"What happens when love and mother nature have other plans?"
Reviewed by Patti Loveday
Posted October 4, 2018
Holiday | Women's Fiction | Romance Contemporary
Whenever I get the opportunity to read a Debbie Macomber book, I
jump at the chance. Her romance novels are captivating and addictive.
They never disappoint! ALASKAN
HOLIDAY is the perfect story that reminds us that no matter how
planned out we think we have our life, it never goes as planned. When
your dreams and life goals do not match. How do you decide the path
to take? Follow your heart or your head? When life throws you a curve
ball do you try to catch it or dodge it?
The characters are relatable and realistic. They could easily be your
friend or next door neighbor. Josie thinks she has planned her future
out and everything is going as planned. Well, that is until she decides
to work in Ponder for the summer before she starts her dream job in
Seattle. She is determined to stay on course. What happens when love
and mother nature has other plans?
A steamy romance is full of drama and kisses hot enough to melt the
fresh winter snow. Macomber has created another magical world set
during the holidays that are sure to get you in the spirit of the season.
The Alaskan backdrop makes for a lovely backdrop and helps to play a
big part in the storyline. The perfect storm creates just enough
problems for the characters to make this a dreamy read. ALASKAN HOLIDAY is a heartwarming
story that is sure to stay with you long after reading.
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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