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Seasons of Alaska #2

A Case for Forgiveness

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The past has its place…in the past!

Innkeeper Shay James has been telling herself for a decade that she's over her ex-fiancé, Jonah Cedar. But now the Chicago attorney's come home to care for his ailing grandfather, reawakening powerful feelings—along with painful memories. Shay can't afford to repeat history.

At twenty-two, Jonah couldn't wait to trade his secluded Alaska hometown for big-city success. Shay was supposed to share that dream. Yet even with unresolved issues between them, their connection is stronger than ever. Jonah's visit was only going to be temporary…until a threat to Shay's beloved Faraway Inn gives him a reason to stay and fight for that second chance.

376 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 2014

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Carol Ross

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USA Today and national bestselling author Carol Ross grew up in small-town America right between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains, in a place where you can go deep sea fishing in the morning and then hit the ski slopes the same afternoon. The daughter of free-range parents, she developed a love of adventure and the outdoors at a very early age. She’s grateful for the “research material” that every questionable decision, adrenaline-charged misstep, and near-death experience has provided.
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September 22, 2015
This is the first book I have read by this author and I enjoyed this heartwarming story. It's a great long read that grabs you from the start. I received this book from Goodreads First Reads program but it in no way reflects on my review. I can't wait to read another by Carol Ross!
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September 23, 2015
A heart warming story set in Alaska. Shay owns and runs an Inn with her sister. Her exfinance returns to take care of his ailing grandfather that Shay has been keeping in contact with and helping to take care of. Grandpa has a mind of his own getting his doc to help in his skeem to get Shay and Jonah back together.

Throughout the story Shay and Jonah resolve old hurts that broke them up along time ago. Shay choosing to stay in Alaska and Jonah to chase his dreams in the big city of Chicago. Shay's ownership of the Inn comes in jeopardy and Jonah helps to resolve the issue of a long lost relative claim of ownership. Jonah proves he is worthy of a second chance and forgiveness.

I truly enjoyed the book.

The imagery in the book draws you into the story. I am looking foward to more books written by Carol Ross.
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October 25, 2015
ad the opportunity to read another great book by Carol Ross in exchange for an honest review.

I found this book so hard to put down. The book is about a couple that have problems in the past and have gone their separate ways. Now the young man's grandfather claims to be sick in an effort to get them back together.

Jonah's grandfather and his best friend Doc are great at scheming and matchmaking. They are pushing Jonah and Shay together every opportunity they can. I don't want to give to much of the story away because that's what makes it a great read. You are constantly wondering what the two men will do next to get Shay and Jonah together and you wonder whether their efforts will be rewarded at the end......... I am only gonna answer that by saying you have to read the story to find out and you won't be disappointed when you are done
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April 14, 2015
Wow! Another wonderfully, amazing book by Carol Ross! When I found out she had released her second book, I couldn't get my hands on a copy quick enough. This book had it all, just like Mountains Apart. I love that the main characters are complete opposites, from Noah who is a "big time" city lawyer to his childhood (and into young-adulthood) sweetheart, Shay, who is a small town hotel owner. This book has such a cozy feel to it and makes me want to cuddle up to a fire with a warm blanket and a cup of coffee. The book tells a story of love and how even "bad" circumstances can turn into beautiful things. A Case for Forgiveness is highly recommended to people who love uplifting, romantic stories, written with thoughtful words and a true passion for story telling.
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April 17, 2015
I loved this book! It grabs your interest and your heart right from the start. I like a story that builds a good relationship right away and makes the reader want that happy ending. Shay and Jonah are caring people with flaws that they accept about themselves and learn to accept in each other. Once again Carol Ross has given readers a heartwarming story and gives you hope in forgiveness and love. I highly recommend this book and am looking forward to the next book.
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May 7, 2020
What a funny and well written love story! It was as if I was watching a movie in my mind!
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January 20, 2021
Loved the characters. Storyline is both heartbreaking and heartwarming. Ms.Ross moves me with this
book. I love all her books.
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November 2, 2015
Shay James is conflicted. Deep down she still loves Jonah Cedar, but she can't reconcile herself to the fact that he chose to leave her 10 years ago to pursue his law degree at Yale.  Now he's back in Rankins, Alaska, after only a few measly visits over the years, to help out his "ailing" grandfather. Shay is livid that Jonah has rarely bothered to visit his granddad after all he's done for him.  She feels that Jonah has accomplished his goals in the form of money, career and material comforts, so why would he be interested in her again, or her comparatively unassuming life of running the Faraway Inn in a remote town?  Shay can tolerate Jonah's brief existence in Rankins, but will a prolonged visit have the same effect on her resolve?  Can old embers be stirred up into a flame and reunite these seemingly incompatible lovers?
A Case For Forgiveness is the second book in the Seasons of Alaska series, and it was an excellent follow-up to the first, Mountains Apart. Whereas newer characters take center stage here, we get a glimpse at the lives of some of the former characters, and it was nice to see them make an appearance from time to time throughout the book. I enjoyed the pace of this book—for me it gained intensity toward the middle and kept me fixated until the end. I laughed out loud at some of the humorous parts, felt deeply touched by the romance aspects, and was mystified by the intentions of a mysterious character who finds her away into the lives of the James family. Overall I really enjoyed A Case For Forgiveness, and I expect that lovers of a sweet romance with a bit of mystery and a warm and fuzzy happy ending will too.  This book didn't receive a 4.5 star rating from RT Book Reviews for nothing!!  Well done. 
Thank you Carol Ross for a free copy of this book. In exchange I have provided an honest review. 
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