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Alaskan Holiday
Alaskan Holiday: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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 Seattles 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 communityincluding Jack Corcoran, the crotchety keeper of Ponders 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, shell be returning to reality and the career shes 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 cant imagine abandoning her mother back in the Emerald City and sacrificing her career to stay in this isolated townnot even for a man shes 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.
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Schnoebs
Alaskan Holiday: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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Mehso-so

3.75⭐️

After spending the summer in Alaska, Josie needs to get back to Seattle for her dream chef job but she misses the last ferry off the island. Stranded and completely blaming Palmer and his marriage proposal, she needs to figure out how to get back home.

I picked this up because I absolutely love stories with food in it and I‘ve always wanted to go to Alaska. This seemed like the perfect combo for me but it fell a little flat for me.

Schnoebs @Birdsong28 I‘m using this for the holiday prompt for #52booksin52weeks 3w
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Liatrek
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Loved it but it‘s not really a Christmas holiday book even though that‘s the vide you get from the cover. The ending is at Christmas time and that‘s about it. #wintergames
#teamfozziwig @barkingmadrun @clwojick @staycurious
#holidayread 20 points

BarkingMadRun ❄️❄️❄️ 3w
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Liatrek
Alaskan Holiday: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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The best part of watching Hallmark movies you get like 15 minutes of commercials to read lol
#wintergames
#teamfozziwig @barkingmadrun @clwojick @staycurious

BarkingMadRun 😂😂 so true 4w
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TheEllieMo
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This is billed as a #ChristmasVacation story but really the MC is actually working in Alaska so it‘s a bit deceptive. Still a fun, light-hearted romance novel, though.

#FestivePhotoChallenge Day 19 #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

StayCurious Looks cute! +2 4w
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TheEllieMo
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Will this book change the world? No. Does it pass the (flawed) Bechdel test. No. Is it a fun bit of seasonal escapism? Yes. Hardened feminists won‘t enjoy this, but I found it a nice bit of light relief after some quite heavy books recently. And it‘s my first proper #HolidayRead for #WinterGames #ReadNosedReindeer @StayCurious @Clwojick

StayCurious Not all books have to change the world haha. +21 1mo
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Sresendez12
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Starting another Christmas romance. Love this author and her Christmas stories.

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TheDrunkenLibrarian
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This was the first book I've read by Debbie Macomber and I am in love!!! #tbrread #holidayread #WinterGames # jingleBallers 36 pts!

FantasyChick I've been seeing a lot of her books for the holidays and I'm wondering if I should check her out. Sounds like it! 21pts (you can only count as impulse, the or holiday but not combine. Take whichever is the most points lol) 2mo
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ginaking
Alaskan Holiday: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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Forgot my book so I downloaded an ebook! CHRISTMAS LIGHTS view + Toasted Marshmallow Latte ☕️🎄

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BookishBlonde12
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Part of me hopes that they turn this into a Hallmark Christmas movie...🤗

Cute book to read around the holidays or just on a cold snowy afternoon ☃️🎄❄️

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Kimberlone
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Hard to see because of the fog, but this is the view from the cabin my boyfriend and I are staying at this weekend. We have very limited internet access, so we‘re enjoying a mostly disconnected time!

Now onto reading!

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Judybskt
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Mehso-so

Light fun read but not a huge favorite. The one character was 50 but the way he was described you would think he‘s 80. And he was a PITA.

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Judybskt
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“There was a lending library in town, too, for locals and visitors. Lilly Appleton willingly lent books...”

💙📚❤️

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Judybskt
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I was drawn to this because of the cover. My kids got it for me for Christmas. 📖🌲❄️🏠

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Shuga
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4 ✴️s Thought this was a cute read. Definitely was an easy read. Enjoyed the book.

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BookishMarginalia
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Visiting my godmother today. She‘s taking this book on her flight. 👍🏼

Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg I love those stuffed-sock cuties!! 😍😍😍 13mo
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Lisas.Library
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4 🌟

I really enjoyed an Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber. It‘s a warm and cozy read that was easy to fly through. If you need a feel good book to get you out of a slump this might just do the trick.

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HeatherBlue
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First holiday book of the season was a sweet read 💙

niha923 this looks sooo good! 13mo
HeatherBlue @niha923 it was super cute!! 13mo
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HeatherBlue
Alaskan Holiday: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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Evening reading 💙❄️

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MellieAntoinette
Alaskan Holiday: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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Mehso-so

Josie loves Palmer.
Palmer asks Josie to marry him.
But Palmer lives in BFE Alaska.
So Josie says sure if you move to Seattle.
Wonder how it‘s gonna work out? Give it a read!

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ontheBL
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Alaskan Holiday is a really good example of what I don‘t like in a book. Sappy romance, a pretend strong female character, bad grammar, terrible plot, and over all not put together well. Upside: there is a dog. It's not the worst book I've read all year, but it's in the top three! Which means, in all hopefulness, that the reading quality can only go up the rest of the month!
https://onthebl.org/2018/12/01/alaskan-holiday/

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MellieAntoinette
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“As a single woman in Alaska, your odds are good, but the goods are odd!”

SassyBookworm Omg that quote is hilarious 😂 14mo
GingerAntics 💙 I feel like the bit about “the goods are odd” is remarkably true everywhere at the moment. 14mo
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melissajayne
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Mehso-so

Was typical holiday fare from her. Not exactly groundbreaking, but nice to read a little holiday book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Christy2318
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Mehso-so

Typical holiday fare from Macomber. I liked it but it would have been better as a full length story with the entire relationship development. 🌲🌲🌲 #romantsy #christmasread

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Jen_Reads
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I cannot resist a Debbie Macomber Christmas book. I loved this one and honestly it made me want to visit Alaska.

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Jen_Reads
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Cuddling with two girls while watching Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and hoping to get more of this read.

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Jen_Reads
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1. Main color of book: Blue
2. E-reader cover color: peachy/white marble
3. Color of favorite flower: cosmos and tulips come in many colors
4. Color of current bookmark: Black with gold and red
5. Color nonbook item on shelf: white mug
6. Book with color in title: Words In Deep Blue
7. Author with color in name: Holly Black

#colorfulworld @Kaye

Kaye Thanks for playing ♥️ 1y
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angel1
Alaskan Holiday: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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Time to start some holiday reading!! And it was a Goodreads win!!🎄⛄️🎅🏼🤓

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Jen_Reads
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I love the little snowflake on the spine ❄️

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Jen_Reads
Alaskan Holiday: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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As much as I‘ve been enjoying Kingdom of Ash, I really need to get this one read before Thanksgiving so I can give it to my mama.

TheBookDream How is it? I‘ve been thinking of reading some fluffy Holiday fare 1y
Jen_Reads @TheBookDream I like it so far. I‘m a sucker for Debbie Macomber‘s Christmas books. They read like the Hallmark movies they eventually become. 1y
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Mrscastro
Alaskan Holiday: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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Good morning snow! TGIF Friends! ❄️❄️❄️👏👏👏☕️📖

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Lovesbooks87
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Debbie Macomber is one of the authors that made me fall in love with reading many years ago and this book didn't disappoint. It was a quick Christmas romance read. It had me rooting for Palmer and Josie to get their happy ending!

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Jen_Reads
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I picked this book up tonight (because I really cannot go anywhere that sells books and not get one). I have the #arc still from #netgalley, but I figure that my mom will like this one so when I see her next month I can give it to her with a mug I‘m making her.

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Jen_Reads
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1. Playing with my nephew ❤️
2. Maroon 5 two years ago. Or Trans Siberian Orchestra
3. Picking at my fingers and making hangnails
4. Top Chef
5. The next Christmas book from Debbie Macomber. I got the arc from netgalley

#humpdaypost

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imabusybee
Alaskan Holiday: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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Pickpick

Finished this in 24hrs. Loved it!!

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imabusybee
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Love me some Christmas feels.

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Jen_Reads
Alaskan Holiday: A Novel | Debbie Macomber
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I was so happy to see that #netgalley approved me for the #arc for the new Debbie Macomber Christmas novel that is coming out this fall. Her holiday books always put me in a good mood.