An Alaskan Homecoming, On Tour with Prism Book Tours
AN ALASKAN HOMECOMING
SERIES: Northern Lights #8
GENRE: Contemporary Romance (Clean & Wholesome)
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2021
“Ever after” wasn’t the plan…
Rowan O’Shea’s intention was just to visit her family in the small Alaskan town she calls home. Now she’s not sure she wants to leave, given the romantic mess she’s left behind. A temporary fake marriage to gorgeous veterinarian Zack Vogel might be the perfect solution, if she can convince Zack. But Rowan’s marriage of convenience has a seriously inconvenient snag—she’s falling for her new fake husband!
A Northern Lights Novel
Book 1: The Alaskan Catch
Book 2: A Gift for Santa
Book 3: Alaskan Hideaway
Book 4: An Alaskan Proposal
Book 5: Sweet Home Alaska
Book 6: Alaskan Dreams
Book 7: An Alaskan Family Christmas
Book 8: An Alaskan Homecoming
Other Books In This Series
I love the Northern Lights romance series by Beth Carpenter! It’s one of the few long-running series that I’ve been reading since book 1 released, and every time I learn of a new one coming out I do a little happy dance. The Alaskan setting, the great characters, and the engaging story lines check all my reader boxes …. and An Alaskan Homecoming adds my favorite romance trope (marriage-of-convenience with a little friends to more) as the icing on the cake!
Rowan and Zack are immediately likable protagonists, and the author does a fabulous job of taking us inside the joys & tensions in their lives – both individually and as their lives begin to intersect. We feel the genuine affection for Zack’s sweet little sister Becca from both characters, the weight of the responsibility Zack feels as her temporary guardian & executor of his dad’s estate, the push-and-pull of Rowan’s heart vs. the expectations of others. In between we get to spend time with some of my fave Northern Lights characters – Patrick, Lauren, Bonnie & her group of friends, and of course the goats – from Alaskan Dreams, as well as other animals with big personalities that will surely make you smile.
I also really liked the way the marriage-of-convenience plot point was set up. We don’t get into that part of the story until about halfway through, which allows us to get to know Zack and Rowan apart from that trope… and lets them get reacquainted with each other as adults. Sparks fly from ‘you may kiss your bride’, as though it suddenly occurs to them that they are attracted to each other lol, and I loved all the great kissing opportunities the author gave them.
Bottom Line: Carpenter’s Northern Lights series just keeps getting better and better! Marriage of convenience? Adorable animals? Alaska? Swoony kisses? Yes please! An Alaskan Homecoming is full of sweet moments and sparks, laughter and great kisses, with a multi-layered story and endearing characters. You’ll love meeting Zack and Rowan and Becca and watching them become a family. We also get to revisit the goat farm from one of my personal fave books in the series – Alaskan Dreams – though each book can easily be read as a standalone too. Engaging writing draws you in and keeps you turning the pages, with characters that feel like friends – and yummy food too!
(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)
My Rating: 4.5 stars / loved it!!
KissingBook Level: 3+ / will forget to breathe on occasion
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.
One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card and Alaskan Dreams, An Alaskan Proposal and Sweet Home Alaska (paperbacks if winner is in the US, ebooks otherwise)
Ends June 30, 2021
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