Madysen Powell has always been a forgiving person, but when her supposedly dead father shows up in Nome, Alaska, her gift for forgiveness is tested. With the recent loss of her mother, she searches for answers, leaning on Granny Beaufort, a neighbor in town, who listens with a kind heart. Still, Madysen is restless and dreams of performing her music around the world. The arrival of a traveling show could prove just the chance she needs, and the manager promises more than she ever dreamed.
Daniel Beaufort arrives in Nome, searching for his own answers after the gold rush leaves him with only empty pockets. Still angry about the death of his loved ones, he longs to start fresh but doesn't have high hopes until he ends up helping at the Powell dairy making cheese. Drawn to the beautiful redhead with big dreams, will deceptions from the past tear apart any hope for the future?
Peterson and Woodhouse continue their Treasures of Nome series (following Forever Hidden), set in 1904 rural Alaska, with the moving story of musician Maddy Powell. Maddy is grieving the recent loss of her mother when her presumed-dead father shows up in Nome, complete with a second family. As she and her sisters struggle to process conflicting feelings, Maddy enjoys the attention and gifts of circus owner Buddy Merrick and becomes tempted to abandon her sheep farm to become a performer in his traveling circus. But is he sincere or just looking to use her? Then Maddy meets Daniel, the grandson of her mentor, Granny Beaufort, who has returned to Nome after fruitless years spent searching for gold in the Yukon. Daniel befriends Maddy but has turned his back on God. Through their friendship, both learn to trust God and discover peace and love. Peterson and Woodhouse do an excellent job of creating heroes and heroines to root for, as well as evil con men Maddy meets through the circus. This is an exciting and thoughtful portrait of family and faith on the frontier.