I am told that there is a proverbial phrase among the Inuit: ‘A long time ago, in the future.’ Let the children see our history, and maybe it will help to shape the future. – Romeo LeBlanc

Rachel Grant is a professional archaeologist and four-time Golden Heart® finalist, a writer of contemporary romantic suspense with “archaeological and historical storylines”. When I was asked to read Ms. Grant’s Midnight Sun I was excitedly looking forward to reading a story filled with Iñupiat history, characters and the landscape of the lands of the Midnight Sun. I was disappointed. It isn’t a bad book. Standard “contemporary romantic suspense” – girl meets boy, boy saves girl, HEA the end.

I expected more from a trained archeologist. Quite a bit more. Heck, even meeting some of the actual Iñupiat people would have been nice. The concept was good, and had great potential. An ancient mask pushes a museumologist to return it to Alaska to its Iñupiat tribe from which it was stolen. The magical and the ghostly is there, but otherwise the book didn’t really grab me – in all likelihood because I expected more based upon Rachel Grant’s training. Of course, now that I look at the cover, I don’t know why I am surprised. Sigh.

Not a bad book, just nothing special. I received this book from the publisher in exchange for a realistic review. All thoughts are my own.

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