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If Not for a Bee

(Seasons of Alaska #3)

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4.44  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  14 reviews
You can't always play it safe

With four sons dependent on her, Janie Everett needs to keep her life uncomplicated. Now famous scientist Aidan Hollings is disrupting her orderly world, starting with the rescue of a...bumblebee.

Aidan is only passing through her Alaska wilderness town, and wasn't planning to bond with her two older boys. Or become so attracted to the wido
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Paperback, 206 pages
Published October 1st 2015 by Harlequin Heartwarming
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Carole Jarvis
Oct 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Reviewed at The Power of Words: http://bit.ly/1REDDtr

I initially chose to review this book because I wanted to support the Heartwarming (clean) romance line published by Harlequin, and discovered a very enjoyable story by Carol Ross in the process. If Not for a Bee – the title alone grabbed my attention – is set in one of my favorite locations, the rugged Alaskan wilderness. Although this is book #3 in the series and previous characters make appearances, it easily stands alone.

There’s a surpris
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Nicole Laverdure
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Heartwarming!
Carol Ross has done it again with her beautiful story If Not for a Bee! This book, is the third story of the Seasons of Alaska series.

I read, by this author, her second book A Case For Forgiveness and loved it very much! Again, it's a sweet, charming and touching story of two beautiful persons Janie and Aidan.

It tells the story of Janie Everett, a young widow with four sons, who is struggling with her life in a small town set in Alaska. She has, everyt
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Nicole Laverdure
Heartwarming!

Carol Ross has done it again with her beautiful story If Not for a Bee! This book, is the third story of the Seasons of Alaska series.

I read, by this author, her second book A Case For Forgiveness and loved it very much! Again, it's a sweet, charming and touching story of two beautiful persons Janie and Aidan.

It tells the story of Janie Everett, a young widow with four sons, who is struggling with her life in a small town set in Alaska. She has, everything, well organized for her f
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Amanda R
Oct 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, arc, romance

Thanks to Prism book tours for the book in exchange for a honest review.

Janie and Aiden didn't have the best encounter when he first moved to town. Trying to make sure her son didn't get stung and save the Boston Cream Pie that was for their celebration was her main priorities. Not the bee. Janie is doing the best she can but her family is still mourning the loss of her husband three years ago. This cake, is important to the night. Aiden doesn't make a great impression and vise versa. Janie is f
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Kate Vale
Oct 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemp-romance
IF you like knitting or environmental issues are dear to your heart or you've never been to Alaska but have always wanted to visit, this book could be for you. Third in the Seasons of ALaska series, the story revolves around Janie Everett and her four sons. A widow for three years, she is simply trying to hold together her life by keeping it simple. Along comes Aidan Hollings, who is studying native bee populations. He is far from simple in Janie's view, and she represents--mistakenly, he finds ...more
Lynn Brooks
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you enjoy heartwarming stories about family, overcoming loss and learning to live again, this one is not to be missed!

Janie Everett lives in Rankin, Alaska with her 4 sons ... 13 year old Gareth, 11 year old Reagan and 2 year old twins Gabe and Finn. She and the boys are still healing from losing her husband Cal 3 years ago when she was still pregnant with the twins. They've come a long way, but the loss is deep ... especially for Gareth who as the oldest, had the most memories of his father
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Sydney
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In Carol Ross’ latest inspiring and heart-felt release, If Not for a Bee, she has created a story about loss, pain, grieving, and love. Readers will love the easily relatable characters and touching and uplifting story of overcoming hard things in life and learning to love and forgive. The third installment of the Seasons of Alaska series will not disappoint readers. In fact,If Not for a Bee is the type of book readers will want to curl up and read over and over again. I would recommend this nov ...more
Christy
Oct 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
If Not for a Bee is another winner in the Harlequin Heartwarming line. I love these books because they are sweet and romantic while staying clean! This is the third in the Seasons of Alaska series, but I didn’t feel like I was missing anything by jumping in on the third book.

The characters are very well developed and though Janie was driving me crazy in the beginning, she grew on me. I’m a widow like she is, and I am sure I would have reacted the same exact way. And yeah, I drive myself crazy at
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Amy Vastine
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet story with wonderful cast of characters!

My heart was breaking for Janie at the beginning of this story. She's a widow raising four kids on her own, I could imagine how tough each day was. Enter Aidan, who is gorgeous and brilliant but a little socially awkward. At first, he makes things much harder for Janie but soon proves to be the man both she and her kids need in their lives. Carol Ross has such a great voice and wonderful sense of humor. She mixes light moments with some pretty heavy
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Phylis Carpenter
Oct 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another great book by Carol Ross. This book starts out telling us how Janie and her son were picking up a cake and Aiden (who is a scientist doing research on bees)saw Janie getting ready to kill the bee.

It seems as far as Janie is concerned Aiden can do nothing right. He has one mishap after another. The book is a cute read and it teaches you that you can have confidence in yourself and over come your fears.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves romance
Lorelei Frank
Oct 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: done
One of the most heart warming stories I have read in a long time! I love the story line with the two young boys and the trials they were going thru. A single mom with a wonderful support group behind her! You can't help but fall in love with this book!
Beth Carpenter
Oct 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this story of a windowed mother of four and a socially awkward scientist coming together with her boys to make a family. I'm from Alaska, and was pleased that the setting felt genuine and welcoming.
Laurie
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book!!  An encounter with a bumble bee did not make for a pleasant introduction between Aidan Hollings and Janie Everett, and their future acquaintances weren't faring much better. Janie, widowed and raising four boys, including a set of toddler twins, couldn't be bothered with Botanist Aidan Hollings, although it would be difficult to avoid him since his sister was married to her brother. Why did he have to settle in Rankins, Alaska now anyway?  His meddling concerning a bumble bee ...more
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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” ...more

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Seasons of Alaska (6 books)
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