- Title: The Icecutter's Daughter
- Author: Tracie Peterson
- ISBN: 9780764206191
- Page: 488
- Format: Paperback
Merrill Krause longs for a family of her own, but she s bound by a promise to her dying mother to care for her father and older brothers until they no longer need her She enjoys being part of the family business, harvesting ice during the brutal Minnesota winters Merrill actively takes part, possessing a keen ability to work with the horses despite the advice of her gooMerrill Krause longs for a family of her own, but she s bound by a promise to her dying mother to care for her father and older brothers until they no longer need her She enjoys being part of the family business, harvesting ice during the brutal Minnesota winters Merrill actively takes part, possessing a keen ability to work with the horses despite the advice of her good friend, who disapproves of her unladylike behavior When Rurik Jorgenson arrives in their small town to join his uncle doing carpentry, he soon crosses paths with Merrill But unlike other men, who are often frightened away by her older brothers, Rurik isn t intimidated by them or by Merrill s strength and lack of femininity As he thrives under the mentorship of his uncle, Rurik dreams of inheriting the business and claiming Merrill as his wife But while he is determined to start a new life, the past is determined to follow him when his former fiancee and her brother show up in town Soon Rurik is put in the center of a major scandal that may damage his relationship with Merrill Can they learn to trust God and each other and embrace the promise of love
Recent Comments "The Icecutter's Daughter"
Excellent.Ms. Peterson excelled with this novel. If you love the late 1800s, then this novel is for you. Life is not easy, but the good Lord never promised it to be.
This morning when I was looking at choices for books that I needed to read and review in the new year I never expected to be so captivated to read and finish a good size story in one day. Tracie Peterson has been a favorite Christian Historical Fiction author of mine since I first became so enthralled with the genre, but even in the past it is not common for me to get well beyond three hundred pages in a single day. It probably took me four or five sittings (in between battery charges for my Kin [...]
Great listen by a wonderful author. Tracie Peterson really delivered on this book. A unique storyline. Merrill Krause is a feisty only daughter in a household of German-American men in Minnesota. Rurik is of Swedish descent and Peterson does a lovely job of interweaving that information. Nice character arcs as Merrill faces changes in her life that push her towards giving up her job of being the replacement mother in the household of big bossy men. Meanwhile Rurik, a real sweetheart, is trying t [...]
Finished! And there was an excerpt from The Quarryman's Bride! I'll meditate on how good this was before I write my review.Having now thought about the beauty of this book I shall try to do it justice.What is Merrill to do when her imposing brothers chase off all her would be suitors? When Rurik comes to help out his ailing Uncle, put his life to straits and set up a woodcraft business he meets Merrill. Instead of fixing what he came to fix he promptly falls for Merrill, who's hardworking tomboy [...]
Smooth and gentle writing flows for an easy read in this story of Minnesota natives of the last decade of the 19th Century. The custom of arranged marriages is changing to choosing one's partner, not without stress and opposition. Hard work and rural reality take much of the stage, and the characters are not saints. They have flaws and indecision and yet they also have a strong Faith. How a boy from Kansas and a girl from Minnesota meet and what responsibilities and promises from their early liv [...]
A great historical fiction yarn.
Merill Krause has been taking care of her father and brother for years. She has been content with the idea that she will be a spinster but when a handsome nephew of the local furniture maker comes to town they are instantly attracted to each other. Scandal soon comes to Minnesota and the man that holds her affection is the center of all the talk.Rurik Jorgenson has come to Minnesota to assist his Uncle in his custom made furniture shop. He left behind the woman his father arranged for him to mar [...]
This was a good book. It kept me interested until the end. The last 3 chapters was like ok, end. After Rurik was cleared and let go, the story should have been over also.
Merrill Jean Krause is a Proverbs 31 woman, and so the best lessons learned from reading The Icecutter's Daughter will come from exploring her character.Merrill is a model of sturdy femininity. She cares for her family's draft horses in the stable, helps with the icecutting in the cold and snow, and also keeps the home for her father and six brothers.Merrill feared that she was not the sort of woman a man would want to marry, but she was wrong. Hers was true biblical womanhood, neither delightin [...]
The Icecutter's Daughter was a very good read! I'm actually surprised that I loved it so much, as I didn't expect to going in. This is definitely a book that lived up to its cover (which I LOVE!). I loved the characters, the little bit of mystery as to why Svea was doing what she was doing, and the ending. Parts of the book were sad and yet others were so sweet. All in all, I loved it and recommend the book. *I received a complimentary eBook copy of this book via NetGalley for my honest review. [...]
A tomboy, yet wanting something more, Merrill Krause spends most of her time helping her father and her brother.Rurik Jorgenson leaves home and a broken engagement, to help with his uncle's furniture business.Rurik and Merrill meet and then have to rely on God to help them find His purpose for their future lives.Tracie Peterson writes such true-to-life characters which makes the reader want to continue on at the end of the story.
I loved this book!!! Tracie Peterson is an amazing author. I love her story plots and how at the end of the book everything is just perfect. I love all the characters in the book. I love how she describes their personalitlites it's like I know them. I fell in love with all of her books. I hope whoever reads this book enjoys it as much as I did.
I really like this book! Very good, sadly another of Tracie's book was bad so I won't be trying anything else of hers unless someone recommends another good, clean one :) The story was interesting.And exciting :)
Surprised how much I liked this novel, not my usual genre. Clean, Christian-based romance. TTS-enabled ©2012Recommended.
Thoroughly delightful! I found myself torn. I was dashing through to find out what would happen next, distressed at knowing if I didn't slow down, it would end sooner. Such a good story!
I really enjoyed this story! It's definitely very focused on the romance, but not in an overly romantic way, but really showing how the characters get to know each other. And the faith aspect of the book was really nice too! :)The main female character isn't afraid to do hard work, to serve others, as she said, as Jesus would have her do. She is a woman who values hard work and wants very much to have a family of her own. I loved this about her! And the main male character is also a very hard wo [...]
I have been a fan of Tracie Peterson for a long time. She continues to write awesome books! This one has a lot going on in it! Can't wait to read the next one in this series!
Merril Krause has grow up motherless amidst a family of father and brothers. It's 1895 in Minnesota, and Merril has lived her life thus far in pants and helping her father and brothers with their horses and icecutting business. Her mother's dying wish to her as a 10 year old was to take care of her father and brothers, so that's what she has done. But when Rurik Jorgenson moves to town to help his Uncle Carl with his furniture business, Merril begins to wonder if it's time to find her feminine s [...]
When Merrill Krause isn't delivering foals or cutting ice for her father, she's busy dreaming of the day she might find a man who might be interested in her despite her less than feminine appearances. She made her dying mother a promise to care for her father and brothers. Now it seems unless one of her brothers marries first and offers to care for her father, Merrill will spend the remainder of her years caring for his needs along with those of the household. It's hard managing both responsibil [...]
Merrill Krause has been taking care of her Father and brothers ever since her Mother died ten years before. Living with a bunch of men has left Merrill lacking in some feminine areas but she’s not afraid of hard work and she works just as hard as her brothers in helping with the ice harvesting. Merrill has begun to feel lonely and she starts to wonder if this is the life she’s destined to or if she’ll ever have the chance to marry and have a family of her own. While she’s had a few suito [...]
Title: THE ICECUTTER’S DAUGHTERAuthor: Tracie PetersonPublisher: Bethany HouseMarch 2013ISBN: 978-0764206191Genre: Historical romanceAs the lone female in a houseful of men, Merrill Krause dedicates her life to caring for her family and their business, as her dying mother asked. Besides, it suits her; she's never felt like she fits what most people expect in a girl--she'd rather work with her father's horses and assist with the ice harvest. And though she's been mostly content up to this point [...]
Beautiful turn of the 20th century romanceThis a clean Christian romance with Swedish and German customs and food intertwined. Great historical perspective. I love Tracie Peterson's novels.
REVIEW:Merrill has been an active worker in her family's business. Being female hasn't stopped her, despite the fact that her friends disapprove. She was a very strong, independent woman who knew who she was and what she wanted in life. They don't think a lady should dress and work at men's work. The story takes place in the 1890's. The work is hard but Merrill works along her brothers and enjoys the beauty of Minnesota's winters. Merrill is the only female in the house full of men. She has kept [...]
Once again Tracie's love for detail, history and romance comes shining through in The Icecutter's Daughter. My Mother tells of my grandfather cutting ice for their personal summer stock, and I loved to read more of how it had been done. (No gory stories of limbs caught under heavy blocks of ice in the small spaces of the ice house as was grandfather's experience). I rooted for Rorik of Kansas as he tried to do the right thing, and also as he faced accusations of his friends. I fell in love with [...]
By: Tracie Peterson Published By Bethany House PublishersAge Recommended: AdultReviewed By: Arlena DeanRating: 4Book Blog For: GMTASeries: Land of Shinning Water #1Review: "The Icecutter's Daughter" by Tracie Peterson was a good historical tale that sets in Minnesota about 1890's and it's first in its series. It was a good read with some mystery, then add some romance and that will keep you reading this novel until the very end. We will see that on Merrill's mother death bed she had her to take [...]
View more of my review and others at my blog: mynotsovacantshelfI knew nothing about Icecutting and this novel opened my eyes up another world. And, of course, Bethany House Publishing have yet to left me down, and have produced another great wholesome romance. I love falling in love with love! Its great finding two characters that begin to love each other even before they are together. I love it when they find each other and really get to know one another! I liked the strong characters and the [...]
As a good American-Swedish girl, this book drove me nuts. I couldn't even think about the plot. My family came over between the late 1800s and early 1920s. We stopped speaking Swedish to become good Americans. It was the "secret language" the grandparents used to gossip about grandchildren. And no one likes Swedish food (it's either bland or fishy) so to call someone a good swedish cook makes me giggle. And the entire plot is hinged on how this old Swedish family has always arranged betrothals b [...]
This book started out pretty great and somewhere in the middle got a little repetitive and slow. I do think Tracie Peterson is a good writer. This is the first book I have read by her and I would read another.
This book drove me crazy, but curiosity would not allow me to quit it. It was like a very long drawn out nightmare. I enjoy suspense but there wasn't much mysteryjust torture. Was disappointing because I really liked most all of the charactersjust not even close to imaginably realistic.
GOOD STORYEnjoyed reading the book. Story was entertaining, funny and uplifting. Liked that faith played a part.Would recommend as a GOOD READ!!
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