Blog Tour Review: ALASKAN HIDEAWAY by Beth Carpenter

 


On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Alaskan Hideaway
(Northern Lights #3)
By Beth Carpenter
Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
July 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming
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He traveled 3,800 miles to be alone

…but is it what he really wants?

Relocating to Alaska after a family tragedy seemed an ideal way for author R.D. “Mac” Macleod to grieve in peace. But solitude feels overrated when Mac’s around B&B owner Ursula Anderson and her orphaned goddaughter, Rory, who’s already bonding with his dog. Worse, he’s imagining a future with Ursula and Rory. Is it time to finally forgive himself?

Other Books in the Series

The Alaskan Catch
(Northern Lights #1)
By Beth Carpenter
Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
August 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Where life’s currents take you…

Dana Raynott just traveled 3,600 miles to reunite with the brother who changed his name and fled to Alaska nineteen years ago. It’s impossible not to be moved by this wild, breathtaking state, even if Dana’s no closer to finding the answers she came here for.

Her brother’s best friend, Anchorage engineer Sam MacKettrick, might be able to help her. He’s strong and kind—a six-foot, irresistible blend of diverse cultures. He’s also haunted by a tragic family history with a startling connection to Dana’s past…

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A Gift for Santa
(Northern Lights #2)
By Beth Carpenter
Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
December 1st 2017 by Harlequin Heartwarming

It’s the season for giving…and starting over?

A reindeer farm without Santa wouldn’t be Christmas in Marissa Gray’s Alaskan hometown. Luckily Chris Allen’s there to pinch-hit, although for Marissa, seeing her ex-fiancé again brings back memories of what might have been.

Ten years after their breakup, the feelings between the wildlife biologist and blue-eyed fisherman are stronger than ever. Only now there’s a foster kid in the mix, as well as the shocking crime that cost Marissa her job and her family’s security. She and Chris need to find their way to a meeting of minds and hearts to make this truly a season for second chances…

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About the Author

Once upon a time …

when Beth Carpenter was a little girl, she read everything she could get her hands on, and entertained herself on the school bus by making up stories in her head. Not a lot has changed. She’s still consuming books like M&Ms, and spends her days creating happily-ever-afters for her imaginary friends.

She lives in Alaska and Arizona with her husband and an aggressively affectionate fifty-pound lap dog. She loves to hear from readers.

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Tour Schedule

July 9th:
Launch
Paulette’s Papers
Hearts & Scribbles
Thoughts of a Blonde
It’s All About the Romance
Andi’s Book Reviews
underneath the covers
July 10th:
The Power of Words
Katie’s Clean Book Collection
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Book by Book
July 11th:
Among the Reads
Reading Is My SuperPower
Stacking My Book Shelves!
July 12th:
Janice’s Book Reviews
Becky on Books
Britt Reads Fiction
Kimber Li
July 13th:
Teatime and Books
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
SilverWoodSketches
July 14th:
Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

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***REVIEW***

Mac’s just a paranoid old grump, or so it seems to Ursula.  At first.  She wants to go skiing with her goddaughter, Rory, and he locks up the trails.  Annoying.  She owns the local inn and the tourists count on those trails for a lot of fun.  And she counts on it for income.  Also, she wanted to buy the house Mac’s taken over too.  He won’t sell.  Ugh.  But, she didn’t get to where she is in life after fifty by throwing up her hands.  Instead, she bakes some awesome cinnamon rolls and hands Mac’s pit bull dog, Blossom, some of her best jerky.

Mac is surprised, but, seriously, he should’ve realized Alaskans know a few things about dogs.  Turns out, he’s got a good reason for being a paranoid old grump.  His adult daughter is dead.  More than that, she was murdered and the killer is still out there.  He’s trying to find her with help from the professionals.  So far, no luck.

Mac starts to trust Ursula, which is saying a lot in his emotional state.  He’s especially impressed when she saves his dog from an irate bald eagle.

He’s just lucky Blossom is a pit bull and not a poodle.  We call small dogs ‘eagle bait.’  As it is, Blossom gets away with a nasty scratch on her snout.

All the warm fuzzies are blown to bits when Mac comes home to find a note from Ursula saying she has his dog!  That manipulative nut stole his dog!

Not so fast, Einstein.

After Mac gets all rude and huffy getting his pooch home, Blossom shows him how she actually got out.  Blossom learned to open the door all by her puppy self and she is so proud too.  I’ve seen dogs do that!

Time for Mac to grovel.

Of course, neighbors see the flowers and assume the best for their dear friend, Ursula.  But, she’s way too practical for that.  You gotta be in Alaska or you die, after all.

Spending time, getting to know each other, bonding with Rory who loves Blossom, it’s all so splendidly and believably written for a couple of fifty year olds.  The setting is well-done and believable for a misplaced Alaskan like me too.

Mac and Ursula both have pain from a lifetime of losses, but they also have steel-like determination to protect and serve their collective loved ones.

This is a warm story set in a cold place.  Bring it home today.  My local stores don’t carry Harlequin Heartwarming.  If you’re like me, you’ll need to order it.  Or become a book reviewer and sign up as a host for Prism and get it for free.

😉

 

 

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for featuring me on your blog today, Kimber Li, and for the wonderful review. In the Alaska report: it’s supposed to get to 67 today in Anchorage and we might see some sun. The baby geese in the park are almost as big as their parents now. Saw an eagle yesterday. And the fireweed is starting to bloom in a few places around town.

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    1. Kimber Li says:

      Summer in Alaska is a glorious thing!

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