(Copper Island #2)
A Copper Island Story of Family and Forgiveness
“Where do people get this idea that dying people are more noble?”
TEN YEARS AFTER ABANDONING his family, Aimee Mallon’s father returns with throat cancer. Aimee wants to forgive him, but he’s as narcissistic and unrepentant as ever. She’s comforted by Russ Saarinen, who’s everything her father wasn’t—present and gentle. But a long-term relationship with him is unrealistic unless he’s willing to let go of his bitterness toward corporations, give up his off-the-grid cabin, and find a real job.
Copper Country is set on what the old Finns called Kuparisaari. Copper Island juts into Lake Superior from the north end of the Keweenaw Peninsula, where remnants of an industry long passed dot the landscape. Yoopers, the people of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, are rugged individuals, geographically and culturally distinct from much of America.
Returning back to Copper Island was everything I expected it to be and more from author, Kristin Neva! I love reading a story from my own state. She does a fantastic job at keeping the UP authentic in this series, which I enjoy, but of course uses fiction liberty within context, all to make a great novel and ultimately, series. The characters and plot are believable. I feel as though I know them and I could not read this book fast enough. The author writes about an issue that she deals with in her personal life and it helps the reader to reflect through this within the story and also within themselves.
The writing is remarkable. If you haven't read Snow Country, the first novel, I highly recommend that you do and then grab Copper Country. You will enjoy both of these novels. I cannot wait to read the third novel. That review will be coming shortly. A favorable review was not required for this book. Thank you to the publisher for providing me a complimentary copy.
About the Author:
Kristin Neva grew up in an old farmhouse on Copper Island in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula where the hard-working, rugged residents persevere through harsh winter weather, sustained by friendship and family, surrounded by natural beauty. As an adult, she lived in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas for seventeen years before returning to the her hometown with her husband and two children.
Kristin’s first book, Heavy, co-authored with her husband, Todd, journeys through the first year after Todd’s ALS diagnosis as the Nevas struggle to find meaning, hold on to faith, and discover joy in the midst of pain.
It is this life experience that brings authenticity to Kristin’s fictional works as she explores themes of love, loss, and faith on Copper Island. Her quirky characters are endearing and wholesome. But they are also full of healthy grit, humor, flaws, and appetites.
Learn more about Kristin and explore Copper Island at KristinNeva.com.