Thursday, March 9, 2023

Review: His Alaskan Redemption by Heidi McCahan

My rating: 4 stars / I really liked it


Earning her trust...
Is the start of his second chance.

Crab fisherman Gus Colman is just trying to make a living for his daughter. But when his fishing boat capsizes, he’s injured and stranded in Hearts Bay, Alaska, where he comes face-to-face with Mia Madden—his late best friend’s fiancée. As she helps him recover, he works hard to prove he’s changed. But could Mia ever love another man who risks his life at sea?

My Review

Alaska is one of my favorite book settings for three reasons- everything seems larger than life, the environment is so different from where I live (Southern CA), and visiting there is on my bucket list! Watching shows like Deadliest Catch with my husband give me an idea of the dangers of crab fishing, and the author explores that lifestyle with Mia and Gus. As a nurse Mia is a natural caretaker, and falls into that role with Gus during his recovery despite her inner warnings to avoid another fisherman- even her fiancée's closest friend. There is a definite struggle as they fall for each other- both aware of the difficulties which prevent them from holding on to hope for a future together. Learning to rely on faith is a big theme and I loved that Gus embraced his belief and allowed it to give him strength in his career and as a father. I had a hard time relating to Mia's tense personality, but she grew on me towards the end as she finally allowed herself to accept happiness.

Disclosure statement: A complimentary copy of this book was provided from a tour group, publisher, publicist, or author, including NetGalley, OR was borrowed from the library, including OverDrive, OR borrowed from Kindle Unlimited, OR purchased. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are unbiased and my own.

Don't miss the previous books in the Home to Hearts Bay series . . .

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