This fully revised, 20th Anniversary Edition of In the Land of White Nights is the second book in the Northern Lights series by award-winning, best-selling author Bonnie Leon.
Anna or rivers of gold—which will captivate his heart?
The lure of the nineteenth-century gold rush calls to Erik, a civil-war veteran. He and Anna, his Aleutian bride, set sail for a new life together in Sitka. Anna stands strong against the adversities of the new land with its unfamiliar culture and fearsome challenges. She fights the prejudice of others, while growing her newfound faith in the white man’s God.
When forced to move farther north and begin again, Anna refuses to give up, allowing nothing to stand in the way of her family’s happiness. They discover joy as well as heartache in the Alaskan wilderness. But will Erik’s love of gold put all they’ve worked so hard for in jeopardy?
4 Stars from RT Book Reviews!
"This was first published in the 1990s and has been revised and updated to reflect current trends. It is the second in the Northern Lights series and is a beautifully written book including descriptive details of Alaska in the 1860s without overwhelming the plot. There have been changes that have made it better and more exciting. Bonnie Leon is a talented author who has brought back to life one of her best series and improved upon it.
"Anna, Erik, and their children have built a home and have started their new life on the frontier of Alaska. They are both aware there will be whispers and harsh words, because Anna is an Aleutian Indian and she is married to a white man. Anna wants her children to have an education and to be able to take care of themselves when they are adults. Erik does not understand why this is important to Anna. Anna keeps her faith strong and reaches out to people to show and teach them that God loves them and that she forgives them for their treatment of her and her family. Can the family make a living in the wilderness with all the hatred and racism surrounding them?"