Where life’s currents take you…
Dana Raynott just traveled 3,600 miles to reunite with the brother who changed his name and fled to Alaska nineteen years ago. It’s impossible not to be moved by this wild, breathtaking state, even if Dana’s no closer to finding the answers she came here for.
Her brother’s best friend, Anchorage engineer Sam MacKettrick, might be able to help her. He’s strong and kind—a six-foot, irresistible blend of diverse cultures. He’s also haunted by a tragic family history with a startling connection to Dana’s past…
Sam transferred a load of clothes from the washer to the dryer. The house was oddly silent without Chris or Kimmik rummaging around. It didn’t usually bother Sam to be alone, but for some reason, today was different. It was after five. Wonder where Dana had gotten to? Hopefully she wasn’t lost or anything.
He frowned. Dana wasn’t helpless. In fact, two days ago, she’d threatened to shoot him. It was highly unlikely she’d come to any harm on a nice day downtown, surrounded by people. And yet here he was, worrying about her. Maybe Chris was right—Sam hadn’t been out with a woman for too long. He needed to get a grip.
He was pulling the warm clothes from the dryer when he heard the garage door opening. He carried the basket upstairs, reaching the living room just as Dana bounced into the kitchen. Her bright smile assured him his worries were groundless.
“Hi. How was your meeting?” She reached into the basket and started folding a towel as if folding clothes together was something they did every day.
“Fine. How was your day?” He pulled a pair of jeans from the basket.
“Great. You were right. I loved the coastal trail and the hot dog was excellent.” She set down the towel and reached for what had once been a white T-shirt but was now faintly gray. “You really shouldn’t wash darks and lights together.”
Sam shrugged. “Probably not, but I just want to get it done. I hate laundry.”
“Really?” She smoothed the tee and folded it into a neat square. “I like folding laundry.” She held up the shirt and sniffed. “I may be mildly addicted to the smell of dryer sheets.”
Sam couldn’t help a little smile. Dana chattered on about the wildlife and scenery she’d seen during her hike as they worked and before he knew it, the entire load lay neatly stacked in the basket. He had to admit, folding laundry wasn’t nearly as boring with good company.
“Thanks. So, how about dinner at Moose’s Tooth?”
“Moose’s Tooth? What’s that?”
“A mountain.” He grinned. “More importantly, a pizza brewpub named after the mountain.”
About the Author
Once upon a time …when Beth Carpenter was a little girl, she read everything she could get her hands on, and entertained herself on the school bus by making up stories in her head. Not a lot has changed. She’s still consuming books like M&Ms, and spends her days creating happily-ever-afters for her imaginary friends.
She lives in Alaska and Arizona with her husband and an aggressively affectionate fifty-pound lap dog. She loves to hear from readers.
August 12th: Launch
Nicole’s Book Musings
Becky on Books
It’s All About the Romance
Hearts & Scribbles
Christian Suspense Author Mary Alford
Getting Your Read On
underneath the covers
Rockin’ Book Reviews
Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm
What to Read Next
Reading Is My SuperPower
The Bookworm Chronicles
Janice’s book review
Thoughts of a Blonde
Inside The Mind of an Avid Reader
August 18th: Grand Finale
Taste of Alaska Prize Pack (US only), which includes:
Alaska cross-body bag
Wild Smoked Alaska Salmon for Dip
Alaska Wild Berry Company Bering Sea Salt Caramels
Gold Nugget Chocolate Chunks
Raspberry Herbal Tea
Salmon Jerky – Teriyaki and Original
Three Bears Postcard
Alaska Sourdough Starter
Moose Notecards by Alaskan Artist Vonnie Gaither
$25 Amazon Gift Card (open internationally)
Ends August 22nd