Those who have come to know and love the stories of Sallie Lee Bell will not be disappointed in this exciting, action filled tale with its setting in the snow-filled reaches of far-away Alaska. He is not handsome, but he is attractive, thought golden-haired Jean Barton the first time she saw rugged, auburn haired Steve Walton. Then, after she met Steve aboard the shuttle boat plying between Seattle and Aleut, Alaska, she became even more attracted to him. Jean felt duty-bound, however, to fight this attraction, for Steve, despite his fine moral character and strong purpose in life, was nonetheless an unbeliever and Jean knew that companionship with an unbeliever was against God's plan for her life. Fragile looking and petite, Jean Barton was not Steve Walton's idea of what a missionary should look like. But Jean was determined to devote herself to the native children in Aleut, in the hope that one of them, at least, would hear God's call and dedicate his life to working for God among his own people. It was Jean's dedication that made her different and even more attractive to Steve, even though he could not understand her purpose in life. This is the setting of The Secret Conflict. Against the backdrop of vast mountains and native violence, the story of Jean and Steve unfolds and grips the reader's interest from first page to last.
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