Book 2, Morning's Refrain by Tracie Peterson. This is the 2nd book in the Song of Alaska series. It continues the story of Lydia and her family in Alaska. This book is MOSTLY about her son Dalton and his fight to continue fighting against the step family for his mother's money. This one was a little LESS exciting than the first, but still kept me pretty interested. I plan to read the last book in the series soon, so I guess that means I liked the first 2 ok:) I also forgot to mention that Christian authors LOVE series!!
Book 3, Sixteen Brides by Staphanie Grace Whitson. This book cracked me the heck up. It is about 16 widows from the Civil War who are given the chance to head out west and homestead on free land. They head out on their search for land and a new start only to find that they have been scammed. They are actually sent out West as prospective brides to the hundreds of men who are stuck out West without any women around. Some of the ladies decide they are ok with their fate as brides, but five of them decide to join together and get their free homestead. They work together to create a home, a farm, a cattle ranch, and new lives. Of course they also encounter some men in their new town---and I bet their are a few love interests. This was not something I had EVER heard about in history---sending widows out west to fill the void of ladies---crazy and kinda funny.
Book 4, Written on the Wind by Judith Pella. This book was the longest and MOST history filled, and also the one in which I learned the most. This is the story of 3 wealthy sisters who's dad is a jerk and a newspaper owner. One sister is a reporter, one is an actress/singer, and the other is a college student. Cameron, the reporter is sent to Russia to follow the progression of WWII---and is then caught in the middle of Russian fighting during the war. Blair begins drinking and partying and tries to break into the acting business---which forces her to give up many of her morals as wells as a bit of herself. And Jackie, meets a Japanese American boy and despite the frowns by society becomes his best friend. All of this occurs RIGHT in the middle of WWII. It was very interesting to get the point of view of all of the different fronts of the war---especially Russia since it is a country I know little to nothing about. I am currently reading the 2nd book in this series and it is even more filled with history and interesting WWI facts that I did not know. I loved this book the most out of the first 4 I read---just so you know:)