Within the rugged Alaskan wilderness lies a humble fishing village known as Old Harbor. The men living there are deep-rooted and hearty men enjoying the wonders of the natural beauty surrounding them: mighty mountains, crystal clear waters, and…the gorgeous Northern Lights.
What the hardworking men of Old Harbor have is an immeasurable amount of pride in their chosen lifestyle; what they lack, however, is the one thing the town has been unable to provide them with—women to share their lives.
Soon, a local minister discovers that nature’s delights are no match for the lovely features and sublime qualities of the female species—and the robust men of Old Harbor are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with their current situation.
With the morale of the local community hanging in the balance, the minister goes out on a limb and places a classified ad that will soon alter the direction of many lives:
“Single men, seeking brides. For more information contact the Minister of the Community Church in Old Harbor, Alaska. Your future awaits you.”
In New York, Allie Davis is troubled by a fear of being alone—a paralyzing anxiety that dictates many of her decisions. Now, following her mother’s death, Allie’s world plummets to a population of one, and the heart’s cry of the men of Old Harbor is a welcoming distraction.
Along with four other women, Allie answers the minister’s call, and soon they are all catapulted into a series of life-changing events. In addition to finding love and companionship in Old Harbor, these women discover something else to live for…one another.
“P.J. Rhea presents a fantastic work similar to the classic homespun eloquence of Charles Frazier in Cold Mountain, or the effervescent detailed writing of Alaska’s harsh, but scenic, wilderness as found in Jack London’s Call of the Wild,” said Kathie McGuire, director of Brighton Publishing. “Old Harbor: Sisters of Circumstance is a highly creative novel whose scenery is as beautiful as its astute and meaningful prose.”
Author P.J. Rhea is a southern preacher’s wife. Married for thirty-eight years, she and her husband Mike live in her Tennessee childhood home. There, surrounded by the memories and dreams of her youth, P.J. Rhea listened to her heart; and from those enchanting melodies sprang forth the ideas which would become Old Harbor: Sisters of Circumstance.