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Love Finds You in North Pole, Alaska

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  508 Ratings  ·  56 Reviews
A former marine is no match for the elfish Samantha Sinclair. Self-admitted scrooge Bryce Stone treutnrs home to the town where it's perpetually Christmas. When he hires a young woman to run his family's holiday boutique, it becomes a battle of wills.
ebook, 300 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Summerside (first published January 1st 2009)
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Katie W
First of all, I must mention that I picked this book up expected a cute holiday story and instead was surprised to find it takes place during the summer. However, summertime and anytime is the time to celebrate Christmas in North Pole, Alaska. They play carols 365 days a year; all of the shops and stores are Christmas-themed and sell Christmas souvenirs; there's a big, giant Santa in town. Okay, the picture is clear. Even though there wasn't a mountain of snow, there was still enough of the Chri ...more
Redheads Review it Better
I know I read mostly read what my family and friends like to call smut, but I read this book for a book club I help with (check out shameless page promotion: and at first I wasn't sure that I was going to like it. When the first thing you are told is that it talks about God, you kind of take a step back and think, umm, ok do I really want to read this? Lol. My reasoning behind this is every Christian based book I have read, they have basically "shoved" r ...more
Ellen Maze
Jan 08, 2010 Ellen Maze rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who enjoys sweet love stories.
Recommended to Ellen by: The author
Samantha Sinclair is a 27 yr-old baby sister to a week's worth of brothers, none of which believe that she can make it on her own. With the weight of this knowledge on her shoulders, Sam attempts to prove to her loving yet overbearing family that she knows what she is doing. With an RV, a hard-won degree in culinary arts, and a promise of employment, Sam treks across the nation from Baltimore all the way to North Pole, Alaska to pursue her new, independent life running her own kitchen in a local ...more
Mar 10, 2010 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Sam Sinclair is HOT!! Steaming mad that is. She sold her townhouse, and her possessions, bought an RV and drove to Alaska with a letter of a promise of a job, only to arrive to find out the boss let his nephew have the job. She is mad. Lucky for her she is quickly able to find a job managing a Christmas gift shop, and quickly is in love with her job! Always a great lover and fan of Christmas, working in a shop that is all about Christmas seems to be a place where Sam fits right in. Plus Olive, t
Amber Stokes
Jan 15, 2016 Amber Stokes rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Don't wait until next Christmas to pick up a copy of this sweet book--it's a holiday treat that should be enjoyed any time of the year! This book is like the charm bracelet from the movie The Santa Clause 2. The interesting date "Santa" finds himself with his first time around has a Christmas charm bracelet, which she say she wears "year round to keep the spirit alive." Well, this book is set in North Pole, Alaska, about which is said, "Where the Spirit of Christmas Lives Year Round." It's a won ...more
Christy Wilhelm
Feb 19, 2012 Christy Wilhelm rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was such a sweet book. The Characters were very normal in the way that they got to know each other. It must be what they call dating and getting to know each other, a talent that most people now a days have lost. No one in this book was texting, sext-ing or generally not paying attention to each other. This was refreshing in the sense that most H/H hop in the bed wagon by page 2 LOL. there were sweet and touching moments that had me laughing and chuckling, and also parts that made me tear u ...more
Janet Marie Dowell

Loree truly NEVER disappoints!!! This book transports you to a real Winter Wonderland!

Bryce Stone is a tough ex-marine who comes home to North Pole where it is Christmas all year long. He comes home to start his own furniture shop when his Aunt Olive decides to retire and leaves the family's Christmas shop to him. Being a "Scrooge," he is not happy with the gift. Olive told him to put a want ad in the paper about a manager for the store.

Meanwhile Samantha Sinclair from Maryland answers an ad abo
Oct 26, 2013 Alisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a cute, sweet, clean romance...

Bryce is an ex-marine living in North Pole, Alaska where he was raised by his Aunt Olive. Since the death of his parents (and, honestly, even long before his parents died) they are the only family they have. Bryce hates living in a place where the commercial side of Christmas is celebrated year-round and wants to sell Rudolph's (the Christmas knick-knack shop that his aunt has been running since his parents' death) and use the funds to open a carpentry sho
Anna Marie
Apr 11, 2015 Anna Marie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Did not finish.

I could only tolerate the stupidity for one third of the book. I tried, I swear it, but... GAH, what morons!!! Over-reactive, bitchy morons with fabricated arguments written in for no good reason. It was painful and stupid. Example: He comes in and finds her on the top of a 12-ft ladder (no good reason why). He bellows at her to be careful, causing her to 'windmill' and then has to rescue her, and she's pissed that he scared her, and he's pissed that she's pissed... it's just St((
Kate (Too Read or Not Too Read)
I was drawn to this book by the title. I lived close to North Pole, AK and wanted to see how the story portrayed the town.

The story follows Samantha 'Sam' Sinclair, as she arrives to North Pole, Alaska having sold her town home and a lot of her possessions, to come be a chef at hotel restaurant in town. However, the day she arrived, she found out the owner gave the job to his nephew. Sam is now left with out a job and now home. She only has an RV. After having the proverbial rug out from under h
Lara Hulzen
Nov 06, 2011 Lara Hulzen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Sam Sinclaire moves to North Pole, Alaska from Baltimore, she has high hopes about her new job as head chef for the biggest hotel in town. Upon arriving, however, she finds out the job has been given to the boss’ nephew, causing her to take a job managing a gift shop and living in her RV.

Bryce Strong grew up in North Pole where it is Christmas year-round. Having just returned from another tour of duty in Afghanistan as a Marine, he takes over the gift shop his parents left him when they di
Feb 22, 2012 Sally rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, read-2012
Bryce is an ex marine who has come back home to a small town in Alaska known as North Pole. Because of it's name, Christmas is the theme 24/7, 365 days of the year and there is no escape from reindeer to candy canes and due to not being able to escape the Christmas cheer, Bryce is not a fan. This makes it even harder when he has been left the family knick-knack shop that his parents owned and whilst growing up, his much loved aunt Olive kept going but is now moving to Florida. It is now Bryce's ...more
Donna (More Than a Review)
Love find you in North Pole Alaska is a inspirational romance set in a real town of North Pole Alaska.
I am always a softie for a military hero and Bryce with his quirks was a memorable one. Bryce is handsome even with is patch.

This couple hit close to home for me. I could definitely relate to her tendencies to be scattered and distracted at home. The town was so charming I googled it after I finished the book.

You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of se
I enjoyed Lorre Lough’s picturesque descriptions of small town life and the humorous encounters that take place where Christmas lives every day. All of Lough’s charming, sometimes stubborn, and yet completely lovable characters are strong Christians. This faith helps them steer their way through life’s ups and downs. Lough places Sam and Bryce, our courting couple, in many realistic situations—some will have you laughing out loud and others are so intense and poignant you will be wiping tears fr ...more
Nov 11, 2012 Marie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-reviewed
A charming romance set in a warm and festive small town makes this story unforgettable. Add in a cast of characters that are so uniquely loveable and magic happens. Firm in their Christian beliefs, the main characters rely on their faith to carry them through their rocky moments in life. When they make it through those moments, through the kindness of others, they rein praise. The romance that begins between the two of them is beautiful, sweet and right out of a warm your heart holiday movie. Wi ...more
The setting of this novel was incredibly clever. North Pole Alaska specializes in all things Christmas (go figure), and it was Samantha's dream place to live. When her guaranteed job as a chef falls through, she begins working for war veteran Bryce at his Christmas themed gift shop. While I loved Sam's relationship with Bryce's aunt Olive, it felt like some of Olive's story line was an unneccessary distraction to the main plot. I also thought some of the issues Bryce and Sam have to deal with ar ...more
Feb 20, 2016 Jerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The story was good, but the female lead was a little too perfect, almost like a Mary Sue.
Nov 19, 2013 L rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet book about a Marine injured in Afghanistan and a would be caterer who shows up about the same time in North Pole, Alaska to rebuild their lives after bad relationships. A really sweet book and filled with cute interactions that made me laugh out loud. As my Goodreads friends know, I love books about Christmas, so this was my beginning to the 2013 Christmas book marathon. You will love Aunt Olive in this book, and her courage facing some really tough decisions was inspiring.
Dec 29, 2011 Laura rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would have given this cute love story four stars, except for the fact that someone dies. There should be a warning for those types of things. And it should NOT happen in a book from this series. I expected a fun, light read and got a devastating read by the end. Sad. I mean, there is still a happy ending, but in my opinion it was too marred by sadness to be really happy. As a result of reading this book I'd like to visit North Pole, Alaska, however.
Nov 23, 2013 Trea rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: challenges-2013
I really enjoyed reading this for a before Christmas read. I thought the romantic aspect of the book was very tender, and I even wound up in tears during several parts of the book! Bryce reminded me of a modern day Scrooge with his "Bah Humbug!" attitude about the town's perpetual Christmas, but I liked how Sam wound up working her way into Bryce's heart and helping him to find the spirit of Christmas. Would definitely own a copy of this story!
Nov 01, 2009 Terri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Christians or others
Loree has done it again! I could not put it down most of the day .. I want to see how this goes to end of the story. Love the happy ending.... I just love it ! it is easy to read, well written , has some good inspiration bible verses and prayer
sayings also some humor.. you will get chuckles out of it. .. This is my recommand of this book and would be a great Christmas book or anytime of the year,
Mar 28, 2013 Barbi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this heartwarming story! The characters in the book were so relatable and likable. I really enjoyed getting to "know" Bryce and Sam and the trials that they faced separately and together.
The only problem that I have found with this series is that I want to visit the locations! ;)
This was such a fun quick read. I liked the subtle hints of Bryce and Samantha falling in love. I even cried at the end (but I am a sentimental person sometimes)!

I also enjoyed this because I have been to North Pole, Alaska and could picture the descriptions of the town and surrounding areas.
Aug 16, 2010 Heather rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another Christian fiction book shared with my Mom. This was a very quick read for me. The story was easy to get into and was sweet. There was a drawn out section that I felt was a little unnecessary, but I did enjoy reading the book. I am really enjoying this series!
Nov 08, 2009 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book, however, I was not expecting the turn it took for the last 1/3 of the story. The romantic comedy turned a bit more serious. So, beware if you are just looking for a light read. The setting and heroine, Sam, were delightful.
Jul 05, 2013 Pattie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, read-2013
As sweet as a whole box of candy canes. Not my favorite in this "Love Finds You" genre, as the heroine seemed a bit too good to be true. But I enjoyed reading this book for all the landmarks, since we visited North Pole a few months ago.
Jan 22, 2013 Sharon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very good story... made me wanna pack up and move there even though I hate the cold !!! The LOVE FINDS YOU books are becoming my favorite faith filled romances !!! Recommend to all !!!
Jun 01, 2013 Christie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm sure the book is fine. I didn't realize it was Christian fiction (not that I have a problem with that) but I hate being blindsided by overt religious jabber in books.
Dec 10, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book. Easy reading with shorter chapters. Very sweet story. Of course, any story with Marines in it grabs me!
Feb 21, 2012 Kristyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute story minus the stupid epilogue. And I just have to say, I thought he was building her a ladder! What's wrong with him?
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