Tired of the Texas plains? Let this amazing first novel carry you away to the rich and magical wilderness of 1920’s Alaska where homesteaders find out if they are strong enough to survive the back breaking work and fearsome territory. Jack and Mabel are sadly childless and have fled their comfortable but disappointing life in Pennsylvania and find that when they open their hearts to all possibilities their dreams may come true. Or are they deceiving themselves? Are they beginning to live a fairy tale life or are they victims of their desperate desires? Inspired by a traditional folk tale this wonderful novel is a mix of surprising magic and realistic struggles in an extraordinary setting. Enjoy this novel with a cup of steaming hot chocolate and your furry dog at your feet on a long fall Saturday. Highly recommended!