Sunday, March 21, 2010

Love Finds You in North Pole, Alaska

Author: Loree Lough
Publisher: Summerside Press
August 2009
ISBN: 978-1-935416-19-7
Genre: Inspirational/contemporary romance

Samantha Sinclair was excited when she was offered a job as a chef in a hotel in North Pole, Alaska. Sam sells everything she owns, and in a rickety old RV heads across the country and north to Alaska to start her new life. But when Sam arrives, she discovers that the owner of the hotel has given her job to his nephew. Sam is not about to admit defeat and return home to Boston, so she starts looking for a new job. Anything to stay in North Pole.

Bryce Stone is a former Marine. He is blind in one eye, and he hates Christmas, he hates the North Pole, and he feels like a scrooge. But his parents have died and left him their gift store, and his aunt has been running it. Now Olive is hoping to retire. She offered to help Bryce hire some part-time help, so he can spend some time in the furniture shop that he hopes to open.

Olive is instantly taken by the bubbly Sam, and offers her not a part-time job, but a full-time job in the gift stop. And Bryce is upset that someone who goes by Sam is not a man, but a woman. The last thing he wants around is a woman. So he is determined to fire Sam for the first mistake she makes and send her packing. What will it take for Sam to thaw this hardened Marine’s heart?

I have read almost all the books so far in the Love Finds You collection and was excited when I got LOVE FINDS YOU IN NORTH POLE, ALASKA, to read. Sam is a bubbly, funny girl character that one can’t help but love. Bryce has been hurt a lot by women after his accident, but he is a dear that the reader feels for.

North Pole, Alaska, seems like an adorable place to visit, and I loved reading the town history included in this book. I thoroughly enjoyed LOVE FINDS YOU IN NORTH POLE, ALASKA. Don’t miss this story, especially around Christmas time. It will put you in the holiday spirit. $12.99. 297 pages.

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