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An Alaskan Homecoming
(Northern Lights #8)
By Beth Carpenter
Contemporary Romance
Paperback & ebook, 384 Pages
June 1, 2021 by Harlequin Heartwarming


“Ever after” wasn’t the plan…
Until now!

Rowan O'Shea's intention was just to visit her family in the small Alaskan town she calls home. Now she's not sure she wants to leave, given the romantic mess she's left behind. A temporary fake marriage to gorgeous veterinarian Zack Vogel might be the perfect solution, if she can convince Zack. But Rowan's marriage of convenience has a seriously inconvenient snag—she's falling for her new fake husband!

A Northern Lights Novel
Book 1: The Alaskan Catch
Book 2: A Gift for Santa
Book 3: Alaskan Hideaway
Book 4: An Alaskan Proposal
Book 5: Sweet Home Alaska
Book 6: Alaskan Dreams
Book 7: An Alaskan Family Christmas
Book 8: An Alaskan Homecoming

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“Lauren?” a female voice called from the doorway. “Patrick said one of your goats was having trouble. Is there anything I can do?”

“It’s all good now. Zack worked his magic, and we have three new kids. How was Bonnie’s surgery?”

“The doctor said she breezed through it and everything looks good. Her friend Molly stopped by, so she’s with her at the house now. Patrick said to tell you the new hand didn’t show but he’s got everything covered at the milking barn.”

“Oh, good. Come see the new babies. Zack, meet Patrick’s sister, Rowan.”

Rowan? Zack, who had been in the process of stripping off his gloves and overalls, looked up. He’d known only one Rowan, one summer when he was a teenager, and he’d never forgotten her. Her hair had been long then, almost to her waist. Brown hair, but with copper-colored threads that caught the sunlight. Blue-gray eyes, magnified by glasses, that seemed to see deeper than the surface.

He recognized the curve of her smile. It really was her. He’d spent weeks that summer working up the courage to ask her out, but before he could, she’d gone. Back to school in Europe somewhere, according to Scarlett. Now her hair brushed against her shoulders in soft waves. There wasn’t enough light in the barn to tell if her eyes were still the same shade of blue, but a tentative smile revealed a familiar dimple in her left cheek. “Zack and I knew each other, a long time ago. I’m not sure if you remember?”

“Absolutely.” He felt his own mouth stretching into a grin. “Rowan, it’s good to see you. No more glasses?”

“Laser surgery.”

“You’re here visiting your family?”

“Taking care of my grandmother for a few days.” She came closer to look into the stall. “Aw, the baby goats are so cute. Look at that.”

Zack watched the first kid teeter on shaky legs and find his way to a teat. Lauren was rubbing the other two kids dry while Fudge watched. The goat already looked stronger. Zack smiled. “They’ll be fine now.”

“I love a happy ending,” Lauren said, as she guided the other two kids toward their mother.

“Me, too,” Zack admitted.

Rowan tilted her head. “Speaking of happy endings, I saw your segment on the news. You run a wildlife rehabilitation center?”

“It sounds grander than it is. We have a bit of land behind the vet clinic, and my partner, Christine, agreed I could use it for wildlife rehab.”

“Your moose calf is adorable. Does he have a name yet?”

“I don’t know.” Zack shook his head. “Jessie, the volunteer who does all our web stuff, is handling that. I don’t believe in naming animals we’ll be releasing in the wild, but I was overruled.”

“It’s a cute hook for a fundraiser. Getting attention is half the battle of marketing, you know.”

“I guess. I really hate the promo part of the job.”

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About the Author

Beth Carpenter is thankful for good books, a good dog, a good man and a dream job creating happily-ever-afters. She and her husband now split their time between Alaska and Arizona, where she occasionally encounters a moose in the yard or a scorpion in the basement. She prefers the moose.

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