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Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber
Genre: Romance | Pub: 10.2.0218
Book Jacket Synopsis:
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.
Fate has other plans. Josie misses the last boat out of town before winter sets in, stranding her in Ponder and putting her dream job at risk. As the holidays approach, Josie and Palmer must grapple with the complications that arise when dreams confront reality, and the Christmas magic that can happen when they put their faith in love.
Debbie Macomber is at her best in this beautiful holiday story about the far journeys we travel to find a place to call home.
Book Format & Source: Audiobook via Libby app
Review & Thoughts:
- Overall I enjoyed this story. I’ve always loved Debbie Macomber books. This was the first one I listened to as an audiobook.
- I enjoyed Josie and Palmer’s story. This had the concept that sometimes when you love someone you have to let them go and if it’s meant to be you’ll make your way back to each other. Sometimes it’s about the right timing and or about distance making the heart grow fonder. I’m personally a big believer in the right timing for a relationship to take off well.
- It’s also important that both people in a relationship are fulfilled personally and professionally in what makes them happy separate and together.
- Ponder sounds like a wonderful place to take a vacation. I could picture this book being made into a Hallmark winter movie!
Recommend for: fans of Debbie Macomber, fans of clean romance, fans of winter romance
My Review Rating: ♥♥♥♥
Romance Steam Factor: G
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