Alaskan Hideaway

Alaskan Hideaway

by Beth Carpenter

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ISBN-13: 9781335633699
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 07/03/2018
Series: A Northern Lights Novel , #3
Edition description: Original Large Print
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 666,142
Product dimensions: 4.00(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Beth Carpenter grew up on a farm reading everything she could get her hands on, from cereal boxes to the encyclopedia. Saturday visits to the library were the highlight of her week. Due to motion sickness, she couldn't read on the school bus so she made up her own stories instead.

She still consumes books like popcorn and loves to create happy endings for her imaginary friends. She believes dogs, books, and laughter are key to happiness. And dark chocolate. And love.

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Alaskan Hideaway 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
MeezCarrie 9 months ago
4.5 stars Alaskan Hideaway is a sweet story of friendship, community, empathy, and healing. The romance progresses at a natural pace (not too rushed, not too slow) and Mac’s Oklahoma cowboy self will have you swooning every time his drawl and use of darlin’ resurfaces. The delightfully-rendered setting will have you adding Alaska to your bucket list for sure, and each of the main characters has you fully invested in their story from the moment you meet them. This can easily be read as a standalone but you really must read the first two books at some point, too, because they’re just as good! The perfect reading choice for fans of Irene Hannon’s Hope Harbor series!
beckymmoe 10 months ago
This one pushed all of my "yes" buttons! An older heroine and hero, with a slow but satisfying romance? Check! A widow who had a wonderful first marriage, has been content with her life in widowhood, but is willing to give love another chance with the right person? Check! A hard-headed hero who eventually manages to figure out for himself when he's going down the path of self-destruction? Check! (Okay, so nature gave him a little help here. Still, it didn't have to be beaten into him, and he wasn't an over-the-top jerk in the meantime. Just a middling jerk ;)) A precocious but realistic pre-teen and lovable canine? Check, and check! I loved Alaskan Hideaway. It is loosely related to the first book in the series ( The Alaskan Catch )--Ursula is Sam's foster mother--and the characters from book two ( A Gift for Santa ) make appearances, but it would also work just fine as a standalone. If you can manage to read this book and not want to go back to read the others, you're a stronger person than I am. Rating: 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
beckymmoe 10 months ago
This one pushed all of my "yes" buttons! An older heroine and hero, with a slow but satisfying romance? Check! A widow who had a wonderful first marriage, has been content with her life in widowhood, but is willing to give love another chance with the right person? Check! A hard-headed hero who eventually manages to figure out for himself when he's going down the path of self-destruction? Check! (Okay, so nature gave him a little help here. Still, it didn't have to be beaten into him, and he wasn't an over-the-top jerk in the meantime. Just a middling jerk ;)) A precocious but realistic pre-teen and lovable canine? Check, and check! I loved Alaskan Hideaway. It is loosely related to the first book in the series ( The Alaskan Catch )--Ursula is Sam's foster mother--and the characters from book two ( A Gift for Santa ) make appearances, but it would also work just fine as a standalone. If you can manage to read this book and not want to go back to read the others, you're a stronger person than I am. Rating: 4 stars / A- I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Silverwood 10 months ago
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.
Phyllis_H 10 months ago
Alaskan Hideaway by Beth Carpenter Mac and Ursula were quite different. She was very friendly, positive and hospitable. Mac was … not. Both had lived through loss and dealt with grief, but the way they responded was different. And they needed each other. I may have liked them and their relationship even more because they were in many ways similar to my husband and myself. I really appreciated the way that Mac knew how to apologize. He made some big mistakes, yet he was willing to admit them and do his best to make amends. It was lovely how he bought so many flowers the one time. In fact, she hadn’t even known he had accused her, she only sensed he was angry, which made it even sweeter. Several parts lightened the tone from the deep heart issues that Mac had to work through. It was cute how Ursula and her friends banded together to send the reporter on a wild goose chase. I enjoyed Rory, Ursula’s goddaughter, and her sweet, outgoing manner. A number of animals had roles that added to the interest. I especially liked the whittling that Mac did, making wood spirits and the descriptions of that process enhanced the story as well. This review was originally posted on AmongTheReads.net. Get a preview of Alaskan Hideaway at amongTheReads.net I would like to thank Prism Book Tours for giving me this copy of the book. This gift did not influence my opinion or review.
Heidi_Reads 11 months ago
The gentle pace of this story took me a bit to get into, but I enjoyed Ursula's story of those in her life whom she loves and supports. She and Mac are an older couple which generally isn't my preferred age for the romance books I read, but I appreciated their perspective on life, their wisdom and sacrifices. Ursula is active with running the inn and cross-country skiing, and brings joy to many, including the young girl she is raising and her friends and family in the community. I loved how she and various business owners quickly work together to throw a reporter off the scent of Mac's trail. Mac is one tormented character, and the persistence of Ursula's genuine compassion and acts of kindness draw him out of the darkness where he can feel hope and experience a respite from his inner pain. As their friendship deepens, Mac is able to provide support to Ursula as well, and though they have their share of bumps in the road, the romance blossomed naturally. The setting of Alaska in the winter was perfect and I loved the little details that brought it to life, especially the reindeer run which sounds like a riot! Alaskan Hideaway is a nice follow up to the previous books in the series, and I look forward to more from the author. (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions in this review are my own)
Emma 11 months ago
Alaskan Hideaway by Beth Carpenter Book 3 of 4 in A Northern Lights Novel (4 Book Series 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? This is Ursula Anderson and R.D. “Mac” Macleod's story. SNOW CRUNCHED UNDER Ursula’s ski poles as she pushed up the rise and stopped at the top of the hill to catch her breath. She’d earned an Anchorski second-place medal in the over-fifty age group a few winters ago, but that didn’t mean she could keep up with her eight-year-old goddaughter. From somewhere nearby, a raven cackled as though amused at these earthbound creatures with boards strapped to their feet. “Remember, pizza,” Ursula called. The little girl instantly spread the tails of her skis and slid to a stop. “GOOD GIRL. You ran off the evil intruders, didn’t you?” Mac rubbed behind the dog’s rosebud ears. She wiggled in delight. “We don’t want a bunch of nosy people poking around here, do we? No we don’t.” He’d been a little surprised at the dog’s performance. She wasn’t usually so aggressive. She must have found something sinister about the two skiers, which was odd since one of them was a child. Not that people were above using children in their schemes. He’d had photographers try the “my kid lost a baseball in your yard” trick more than once. The whole point of this impromptu move to Alaska was to get away from people. Especially some members of the tabloid press. I highly recommend reading. "I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book." Alaskan Hideaway by Beth Carpenter is a wonderful well written 5 star book. I am looking forward to reading more books by Beth Carpenter. Northern Lights 1. The Alaskan Catch 2. A Gift for Santa 3. Alaskan Hideaway 4. An Alaskan Proposal
LynnB888 11 months ago
Heart-wrenchingly emotional! With the next book in her Northern Lights series, Beth Carpenter takes us into the heart of a man who has lost his motivation in the world. He thinks all he needs is to hole up and be alone, but when he's challenged again and again by a pushy neighbor and her adorable goddaughter, he actually sees the world brightening up a bit. There are a couple of story lines melding together to complete this story, and both are emotional and sad, but there's also an amazing connection between the this man, woman and child that makes you hope against hope for the healing they all need. A really great read! R.D. *Mac* Macleod needs to be alone. An accomplished author for years, Mac no longer has an inspiration to open his laptop, much less try to meet the next deadline looming. He's lost the one person who was most dear to him ... and he's consumed with a soul crushing guilt that he can't get past. He leaves his home and heads to Alaska where he can live on his own without people bothering him ... only it doesn't take long for a pesky neighbor to come knocking! B & B owner Ursula Anderson knows loss, and when she gets to know Mac and sees how overcome he is with his despair, she's not sure she can help him. But being around Ursula and the adorable little girl she's raising brightens Mac's demeanor. Can the life she can offer truly be enough for this man or will he continue to let his perceived failure eat away at him?