In The Arctic Fury, Greer Macallister tells the story of Virginia, a young guide who is hired by a wealthy woman to find her husband’s missing expedition. It’s a tale told in two parts, alternating. One is Virginia and her team of twelve women heading to the Arctic in search of Captain John Franklin and his men. I really enjoyed reading about how her team came together and how she found each of the twelve women, searching for the unique qualities that would make them helpful to the search. The second aspect of the tale is what happened when Virginia returned and her subsequent murder trial. I absolutely LOVE the cover of this book. So often, I’m drawn in first by the cover so when I saw the author name, I was doubly happy. I’ll read anything by Greer Macallister. Release date is December 1st, so do yourself a favour and pick this one up ASAP. It’s the perfect winter read!
Reasons I like this book:
Strong female cast
Seamless blending of fiction and history
Book quote: “They started in such ambitious optimism..which are the luckier? The ones who came back or the ones who didn’t?”
Rating: 3.5 stars
Similar books you’ll enjoy: Impatient With Desire by Gabrielle Burton, The Broken Lands: A Novel of Arctic Disaster by Robert Edric
Thank you to Sourcebooks and NetGalley for an e-book copy. Thoughts are my own.