Alaskan Holiday

Alaskan Holiday

Debbie Macomber brings us to the Alaskan wilderness for a magical Christmas tale about finding love where it's least expected.

Before beginning her dream job as sous chef in one of Seattle's hottest new restaurants, Josie Avery takes a summer position cooking at a lakeside lodge in the remote Alaskan town of Ponder. Josie falls for the rustic charms of the local community--including Jack Corcoran, the crotchety keeper of Ponder's famed sourdough starter, and, in particular, the quiet and intense Palmer Saxon, a famed master swordsmith.

Josie and Palmer become close during the long Alaskan summer days, but Josie knows that, come fall, she'll be returning to reality and the career she's worked so hard for. Palmer, on the other hand, would like nothing better than to make Josie his wife and to keep her in Ponder. But Josie can't imagine abandoning her mother back in the Emerald City and sacrificing her career to stay in this isolated town--not even for a man she's quickly coming to love.

Fate has other plans. Josie misses the last boat out of town before winter sets in, stranding her in Ponder and putting her dream job at risk. As the holidays approach, Josie and Palmer must grapple with the complications that arise when dreams confront reality, and the Christmas magic that can happen when they put their faith in love.

Debbie Macomber is at her best in this beautiful holiday story about the far journeys we travel to find a place to call home.

Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins

Title:Alaskan Holiday
Edition Language:English
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    Alaskan Holiday Reviews

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    4 quaint and cozy stars to Alaskan Holiday! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ Sometimes you just need an easy, cozy story and an inviting setting is a bonus!My husband and I honeymooned in Alaska. If you’...

  • Mischenko

    Josie takes a temporary job position in Ponder, Alaska, with plans to return home to Seattle in six months once fall returns. She’s returning home and looks forward to starting a new job at a fancy ...

  • Sheri

    A quick and amusing read perfect for this busy time of year. The winter setting paired with it actually being winter here had me snuggled up with a blanket and cup of tea as I settled in for an easy a...

  • Carrie

    Josie Avery has always wanted nothing other than to become a chef and after a summer cooking at a remote lodge in Alaska Josie is ready to head to her dream opportunity. An offer from a famous chef ha...

  • Debbie Oliphant

    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I enjoyed this story. It was a quick, easy, breezy read and sweet, too.Josie has finished culinary school and her dream job is in her future with a t...

  • Kat

    Alaskan Holiday was a sweet, quirky Alaskan romance with two interesting characters who took a little while to figure each other out! Palmer knew he liked Josie from the start, but being an Alaskan ma...

  • Jennifer

    I've only read one other title from Debbie Macomber which I didn't really care for either. I think it's a compatibility issue on my end...a bit too superficial for my personal taste but I can apprecia...

  • Laurie

    I have read and enjoyed many of Debbie Macomber's books, but "Alaskan Holiday" wasn't one of my favorites. I appreciated the book's message regarding the necessity of compromise in building a successf...

  • Sher? The Fabulous BookLover

    I used to read Debbie Macomber when I was younger and since it's the holidays I thought I'd try this book. But I think I'm officially done with DM. This was a cute read, but nothing special. Her chara...

  • The Story Girl

    You'd think a story about a swordsmith and a sous chef in Alaska would be captivating, but this book was rather cringe-worthy. It's listed as a romance, but starting out, the characters are supposedly...