HER ALASKAN RETURN by Belle Calhoune
SERIES: Serenity Peak #1
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Love Inspired
RELEASE DATE: March 28, 2023
To truly come home,
She must face the reason she left…
Moving back to her Alaskan hometown was an easy decision for soon-to-be-single mom Autumn Hines. It’s the perfect place to raise her baby. When her path crosses that of her old flame, widowed fisherman Judah Campbell, new sparks are ignited. There’s just one thing standing in their way: Autumn has a secret. Revealing it could set them free, but can she find the courage to speak the truth?
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“I should get out of your way,” Autumn said. “Would you mind dropping me off at my sister’s now? Hopefully I’ll get word tomorrow about Sean’s truck.”
“Sure thing,” he said. “Let me grab our coats. Come on, Delilah. You can come for the ride.” Delilah began wagging her tail before running over to the front door to wait for them.
Judah brought Autumn the long olive green parka and held it out for her to slip her arms through. In the process his fingers brushed across her arm, causing a frisson of awareness to wash over him. It was muscle memory, he figured. His heart had belonged to her for so many years. He wasn’t in love with her anymore, but it had taken him such a long time to get Autumn out of his heart and mind. She had been his entire world. To this day little pieces of her were imprinted on his heart.
Her face was impassive, as if she had no clue how she still affected him. Good, he thought. Judah didn’t want Autumn to have that power over him. The way she had in their relationship when he would have grabbed the stars from the sky if she’d asked him.
Why was he dredging up the past? Doing so made him feel disloyal to his deceased wife. Mary had one accused him of using her as a rebound romance to get over Autumn. A part of him knew it was true, yet he’d never admitted it. He’d loved his wife, but what they’d shared hadn’t been moonlight and roses. A flicker of memory flashed into his mind—Autumn with the wind blowing through her hair as she stood on the deck of Fishful Thinking as he navigated the boat across the bay. The rich sound of her laughter had made his soul soar.
Belle Calhoune, Her Alaskan Return
Harlequin Love Inspired, © 2023. Used by permission.
Belle Calhoune lives in Connecticut with her college sweetheart husband and two daughters. After a thirteen year career as a Federal Investigator, she chose to pursue a writing career. An avid lover of romance novels since she was a teen, she enjoys writing love stories and reading them. She loves spending summers in beautiful Cape Cod and traveling to new places. A dog lover, she has a mini poodle and a black lab. More than anything, she believes in happily ever afters. Visit her at bellecalhoune.com
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