Welcome to my tour stop for Alaskan Dreams by Beth Carpenter! The author is also running a scavenger hunt with an additional giveaway. Grab a clue from each stop on the tour (including mine below), Google the answer, and enter the answer here. ENDED
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Alaskan Dreams (Northern Lights #6)
By Beth Carpenter
Paperback & ebook, 368 Pages
May 1st 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming
The dream she wants
The love she found
Lauren Shepherd has traded her hectic office job for a quiet life working on an elderly friend’s farm. Risking everything to move to Alaska might just be the perfect opportunity for her—if Lauren can convince handsome and fiercely protective Patrick O’Shea that she’s not swindling his grandmother. But when financial troubles threaten her dream, Lauren and Patrick unite in a hunt for a legendary treasure…only to discover something between them more precious than gold.
My review of Alaskan Dreams
I know I’ve said this many times, but I love reading books that are set in Alaska. There’s something about that remoteness that appeals to me. I wouldn’t want to live there in real life, but immersing myself in a fictional Alaskan setting is perfect! Alaskan Dreams takes place in Palmer, Alaska which is a real town. It’s about 43 miles from Anchorage, so you get to be remote without being too remote! And it’s the perfect place for Lauren to pursue her dream.
While she was growing up, Lauren lived all over the place. Her mom’s addiction to “being in love” led them to wherever her mom’s current boyfriend lived. Lauren craves the stability that she’s never had, and thanks to an online forum, she thinks she’s found it. Lauren’s dream is to be a goat farmer, and Bonnie has just the place for her…Bonnie’s farm. No, it’s no longer a working dairy farm, but Bonnie lives alone and doesn’t want to move into senior housing. That’s her grandson Patrick’s solution.
I love how realistic the characters in Alaskan Dreams are. Lauren’s upbringing causes her to always expect things to be temporary. Bonnie may be getting older, but that doesn’t mean she wants to leave her home. Patrick is concerned about his grandmother’s safety and skeptical about Lauren’s intentions. All of these things bring conflict to the story, but once the characters begin to consider how the others feel, they develop a family-like relationship.
Bonnie’s friends are so much fun. They’re like the awesome aunts in the family. They pitch in whenever they’re needed. Lauren bonds with the group of friends very quickly even though they are much older than she is. It’s very sweet.
Alaskan Dreams is about following your heart, finding family, falling in love, and learning how to face tough times without running away. I absolutely loved it, and I highly recommend it to clean romance lovers.
Other Books in the Series
You can read my review of book 5 below:
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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One winner will receive a signed print copy of An Alaskan Proposal and a $25 Amazon Gift Card
Ends May 20, 2020
Don’t forget to also enter the author’s scavenger hunt giveaway by grabbing clues from EACH STOP on the tour and entering the answer HERE. The clue from my stop: *Treasure Hunt Clue #3: Shape of a goat’s pupil. Enter the answer HERE