At the Mountains Edge book review

Book Review of
At the Mountains Edge

Author: Genevieve Graham
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In 1897, the discovery of gold in the desolate reaches of the Yukon has the world abuzz with excitement, and thousands of prospectors swarm to the north seeking riches the likes of which have never been seen before.

For Liza Peterson and her family, the gold rush is a chance for them to make a fortune by moving their general store business from Vancouver to Dawson City, the only established town in the Yukon. For Constable Ben Turner, a recent recruit of the North-West Mounted Police, upholding the law in a place overrun with guns, liquor, prostitutes, and thieves is an opportunity to escape a dark past and become the man of integrity he has always wanted to be. But the long, difficult journey over icy mountain passes and whitewater rapids is much more treacherous than Liza or Ben imagined, and neither is completely prepared for the forbidding north.

As Liza’s family nears the mountain’s peak, a catastrophe strikes with fatal consequences, and not even the NWMP can help. Alone and desperate, Liza finally reaches Dawson City, only to find herself in a different kind of peril. Meanwhile, Ben, wracked with guilt over the accident on the trail, sees the chance to make things right. But just as love begins to grow, new dangers arise, threatening to separate the couple forever.

Inspired by history as rich as the Klondike’s gold, At the Mountain’s Edge is an epic tale of romance and adventure about two people who must let go of the past not only to be together, but also to survive.

Lynn's Review

At the Mountains Edge book review

I recently saw an online interview with Genevieve Graham and I instantly knew that I wanted to read her books. She writes historical fiction set in Canada.

I have not read a lot of historical fiction set in Canada, except some of the 1990’s Christian fiction books that were popular. My grandma was born in western Canada and used to talk quite a bit about her family that lived there, so I have always been a little fascinated with Canada’s history.

I got At the Mountains Edge when the ebook was on sale. I really enjoyed this one. The setting was great. Genevieve Graham does a great job of describing the place, weather, and time period.

The book is set during the gold rush in the Yukon during the late 1800s. The story is about a Northwest Mounted Police, a girl and her family, tragedy, and of course a love story. Liza Peterson and her family move their general store from Vancouver to Dawson City in the Yukon where she meets a Northwest Mounted Police who is trying to escape his past. I enjoyed this because it was a clean love story that took me to a time and place I know very little about.

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