Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber

Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Contemporary, Holiday
Length: Full Length (256 pgs)
Heat Level: Sweet
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Debbie Macomber brings us to the Alaskan wilderness for a magical Christmas tale about finding love where it’s least expected.

Before beginning her dream job as sous chef in one of Seattle’s hottest new restaurants, Josie Avery takes a summer position cooking at a lakeside lodge in the remote Alaskan town of Ponder. Josie falls for the rustic charms of the local community—including Jack Corcoran, the crotchety keeper of Ponder’s famed sourdough starter, and, in particular, the quiet and intense Palmer Saxon, a famed master swordsmith.

Josie and Palmer become close during the long Alaskan summer days, but Josie knows that, come fall, she’ll be returning to reality and the career she’s worked so hard for. Palmer, on the other hand, would like nothing better than to make Josie his wife and to keep her in Ponder. But Josie can’t imagine abandoning her mother back in the Emerald City and sacrificing her career to stay in this isolated town—not even for a man she’s quickly coming to love.

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Debbie Macomber is at her best in this beautiful holiday story about the far journeys we travel to find a place to call home.

A second chance at love? Yes, please.

This was my second Debbie Macomber book and I have to admit, the pups on the cover snagged my attention. I was looking for a sweet holiday read…with dogs. I wasn’t let down.

I knew going into this book, it was going to be a feel-good read. That’s what I wanted. Yes, there are complications. Yes, there’s drama. But it’s manageable. It’s the kind of book that is an easy read, quick one at that, and worth the investment of time.

Josie and Palmer aren’t perfect characters–which is good. I don’t want perfect. I have to admit, Palmer was a tad on the lovelorn side. He wanted Josie so much. I rooted for him, but at times, he was a bit over the top in his desire. It’s a sweet read, but he could be…he reminded me of a pup at times. Josie isn’t perfect as I said. She’s dying to get back to her job in Seattle. I got it. She had something she loved back home. But she loves Palmer. I liked the missed connections in the story, but I did want the action to pick up.

That said, the ending was satisfying for me. I knew what I’d be getting and wasn’t let down. It’s a sweet morsel of a book. It fit the mood and the desire I had for a holiday read.

If you’re looking for a holiday read that’s a quick one, then this might be the book you’re looking for.

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