Set among the glaciers and thermal lagoons of Iceland, and framed by the magical art of glassblowing, The Color of Ice is the breathtaking story of a woman’s awakening to passion, beauty, and the redemptive power of unconditional love.
The stunning new novel by the author of award-winning novels Queen of the Owls and The Sound Between the Notes . . .
Cathryn McAllister, a freelance photographer, travels to Iceland for a photo shoot with an enigmatic artist who wants to capture the country’s iconic blue icebergs in glass. Her plan is to head out, when the job is done, on a carefully curated “best of Iceland” solo vacation. Widowed young, Cathryn has raised two children while achieving professional success. If the price of that efficiency has been the dimming of her fire—well, she hasn’t let herself think about it. Until now.
Bit by bit, Cathryn abandons her itinerary to remain with Mack, the glassblower, who awakens a hunger for all the things she’s told herself she doesn’t need anymore. Passion. Vulnerability. Risk. Cathryn finds herself torn between the life—and self—she’s come to know and the new world Mack offers. Commitments await her back in America. But if she walks away, she’ll lose this chance to feel deeply again. Just when her path seems clear, she’s faced with a shocking discovery—and a devastating choice that shows her what love really is.
“Barbara Linn Probst consistently delights each of our senses with her storytelling. I often know nothing of her subjects, but down the rabbit hole I fall. All of her stories are so original, smart and alluring. You always close her books in love with something new!
She has me filling up an imaginary art studio with works of art…picture it, the piano playing as you peruse the artwork and stories of Georgia O’Keefe and now truly exotic pieces of blown glass. She is creating a cohesive collection.
Her writing is so dynamic as we learn more about the characters she develops and we fall for them too. “The Color of Ice” is unique & original. She fights for a strong woman. I admire her work. I think you would, too!”
Barbara Linn Probst is an award-winning author of contemporary women’s fiction living on an historic dirt road in New York’s Hudson Valley. Her acclaimed novels Queen of the Owls (2020) and The Sound Between the Notes (2021) were gold and silver medalists for prestigious national awards, including the Sarton and Nautilus Book Awards. The Sound Between the Notes was also selected by Kirkus Reviews as one of the Best Indie Books of 2021. Barbara has also published over fifty essays on the craft of writing for sites such as Jane Friedman and Writer Unboxed, along with two nonfiction books. Her third novel The Color of Ice will be released in October 2022. Learn more on http://www.BarbaraLinnProbst.com.
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Nice review, Annie!