Thursday, July 12, 2018

Book 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?

My Review

4 of 5 Stars

From the first chapter, I was instantly hooked. Certain stories evoke just the right imagery and emotion in a reader. Alaskan Hideaway is one of those books. 

I have long been drawn to Alaska, probably because I'm from the opposite end of the States. Beth Carpenter gives us a rare gift in allowing us to visit there. It almost feels as though we are visiting Ursula's B&B, or escaping into the wilderness with Mac. I quickly fell in love with these characters, with Ursula and her struggle to help her goddaughter Rory, and Mac's tragic past. Each of these characters are united in their understood grief. Their pasts allow them to build the bridge into something new. 

For Ursula and Mac, it's not love at first sight. Mac just wants to be left alone, while Ursula only wants access to the ski trails that run through his property. Neither can come to an agreement, but this is only the beginning of what becomes an unexpected, beautiful love story. This is a book and a romance about the little, in-between moments that make life worth living. The details and baring between kindred souls that reminds us we aren't alone in our tragedy.

The perfect read for all ages, when you need that extra dose of hope for happiness, and the faith in second chances.

  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: 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

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)
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  1. I've added this series to my book wishlist. I like the beautiful book cover.

    1. Hey Juana, you won't regret adding it :) A very heartfelt sweet story.

  2. Thank you for having Alaskan Hideaway on your blog today, and for the lovely review.

    1. Hey Beth! Thank you so much for the opportunity to read your lovely book :) As you can tell, I really enjoyed it. Your characters truly live and breathe and I'm such a sucker for second-chance romance & family stories. Looking forward to reading more of your books!