Toward the Midnight Sun

Toward the Midnight SunFrom The Bestselling Author Of White Rose, Black Forest Comes A Page Turning Epic Of Adventure, Suspense, And Romance Set Against The Rich And Ruthless Backdrop Of The Klondike Gold RushSeattle, Anna Denton Is Not Like The Other Prospectors Traveling To The Yukon On The Promise Of Riches It S Duty Not Profit That Calls Her Into The Wild Unknown With Her Family Nearing Financial Ruin, Anna Has Agreed To Marry Henry Bradwell, The Wealthy King Of The KlondikeShe Meets Will And Silas, Childhood Friends, On The Steamer North After The Ship Docks In A Lawless Alaska Town, Anna S Chaperones Run Afoul Of Local Criminals, Leaving Her Stranded Will And Silas Agree To Escort Her The Hundreds Of Treacherous Miles To Dawson City The Gateway To The Goldfields And Her Betrothed, A Man She Doesn T KnowUpon Their Arrival, Bradwell Warmly Welcomes Them All But As A Brutal Winter Sets In, Relations Sour, And Anna Is Caught Between The Promise Her Family Made To The Power Hungry Bradwell And Her Feelings For Will Anna And Her Companions Soon Find Themselves In A Deadly Game Where Few Can Be Trusted And Where The Greatest Danger In The Frozen Wilderness Of The Klondike Is Man Himself 2.5 stars The writing style and dialogue was extremely dry The first half which details their trip to Dawson City was really boring I thought that would be the exciting part, but it wasn t until Anna reached Dawson City and the drama between her and her fiance ensued that the plot started to pick up the pace moving slow rather than dragging There was a small twist at 65% on a kindle but it the plot still continued to be dull..it isn t until 86% that anything of great interest occurs.Hi 2.5 stars The writing style and dialogue was extremely dry The first half which details their trip to Dawson City was really boring I thought that would be the exciting part, but it wasn t until Anna reached Dawson City and the drama between her and her fiance ensued that the plot started to pick up the pace moving slow rather than dragging There was a small twist at 65% on a kindle but it the plot still continued to be dull..it isn t until 86% that anything of great interest occurs.Historically, there is mention and a brief memory of the Battle of Wounded Knee Women s inequality is discussed and seen throughout Anna s journey The overall atmosphere for the time period in this novel is very bleak I was expecting to learn a lot about the gold rush in Alaska, but I didn t learn a lot in this novel.Technical notes Anna begins her journey on a ship to Skagaway for the first 10% on a Kindle Their stay and encampment at Skagway is detailed from 10 20% At 20%, they reach the Dyea settlement, and at 21% they begin the Chilkhoot Trail The Chilkhoot Trail is detailed from 21 45% and on the trail they stop at Canyon City, Sheep Camp, and the Scales Anna reaches Dawson at 45% and the remainder of the novel happens there focusing on the romance.It is true to the blurba young girl named Anna is escorted to Dawson City by two men because her father has sold her as a bride to pay of his debt She is sold to a wealthy man who has made his fortune off of the gold rush and is called King of the Klondike Along the way, several people doubt her ability as a woman to make the journey Anna then falls in love with another, but knows she must stay with her fiance in order to secure her families survival.For the majority of the story, I was bored and disengaged I was very disappointed since I really enjoyed his other novels I will still be looking forward to his next novel, though this one was not my favorite.Initially, I was going to give this two stars, but because the ending did provide some sort of stimulating redemption I gave it 2.5 and rounded to 3 I love Eoin Dempsey s historical romances This one, set in Alaska at the turn of the century gold rush, explores the fate of Anna, a young girl sent by her family to a small prospecting settlement in Alaska to marry a man she s never met who is 30 years her senior in order to pay off her father s business debts When her chaperones turn out to be unsavory characters, she teams up with Will and Silas, brothers who are also heading for Dawson, and they strike out over the unforgiving land Along I love Eoin Dempsey s historical romances This one, set in Alaska at the turn of the century gold rush, explores the fate of Anna, a young girl sent by her family to a small prospecting settlement in Alaska to marry a man she s never met who is 30 years her senior in order to pay off her father s business debts When her chaperones turn out to be unsavory characters, she teams up with Will and Silas, brothers who are also heading for Dawson, and they strike out over the unforgiving land Along the way, she and Will, who is her own age, develop a bond Wonderful details of the time period and landscape and a sweet, slow build romance I especially liked the in depth look at life in Dawson, a prospecting town, and the realities of survival on the Alaskan frontier I look forward to seeing what this author writes next Please excuse typos name misspellings Entered on screen reader Anna Denton is on a steamer departing Seattle for the Klondike in the late 19th century A wealthy gold rush prospector has purchased the right to her hand in marriage from her family, and Anna is on the way to marry him This is the story of Anna s trek into the northwest I compare this story of the gold rush in the Yukon and Alaska to those written by Jack London Eoin Dempsey has done as Mr London did many years ago which is capture the tales of the hardships of men and women as they made t Anna Denton is on a steamer departing Seattle for the Klondike in the late 19th century A wealthy gold rush prospector has purchased the right to her hand in marriage from her family, and Anna is on the way to marry him This is the story of Anna s trek into the northwest I compare this story of the gold rush in the Yukon and Alaska to those written by Jack London Eoin Dempsey has done as Mr London did many years ago which is capture the tales of the hardships of men and women as they made their way to Dawson over the infamous Chilkoot Pass The stampeders, as they were called, had heard the stories of gold discoveries and unheard of riches to be had and were driven to get theirs It was a nightmarish challenge, and many had to quit and turn around The author did an awesome job of telling this story keeping me turning the pages with the amazing frozen backdrop, man s lust for riches, deceit, backstabbing, and murder It is also a tale of determination, honor, love and friendship Highly recommended Disappointing Really liked White Rose, Black Forest by this author and have traveled several times to Skagway, Alaska, and Dawson City, Yukon, so I thought this book would be a winner However, because the characters were one dimensional and many of the situations were so far fetched, the book became a chore rather than enjoyment. I loved the depiction of life in the Klondike at the turn of the century the author really painted a vivid picture But the story and characters just lacked oomph for me. Not what I expectedThis was a waste of time Stupid and farfetched at best Vile and not reflecting the timeframe I would be embarrassed to share among my friends. I was looking forward to reading this because I really liked White Rose, Black Forest, however, I was really disappointed Though the struggles of the gold rush in the Klondike were good, the story around it was contrived and not believable. DisappointingNot much happens until late in the book The first 45% of it on my Kindle was travel I was hoping for adventures in the Klondike, but it waslike a soap opera that started out bland and became unlikely There were comments about the rugged beauty of the area, but it was never described adequately The conversations were stilted, and the characters changed their behavior abruptly An attempt was made to convey passion, but there was no buildup, and it fell flat I hated the dir DisappointingNot much happens until late in the book The first 45% of it on my Kindle was travel I was hoping for adventures in the Klondike, but it waslike a soap opera that started out bland and became unlikely There were comments about the rugged beauty of the area, but it was never described adequately The conversations were stilted, and the characters changed their behavior abruptly An attempt was made to convey passion, but there was no buildup, and it fell flat I hated the direction the relationships took I never felt connected to any characters I gave the story every chance, but some scenes ruined for me Besides being poorly written, they was too lurid for my taste Billed as historical fiction, this is reallyof a cheesy romance book meets historical fiction meets bad thriller The first part following the main character s trip to Dawson City on the Chilkoot Trail was interesting, but mostly I found the characters to be flat and predictable There are few descriptions of the actual lives of those of working Klondike Gold Rush, rather it is a romanticized view of the experience Thankfully it is a pretty short book and easy to breeze through. 3.5 StarsThis historical romance set in the heart of Alaska during the Klondike gold rush, swept me away from 2020 and put me right in this era It was a beautifully descriptive read that vividly details the setting and emotions of the characters The beginning was a slow build, as far as plot and I found myself speed reading just before the half way point The plot picked up after that and while I enjoyed the pick up in pace, the characters actions left me perplexed at time Still very much wor 3.5 StarsThis historical romance set in the heart of Alaska during the Klondike gold rush, swept me away from 2020 and put me right in this era It was a beautifully descriptive read that vividly details the setting and emotions of the characters The beginning was a slow build, as far as plot and I found myself speed reading just before the half way point The plot picked up after that and while I enjoyed the pick up in pace, the characters actions left me perplexed at time Still very much worth the read

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  • Toward the Midnight Sun
  • Eoin Dempsey
  • 21 January 2018
  • 1799716805