Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Alaskan Dreams by Beth Carpenter

Posted May 15, 2020 by meezcarrie in Beth Carpenter, contemporary, giveaway, romance / 24 Comments

Alaskan Dreams, On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Welcome to my tour stop! The author is also running a scavenger hunt with an additional giveaway. Grab a clue from each stop on the tour (including mine below) and enter it here.

Northern Lights #6

GENRE: Contemporary “Clean” Romance
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: May 1, 2020
PAGES: 368

The dream she wants

The love she found

Lauren Shepherd has traded her hectic office job for a quiet life working on an elderly friend’s farm. Risking everything to move to Alaska might just be the perfect opportunity for her—if Lauren can convince handsome and fiercely protective Patrick O’Shea that she’s not swindling his grandmother. But when financial troubles threaten her dream, Lauren and Patrick unite in a hunt for a legendary treasure…only to discover something between them more precious than gold.


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I have loved each book so far in the Northern Lights series by Beth Carpenter, but Alaskan Dreams is hands down my favorite. Funny, charming, sweet, and romantic, it grabs you from the first sentence and doesn’t let you go until the last word. I know this because when I started reading it I was super tired and only intended on reading the first couple of chapters… but I ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting because it was so entertaining.

The goats are hilarious! Their adorable antics had me laughing out loud on several occasions, but I also found them to be sweetly endearing. Mainly Spritz who definitely decided Patrick was her human – and who knew goats did such a thing? So cute.

Also the perfect combination of hilarious & sweetly endearing – Bonnie and her best friends. Don’t let these senior citizen ladies hear you call them elderly; they’re full of life and activity, with big hearts and well-meaning antics. I wanted to hug them all at one point or another during the book, and they kept a smile on my face throughout.

And then Lauren & Patrick… great banter, sweet friendship, and swoony romance. It doesn’t get much better than that. Their interactions were well-written and engaging, and their personalities shine through perfectly. Lauren was my personal favorite between the two – there are a lot of layers to her backstory & she’s just such a genuine character.

Bottom Line: Alaskan Dreams by Beth Carpenter is an absolutely delightful read from start to finish. Charming & amusing characters (including the mischievous goats!) – plus a treasure hunt! – keep you fully engaged in the story, and the sweet romance will have you swooning more than once. Prepare to read this book with a permanent grin on your face, and a few chuckles too. Fabulous addition to this series!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book via Prism Book Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 5 stars / excellent read

KissingBook Level: 3 / may forget to breathe on occasion

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Once upon a time …

when Beth Carpenter was a little girl, she read everything she could get her hands on, and entertained herself on the school bus by making up stories in her head. Not a lot has changed. She’s still consuming books like M&Ms, and spends her days creating happily-ever-afters for her imaginary friends.

She lives in Alaska and Arizona with her husband and an aggressively affectionate fifty-pound lap dog. She loves to hear from readers.

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One winner will receive a signed print copy of An Alaskan Proposal and a $25 Amazon Gift Card

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Ends May 20, 2020

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What about you? What makes you want to read Alaskan Dreams by Beth Carpenter?

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24 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Alaskan Dreams by Beth Carpenter

  1. Jocelyn

    My husband has always wanted to visit Alaska. So books about them are always an interest to me.

  2. Roxanne C.

    Miz Carrie’s review comments about the goats have me interested. Fun moments in a book that make me laugh or giggle are major pluses. My friend who lives in another part of the country is now raising goats. I wonder if she has any those in Alaskan Dreams…

  3. Kay Garrett

    Love, love, love this cover! Can’t wait for the opportunity to read “Alaskan Dreams” by Beth Carpenter.

    Stores that take place in Alaska always fascinate me. If my Mom hadn’t been RH- and sent back stateside, Alaska would have been my home state.

  4. Diana Hardt

    Nice cover. I really liked the blurb and review. It sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you for sharing.

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