just in her notoriety, she travels to Glacier Bay, Alaska to find her ex-fiance Brett Miller.
As soon as Ginny is shuttled to Glacier Bay she has a good feeling about coming. The tidewater glaciers, snow-capped mountain ranges, ocean coastlines, deep fjords, and freshwater rivers and lakes reconnect her with God in a way she hadn’t experienced in a while. She finds her way to the address Brett had given her, but discovers he isn’t home. A neighbor gives Ginny directions to Brett’s grandmother’s cabin, surely Granny M. will know where he is.
Granny M. welcomes Ginny with open arms. “So, you’re the Ginny I’ve heard so much about.” Granny M. starts telling Ginny about some letters, when Ginny interrupts and asks where Brett is. Unfortunately he’s on a week long kayaking trip with is father and brother. Ginny just missed him.
Staying with Granny M., Ginny reads the letters sent from Glacier Bay, Alaska Territory, 1929. The first letter is from a Mr. Claiborn Maibe asking his friend Rev. Hal Wakeland to choose a bride for him—someone of pleasing companionship and a fine moral conduct who will be a good mother to Clairborne’s two children. Ginny is intrigued. Would a man honestly send for a wife and marry the woman who arrived … without question?
Through the letters—and the new friends she meets at Glacier Bay—Ginny remembers what a relationship with God is all about. She also discovers what—and who—her heart desires most.
How does that sound to you, friends?!