What Readers on Amazon Are Saying​

“One of my TOP 10 Favorite Books!!!”
“Inspiring, Enjoyable, Wonderful…A Must Read!”
“A captivating and inspirational story!”
“Terrific, well-written story!”
“A Truly ‘Can’t Put Down’ Read!”
“I absolutely loved this book”
“Move over, Hunger Games…real life courage and optimism rule”
“By far the best Alaskan wilderness adventure!”
“Interesting & Sweet Memoir”
“A Six-Star Book”
“Best Book Ever!”
“Fantastic and captivating book”
“Amazing Read!!!”
“Great Story of Pioneer Spirit and Love.”
“An absolutely delightful read.”
“SUCH A GOOD READ – YOU WILL LOVE THIS COUPLE’S STORY!”
“Don’t hesitate..buy it!”
“This Book May Change Your Life!”
“Feeling the pull!”
“Beautifully written and inspiring story!”
“Simply a Brilliant Book.”
“Beautiful!”
“Loved the story, wanted More!!!!!!”
“WINDS OF SKILAK-A WINNER!”
“The BEST read!”
“Inspirational -- on many levels.”
“Wow! What an amazing story!! Highly Recommended”
“What a wonderful book. Almost every page held another surprise …”
“Bonnie Rose Ward is a wonderful writer.”
“Bonnie has truly captured the spirit of that hauntingly beautiful place…”
“A wonderful story told by a talented storyteller!”
“First book I’ve finished in ages.”
“A Solid Journal that keeps you turning pages!”
“True adventure with faith, at its best.”
“One of the finest Alaskan non-fiction saga’s”
“Good Reading With a Cup of Tea and a Fire to Sit by.”
“This book is without a doubt the best book I have ever read”
“I have read about a dozen Alaska experience books… this is the best written one. Great story!”
“Truly Inspirational!”
“A quick and rewarding read…”
“A nice escape”
“Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!”
“What A Story!”
“Outstanding!”
“Terrific Read!”
“Excellent Read!”
“Just a pleasure to read.”
“Burning for more!”
“Great book, the best I’ve read in a long time.”
“A Beautiful Story of Love and Hard Work.”
“Ahhh The Life…”
“Bonnie is an excellent story teller.”
“Sad to see it end…”
“…the best book on homesteading that I have read.”
“Edge of your seat reading.”
“Entertaining, exciting, page turner!”
“Refreshingly sweet and inspiring!”
“Well worth the read!!”
“This is an amazing story!”
“More Please!”
“Very interesting read. Kept you involved and wanting more…”
“I have read this book three times and will read it over and over…”
“Cold, daring, victory over climate.”
“Great Read!”
“This author knows how to write and bring you into her world.”
“From a fellow northern woman: ‘Well Done!’”
“…YOU WON’T WANT IT TO END!!”
“Kept me from going to bed!”
“Raw, emotional, & overall wonderful!”
“This book sticks with you!”
“Love, love, love this book. A MUST READ!”
“One of the best of the wilderness homestead genre.”
“This young woman becomes a wilderness pioneer right in front of your eyes. Give it a chapter or two and you will be hooked.”
“Inspiration and fresh air… loved it!”
“GET YOUR COPY NOW!!!”
“A truly epic story of love and devotion to each other…A real page turner from start to finish!!!!!”
“Should be made into a movie…would be a blockbuster adventure!”
“Heartwarming, adventurous, gripping!”
“Survival Description at its Best!”
“10 stars out of 5”
“Wow! This is an amazing story!”
“Excellent writer who can put you right in the action!”
“Wow…and double Wow!”
“The Continuing Saga a Continuing Success!”
“She did it again!”
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About the Author

Author Bonnie Ward chronicles an exciting and thought-provoking tale of one couple’s faith in God and dedication to each other through all of Alaska’s curveballs. Winds of Skilak is a true tale of absorbing force, sure to bring out your own sense of adventure.

WINDS OF SKILAK

THE CONTINUING SAGA

Continues the journey of Bonnie Rose Ward as a “wilderness wife” and her tough-as-nails husband Sam in the stark, challenging, and exhilarating wilds of Alaska. Imagine canning a whole moose. One thousand pounds of meat, critical to survival through the brutal winter on an island in Alaska. And doing it in a home with no electricity, no plumbing, and no refrigeration.

WINDS OF SKILAK​

Leaving behind friends, family, and life as they know it, the Wards embark on a journey into the Alaskan wilderness that will change them forever. Winds of Skilak traces a young couple’s adventurous move from the suburbs of Ohio to a remote island on ill-tempered Skilak Lake. As Sam and Bonnie adapt to a life without running water, electricity and telephones, the unforgiving, desolate environment tests their courage early on.

Winds of Skilak

The Continuing Saga

Winds of Skilak: The Continuing Saga of One Couple’s Adventures and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness continues the journey of Bonnie Rose Ward as a “wilderness wife” and her tough-as-nails husband Sam in the stark, challenging, and exhilarating wilds of Alaska.
Imagine canning a whole moose. One thousand pounds of meat, critical to survival through the brutal winter on an island in Alaska. And doing it in a home with no electricity, no plumbing, and no refrigeration.

PRAISES

Winds of Skilak

FIRST PLACE - Journey Awards for Narrative Non-Fiction/Adventure Chanticleer Book Reviews 2015 WINNER - Next Generation Indie Book Award Memoir 2014 HONORABLE MENTION - Foreword Review's Book of the Year 2014 FINALIST - USA Best Book Award Autobiography/Memoir 2014c

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