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Alaskan Christmas Redemption

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  84 ratings  ·  53 reviews
Some secrets are meant to be shared.

Before he gives his heart…

he’ll have to forgive himself.

Returning to Owl Creek after years away, Braden North’s determined to help his best friend, Piper Miller, save her failing diner. But as they work to revitalize her business, Braden’s convinced he must hide the truth about a tragedy from their past…or risk losing Piper for good. If
Paperback, 224 pages
Published September 29th 2020 by Love Inspired
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Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Sweet yet predictable, super clean romance that brings a lovely HEA.
I just love the friends to lovers romance tropes. It just makes it such a great story to read because the characters are already super familiar with themselves and each other.

The best part of these type of stories is the realization when all these feelings and genuine care for your best friend has morphed into love.

This book covers the growth of feeling so well. That delicate balance of friendship and
Bonnie DeMoss
Oct 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Alaskan Christmas Redemption is a short Christmas novella set in Owl Creek, Alaska. It is the third book in the Home to Owl Creek series.

Braden North has returned to Owl Creek after a lengthy absence. Guilt and a secret he has long harbored have kept him away. Shortly after his arrival, his best friend, Piper Miller, asks him to help save her family's diner, which was started by her late father. Braden's secret has distanced him from Piper for a long time. Will he consent to help her?

This was a
Ms. Woc Reader
Nov 22, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: just-okay, romance
So this story follows Braden North and Piper Miller. Braden has recently returned to Owl Creek, Alaska after having been gone for years and he's harboring a secret. Piper is still reeling from her father's death a few years ago and is struggling to turn around the Snowy Owl Diner she inherited from him. She doesn't want to admit it but she's in the hole for a lot of money and she just can't seem to keep up with the flashier new restaurants.

This is a friends to lovers small town romance that help
Connie Saunders
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
What happens when you feel your best friend slipping away just when you need him the most? This is Piper Miller's predicament as she faces losing the family business that meant so much to her late father and believing that she has to handle it alone. She doesn't want to worry her mother and brother and the one person she can confide in is now out of reach. Piper needs her life-long friend but Braden North isn't the same person that she once knew. She may be keeping her family in the dark but Bra ...more
Robin Loves Reading
Braden North is bending over backwards helping his best friend Piper Miller work hard to save her diner. While Piper is glad that Braden is there to help her, she can't forgive the fact that he abandoned her several years ago. The timing was awful because Piper lost her beloved father, then she lost her best friend. He is back and he is helping, but Piper is guarding her heart.

With regard to her diner, it was her father's baby. Piper wants to keep it running profitably and by so doing she knows
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a sweet story and lovable characters! I really enjoyed it and the entire town! I did want to shake Braden over his “secret” though but such a good story!
M.  [storme reads a lot]
The cover is adorable. And this book has all the Christmas vibes. It also contains a lot of friends to lovers going on. Which is great. That is a fun trope in romance, and this one brings it to you fully and very sweetly.

Piper needs to save the diner. Her best friend Braeden is going to help. There’s some tension, but it doesn’t erase all those thoughts of more than friendship. Even if he thinks Piper will hate him for what he’s done. But maybe Christmas will bring them together.

I adore the smal
Autumn Byrd
Sep 10, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

ARC was provided by NetGalley and HARLEQUIN Romance in exchange for an honest review.

This review is being published after the release date (September 29th, 2020)

Content/Trigger Warnings: Death of a parent (in the past), loss of a loved one (in the past), grief, abandonment, mentions of multiple accidents, mentions of kidnapping and abduction, trauma, mentions of heart attack (in the past)

“I want to help you save the diner.”

In my true bad reading habits fashion, I read the the thi
Her diner is in serious trouble and she's counting on her childhood best friend to help her find a way to keep her dad's dream alive while he left town to hide a secret from her and now must finally tell her the truth. Love, family, forgiveness, and friends to lovers culminate in this delightful story.

Alaskan Christmas Redemption is the third of the Home to Owl Creek series of standalone romances. I had no trouble reading it out of order though previous books' characters are strong secondary cha
Katherine Hayward Pérez
Braden and Piper were friends since preschool. Then something terrible happened to change that and life led them on different paths.

A few years later, Piper's diner is in trouble. But is he the right person to ask for help? A lot has changed for him too, but he still has feelings for Piper, and sweet memories of their friendship.

Many characters have difficult pasts and lives in Owl Creek. But can Piper and Braden rekindle what they once had? Braden's opinion of, and lasting feelings for, Piper
Kim Reads (Read Your Writes Book Reviews)
“It’s the most wonderful time of the year. If ever there was a time to have faith, it’s during Christmas.”

Belle Calhoune welcomes readers back to Owl Creek, Alaska with Alaskan Christmas Redemption, the third book in her Home to Owl Creek series. Belle is a new to me author and I had no problem getting into the story. I can say that readers of this series will be happy to catch up on the previous couples.

Alaskan Christmas Redemption pairs best friends since childhood who have secrets that could
Oct 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Eeeeepppp -- Christmas in Alaska, yes please! Only, I'm hoping reindeer pizza actually means cute little pizzas that come in the shape of a reindeer rather know. :-( Because Santa might have something to say about that.

Belle Calhoune has created such a vibrant community in Owl Creek. This is the third book in the series and reads absolutely fine as a standalone but I'm now dreaming up future stories that take place here and hoping that the author is too. I mean, you really can'
Valri Western
Aug 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Every book in this series has been wonderful and this book is no exception! Even the cover is fabulous! When your best friend from elementary school suddenly takes off for an extended period of time and does extreme sports without a word to you, then returns and is very distant, what are you to think? This is the case with Piper and Braden. They have been best friends since they were children and he helped Piper through her father's death 4 years ago. However, shortly after that, Braden suddenly ...more
Vicky Sluiter
Aug 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Book three in the Owl Creek series, you can read this as a stand alone but you may have to work to put some of the pieces together if you don’t read books one and two. And believe me, they are worth the read!

Best friends forever, Braden and Piper have to come to grips with the changes in each other since they were last together. And they have some help, wanted or not, from their families.

Author Belle Calhoune pens a story of tragedy, struggles, and forgiveness, but in such a way that it’s not h
Oct 18, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review, kindle, 2020
Alaskan Christmas Redemption is a sweet friends to lovers romance that will definitely get you into holiday spirit. Braden and Piper have always been best friends. Piper needs Braden's help to save her dying business. Can they get their friendship back and maybe more?

As I said, I did think this was a sweet romance. I liked that Braden and Piper had a history. I loved how they couple brought the best out in each other. My only issue was the secret that Braden carries was a little underwhelming an
Sep 06, 2020 rated it liked it
Originally posted on Inkwell Inspirations

3.5 stars

A sweet, heartwarming Christmas tale of family, best friends, and hidden secrets. Alaskan Christmas Redemption is the third book in author Belle Calhoune's Home to Owl Creek series, but it can easily be read as a standalone novel.

Small town romances with lifelong best friends are some of my favorite stories to read, and Belle Calhoune has the perfect book to get readers in the holiday spirit. Tragic losses, supportive families, and forgiveness
Kay Garrett
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
ALASKAN CHRISTMAS REDEMPTION by Belle Calhoune is the third book in the Home to Owl Creek Book series. It is the delightful inspirational story of Piper Miller and her best friend Braden North.

Piper inherited her beloved father’s diner in Owl Creek after his sudden passing inheriting all the financial woes that came with it. The local diner has been a staple in town for years – the place for good food and good company. After finding that it had been running in the red for years, she just seems t
Joyce Stewart Reviews
Sep 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Alaskan Christmas Redemption
by Belle Calhoune
224 pages
Publisher:💟 Love Inspired 💟
Publication Date: October 1, 2020
Some secrets are meant to be shared.Before he gives his heart…he’ll have to forgive himself. Returning to Owl Creek after years away, Braden North’s determined to help his best friend, Piper Miller, save her failing diner. But as they work to revitalize her business, Braden’s convinced he must hide the truth about a tragedy from their past…or risk losing Piper for
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a sweet romance that had me cheering for the couple to be. Piper is running the diner that her beloved father used to own before his untimely and unexpected death. Unfortunately, the diner is operating way in the red and Piper needs a way to save it. Braden North, her childhood friend who disappeared from her life shortly after her father’s death, suddenly reappears and has a suggestion that may help save the diner. The relationship between the two of them sparkled like the Alaskan snow ...more
Dec 30, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I haven't read the earlier books in this mini-series, which probably explains why I felt a bit lost when I started reading Belle Calhoune's "Alaskan Christmas Redemption." There were references to several characters and past events that weren't fully explained, which led to some confusion on my part. For example, it wasn't mentioned until about halfway through the book that female lead character Piper's older brother Hank was actually her half-brother. I thought that might be why they had differ ...more
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Piper Miller is struggling to keep her family’s diner afloat in the small town of Owl Creek Alaska, after the passing of her father. She does not want to share her struggles with her mother or brother, so she feels she must do this on her own. If only she had her best friend by her side, but Braden has been gone for a few years. Can she save the diner and honor her father on her own?
Braden North has returned home after travelling the world for a few years. He is keeping a secret about the day th
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We return once again to Owl Creek, Alaska where we are introduced to best friends Piper Miller and Braden North. This is our third time visiting Owl Creek where Belle Calhoune once again sets a charming story in this lovely town. This time around we get to experience Christmas Owl Creek style! Piper Miller is in deep trouble. Her father left her his diner, but he was losing money. It’s now up to her to save it. Braden North has been gone a long time. He returns home with a secret that could dest ...more
Four years ago Piper Miller’s father, Jack, died whilst out riding his snowmobile. Piper inherited his business, the Snowy Owl diner but was shocked to discover how much it is struggling financially and has been for years. She is so happy when her since childhood best friend Braden North returns to Owl Creek after an adventurous four years away. She knows something has changed about their relationship. He seems reticent about them being together and obviously has secrets he’s not sharing. He’s a ...more
Michelle Lindo-Rice
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Braden North has returned home and learns his best friend, Piper Miller, is in danger of losing her diner. His years away was because of a secret that he fears would make Piper hate him. Rather than lose her, he left to go on grand adventures. Nevertheless, Braden is determined to help Piper save her father's legacy. If only his heart didn't complicate matters.
The third book in the Home to Owl Creek series can also be read as a standalone, I haven't read the other two books in the series.
I found
Patti Whitson Stephenson She Lives to Read
This was an enjoyable story about two best friends who have encouraged and supported each other since childhood. However, now as young adults, they have grown apart because Braden has a secret he’s keeping from Piper. The guilt he feels over the death of Piper’s father has made him restless, and he’s traveled the world trying to unsuccessfully gain peace. Piper is desperate to save the diner that was so important to her dad. Braden steps up to help Piper with a business plan, and they work toget ...more
Jessica Figueroa
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Braden and Piper have been friends for a long time but after the death of Pipers father Braden left. While Piper stood home barely keeping her fathers restaurant alive after finding out that her father was barely getting by. Braden is now back after a while and still feeling some semblance of guilt holding a secret from Piper and will at least try to keep her fathers business alive by helping her get out of the red.

So this was a the first holiday like book I've read this year and I'd give it lik
Maryann Skaritka
Nov 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a warm and wonderful Christmas story.

Owl Creek, Alaska is the setting of the third book in this series but is fine as a stand alone book.

Many secondary characters add to the closeness and friendships found throughout the town.

The author does a great job of bringing the joy of the season to readers with her wonderful descriptions of small town holiday happenings.

Piper Miller is busy trying to save the family diner which was her father's legacy. Braden North returns home after using part of
Elizabeth Fiscus
Sep 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Braden and Piper were the best of friends from little on. They always had each other’s back through childhood and adolescence and were inseparable. Shortly after Piper’s dad passed away, Braden left for 4 long years, but now is back in Owl Creek. It was so heartwarming to hear how close they were and how they both longed to get back to the place they once were. One thing is holding their friendship back, and only Braden knows why. Why he left 4 years ago and why he cannot become close to Piper a ...more
Shari Jahn
Nov 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book is book three in the Home to Owl Creek series. This is the first book that I have read in the series and I had no problem starting with this book it can be a stand alone story.

This is a sweet story of second chance romance. This is the story of Braden and Piper. Braden has a secret that he is keeping from everyone. He leaves town to get away but he eventually figures out that you can’t run away from secrets they will follow you no matter where you go or what you do. His secrets could
I received a copy of this book from the author, I was not required to give a favorable review. This is another story based in the Owl Creek, Alaska. This one deals with Piper who owns the Snowy Owl Cafe and Braden North who's family owns the Chocolate company. He left her about 6 months after her father has passed away, but now he is back because his kidnapped sister was found. But she never knew why he left and was so distant from her. He thinks he had something to do with her fathers snowmobil ...more
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Belle Calhoune writes heartwarming, inspirational romance novels set in small, cozy towns. Married to her college sweetheart and living in southern Connecticut, she is the mother of two girls. Born and raised in Massachusetts, she is one of five children. Growing up across the street from a public library allowed her to become an avid reader who aspired to be a romance writer. When she isn't writi ...more

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