An Alaskan Proposal

An Alaskan Proposal

by Beth Carpenter

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ISBN-13: 9781488039584
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Series: A Northern Lights Novel , #4
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 327,265
File size: 1 MB

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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An Alaskan Proposal 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
PianoLady831 7 days ago
It was the Alaskan setting of this series that initially drew me to it, and it’s Beth Carpenter’s smooth writing, warm characters, and creative storytelling that keep me coming back to her books. Northern Lights is a great series of stories with connected characters that you get to revisit, although each story stands alone. The stories are clean and I’ve greatly enjoyed each one. First of all, the setting is fabulous, and I love visiting Alaska through the author’s eyes. From vast landscapes, to local places and outdoor activities, to special events like fishing for king salmon, Carpenter creates a vivid sense of place and imparts some fascinating tidbits of information at the same time. Another strength is rich characterization, with Leith and Sabrina being warm, talented, caring, and so very real. Both had been hurt in the past and were wary of romantic relationships. I made Leith’s initial mistake in thinking that Sabrina was superficial at first, for “he suspected her biggest talent was looking good” – but a world of complexity slowly unfolds. Because of Sabrina’s past, she had “discovered that security was an illusion. That counting on someone else for love and support was a gamble.” All he had to do was teach her a few basic camping skills. How hard could that be? The chemistry and banter between Leith and Sabrina make for great reading, and the humor is delightful. The camping trip scenes in the beginning are downright funny, and as for the nickname Explosion Girl … just read the book to find out! And be sure to notice the shadows in the tent on the cover. That’s the two precious dogs, Tal and Boomer. I may be a cat person, but these two stole my heart – as well as the show. There’s also a serious note that I loved, a good life lesson about finding your purpose in life. Sabrina’s design skills that have lain dormant come into their own, and Leith left a previous career to become a survival trainer. This is just a great series that I wish could go on and on, for there’s many more stories to tell. Maybe the story of Leith’s sister, Volta, will be next? Highly recommended. I received a copy of this book through Prism Tours. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.
MeezCarrie 18 days ago
Anytime I have the chance to read another book by Beth Carpenter, I jump at the chance. Her characters are always well-defined and warm – including the state of Alaska which is a supporting character to this series (and appears warm-hearted in spite of the frigid temps). The breathtaking scenery is easy to grasp hold of with the imagination, and it only fuels my #lifegoal of visiting Alaska. Another thing I love about Carpenter’s stories is the way her love of dogs shines through in the furry supporting characters she includes in each novel. In An Alaskan Proposal, Tal and Boomer – and their adorable friendship – completely stole the show. Carpenter gives dogs (these two in particular) the kind of human-like personalities that true dog owners know their pets possess and I grinned besottedly every time Tal & Boomer were on the page. Speaking of grinning besottedly… Leith. I am not an outdoorsperson in any way, shape or (especially) form, yet Leith had me swooning all the same. From his can’t-help-himself dazzling grin to his big heart to his love for his family (including his precocious niece Emma) to the way he teaches kids first aid, I can easily see why Sabrina fell for him. And, in spite of her 1st-season-of-Friends-version-of-Rachel-Greene outward appearance, there’s a lot more to Sabrina on the inside and I can easily see why Leith falls so hard for her in spite of himself. In fact, Sabrina became my favorite character in the story (besides the dogs, of course) for her resilient spirit and determined attitude. Bottom Line: Carpenter weaves another compelling story in An Alaskan Proposal – the setting, the characters, the writing style all perfectly on point. I loved the banter between Leith and Sabrina, their developing friendship, and those kisses! Tal & Boomer absolutely delighted me, and I hope we get to spend more time with them (in Volta’s story perhaps?). It’s always great to visit with old friends from previous books in the series, too, but this book works nicely as a standalone if you’re just starting here. Perfect for fans of Dani Pettrey’s Alaskan Courage series or Susan May Warren’s Montana Rescue series! (I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book)
beckymmoe 26 days ago
Such a sweet romance! I love the Alaskan setting of this series, and the people in it are just wonderful too. I loved Sabrina and Leith, and watching them go from two people who aren't quite sure what to make of the other to friends to more was just delightful. When they first met, it was easy for Leith to put Sabrina into the same category of his ex-wife. She seemed to be overly concerned with fashion, unfamiliar with the outdoors, and less concerned with being completely truthful when the facts might not exactly help her to move ahead. The reader, of course, quickly saw through her POV sections just how wrong his first impressions were, and as he got to know Sabrina better Leith gradually re-evaluated his opinion of her to match reality. I loved that he was able to admit when he was wrong; seeing their friendship and mutual respect develop was a lot of fun. Sabrina's had a harder life than she lets on at first, and her experiences have colored the future she's looking for for herself. She starts her temporary job in Alaska with a very specific goal in mind, and it takes her a while to realize that there might be other, even more fulfilling paths out there for her. Should job security really be her number one goal? Or is her dream job and an even more than she dreamed relationship worth taking a risk for? This is a Harlequin Heartwarming romance, which means the romance is going to be a low sensuality one, which this definitely is--for the longest time there's nothing more than kisses between them, which was fine. The only thing I questioned was how quick Leith was to throw an ultimatum at Sabrina when they'd been declaring nothing but friendship for each other for weeks (friends who kissed good night/good bye with a little more than friendly intent, but still...) It just seemed that a declaration of *another* kind should be in order before demanding that she make a choice that involved him in her life. He does (mostly) make up for it later, and their HEA is beyond satisfactory, but felt a little bit out of order. I somehow missed reading the second book in the series, A Gift for Santa --it's on my TBR--but each book could work as a standalone. Past series characters do pop up, as they did here, but if you haven't read their stories (yet!) you will still do fine; if you have, it's like briefly visiting old friends :) Fingers crossed that there's more to come from this series--I am loving these little glimpses of Alaska and the wonderful characters Ms. Carpenter has created! Rating: 4 stars / B+ I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Heidi_Reads 28 days ago
Another great book in the Northern Lights series! I really enjoyed the easy friendship that developed between Leith and Sabrina, although I didn't understand how they could keep their relationship casual once the kissing started. I loved the Alaskan setting and all the camping and exploring described. It made me want to pack up and escape to the mountains! Even though Sabrina begins inexperienced in the outdoors and more comfortable with high fashion, her genuine personality shone through as she was determined to gain the experience she needed to succeed. Her strength and compassion attracted Leith and even though he had issues with trust in committed relationships, he also valued the light and warmth she added to his life. The two dogs Tal and Boomer were full of personality and showed another example of how opposites could complement each other. There were some cameos of the characters from the previous books in the series which was fun, and I also liked Leith's sister Volta and niece Emma. A great cast of characters made this a well-rounded story. (I received a complimentary copy of the book; all opinions expressed in this review are my own)
LynnB888 29 days ago
Beth Carpenter's descriptively toned voice makes us feel like we're right there in picturesque Alaska in the latest from her Northern Lights series! The gorgeous setting is divine, the characters nab our attention quickly and their sweet love story warms soul throughout. Lots of heart, riddled with emotion and just an overall fun read. A nice addition to this wonderful series! Sabrina Bell only plans to be in Alaska for a short time, but she's determined to learn her way around the outdoors in order to win over her temporary employer. Meeting Leith turns out to be just what she needed because he's a pro at all things Alaska. Leith Jordan teaches survival skills for a living, but when he sees this misfit prima donna, he doesn't think there's a chance she'll be able to pull her own weight against the wilderness. To his surprise, she takes to the outdoors quickly and her sweet nature has him falling for her in no time. Only trouble is ... she's not sticking around!
amybooksy 3 months ago
An Alaskan Proposal is the fourth installment from Beth Carpenter’s series, Northern Lights. It is, also, my first introduction to the series, as well as, her writing. It is fun, delightful, and sweet. I just loved the chemistry between Sabrina and Leith. They were so fun together and I could not help but to giggle at some of the scenes. Just a wonderful beautiful and adorable story. I could not put it down until I was finished with it a few hours later. I am giving An Alaskan Proposal a very well deserved five plus stars and I highly recommend it. I can not wait to go back to read the previous books in the series and look forward to more by Beth Carpenter in the future. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Alisha24C 4 months ago
Another wonderful book by Author Beth Carpenter. When Sabrina’s job ends due to the store closing she takes a manager trainee job for an outdoor outfitters in Alaska. She’s never been camping in her life but with Leith’s help she just might pull this off. Sweet and charming, will keep you reading until the very end.
Bernadette_Cinkoske 4 months ago
An Alaskan Proposal is an exceptional romance from Beth Carpenter. I really enjoy Ms. Carpenter's stories. Her characters are so human - warm, caring and just like friends. This book is the story of management trainee Sabrina and wilderness survivalist Leith. Sabrina is supposed to know about the great outdoors. She hires Leith to teach her what she does not know. There is a lot of humor - especially when Sabrina earns the nickname "Explosion Girl." This is a heart warming tale of changing life expectations and romance. I highly recommend it!
MelissaGH 4 months ago
Great story full of action, survival, danger and the possibility of love. Each page is filled with excitement. The Alaskan setting is amazing. I received a complimentary copy of this book. This is my personal honest opinion. No review was required.