Reviewer: Danielle Mason
Title: Love Finds You in North Pole, Alaska
Author: Loree Lough
Publisher: Summerside Press
Release Date: October 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Inspirational Romance
Year/Setting: Present day, North Pole Alaska
Overall Rating: 4.5
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Loree's Website: www.loreelough.com
When Sam Sinclair loaded up her motor home and told her family she was moving to North Pole, Alaska they all thought she had lost her mind. She almost began to believe them also when the job she was moving cross-country for and was told was hers was given to someone else. Not wanting to go home with her tail between her legs Sam got on her computer and started looking for other job openings in North Pole. Before she knows it Sam is training to become manager of a cute Christmas shop called Rudolph's.
Bryce Stone is the owner of Rudolph's and also an injured Vet of the war; he has only one eye and wears an eye patch. Right from the start Bryce sees how well Sam gets along with his Aunt Olive, who helps him run the store and that his eye patch does not bother her at all. She looks right at him like it's not even there. Little by little Bryce starts to warm up to Sam and fall in love with her. His initial plan was to make Rudolph's last long enough for him to sell it so he could use the money to start up his furniture making business. But when he sees how much Sam loves the store and how well the store is doing in her hands he starts to try to figure out a way to keep it. That isn't hard to do eventually cause Bryce more every day is falling in love with Sam.
I think North Pole, Alaska sounds like a really fun place to go. Christmas everyday would not bother me at all either. In my opinion being able to fall in love in a place like that would be like falling in love in a fairy tale you read when you are a little girl.
What makes Bryce and Sam work so well though not so much at first is the fact that Sam doesn't treat Bryce like he is different cause of his disability she honestly just acts like it isn't there and as you read you come to realize that reaction is a relief to Bryce who has kids screaming and running from him at times cause they think he is scary. As I read Sam and Bryce slowly coming together and to terms with some very hard times you just can't help but applaud how Loree Lough brings these two very different people together to make a very magical story!
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