Alaskan Waters Series
A Star to Steer By
Book two in the Alaskan Waters Series
“Oh, Kristina, what have I done? No matter what you hear about me, you’re the one I love.”
Norman Pedersen hunches his body into the biting wind as he stands at the bow of the seiner. Even that discomfort does not distract him from the relentless, crushing pain in his heart.
Full of hope and ambition, he had come to Alaska to make his fortune and return to Norway to marry Kristina Michelsen, the love of his life. The future had looked so promising.
Charmed by the beautiful but conniving Cecilia, he now feels like a man condemned to a life sentence. He's let down everyone he loves.
Alaskan Waters Series
Till the Storm Passes By
Book One in the Alaskan Waters Series
“Mommy! Wake up!” a little girl screams. But the woman on the beach lies cold and wet and still.
Evie Parker is plagued by a recurring nightmare from her childhood—who is the woman in her dream? What does it mean?
A deathbed confession compels Evie to leave her home in Rhode Island and travel to the Territory of Alaska, where she struggles to unravel a past shrouded in mystery. Can she come through storms, both natural and emotional, to open her heart to true love?
Author AnnaLee Conti’s gripping story explores the power of secrets, love, and forgiveness.
"This is the best Christian fiction I have ever read! So thankful that more books in the series are in the works! AnnaLee Conti is an incredibly talented writer. As I read the book I kept thinking how amazing it was that this is her first novel. She is very gifted. If you're looking for a book that includes a love story, intrigue and a beautiful setting this will not disappoint.."
“Just finished reading Till the Storm Passes By. I was very impressed and thoroughly enjoyed the story. You have done an excellent job of composing a very interesting, suspenseful, and exciting story. I appreciated the various unexpected surprise incidents/ moments and the vivid descriptions of the Alaska coastline and communities. Very well done. I look forward to your next book with the continuing story of the Pedersen family.
“Enjoyed your book (Till the Storm Passes By) very much.”
“I enjoyed your book (Till the Storm Passes By) very much. Your style flows naturally, and the characters and story are real.”
“I read your book Till the Storm Passes By on my Kindle. It’s a great story. Very good! Kept me turning pages. Loved all the Alaska place descriptions. Can’t wait for the next one.”
“I’m enjoying your book (Till the Storm Passes By). Admire your writing, your ability to move into a story and make things happen, giving meaning to each event. I read not only for entertainment but also for introspection, for elements of character, growth, and how to put it all into life experiences—perspective. Will love sharing this book. Look forward to the next!”
Roxana Crabb Ericsson
“Just finished reading Till the Storm Passes By. It was fantastic! Wonderful love story with encouraging words.”
“I just finished reading Till the Storm Passes By and wanted to write and tell you how much I enjoyed it. Your descriptions of Alaska made me ‘see’ it, and the characters were well-defined. The plot kept me reading to find out what was going to happen. Can’t wait for the next book to be published! God bless…and keep writing. You have a gift!”
“Love the book!”
Susan Lowe Griffith
Frontiers of Faith
"Alaska—Land of Ice and Snow? Why would you want to go there?" was the response when Carl and Florence Personeus told people of their call to Alaska as missionaries in 1917. No accurate information about Alaska was available, but the newlyweds embarked on their journey to "The Last Frontier" by faith.
During their sixty-five years in Alaska, the Personeuses weathered twenty-foot snowfalls, hurricane-force Taku winds, fires, a deadly flu epidemic, a bone-jarring dogsled ride, avalanches, storms at sea, the strongest earthquake to ever hit North America, life-threatening illnesses, and painful injuries as they ministered in towns such as Juneau, Klukwan, Ketchikan, Pelican, Seward, Valdez.
Come along on their adventurous faith journey that spans the years from Gold Rush to Statehood and beyond in Alaska, America's "Last Frontier."
What readers say about Frontiers of Faith:
"Thank you for your wonderful contribution to the history of the Assemblies of God in Alaska. Your book helped fill in the many gaps I had in understanding the scope of ministry your grandparents had in Alaska. What a tremendous foundation they laid for the great work God wanted to accomplish in the North Land."
"Thank you for Frontiers of Faith. I think you have done a superb job of gathering material and presenting it in a very readable style. May your book of faith inspire many to a deeper desire to follow Jesus all the way!"
"Thank you for Frontiers of Faith. All the photos are so sharp. What a great task over 200 pages in finished form. It looks so interesting."
"The book, Frontiers of Faith, was so timely for me, and I thank you for it. Read it through from cover to cover your grandmother's poetry is amazing and so expressive in thought and the simple faith of your dear grandparents refreshed memories of that same simple faith in the life of my mother and father and their example to me the same simple message of life in Christ and the fullness of the Holy Spirit that touched my heart early in life.
"I'm writing to let you know how much I enjoyed the book, Frontiers of Faith. It brought back so many memories of the summer (1956) my husband and I spent in Pelican with the Personeuses, helping with Daily Vacation Bible School. Later, we were led by the Lord to Kenai and my husband went down in our plane, which was a difficult time for me. I remember you as a teenager. I so often think of you all and wondered where you were."
"I recently finished reading Frontiers of Faith, which you recently wrote. Since my father was connected with the Alaskan work, I was interested the name "Personeus" was known in our family. I was blest by reading it. My father Fred Vogler was mentioned several times in the book. It brought back many memories. I was a missionary in India and a good part of my work was in North India where your Aunt Matty [Personeus] was. You did a fine work in your writing, and I so enjoyed it. God has blessed the Alaskan field."
"Congratulations on the wonderful job you did on Frontiers of Faith, about your dear grandparents, Charles and Florence Personeus. It was very well written and I enjoyed reading it immensely. I was interested in the connection your grandmother, Florence, had with my dear mother, Ada Buchwalter, years ago how my mother encouraged Florence to seek for the Baptism in the Holy Spirit, and encouraged her to go to the Rochester Bible Training School where she received that experience. The pictures and poems were also very interesting additions to the book. There is another reference to my mother and Aunt Mary on p. 175, when they visited your grandparents in Valdez.