Book Review

Northern Deception by Laurie Wood

I’m so glad I discovered Laurie Wood and her books. I began reading her novella, Northern Hearts and loved it so much I figured I should go back and read Northern Deception (book 1 in the Heroes of the Tundra series)



I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know more about the Canadian Tundra and Churchill through the character’s experiences in Northern Deception.
I pretty much put everything on hold and read this book straight through. What a fascinating setting and I enjoyed the suspense element of this book because it kept me guessing. Now I want to go dog-sledding.
I love reunion stories and this one didn’t disappoint. Kira and Lukas have a past they must deal with while they figure out who is trying to kill them.
Grab a cup of hot chocolate, snuggle up and enjoy this book!


After a savage attack in university, Kira Summers fled to the safety of northern Canada and her work as a polar bear scientist. But when her whistleblower brother dies in a mysterious car crash, she must return home to bury him and pack his belongings. Unaware she’s carrying explosive evidence someone’s willing to kill for, she has no choice but to rely on the one person she never thought she’d see again.

Lukas Tanner, a widowed single father of a special needs toddler, moved to Churchill five years ago. As the proud owner of Guiding Star Enterprises, a wilderness tour company, he and his daughter lead a simple life. But when Kira comes crashing back into his world, he realizes God has other plans. Now, Lukas and Kira must confront a merciless killer as their past and present collide in a deadly race—a race they must win if they have any hope of a future together.



In the mid-1980’s  Laurie Wood was a municipal police officer when women in Canada were pioneers in policing. But she always wanted to be a writer. Now She is a military wife who’s lived across Canada, our beautiful country. Her and her husband have raised two wonderful children with Down Syndrome to adulthood and they bless us every day. Her books have finaled in the prestigious Daphne du Maurier (twice), the TARA, the Jasmine, and the Genesis contests. They live in central Canada with a menagerie of dogs, cats, and kids and if the house were bigger, no doubt we’d have more.

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Melony Teague writes contemporary romance with a dash of humor, she loves to inspire and motivate others through her written words, and she believes everyone has a story to tell. Melony is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, and she is the co-author of As the Ink Flows, a devotional for authors. Her fiction debut, A Promise to Keep released, Jan 21, 2020. Melony was born in South Africa and now lives in Toronto with her handsome husband, their two teenagers, and does the bidding of her two adorable cats.

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Melony Teague is a Freelance Writer and Columnist who lives in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The Biographer for Portraits of Giving (2014-2016), Aurora Sports Hall of Fame (2015 -2017) and teaches seniors in her community how to write their personal story.

One Comment

  • Sherida Stewart

    Great review, Melony! I love Laurie’s stories. The virtual trips to Churchill are amazing, I want to take an excursion on a tundra buggy. I’m excited for the next book in the series. Thanks for your post.

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