Bush pilot Ella Conway's niece writes an urgent letter to Santa. In it she begs him to convince North Pole's favorite son and two-time Iditarod Champion, Kody Lord, to complete her aunt Ella's training, thereby fulfilling Ella's late father's dream that she run "The Last Great Race" for him. But Santa needs to hurry, please, because the race is held the first Saturday of March, less than three weeks away.
Clara Goebel, leader of the Elves, a group that answers Santa’s letters, thinks it'll do still-grieving widower Kody and his faltering business good if he not only trains Ella but runs the race again as well.
After the death of his wife following the Iditarod, Kody swore he would train only sled dogs, not people. When Ella arrives at Sled Dog Safari, Kody prepares to send her packing . . . but seeing Ella interact with her dogs touches something deep inside him, as does Ella herself.
While training for the race, Ella and Kody fall slowly in love both with each other and North Pole in all its winter wonder. But when the time comes for the race, Kody panics at the thought that the Alaskan wilderness could take from him another woman he loves.
When Kody leaves her at the starting line, Ella fears she's seen the last of him. Can she continue with their relationship knowing that everything she loves causes him pain?
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.
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