REVIEW: In the Shadow of Denali by Tracie Peterson


Curry Hotel is the setting for this story that takes place in the 1920s.  I love that Tracie Peterson set it in a real place, at a real time, for a historical fiction story about something of which I would not otherwise know.  The Curry Hotel was impactful in its time and place.  It is no longer in operation and a couple articles that I read about it describe it now as a ghost town.
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In this first book of a new series, we meet Allan Brennan who has taken a job as a guide for the hotel and new National Park. He finds out right away that his boss, John, was the guide at the time that Allan’s father met an unseemly demise during a Denali summit trip.  Oh, boy.  How is Allan going to resolve these things?
We also meet Cassidy Ivanoff who was born and raised in the Denali foothills.  Her father, John, is the guide mentioned above.  Cassidy is in her early 20s and working on her own plans for the future.  She works at the hotel and has her own back story.
I certainly enjoyed the historical references story of Allan and Cassidy.  I look forward to the next installment that will surely be set in Alaska.
Thanks to Bethany House for providing me an ARC for a review in my own words.
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