March 2016 Indie Next List
“This is the compelling story of a damaged young woman, Nadia, who has taken refuge in a cabin in the Alaskan woods for the last 10 years after escaping an abusive marriage. Kachemak Winkel, the cabin's owner, returns to Alaska after a long absence, still mourning for his parents and older brother who lost their lives in a plane crash 20 years earlier. Two young, damaged souls are at the heart of this beautifully written novel, and the wild and dangerous beauty of Alaska is present throughout. Perfect for book groups!”
— Patricia Worth (W), River Reader LLC, Lexington, MO
From the International bestselling author of The Underside of Joy comes an atmospheric novel about a man who returns to his Alaskan hometown after twenty years
Alaska doesn't forgive mistakes. That's what Kachemak Winkel's mother used to tell him. A lot of mistakes were made that awful day twenty years ago, when she died in a plane crash with Kache's father and brother—and Kache still feels responsible. He fled Alaska for good, but now his aunt Snag insists on his return. She admits she couldn't bring herself to check on his family's house in the woods—not even once since he's been gone.
Kache is sure the cabin has decayed into a pile of logs, but he finds smoke rising from the chimney and a mysterious Russian woman hiding from her own troubled past. Nadia has kept the house exactly the same—a haunting museum of life before the crash. And she's stayed there, afraid and utterly isolated, for ten years.
Set in the majestic, dangerous beauty of Alaska, All the Winters After is the story of two bound souls trying to free themselves, searching for family and forgiveness.
About the Author
Seré Prince Halverson is the international bestselling author of The Underside of Joy, which was published in eighteen languages. She and her husband have four grown children and live in Northern California in a house in the woods.
"All the Winters After is a beauty of a story that reaffirms what love is and what love does. You'll want to race through it to uncover the mysteries, while simultaneously slowing to savor this enchanting tale in hopes it will not end." — Julie Kibler, bestselling author of Calling Me Home
"Seré Prince Halverson delivers another riveting story about the bonds of family. All The Winters After is a beautiful and compelling tale set in the wilds of Alaska. A young woman broken by love sets a collision course with a family torn apart by grief and guilt. The secrets are deep. The winter is long. And the characters are unforgettable. I loved this book." — Amy Franklin-Willis, author of The Lost Saints of Tennessee
"[A] poignant tale of grief, love and self-discovery. The characters are unforgettable, the scenery is breathtaking and the plot is stirring. Halverson weaves loss and love together in a unique way, taking readers on an unforgettable journey from the first word to the last. This novel stays with readers long after the book is finished." — RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars, TOP PICK!
"The wilds of Alaska -- where homesteaders dig in and the Old Believers hold on -- is the setting for Seré Prince Halverson's story of an unlikely romance." — Contra Costa Times
"I found myself swept away by the narrative of this complicated, layered family in this complicated, layered land." — Fresh Fiction
"It's not often that writers from outside Alaska make the effort to understand and convey the hold our state has on those who live here. Halverson has delivered a recognizable version of ourselves within her larger, very satisfying story about strength of character and the power of love." — Alaska Dispatch News
"[An] absorbing second novel...their love story is engaging, and the spectacular setting and delightful supporting cast infuse the plot with vitality. A surprise ending is a perfect capper." — Publishers Weekly
"A book that makes you hug the pages and believe in love's transformative power. Against the rugged enchantment of Alaska, Halverson mesmerizes us with the unforgettable story of Kachemak Winkel and generations of hidden secrets. This isn't just a novel, it's a journey to territories of land and heart." — Sarah McCoy, New York Times and international bestselling author of The Mapmaker's Children
"With sweet, heartfelt characters and a richly described setting, Halverson blends mystery and suspense into a love story of many layers, not the least of which is a declaration of love to the Alaskan wilderness and its people." — Booklist
"Set in the wilds of Alaska, All the Winters After is a vivid exploration of landscape and community. Sensual, insightful and deeply affecting, Seré Prince Halverson's new novel illustrates how reckoning with the past is sometimes the only way to move forward. I read this book quickly, compulsively, and thought about it long after I turned the last page." — Jillian Medoff, author of I Couldn't Love You More
"This novel is like the Alaskan landscape it so vividly depicts: beautiful yet mysterious, layered and unforgettable, revealing its secrets at the exact right moments. Perfectly paced, deeply felt, and gorgeously written, All the Winters After will burn bright in your memory like the midnight sun." — Melanie Thorne, author of Hand Me Down
"An absolute delight from start to finish... Written with a deep appreciation for both the beauty and danger of the last frontier, this novel will resonate with readers looking for more than just another adventure story." — Library Journal