Rich Ritter - The New Voice of the American West

Heart of Abigail, by Rich Ritter, is an immensely enjoyable read, weaving a fine tale of hardship and romance amid the turmoil of Southeast Alaska’s historic gold rush era. The fictional heroine, Abigail Sinclair, is a skillfully written character, pulling the reader into her emotional journey of innocence, vulnerability, lost love and salvation. I’m not one to normally read romance stories, but this book’s many authentic photographs induced my interest until I almost felt as if I was there myself, smelling the salty air and feeling the cool wind of coastal Alaska where I grew up. Whether you are fond of history, Alaska, adventure, or just well-written fiction, Heart of Abigail will not disappoint.

Gregory Liefer