"A fun holiday read in a remote Alaskan town!"
Reviewed by Helen Williams
Posted September 27, 2018
Holiday | Women's Fiction | Romance Contemporary
ALASKAN HOLIDAY is a fun
holiday novel that Debbie Macomber is so good at writing. This story
takes place in the remote town of Ponder, Alaska. A sous chef has
gotten her dream job at the hottest new restaurant in Seattle. But
before beginning her new job she takes a summer job of cooking at a
lakeside lodge in Ponder, Alaska. It's a very rustic community where
she finds herself charmed by Jack Corcoran, the crotchety keeper of
the Ponder sourdough starter and by intense and quiet Palmer Saxon, a
Josie Avery is looking forward to her dream job as sous chef at the new
Seattle restaurant. But she has fallen in love with the rustic charm of
Alaska and in particular, Palmer Saxon. But she knows her stay is
temporary and tries not to become too attached. She has worked so
hard for this position and cannot imagine being separated from her
mother back in Seattle. Josie and Palmer have been very close during
her time in Ponder. Palmer would love for Josie to stay in Ponder and
create a life with him. But he has no idea of what he can do to convince
her to stay. He decides to take some relationship advice from Jack.
This will lead to a series of unfortunate and humorous events. As far as
Jack is concerned Josie is the best cook he has ever met. As long as
he can get all the meals he wants he will do whatever it takes to keep
Josie there. So he does everything he can to push Palmer in the right
direction in convincing Josie to stay in Alaska. Fate seems to be in
Palmer's favor when Josie misses the last boat out of Alaska before
winter comes and she is stranded in Ponder.
Josie and Palmer have come to terms with dreams and reality and the
complications that arise. ALASKAN
HOLIDAY is an amazing holiday romance by contemporary romance
master, Debbie Macomber!
Debbie Macomber brings us to the Alaskan wilderness for a
magical Christmas tale about finding love where it’s least
Before beginning her dream job as sous chef in one of
Seattle’s hottest new restaurants, Josie Avery takes a
summer position cooking at a lakeside lodge in the remote
Alaskan town of Ponder. Josie falls for the rustic charms of
the local community—including Jack Corcoran, the crotchety
keeper of Ponder’s famed sourdough starter, and, in
particular, the quiet and intense Palmer Saxon, a famed
Josie and Palmer become close during the long Alaskan summer
days, but Josie knows that, come fall, she’ll be returning
to reality and the career she’s worked so hard for. Palmer,
on the other hand, would like nothing better than to make
Josie his wife and to keep her in Ponder. But Josie can’t
imagine abandoning her mother back in the Emerald City and
sacrificing her career to stay in this isolated town—not
even for a man she’s quickly coming to love.
Fate has other plans. Josie misses the last boat out of town
before winter sets in, stranding her in Ponder and putting
her dream job at risk. As the holidays approach, Josie and
Palmer must grapple with the complications that arise when
dreams confront reality, and the Christmas magic that can
happen when they put their faith in love.
Debbie Macomber is at her best in this beautiful holiday
story about the far journeys we travel to find a place to
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