An Alaskan Secret
Series: Home to Hearts Bay #1
Published by Love Inspired
Publication Date March 29, 2022
Genres: Inspirational Fiction, Clean Romance
Setting: Alaska Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 25-34
Written for: Adults
Coming home as a single dad…
with a seven-year secret
Back home in Hearts Bay, Alaska, Asher Hale’s past has caught up with him. His son Cameron’s new reading tutor, Tess Madden, is actually Cameron's mother—but she doesn't know it.
Their teenage romance is one neither has forgotten, but Asher’s secret lies between them. Now he will have to risk it all. Because telling the truth is the only path to a family reunion.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
An Alaskan Secret is a sweet story of second chances. Reading the synopsis, I was led to wonder how on earth a mother could not know about her child, and, honestly, my skepticism was part of my motivation for wanting to read the book. The other reason is that I have read and enjoyed other books by Heidi McCahan and wanted to see where this would go.
Asher and Cameron were great! Asher’s love for his son, which led him to deceive Tess all those years ago, made him a great dad. He struggled to do the right things for Cameron and felt like a failure when he discovered his reading difficulties.
A faith element runs through the story. Though it is more along the lines of subtle inspirational fiction, the message of forgiveness is clear. Yay!
I enjoyed how the plot played out. It was natural and made sense. Cameron was adorable, as any seven-year-old boy in a story should be. The romance played out realistically.
Readers who enjoy sweet, second chance romances will want to read An Alaskan Secret.