Book Review (and a Giveaway!): An Alaskan Family Christmas by Beth Carpenter

Posted November 12, 2020 by meezcarrie in Beth Carpenter, Christmas, contemporary, giveaway, romance / 28 Comments

An Alaskan Family Christmas, On Tour with Prism Book Tours

Northern Lights #7
GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean & Wholesome)
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2020
PAGES: 384

A little mix-up…

Could make her Christmas wonderful!

Natalie Weiss is mortified. After mistaking handsome Tanner Rockford for his cousin, she’s followed him to rural Alaska. Now she’s stranded—until Tanner invites her to spend Christmas with his family in their rustic, cozy cabin. But in this idyllic winter wonderland, Natalie discovers the family she’s never had…and the love she never knew she needed. But what happens when they all discover why she’s really there?


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I completely love the Northern Lights series by Beth Carpenter, and every time I see a new book coming out I do a little happy dance. When it’s a Christmas book, I’m even happier. So imagine my delight when I first learned about An Alaskan Family Christmas!

I loved meeting Natalie and Tanner and Tanner’s family, including his cousin’s malamute Vitus who, incidentally, steals the show on more than one occasion. Carpenter captures everything lovable and special about dogs in the canine characters she creates, from the quirky to the sweet, and Vitus is another prime example. Some of his antics made me laugh out loud, and others had me really missing the unique love of a dog. See? He’s even stealing my review! LOL

Back to Natalie & Tanner. Natalie’s love for her friend and Tanner’s love for his family are a great match, despite Natalie’s somewhat questionable decisions at first (Nancy Drew, she is not lol). Their sweet chemistry will have you forgetting to breathe & some of their kisses could melt the snow even in Alaska! Both characters are layered, with backstories that will tug at your heart, and you’ll find yourself quickly falling for them individually and together.

Bottom Line: Just like each of its predecessors, An Alaskan Family Christmas has great characters that camp out in your heart, an engaging plot & sweet romance to keep you turning the pages, and a setting that will take your breath away! Combine a spark-filled romance with the embrace of Christmas, and the laughter & warmth of family, and you’ve got a truly enjoyable read from start to finish!

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

My Rating: 4.5 stars / love it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / may forget to breathe on occasion

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Beth Carpenter is thankful for good books, a good dog, a good man and a dream job creating happily-ever-afters. She and her husband now split their time between Alaska and Arizona, where she occasionally encounters a moose in the yard or a scorpion in the basement. She prefers the moose.

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One winner will receive a signed print copy of A Gift for Santa, a set of jingle bells, a sheet of winter stickers, a peppermint bead bracelet, and a $25 Amazon gift card (US only – if winner is outside the US winner will receive an ebook of A Gift for Santa and a $25 Amazon gift card)

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28 responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): An Alaskan Family Christmas by Beth Carpenter

  1. Suzanne Sellner

    My husband and I visited Alaska some years ago, and I always enjoy reading about Alaska. However, I can’t imagine living there in the winter.

  2. Lynette

    I’ve read most of Beth Carpenter’s other books, and I’ve really enjoyed them. I’m looking forward to reading this one.

  3. Diana Hardt

    Nice cover. I really liked the blurb. It sounds like a really interesting book. I like Christmas stories. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I love the Harlequin Heartwarming line of books. Alaska has been on my list of places I would love to visit ever since I can remember. The natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and the Native culture and arts are appealing to me. I have enjoyed books by Debbie Macomber and Tracie Peterson which were set in Alaska. Thanks for the opportunity to get to know Beth and her work, and thank you for the unique giveaway! :0}

  5. Elizabeth H.

    I think the idea of Christmas time with the backdrop of a wintery Alaskan landscape sounds whimsical and fun!

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