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An Alaskan Christmas

(Wild River #1)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  87 ratings  ·  63 reviews
In Alaska, it’s always a white Christmas—but the sparks flying between two reunited friends could turn it red-hot…

If there’s one gift Erika Sheraton does not want for Christmas, it’s a vacation. Ordered to take time off, the workaholic surgeon reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska. Her friend Cassie owns a tour company that offers ad
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Published September 24th 2019 by HQN Books
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Carol [Goodreads Addict]

An Alaskan Christmas is book one in Jennifer Snow’s brand new Wild River series. I knew as soon as I heard about this new series that it was going to be something special and it definitely is.

female surgeon

Dr. Erika Sheraton grew up in Wild River with her best friend Cassie. They were inseparable. Erika always wanted to be a doctor like her father, where as Cassie was a free spirit. So when it came time to separate, for Erika to go to college and Cassie to go on an adventure, they swore they would a
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet, sexy, and heartwarming!

An Alaskan Christmas is an enchanting, passionate tale that features the dependable, handsome Reed who may finally discover his little sister’s best friend has become more than he ever could have imagined, and the driven, hardworking Erika who may finally learn there’s a lot more to life than just work.

The prose is effortless and smooth. The characters are spirited, kindhearted, and amusing. And the plot is an entertaining combination of fami
Hot enough to melt the snow in Alaska, Jennifer Snow’s AN ALASKAN CHRISTMAS is the perfect package to unwrap and fall into for your Holiday reading!

Erika is a successful, driven surgeon who has become the victim of tunnel vision. All work and no play makes her a very hard person. When forced to take a vacation, she finds herself going back Wild River for a reunion with her best friend and a chance to discover what it feels like to let her guard down and listen to her heart.

Reed was the thorn in her side growing up, but somethi
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Jennifer Snow’s Wild River series is off to a great beginning with the first story, An Alaskan Christmas. She brings together two unlikely people who seem to rub each other the wrong way but fit so well together when you get right down to it. Dr. Erika Sheridan is forced to take a 2-week vacation from her job at the Anchorage hospital, and reluctantly contacts her childhood best friend, Cassie, to visit her in her old hometown of Wild River. What she hadn’t counted on was feeling a huge attracti ...more
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, netgalley
Please note that I received this book via NetGalley. This did not affect my rating or review.

So the first book in the Wild River series is fantastic. I didn't know at first if I would like it, but Snow does a great job of setting up the hero and heroine. They have some obstacles to get past, but I loved them falling for each other and trying to make it work long distance. I also loved that we get a sneak peek at the couple in the next series I assume (the hero's sister and a coworker of his).
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Happy Reading, friends!

Special thanks to Jennifer Snow & Harlequin for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

Don't be fooled by this super sweet holiday cover. An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow is a steamy, whirlwind romance with deeper meaning. This book has all my favorite things. Christmas, second chance love, a bit of thrilling tension & a H
Sep 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Inkslinger and NetGalley for an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.

An Alaskan Christmas
By: Jennifer Snow

*REVIEW* 🎄🎄🎄🎄
An Alaskan Christmas. Sounds cozy, blanketed with snow and just plain awesome! Erika is a doctor/workaholic who is on a two week mandated vacation. She returns to Wild River, Alaska to visit her best friend Cassie. While there, old flames rekindle with Erika and Cassie's brother, Reed. They have a natural chemistry, not to mention lust. As somet
4.5 Stars

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Renee (The B-Roll)
Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with a free e-copy of this book for an honest review!  I requested this months ago and was able to read it and review it just in time for it to be published.  I am so excited to get my holiday seasonal reading on a roll this year and books like this one just make me even more excited!  I do realize that I read this one about a month earlier than I usually do, but I wanted to get the review out when it was published.

This book tel
Ann Lorz
Sep 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Reviewed for Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

One of the things I love so much about reading is the fact that the books I read can take me to somewhere different. I can be sitting in my home in Chicago and the next thing you know I'm on a ranch in Texas. Here's the thing, I've been on a lot of ranches and a few small-towns so I wanted to read someplace I haven't spent a lot of time at.

So when I saw this book was in Alaska I really thought about it. I knew I read one book by this
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I adored this book so much! I loved the setting and the characters (they were so relatable, even though I didn't like Ericka that much at the beginning, she quickly grew on me). Also, its a Christmas story featuring a narcoleptic Husky puppy, what's not to love!

The romance between Ericka and Reed was the perfect blend of sweet and hot and spicy and I also love the friendship element between Ericka and Cassie. A great book to curl up with this holiday season.

Full review on my YouTube
Eva Millien
Sep 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ordered to take time off, Erika Sheraton reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska where her friend Cassie owns an adventure tour company, but nothing compares to the adrenaline rush Erika feels on being reunited with Cassie’s brother, Reed. His sister’s best friend has blossomed into a strong, skilled and confident woman and she’s exactly what his search-and-rescue team needs – and everything he didn’t know he craved.

A moving romance that hits r
Oct 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erika Sheraton's father run the hospital where she works as a surgeon. He just gave her two weeks vacation (more like forced her to take it) and she's panicking just thinking about it. What could a workaholic do with free time?

Erika decide to go visit the best friend she haven't seen in years who now have her own business of adventure tour in Wild River, Alaska. Cassie is not the only person from her past that she'll meet again. Her friend's brother is still there but not the same scrawny kid s
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you’re looking for a romance with some serious heat and fire this holiday season look no further because this one was 🔥🔥🔥 I was a little bit fooled by the cutesy cover and didn’t expect it to be quiet so steamy but it was, just wanted to start by giving a heads up on that one right away!

Besides a sizzling romance this one had some serious depth as well, there was a lot going on between Erika and her best friend Cassie, they had a lot to work through in order to repair the friendsh
Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: july-2019
Erika is a workaholic, all while trying to get her father to notice her because he's been withdrawn since her mother died. When she's forced to take a vacation and runs into her best friend's older brother... well, they can't deny the fire between them. But it soon turns into something more than just lust... can they make it work? Or will Erika run back to her old life and leave Reed in the snow-covered mountains?

I love this novel! It's been a while since I've been so into a book that it had me
Michele Salls
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was so enjoyable and I'm looking forward to more in this series!!

Alaska, one of the places I have wanted to visit, seems even better now (smiley face). A place where you can't control everything, even if you are a doctor. There is more to this story than just a romance. Erika (the doctor) who is trying to prove herself by basically working herself to death is told she must take a vacation, but yet she is working on a trial study that is very important to her and it truly is
Nikki Barrett
Jun 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Really Into This
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Happy Reading, friends!

Special thanks to Jennifer Snow & Harlequin for providing our copy in exchange for an honest & fair review.

Don't be fooled by this super sweet holiday cover. An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow is a steamy, whirlwind romance with deeper meaning. This book has all my favorite things. Christmas, second chance love, a bit of thrilling tension &
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erika Sheraton has worked her ass to get where she is today with working long hours at the hospital with no now down time. The word vacation is not in her vocabulary, but that is just what she is forced to do over the holidays. Take a vacation. She decides to go back to Wild River and spend some time with her long time best friend Cassie, who she hasn’t seen in years. But she is in for a surprise when Cassie’s brother comes into the picture. She finds herself in some thrilling yet scary situatio ...more
Nancy Carty Lepri
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have reviewed this book for the New York Journal of Books site where it will be posted on the evening before the release date:

"An Alaskan Christmas" by Jennifer Snow
HQN Books
September 24, 2019
Contemporary Romance

Surgeon Erika Sheraton's life consists of working 18+ hours a day at Alaska General Hospital. Since her mother's death from rejecting a kidney transplant years ago, Erika's followed in her physician father's footsteps,
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc, netgallery
Have you ever been so consumed in a book that you don’t notice time or anything around you. Next thing you know its 4 AM and you haven’t moved since you started the book. That’s exactly what happened to me. Jennifer Snow has a way of drawing you so deep into the book it feels like a movie is playing in your head and you HAVE to know whats coming next.

Erika Sheraton is a workaholic surgeon who is forced to go on a mandatory “vacation”. She decides to to call her old best friend Cassie
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you love watching Hallmark Christmas movies and reading holiday-themed books, you’ve probably noticed a recurring theme: a character leaves her stressful life in the city to return to her small hometown where she bumps into her old high school boyfriend, and they miraculously fall back in love during the holidays. These fictitious hometown reunions have become a fun Christmas tradition for many.

Well, AN ALASKAN CHRISTMAS (the first book in a new series called “Wild River”) takes a
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
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AN ALASKAN CHRISTMAS is a light-hearted and sweet contemporary romance with lots of medical drama. Erika is a talented surgeon, working in Anchorage for long days without breaks. When a ruling comes down that she has been working too much, she is forced to take a vacation. Erika works for her father who is also a physician and never seems to be proud of what she has accomplished. While Erika appreciates her own talents, she still seeks her father's approval- especially since they lost her mother ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Erika Sheraton's life revolves around her job, it's all she thinks about, and every spare minute she has is spent at work ensuring a new drug trial goes off without a hitch. While her drive to be the best in her field is admirable, it has also cost her deeply in her personal life... as in she doesn't have one. She has submersed herself so deep into her work, that she has forgotten about maintaining friendships, and her love life is non-existent. She doesn't remember the last time she even went ...more
Lynn Brooks
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 STARS!

AN ALASKAN CHRISTMAS is the first book in Jennifer Snow's brand new Wild River series and is sure to delight fans of action packed story lines. It revolves around a surgeon and search and rescue leader, their family drama and and a shot at a happily ever after when they least expect it.

Erika was a tough cookie to get to know. She was a powerful surgeon and get it done type of person, but her softer side was a mystery I enjoyed unraveling as the book developed.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
It’s hot in Alaska!

Okay, the weather not so much but Erika and Reed are heating up the place!
From frenemies to lovers was a leap but the journey was full of all the pratfalls of falling in love and wow, was it good! Erika reluctantly went home for a forced break to rekindle her friendship with her long ago bestie. So awkward but also very relatable as they tentatively reconnected over wine, shared memories and new adventures. Reed was an unexpected trial and bonus she had not been expecting… At all!

With Alaska as
Darlene Fredette
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars. In the opening chapter, the heroine came across as a bit snooty and I wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy this story, but as a fan of Jennifer’s Snow’s past books, I gave it a chance. I am happy I continued reading. Erika is obsessed with her job, but once she’s home in Wild River her character softens. The hero, Reed, is handsome, sexy, a member of the search and rescue team, and a bartender…what more could a romance reader ask for. The story heats up the pages with the main characte ...more
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet, Sexy, Action Packed, and Oh So Fun!

Gah... my heart! Jennifer Snow completely made me fall head over heels in love. I am so in love with this place, the people in it, and ALL the feelings that have come with it. An Alaskan Christmas has you laughing out loud one minute, swooning the next, and suddenly on the edge of your seat! I seriously had goosebumps as I flew through these pages having NO idea what would happen next. A true adrenaline rush. Jennifer Snow’s creativity and amazing abili
Melena Torretta
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley-arcs, 2019
A really great start to Jennifer Snow's brand new Wild River series.

Erika is a dedicated doctor whose job is her life. From the beginning, though, it was easy to see the potential for her to find so much more to life than work. When she makes her way to Wild River she slowly but surely came out of her shell and reconnected with old friends. The author did a nice job of making it clear her skills as a doctor mattered even as she enjoyed life outside work. Especially as she got more in
Sep 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Erika is an uptight work-alcoholic surgeon, so when being forced to take leave, what should she do. She pushed all of her friends away along time ago. But maybe this is time to reconnect with her childhood best friend.

When his Sister's best friend from school arrives in Wild River  Reed cannot believe that Erika is the same girl he went camping with.

Can Erika loosen up and enjoy life for what it is?

This is a great book, I absolutely understand parental pressur
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Jennifer Snow is an award-winning author living in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and five year old son. She is a member of the Writers Guild of Alberta, the Romance Writers of America, the Canadian Author Association, and She is a contributing author to Mslexia Magazine, WestWord Magazine and RWR. She has also taught RWA Chapters courses online.

Her publishing credits include t

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