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A Gift for Santa (Northern Lights #2) by Beth Carpenter
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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MY REVIEW:: (LAWonder10)
What a FUN way to add to the Christmas Season enjoyment!
Marissa's parents had died when she was a young girl and her Aunt Becky & Uncle
Oliver had taken her into their home and raised her as though she was their own daughter.
It was nearing the Holidays and her Aunt & Uncle LOVED Christmas! Their farm was an attraction year around.
In the Summer it was a Petting Zoo with cart rides. During the Holidays, they catered to various Functions with their reindeer, sleigh, Santa and other festivities.
Then there was Chris, Marissa's ex-fiance. The one she gave her heart to, but they were just too different in what was priorities in their lives. Through the past decade, Marissa had had her dreams all shattered through no fault of her own. She would live life alone, focusing on her career...if ever anyone would hire after the scandal that branded her along with her lying, cowardly former ex-fiance!
This is a bittersweet story of lost love, regret, true friendship, and building new relationships.
Marissa had got so "caught up" in her own life and career, she neglected those she loved the most. Even through her neglect, they were non-critical, believed in her and welcomed her with open arms. She resolved never to allow herself to do that again.
Marissa does a "reality check", determines what really is important and realizes she has been remiss in staying close to her loved ones.
The characters are very individual and endearing. The scenes "play out" in a way one can feel he/she is experiencing the beauty and intrigue of Alaska.
The Book Cover and Title depict the story well and the Cover is very attractively done.
The "flow" of the story went smoothly and kept the reader's attention.
The only negative thought I had is I felt it was slightly too "wordy", yet it steadily progressed forward.
I offer a Four and a Half Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me wit no mention of a positive review. This is my honest Review.
I really like this story. There is a lot of life's realities in it. Hard choices we all have to make at some point in our lives. It was fun to see how things played out for the characters in this story.
The characters are well-developed and fun to get to know. The setting is easy to visualize. I could easily picture myself there.
The cover of the book is great as an attention getter for readers and the title is perfect for the story.
I highly recommend this book to other readers.
I give it a literary rating of 5/5
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The Alaskan Catch (Northern Lights #1) by Beth Carpenter
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…Goodreads│Amazon│Barnes & Noble│Harlequin│Kobo│Google Play│iTunes
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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