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Random House Publishing Group, Fall 2018

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Alaskan Holiday
A Novel
By (author): Debbie Macomber
9780399181283 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Romance / Contemporary Oct 02, 2018
$27.00 CAD
Active 5.25 x 7.54 x 0.88 in 256 pages Ballantine Ballantine Books
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.

Story Locale: Alaska

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR of Any Dream Will Do, Twelve Days of Christmas, Sweet Tomorrows, and the Cedar Cove series.

AUTHOR COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS: Debbie stays engaged with her fans through social media; she and her husband are on the Guideposts National Advisory Cabinet; and she speaks regularly with readers at various events throughout the year.

AUTHOR CHARITY WORK: Debbie was named World Vision’s international spokesperson for its Knit for Kids charity initiative.

DEBBIE MACOMBER is a leading voice in women’s fiction. Many of her novels have hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, with multiple debuting at #1 on the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly lists, and her books have been made into top-watched Hallmark TV Christmas specials.

Author Residence: Port Orchard, WA / Vero Beach, FL

Author Hometown: Yakima, WA

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“Picture-perfect…this charmer will please Macomber fans and newcomers alike.”Publishers Weekly
“[A] tender romance lightly brushed with holiday magic.”Library Journal
“[A] thoroughly charming holiday romance.”Booklist

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