This week we’re looking at a solid romance set in the wilds of Alaska. This week we’re looking at Under An Alaskan Sky by Jennifer Snow.
As I say in the Goodreads review below, this was a solid romance novel that has most everything fans of the genre will want, and is a good enough story within that lane that even those who haven’t enjoyed romance novels before might like this one. Also, a solid Hallmark movie style romance, for those into that kind of thing.
What *really* drew me to this book though was Snow’s new alternate identity. You see, last year a book came out that I described as “one of the darkest, most disturbing books I’ve read in quite some time”. That book was All The Lovely Pieces by J.M. Winchester. Which happens to be this alternate identity of the author of this Hallmark-type romance, Jennifer Snow.
So, the dichotomy intrigues me – and points to Snow/Winchester’s strength as a story teller. To get such divergent books from the same mind is quite remarkable given the fact that so many authors tend to stick to one particular genre and, usually, even one particular type of story within that genre. And thus this week I urge you to not only pick up this particular book, but also the other one – which was a Featured New Release when it released last summer to boot.
As always, the Goodreads/ Amazon review:
Solid Romance. This really has everything most people want to see in a MF romance novel. Lead characters with interesting jobs (bar owner/ search and rescue dog trainer, adventure tour operator), simple yet meaningful backstories (kid, daddy issues), hot sex, awesome scenery, several sub plots, even a hint or two of danger. All in a best friends to lovers trope series romance. If romance novels are your thing, you’re going to like this one. If they’re not, this is a fun one to take a chance on. Very much recommended.