Alaskan Holiday by Debbie Macomber

Alaskan Holiday

"[Debbie] Macomber brings her signature charm to this appealing tale of an aspiring chef. . . . This charmer will please Macomber fans and newcomers alike."--Publishers Weekly 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 l...


Details Alaskan Holiday

TitleAlaskan Holiday
ISBN9780525491712
Author
Release DateOct 2nd, 2018
PublisherBooks on Tape
GenreHoliday, Christmas, Romance, Fiction, Adult
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Reviews Alaskan Holiday

  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    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 had come in for Josie to study under him in his restaurant in Seattle and with her bags packed and ready Josie never expected to be on the receiving end of the world’s most awkward proposal.Palmer Saxon had fallen in love with Josie over the summer w...
  • Debbie Oliphant
    1970-01-01
    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 top chef, but that is six months away, so she accepts a job as a chef in small town in Ponder, AK. She enjoys her time there and will miss all of her new friends, especially Palmer, but is intent to leave to start her new career at the end of 6 months...
  • Maureen Timerman
    1970-01-01
    Debbie Macomber gives us a sweet story of love, but also fulfilling your life dreams. As we read the author gives us both sides of the dilemma that now hounds these two, the beginnings of love.We also get to see through their eyes the beauty of this desolate land and how these people cope year-round.There is a theme of food here, and you’re going to love the character of Jack. This story will keep you page turning and wanting more once that fin...
  • Donna Hines
    1970-01-01
    Short, sweet, to the point holiday excursion.Loved this new work from Debbie Macomber entitled, Alaskan Holiday along with its special array of characters and settings.A magical feel with a wintry chill with Josie our main gal and temp chef meeting Palmer our full time resident .The sparks ignite between the two but her contract is signed to head out to Seattle in becoming their new chef.He proposes marriage hoping she'll stay in Ponder Alaska wi...
  • Jennifer Ritter
    1970-01-01
    Alaskan Holiday is the latest holiday offering by prolific author Debbie Macomber. Newly trained chef Josie Avery has taken a job for the summer season at the Brewster’s lodge in the village of Ponder, Alaska. While she falls in love with the area, the back woods characters, the peace and quiet, and, especially, local master sword smith Palmer Saxon, she knows she will only be in Ponder for the summer. Come the end of the season Josie will be h...
  • Joann
    1970-01-01
    Debbie has done it again. She can make me feel like I am right there in the setting of a story. I have a easy time finishing her books in less than a few hours. Such charming characters that you can't let go of and Jack has got to be the quirkiest by far my favorite. So jump in your favorite reading chair, grab a warm toasty blanket, hot cocoa and enjoy this fun read.My thanks to NetGalley, the author and publisher for the ARC in exchange for an ...
  • Diane Perry
    1970-01-01
    I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I needed a good feel good book, and this checked all the boxes. Great characters and a fun, light story. I absolutely love Jack. He is the funniest character. Turn off the brain and negativity and just enjoy the story.
  • Kathy
    1970-01-01
    I love Debbie Macomber's stories, I love books set in Alaska, and I love happy endings so this book hit all the marks for me. I enjoyed watching strong, silent Palmer wrestle with his feelings for Josie, waiting until she was leaving Alaska to say anything. I was a little annoyed with Josie for not admitting her feelings for Palmer because she put her career dreams as a chef ahead of everything else. A little separation made them both think thing...
  • Julie Barrett
    1970-01-01
    Alaskan Holiday by Debbie MacomberAlternating chapters of each of the main characters, book is located at Ponder, Alaska.Josie had been hired at the lodge and her time was up-the lodge was shutting down and she was heading back to Seattle.Love the events for no special reason why the community gets together.Story also follows Palmer who is a worker and the lodge and he favors Josie and wants her to stay but he can't express himself in words. He k...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    Josie, a recent culinary school graduate, has been working as a cook at a remote Alaska hunting & fishing lodge. She’s looking forward to returning to Seattle, where she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime to train with a well-known chef. Josie turned down the marriage proposal of her friend Palmer who lives in Alaska all year, but on the day she’s supposed to leave on the last ferry of the season—you guessed it-- she oversleeps an...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    Alaskan Holiday is a great read. I believe this one is my favorite book I have read by Debbie Macomber to date. Five plus stars.
  • Lovely Loveday
    1970-01-01
    The perfect romantic holiday novel that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
  • Tracy
    1970-01-01
    Cute quick romance exploring long distance love, for a short time
  • Tara
    1970-01-01
    I received this ARC from NetGalley for an honest review. A nice quick typical holiday book by Debbie Macomber. This particular title was less predictable than some of her other titles. All in all a lovely winter read.
  • Melanie
    1970-01-01
    This was a great little story that I could not put down. I read this in one sitting because I couldn't stop reading once I started. Debbie Macomber sure knows how to get your attention and keep you turning the pages. Palmer is a long time resident of Ponder and has gotten used to the way everything closes up for the fall and winter due to the snow. When Josie takes on a short term assignment in Ponder, she knows that she is going to have to leave...
  • ButtonsMom2003
    1970-01-01
    Classic Debbie Macomber, sweet with an HEA.Fans of Debbie Macomber's sweet Christmas stories will not be disappointed by Alaskan Holiday. I've read many of her books over the years and her recent stories seem to be bucking the trend towards more and more explicit sex and language. In my opinion her earlier works were at lot more on the spicy side. While my tastes these days lend towards the spicier reads I don't mind a sweeter one now and then.Do...
  • Sue Galuska
    1970-01-01
    Josie Avery decides to take a summer job in Alaska while she waits for the start of her dream job as sous chef in one of Seattle’s hottest new restaurants. While in Alaska, Josie enjoys the slowed down way of life there, but she especially loves enjoying spending time with Palmer Saxon, and his crotchety friend Jack Corcoran. Josie could really see herself married to someone like Palmer but after how hard she has worked to become a chef, she ca...
  • Pam
    1970-01-01
    This story was about reaching for your dreams & working to achieve them. Josie & her mother have worked hard to insure she received her culinary education & degree. Now, she’s graduated & received an offer to work under one of the premier chefs in his new restaurant. It’s what she’s wanted all her life. Just one catch! The job doesn’t start for 6 months until the restaurant is finished. To earn money in the meantime, Josie takes on a job ...
  • Alexandra Consolver
    1970-01-01
    Full Review:3 Stars - I might recommend if you enjoy very fluffy contemporary Christmas fiction. This was not my favorite by Macomber by a long stretch.Josie spends a summer working at a restaurant lodge in a remote Alaskan town. While she's there she falls in love with Palmer, a local blacksmith. He proposes, but her life and future are in Seattle as a chef. When she leaves she'll have to re-evaluate her life and her priorities. Can they make it...
  • Mary
    1970-01-01
    I have read almost all of Debbie Macomber's books. but her Christmas Books are special to me. My husband died a few days before Christmas and I hold Christmas very close and dear to my heart.This book is no different! Debbie writes stories that are so real I relate to all the characters.I enjoyed the story of Palmer and Josie and the trials that they went through to get married! It takes place in Alaska and over the Christmas Holiday. Josie is wo...
  • Kathy Miller
    1970-01-01
    BRAVO! Debbie has done it again!What a heartfelt read, as Josie goes North to Alaska to work as a freelance chef until the lodge closes for the off-season. What she didn't expect is to fall head-over-heels for Palmer, who lives in Ponder all year long.When the time has come for Josie to leave, she knows she will miss Ponder and all of the local characters that took her in with open arms, but she has an agreement to work with well known Chef Anton...
  • Teresa
    1970-01-01
    I absolutely love Debbie Macomber and her books. Alaskan Holiday is another great "feel good" read. Josi works as a summer chef in a fishing lodge in Ponder, Alaska. This is a temporary assignment for her after finishing culinary school. Palmer is a full-time resident in Ponder. He is taken with Josi and the more time he spends with her, the more he likes her. Ponder closes down for the winter and many of the residents leave for a warmer climate....
  • Terry Houchin
    1970-01-01
    What a wonderful story!Whenever I have an opportunity to get one of Debbie Macomber's books I jump on it right away. I am never disappointed. Thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a copy in exchange for my honest review.Sometimes we think we have things all planned out and we know what we're supposed to do. This story is about how to trust God in everything, especially when things don't go as planned.Josie thinks she has everything all figure...
  • Debbie
    1970-01-01
    "Alaskan Holiday" is a romance novel and doesn't actually involve a holiday in Alaska. The heroine is a big-city gal whose family and a big career opportunity await her back at home. She just finished a short stint in the middle of nowhere as a cook at a hunting lodge. She's fallen in love with a swordsmith who hates crowds and is socially awkward. This is where the story begins. The "falling in love" had already happen, and we only get a quick s...
  • Erin
    1970-01-01
    Whenever I need a cozy comfy read, I choose Debbie Macomber. Thanks to Random House/Ballantine books and NetGalley I was given an ARC of Alaskan Holiday in exchange for an honest review. This light and quick read was told in two voices. Taking place in the tiny town of Ponder, Alaska, we meet Josie, a chef, and Palmer, a master swordsmith. Sparks fly, but Josie knows that her dream job and life and mom are in Seattle. Even though there could be a...
  • Erin
    1970-01-01
    Whenever I need a cozy comfy read, I choose Debbie Macomber. Thanks to Random House/Ballantine books and NetGalley I was given an ARC of Alaskan Holiday in exchange for an honest review. This light and quick read was told in two voices. Taking place in the tiny town of Ponder, Alaska, we meet Josie, a chef, and Palmer, a master swordsmith. Sparks fly, but Josie knows that her dream job and life and mom are in Seattle. Even though there could be a...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    I like Debbie Macomber's writing. With many of her books I couldn't read them fast enough because they were so great but others were just mediocre to me. I am going to have to put this book in the "just ok" category. I liked the setting in Alaska and Debbie Macomber always has wonderful descriptions of the surroundings. The character Jack irritated me with his constant butting in, always demanding food, and having no "filters" socially. I felt li...
  • Alyssa
    1970-01-01
    This was a quick, sweet read. I was drawn into this story right from the beginning, and I finished the entire thing in about 3 hours. I didn’t want to put it down, and luckily, I didn’t have to. Debbie Macomber has a knack for writing such vivid stories, that I feel like I know the characters, and I always feel like I am right there with them. I fell in love with this small community, and the way they care so much about each other. I loved th...
  • Pernette
    1970-01-01
    Debbie Macomber's Alaskan Holiday was a delight to read. The physical description of Ponder, Alaska was nothing short of a National Geographic show. Josie is a recent graduate of culinary school in Seattle and before she starts her dream job working with a renown Chef in his new restaurant she goes to Ponder to work in a holiday/vacation lodge as the chef. She meets Palmer a local resident and he is glad to show her around when she is not working...
  • Bobbie
    1970-01-01
    Another wonderful romance by a fabulous author, Debbie Macomber, with the theme of absence makes the heart grow fonder! She always seems to come up with new and unusual settings and circumstances. This fun book was about a VERY small town in Alaska, near the Arctic circle. I for one, cannot even imagine such a place, but Palmer and Josie were such a sweet couple, that I was rooting for them the entire time i was reading. They had met in Ponder, A...