Morganthaler returns to the charming hamlet of Moose Springs, Alas., for a delightful third contemporary romance (after Mistletoe and Mr. Right). Hollywood actor turned aspiring director River Lane arrives in Moose Springs aiming to film a documentary about the quirky town for the Alaskan Tourism Board. But the people of Moose Springs don’t take kindly to tourists. When getting the necessary permits proves impossible, a frustrated River realizes that plan A isn’t going to work. Enter Easton Lockett—a gentle giant mountaineer who River persuades to help her with plan B: a film about climbing Mt. Veil. On their trek, River proves to Easton that she’s no pampered Hollywood star—she grew up on a cattle ranch in Wyoming and mountain-climbing is her favorite way to relax—and Easton becomes a part of River’s film crew. Romance soon follows—but an accident on the climb could spell disaster. Morganthaler’s strong hero and unconventional heroine immediately appeal, and the climbing plot is refreshing and authentic. Both existing Morganthaler fans and new ones will devour this sweet and occasionally spicy romance—and laugh out loud at an unexpectedly hilarious guest: a lovesick marmot. This is a treat. Agent: Sara Megibow, KT Literary. (Jan).