A Father's Dying Wish . . .
After the death of her mother, accountant West Alden vows to get out from behind her desk and change her life. A year later, all she's changed is her dress size. When a deathbed letter arrives from the father she never knew, offering a free, two-week Alaskan vacation on Polaris Island, she jumps at the chance to fulfill a bucket wish. Maybe she'll even lose those last, pesky five pounds trying out all the activities on the island.
Uptight, by-the-book lawyer James Whittaker is not a fan of Derek Wakefield's scheme to get to know his three estranged daughters by luring them to Northern Lights Retreat. But when West arrives, all he can think about is how glad he is that she's there. Something about her calls to him. In her company, he not only discovers the joys of Polaris Island, he loosens up—and even begins to fall in love.
West adores Polaris. Soon she makes new friends, including the oddly sexy James Whittaker, becomes one with the great outdoors, and even adopts a stray puppy. People seem to be whispering about her—an unwelcome but familiar experience, since she spent her overweight life ignoring such unwanted attention—but this vacation is still the best thing that has ever happened to her . . . until her castle in the air tumbles down.
How can West forgive the betrayals, get over her past and make a future with a family she never knew she had? More importantly, how can she shoot for the stars and trust that love is real when she's never known love before?
About the Author
Like many of my characters in North Pole, I was also born and raised in a small town near Fairbanks. Although most of you probably think that’s at the end of God’s earth, I wouldn’t live anywhere else. Romance doesn’t happen in our town as reliably and adorably as it does in my fictional series, but still a wonderful place.
Most of my time is spent writing and raising two fabulous kids (does anyone ever say they’re raising totally average children?), but I also love cooking, needlework and old movies (got to survive the long, dark winters here somehow!). My wonderful husband and my beautiful husky Apache take up the rest of my day. I love reading romance and women’s fiction of all kinds, and will throw a good mystery in once in a while just because I can.