Monday, July 9, 2018

Review of Alaskan Hideaway (Northern Lights #3) by Beth Carpenter

On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to the book tour for Alaskan Hideaway by Beth Carpenter! Along the way there will be lots of excerpts and reviews to give you great insight into this wonderful clean contemporary romance that I'm sure you're going to love. Plus you can preview the other books in the series, which can all be read as standlones. I have a review for you today of this one. Also be sure to enter the giveaway at the end. Lots of prizes to be had! 

Alaskan Hideaway
(Northern Lights #3)

By Beth Carpenter
Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
July 1st 2018 by Harlequin Heartwarming

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?

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**My thoughts**
I've long been fascinated by stories from Alaska and really hope I can get up there to visit some day. That makes me quick to click on books with that setting, especially with an intriguing storyline. Sure, it's a little formulaic. You know the beginning. You can figure out the ending. But all of those little details that establish the plot line and get you from point A to point B make it well worth checking out.

I'm not a skier, but there is something romantic about the idea of a ski lodge and B&B up in the mountains. And I love the fact that the main characters, Mac and Ursula, are a bit older. Romance isn't just for the kids, you know! Both of them have been hurt in the past. Both of them have lived a lot of life. But the opposite ways in which they attack life issues gives them a perfect balance for each other and you know is going to turn into something good.

I may or may not also be a little partial to Mac's daughter for a couple of reasons.

This was a beautiful story of fierce love for one's child, even when that child isn't biologically yours. It's about fighting for what is right and never giving up hope. It's about learning how to forgive yourself when things happen that are out of your control. (And honestly, so much of life is out of our control.) And it is about learning how to love again. I really enjoyed every one of these characters, particularly the spunky Rory. 

This book is the third one in the series, but it truly felt like a standalone story. That being said, I still want to check out the other books in the series, especially if they are as good or better than this one. It was a great read for a warm summer day.

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…

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…

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.

Tour Schedule

July 9th:
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
July 14th:
Grand Finale

Tour Giveaway

PRIZE PACK #1: 1 winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card, a northern lights journal, a snowflake bookmark, and a signed copy of The Alaskan Catch (US and Canada)

PRIZE PACK #2: 1 winner will receive a $20 Amazon gift card and e-book copies of The Alaskan Catch and A Gift for Santa (open internationally)

Ends July 18th

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  1. Thanks so much for the beautiful review, and for featuring Alaskan Hideaway on your blog today.

  2. Our trip to Norway, Sweden,and Denmark was fabulous.


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