As I started my snowmobile for a late afternoon ride that fateful day back in 1974, little did I know that my parents and 11 year old brother were fighting for their lives in a high mountain pass at that very moment. The small Piper aircraft they had been flying home in had just slammed into a frozen lake during a deadly blizzard. The next 24 hours would become a struggle for survival and a race to rescue them against all odds. This story details the horror of that crash, but it's also about growing up in a simpler time in a small, northern town. This book is a celebration of love, respect, survival and community as well as a lesson in grace and courage in the face of great adversity. If you love aircraft and adventure this book is for you.**Disclaimer** I recognize that the other family member’s memories of events may be different than my own.
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Reviewed by Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite Imagine being a little boy with missing parents and a missing brother. Now imagine that those family members had been on a small plane piloted by your father in terrible weather conditions. What would you think? How would you feel? That is exactly the story shared by author Steve Novak in his new book, Blood on the Ice: Based on a True Story of Courage and Determination in the Face of Great Tragedy. More than just the tale of this event, the story also outlines the author's home life and life in the small community in which he grew up. This heartwarming tale of resilience and emergency is one that has the potential of touching anyone who has ever feared the loss of a loved one. Author Steve Novak has done a great job in portraying the details of this very traumatic situation in a way that the reader will feel as if they are a part of the action. His book is well-paced and has a great balance of background information and action. The reader will definitely want to keep turning the pages to see what will happen next, and Novak's writing style feeds in well with that desire. I am pleased to recommend Blood on the Ice to any reader who enjoys reading true stories about survival, great memoirs, or just a plain good read. I will certainly be keeping my eye out for any work that author Steve Novak presents his readers with next. If it's anything like Blood on the Ice, it will absolutely be worth the read!