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Friday, April 01, 2011

Welcome Allie Pleiter and Yukon Wedding

Please interact with our guest authors by answering the question they provide. Your response will also enter you in the drawing for a free book.


ALLIE PLEITER is an avid knitter, coffee junkie, and devoted chocoholic, who writes both fiction and non-fiction. The enthusiastic but slightly untidy mother of two, Allie spends her days writing books, buying yarn, and finding new ways to avoid housework. Allie hails from Connecticut, moved to the midwest to attend Northwestern University, and currently lives outside Chicago, Illinois. The “dare from a friend” to begin writing has produced two parenting books, fourteen novels, and various national speaking engagements on faith, women’s issues, and writing. Visit her website at or her knitting blog at

by Allie Pleiter
Published by Love Inspired Historical


A gold-rush town is no place for a single mother. But widow Lana Bristow won’t abandon the only home her son has ever known. She’ll fight to remain in Treasure Creek, Alaska—even if it means wedding Mack Tanner, the man she blames for her husband’s death. Mack sees marriage as his duty, the only way to protect his former business partner’s family. Yet what starts as an obligation changes as his spoiled socialite bride proves to be a woman of strength and grace. A woman who shows Mack the only treasure he needs is her heart.

Readers, buy your copy of Yukon Wedding today!


I like the Alaskan Gold rush for the same reasons I like history and I love Cadbury Easter Eggs--the rich stuff on the inside. I disliked the facts and figures of history in high school, but once I dug down past them for the stories of history, I uncovered my passion own for adventures.

Mack and Lana’s adventures are on a landscape of a grand scale--the Yukon Gold Rush--but it’s their inner adventure that catches my heart. Even though their marriage of convenience brings them to the same home, their journey to each other is vast. Like lots of us, they try to solve their inner problems with outer fixes, and that only leads to pain and disappointment. Oh, but when they get it right on the inside, the meeting of their hearts is sweet indeed.

Until something goes horribly wrong. This is an adventure, after all.

Fold in a silver star, some very poorly baked cookies, one smart lady, several dumb crooks, an adorable toddler, and a man who’s been alone far too long, and you’ve just about got it covered. Writing this book was like holding a tiger by the tail--or maybe just a very large Alaskan moose. I hope you’ll sense the fun I had writing it as you read.

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Thank you, Allie, for sharing with us today.

Guest Question: What do you like best about history? And if you don't like history, why not? What turned you off from it?

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Allie Pleiter said...

Thanks for having me!

Julie Hilton Steele said...

Hello, Amber and Allie!

I do love history. I have found so many examples of perseverance,hope, and ingenuity through those pioneers who have gone before us. I always thought I belonged in another era but then I remember how much I love indoor plumbing and medical advances.

Peace, Julie

Mystery and Mayhem said...

I love history. I hated it in school, but now, it's just so fascinating. I love medieval stuff, but anything atypical is wonderful. The strength of the human spirit is amazing. We're all wimps compared to our ancestors.

Just Judy's Jumbles said...

I have read and enjoyed all of Allie's books so far and this one looks just as good. And I really enjoy the historicals!


Merry said...

I love history, the stories behind great events, people or places. Historical fiction makes these things come alive in such a special way a dry, old textbook never could! Please include me, I've enjoyed Allie's writing.
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Allie Pleiter said...

Barb, I love medieval stuff, too, but I've never gotten the chance to do one set in that time period. Merry, I do think historical fiction has the opportunity to woo those of us who thought history was boring into becoming history fans! And Julie, yep, count me in as a fan of modern conveniences (yea, lattes!) Judy, thanks for the kind words.

Judy Cooper said...

I love historical fiction and I really enjoy Allie's books. Yukon Wedding will surely be added to the list of greats.

Courtney said...

I loved history in school and can't seem to read enough historical fiction now! It's all very fascinating to me, sometimes I wish I could just time travel back to the 1800's and get a dose of how easy my life is now compared to the way people lived back then!


Anonymous said...

I love History, and love reading fiction set in historical settings. It makes the times come alive for me!
Gives me an insite of what it was like in those days

Giveaway Lady said...

I love history so long as it is not too much. But to me historical fiction is one of my favorite genres to read, only battling with mystery for second:) I think the cover of this book is great and am really hoping to read it:) Thanks!


Jo said...

I enjoy history especially reading books that go back to the late 1800's early 1900's. Just find it a very fascinating period. People didn't have the conveniences that we have now but it seemed like families were more important and they had to more time to spend with each other


Pegg Thomas said...

I am a self admitted history geek. I love it all! I also love knitting (as a handspinner I create my own yarns), chocolate, and avoiding housework. Allie and I have a lot in common!

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