Alaskan Hideaway by Beth Carpenter – Book Review, Preview

Posted July 11, 2018 by Phyllis Helton in Blog Tours, Book Reviews, Giveaways / 3 Comments

Alaskan Hideaway by Beth Carpenter - Book Review, Preview

People who know my husband and me often comment on how different we are and how they never would have pictured us together. While I am outgoing, optimistic, and, dare I say, effervescent, my dear husband is very much an introvert and tends to be more calm and serious. I love to work on new things and get bored with administrative details and he is the classic administrative type.

Nonetheless, it works – we have been married for more than three decades. In our case, opposites do attract and we complement (and often compliment) each other. When we both work in our strengths, we are better. I can’t even imagine how awful it would be if I married a man more like me!

 

Alaskan Hideaway by Beth Carpenter – Book Review, Preview

Alaskan Hideaway
by Beth Carpenter


Series: Northern Lights #3
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming
Publication Date July 3, 2018
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: Alaska Contemporary
Main Character Ages: 35-60
Written for: Adults
Pages: 368

Synopsis:

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?

I would like to thank Prism Book Tours for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.

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Mac and Ursula were quite different. She was very friendly, positive and hospitable. Mac was … not. Both had lived through loss and dealt with grief, but the way they responded was different. And they needed each other. I may have liked them and their relationship even more because they were in many ways similar to my husband and myself.

I really appreciated the way that Mac knew how to apologize. He made some big mistakes, yet he was willing to admit them and do his best to make amends. It was lovely how he bought so many flowers the one time. In fact, she hadn’t even known he had accused her, she only sensed he was angry, which made it even sweeter.

Several parts lightened the tone from the deep heart issues that Mac had to work through. It was cute how Ursula and her friends banded together to send the reporter on a wild goose chase.

I enjoyed Rory, Ursula’s goddaughter, and her sweet, outgoing manner. A number of animals had roles that added to the interest. I especially liked the whittling that Mac did, making wood spirits and the descriptions of that process enhanced the story as well.

Preview of Alaskan Hideaway

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Also by Beth Carpenter

Alaskan Hideaway by Beth Carpenter – Book Review, Preview

The Alaskan Catch
by Beth Carpenter

Series: Northern Lights #1
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming
Publication Date August 8, 2017
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: Alaska Contemporary
Written for: Adults
Pages: 368

Synopsis:

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 kinda 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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Alaskan Hideaway by Beth Carpenter – Book Review, Preview

A Gift for Santa
by Beth Carpenter

Series: Northern Lights #2
Published by Harlequin Heartwarming
Publication Date December 5, 2017
Genres: Clean Romance
Setting: Alaska Contemporary
Written for: Adults
Pages: 384

Synopsis:

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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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

PRIZE PACK #1:

1 winner will receive (US and Canada)

  • a $20 Amazon gift card
  • a northern lights journal
  • a snowflake bookmark
  • a signed copy of The Alaskan Catch

PRIZE PACK #2: 1 winner will receive (open internationally)

  • a $20 Amazon gift card
  • e-book copies of The Alaskan Catch and A Gift for Santa

Ends July 18th

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About Beth Carpenter

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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3 responses to “Alaskan Hideaway by Beth Carpenter – Book Review, Preview

  1. Terri S.

    I haven’t read any of Beth Carpenter’s books yet but the stories sound interesting and I like both book covers.

  2. Brandon Sparks

    The cover looks amazing. The whole book sounds amazing. I can’t wait to start this read..

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