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Morning's Refrain (Song of Alaska #2)

4.08  ·  Rating Details ·  1,564 Ratings  ·  73 Reviews
As dark family secrets threaten the tranquility of the life he's come to love, Dalton Lindquist must make difficult choices about the future. To complicate matters, Phoebe Robbins falls into his life quite literally when Dalton rescues her after she tumbles overboard in the Sitka Harbor. He quickly loses his heart. But Dalton is not the only one who decides to seek Phoebe' ...more
Hardcover, 332 pages
Published March 1st 2010 by Bethany House Publishers (first published January 1st 2010)
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Lorita Hadley
Jan 06, 2015 Lorita Hadley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Once again an easy read from Tracie Peterson. The time period and setting are fascinating to me. Not particularly fond of the abrupt ending. She definitely leaves you wanting to know more about the lives and happenings of her characters.
Mar 18, 2010 Jodi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2010
This one was even better than the first book. The characters seemed much more real in this one and while there were conflicts between characters it was more believable since Dalton's brothers played a very minor role in the story. I loved seeing how Dalton dealt with their truly evil characters and it made his faith stronger. Can't wait until the next book comes out!
Christine Jones
I was worried after reading the first book in this series that I would get bored with the writing. I didn't, not at all. I was able to sit down moments after completing the first one and was fully wrapped in the story of this second novel. A good plot that moved along well. I enjoyed it. This is another Faith Based Period Romance novel. Well written.
Oct 25, 2016 Megan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm going to give this 4.5 stars. It had a nice story line although at most times very predictable. It was an easy read that gave you that "feel good" feeling, reading about young love.
Jan 13, 2017 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-clean
It has been a while since I finished this book but I remember enjoying it.
A while back I wrote a rave review about

Dawn's Prelude by Tracie Peterson

You can read my review for this book here: http://books-camilleelise4.blogspot.c...

I absolutely loved Dawn's Prelude and I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. It is, to date, probably one of my favorite Kindle freebies that I have ever received.

Recently, I contacted Bethany House Publishers and they were kind enough to send me copies of the next two books in the series, Morning's Refrain and Twilight's Serenade to review. I am under
Oct 26, 2014 Tamhack rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is the second book in the trilogy; Song of Alaska.
I picked up this trilogy because I like the Sitka, Alaska very much where the setting of the books take place. The author does weave a good tale to hold my interest. I was disappointed that she leans more toward the "love story" side of the tale and not as much history.

I do like that she has a strong spiritual basis for her tales.

In reference to missionaries dealing with native Americans:
"You said that when people are doing God's work, the
Apr 14, 2013 Amy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I give this book one star very much in the sense of I didn't like it. The whole genre isn't my cup of tea, and I should have known better. However, it was sitting right there and my friend was late and I'm a fast reader....
So, yeah, freely acknowledged. My mistake.
Maybe I found this book less than interesting becaue I've never read "Song of Alaska, #1"? That's a possibility, though I seem to have picked it up rather fast.
I will say this of Tracie Peterson, it wasn't the "Christian" part of this
Shari Larsen
This story picks up 18 years after the first book, Dawn's Prelude. It is now 1889, and Lydia's son Dalton is now a young adult. When his older half sister Evie has to return to Kansas City after the death of her estranged husband, Dalton decides to go with her to find out more about his heritage, after long buried family secrets are uncovered. He is also leaving behind the young woman he has begun to fall in love with, Phoebe Robbins, who has just arrived in Sitka, Alaska, with her family. Compe ...more
Melissa W
Giving this book 2.5. I enjoyed the first half of the book, but for then on end the book seemed to fall into the old cliche that are Christian romance book. I would have liked to see Dalton not have as much spine as he had towards Marston and him fight his demons a little more than it be so very cliched that the good Christian finds a way to stand up to Marston. For the most part I really like Tracie's books, but this one was a big whatever. I would have liked to see Phoebe and Dalton's relation ...more
May 10, 2010 Pathway rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Morning's Refrain was just as good as Dawn's Prelude (book 1). This book was probably a little more predictable at points, but also throw me for a loop quite a few times. I was surprised on how far ahead this book jumped in time from book 1. I figured it would stay in the same time period and just focus on a different sub-character as many of Peterson's books do, but this book actually jumps ahead about 18 years and focuses on the life of Lydia's son Dalton. This book would be great for teens as ...more
Margaret Chind
Aug 03, 2010 Margaret Chind rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Margaret by: Amy Kittel
I really loved reading the first in this series Dawn's Prelude and this continuation of Lydia's son Dalton's story in Morning's Refrain was delightful. Once again there is a beautiful cover for a beautiful story. In this second book in the Song of Alaska series readers are brought into the story of Dalton trying to come to terms with the legacy of evil men in his biological family and his possible love at first sight relationship with Phoebe Robbins.

The Morning's Refrain also contains a continu
Carrie Kaut
Jan 30, 2011 Carrie Kaut rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*CONTAINS SOME SPOILERS!!!!*~**~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* not many or anything of importance but i still hate giving anything away without a warning

I really enjoyed the book but I don't know there was something disappointing about it...It skipped so far ahead into the future with Dalton and I loved that it progressed with him I just wish there was more with Kjell and Lydia..But after the heir of Montana series everything is kind of a disappointment to me..I wish that evie's husba
Feb 20, 2015 Heidi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: clean-romance, series
I really wanted to like this more than I did, and I have no good reason why I didn't. Perhaps because as far as Christian romance goes, it was just so . . . flat. Even characters I was interested in from the first book couldn't hold my attention (partly because they get so little screen time). And Dalton's and Phoebe's love story just didn't move me. The only parts that got my attention were the disagreements about the Christian missionary work among the Tlinguits. It is a fascinating topic for ...more
Aug 28, 2012 L rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tracie Peterson is one of my favorite historical fiction writers. She does a wonderful job of combining Christian principles with romance and suspense. This book is the second in her Song of Alaska series, with the first being Dawn's Prelude. Morning's Refrain continues the story of Lydia and Kjell Lindquist, and centers on their son Dalton, and Lydia's sister Evie, both of whom return to their family's original home to try and solve some family mysteries, and put to rest bad memories. Peterson ...more
Feb 07, 2016 kka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More musical adventure

This is the second book and was just as good as the first. I love how Tracie has incorporated music into the telling of GOD'S love for us. The characters are fun to get to know and as with a series new characters are introduced. I felt a part of the story. I could see myself in each character. Tracie shows us that when people sin if you have a God enriched life how to forgive, but also that Christians aren't perfect. I love this little part of Alaska. She is very knowledgea
Jan 10, 2011 Kati rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This second book in the Song of Alaska series picks up approximately 18 years after the first. Dalton is now grown up and beginning to think about what he wants to do with his life. He also wants to know his history -- he doesn't like that others in town know about how his mother, older sister and he came to live in Sitka and the story behind that time, yet he does not. Not long after he is told the story, the opportunity presents itself for him to travel to Kansas City and meet his older siblin ...more
Just started this book, but I'm already not "into" the book. This is book #2, and leaves off some 18 years after the 1st book ended. So far I can't empathize much with the characters. There was a lot that could have been done to further develop the characters from the 1st book, especially the end, but it doesn't look like that will happen. I could be wrong, as I have only started this and am starting the 2nd chapter. Hopefully the author will change my mind quickly...

Okay, after a somewhat slow
This is the second in the series, Song of Alaska. Phoebe has to move to Alaska with her family. Her dad has connections and so her family moves, much to her disappointment. Upon arrival she is in a boat and stands up, falling in the frigid water. Dalton runs to rescue her and she rebukes him for messing up her hair so he drops her back in the water and walks away. Stunned, of course, she is even more upset. Little does she know that the two of them actually will begin to court each other. Anothe ...more
Heather Sowalla
Feb 27, 2012 Heather Sowalla rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found Morning's Refrain to be quite amazing. I wish there had been a bit more of Lydia and Kjell but came to love this book just as much. The different characters that were introduced made it interesting. I am curious to see what happens in the next book in the installment as I have read it deals with Britta, Dalton's sister. I have a great love for Alaska so this series has touched my heart. It makes me long for the wilderness that I called home for a short time.
Feb 22, 2013 Shelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book #2 in a trilogy. I enjoyed how this book picked up where the first one left off without so much of a time gap so that you wonder what happened in the years between. This book has action, love and everyday life with friends and family with similar issues that we deal with. I love the Godly way these issues are approached. Not all of the characters are perfect or make great choices. Even some fall from grace. I will enjoy the final book.
Feb 09, 2011 Suzanne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really enjoyed the second book in the series. :) I just love reading about the families she has up in Canada... and the struggles etc. that they go through.

Easy read... didn't want to put it down... loved the characters...not your book of the year award winner...
but until goodreads gets a 4.5 rating... this was more a 5 than a 4...
Oct 13, 2014 Btrflies rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good book. I was entertained and kept me interested. I was surprised that reading it made me feel more positive about my life. Very good lessons learned from reading, reinforcing the way I should be living my life and changing my attitude and perspective. For that alone I would recommend to everyone to read.
Jan 28, 2015 Barbara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
To me, this book did not have the depth that the first one had. I felt, too, that the main conflict was resolved way before the author wanted the book to end, so she threw in a smaller conflict that could be resolved quickly. I did enjoy the story line and how the characters seemed to grow and mature.
Sandy Sandmeyer
Mar 24, 2011 Sandy Sandmeyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
The 2nd book in the Song of Alaska. It was a good book, although slow at times. The story is of Dalton and his life in Sitka. He goes back to Kansas City to meet his siblings and has decisions to make when he learns of his inheritance.
Aug 29, 2013 Vianey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I usually don't like sequels as much as the first books but this had a different set of characters and different story plot. I enjoyed reading about past characters and seeing their progress throughout the book. Definitely enjoyed this book.
Suzanne Gunter McClendon
I thought that this was a great book, although I do not like the time jump between each book in the series so far. I would prefer a slower passage of time, more time to get involved with the characters' lives before they're on to the next stage of their lives.
Polly Pritchard
Aug 10, 2015 Polly Pritchard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 star read

Very good book. Interesting, intriguing with no bad language or sex scenes. Great love story, good character description and their religious beliefs are a bonus to the book.
Kallie Allen
This was not my favorite book. It had nothing to do with Phoebe and Dalton's love story. It was all about everyone else and their problems. And still about the Gray's and their influence. I got bored with this book.
Jan 31, 2012 Leslie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had much higher hopes for this part of the series after reading book one. However, I found it lacking in the story line, character development, etc.
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Tracie Peterson is a bestselling author who writes in both historical and contemporary genres. Her novels reveal her love for research as well as her strong desire to develop emotionally meaningful characters and stories for her readers. Tracie and her family live in Montana.

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