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An Alaskan Family Christmas

(Northern Lights #7)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  52 ratings  ·  39 reviews
A little mix-up...

Could make her Christmas wonderful!

Natalie Weiss is mortified. After mistaking handsome Tanner Rockford for his cousin, she's followed him to rural Alaska. Now she's stranded--until Tanner invites her to spend Christmas with his family in their rustic, cozy cabin. But in this idyllic winter wonderland, Natalie discovers the family she's never had...an
Paperback, 384 pages
Published November 10th 2020 by Harlequin Heartwarming Larger Print
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This is a Clean Romance, and this is the 7th book in A Northern Lights series. I really love this book. The characters where great and made the book worth reading. I love the Christmas parts and the Alaskan parts in this book. This book is really well-written. I was kindly provided an e-copy of this book by the publisher (Harlequin Heartwarming Larger Print) or author (Beth Carpenter) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review about how I feel about this book, and I want to send a big Thank ...more
Sep 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
When I first started reading this story, I pictured a perfectly ordinary young woman trying to play detective by wearing a big hat, sunglasses, and a trench coat. Wasn’t exactly like that but pretty darn close! Let’s just say it was an epic fail, in a good way. Natalie Weiss has lived a life of struggle and hardship but the only real impact it has had on her is a big distrust in people in general. You have to work very hard to earn her trust. You have to work even harder to make her believe in a ...more
Carrie Schmidt (Reading is My SuperPower)
4.5 stars

I completely love the Northern Lights series by Beth Carpenter, and every time I see a new book coming out I do a little happy dance. When it’s a Christmas book, I’m even happier. So imagine my delight when I first learned about An Alaskan Family Christmas!

I loved meeting Natalie and Tanner and Tanner’s family, including his cousin’s malamute Vitus who, incidentally, steals the show on more than one occasion. Carpenter captures everything lovable and special about dogs in the canine ch
Nov 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you in advance to the author, Beth Carpenter, for providing a complimentary review copy through Prism Book Tours. A positive review was not required, and all words are my own.

I am ALWAYS up for a good Christmas story, and definitely a cute one. This cover really stood out and I just HAD to read it. While it is part of the author’s “Northern Lights” series, it does seemingly act as a standalone. Though I would be interested in the other stories as this is first I’ve read by the author.

Connie Saunders
Nov 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
'She'd gotten on that train to follow who she thought was a two-timing sleaze, determined to hold him responsible for his actions. Instead, she'd found a thoughtful, family-oriented man who made her feel as though she belonged. And when he kissed her, she'd never wanted it to end.'

I love Christmas stories and this one is especially good. A case of mistaken identity offers Natalie Weiss the chance to help a friend, witness a loving family in action, and experience a Christmas like she's never kno
Helen Graul
Sep 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was fortunate enough to be able to preview An Alaskan Family Christmas. What a wonderfully heart-warming story this is! This story about love and family is Christmas the way it should be!! I couldn't put this one down, as I wanted to find out what happened next! I found myself smiling all the way through it. I actually laughed out loud when the very lovable dog did something that was totally unexpected! Beth has a knack for being able to make you feel as though you are actually there seeing an ...more
Dec 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Natalie was on the hunt for a guy her best friend has her looking for problem is she confused him with his cousin. Tanner is willing to help Natalie out with finding his allusive cousin who isn't much for tech and can be tough to find him but until then will enjoy Natalie's company and she spends time with his family.

I loved how heartwarming and homey this book was. It was all about family and sweeting the sweetness as they did christmasy activies. There was also the romance that was blooming be
Nov 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
An Alaskan Family Christmas was such a fun and enjoyable Christmas story. I really felt like it was Christmas time as I read about the Rockford family’s various Christmas traditions. I loved that they all got together at the rustic family cabin for their holidays.

It was sweet to watch as Natalie got to be part of a real family Christmas, rather than what she had been used to growing up. I loved the way the Rockford family took her right in and made her part of the celebrations.

Natalie and Tanner
Dec 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm just going to say that I loved this book.
It had all the feel good ingredients to make you want to turn the pages to see what happens next.
Wonderful characters and a great plot that was well rounded out.
I enjoyed this story because it was a sweet and clean read with just the right amount of romance.
I loved the cover of this book. I like watching people enjoy themselves. It's been many years since I've gone sledding.
I recommend this book. I was NOT required to write a positive review.
All opi
Jan 28, 2022 rated it really liked it
In a case of mistaken identity, Natalie Weiss finds herself stranded in an Alaskan wilderness cabin with the Rockford Family. What she finds is warmth, hospitality and a vibrant family with an increasing attraction to Tanner Rockford. Her life has been quite the opposite, so it is a wonderful time for her to feel what an enthusiastic and fun-loving family is like. I liked Natalie a lot, but was not too pleased at her deception to the family. I admired Tanner, as he had an innate sense that she n ...more
Hallie (Hallie Reads)
Beth Carpenter’s An Alaskan Family Christmas combines a cozy Alaskan setting with an abundance of holiday cheer, and I am here for it!

A case of mistaken identity and impulsive decision-making leaves Natalie Weiss stranded in rural Alaskan. When Tanner Rockford invites her to join his family for the holiday, she just might realize that she is exactly where she needs to be this Christmas.

With plenty of romance and humor (as readers of Carpenter’s Northern Lights series can expect), An Alaskan Fami
Dana Busenbark
Who are Tanner, Natalie, Brooke, and Dane? How do each of these people know one another if at all? What has Brooke gotten herself into that she sets Natalie on a quest to find someone? What does Natalie think she has done? Who has she found? What is the result when she gets off the train at the wrong place? This story was not exactly what I was thinking it was going to be, but it was so much more fun of a read. I spent the time it took me to read smiling, laughing, going awwwwww, and wishing I h ...more
Darlene Fredette
Jan 19, 2021 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars. Another great read in the Northern Lights series. Book seven wraps up Christmas with a sweet romance. Again, the author gives us a dreamy hero. Tanner is charming. Not only does he give Natalie a place to stay after she follows him off the train, but he also welcomes her into his family and helps her find his cousin. The story is beautiful written, and the setting is magical. With a secondary cast of Tanner’s relatives and Natalie’s friend, the story moves effortlessly from page to pa ...more
Dec 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was exactly the book I needed to make Christmas become focused on what is important in life. Family.
Being raised in the West and understanding Alaskan humor, it was also a sort of trip down memory lane.
Being as skeptical (at times) and nearly as impulsive as the heroine made it doubly enjoyable for me.
I will be reading many more books by this author, they have a blend of common sense, common decency and happiness..
Just what everyone needs right now, considering the past couple of years.
I wo
Marcie Robinson
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
“An Alaskan Family Christmas” is book 7 of Beth Carpenter’s Northern Lights series.

In this installment of life and love in Alaska, Natalie Weiss is on a mission to help out her best friend, Brooke, while Tanner Rockford is searching for his cousin, Dane.
In a case of mistaken identity, Natalie ends up spending Christmas with Tanner and his family off-the-grid in their cabin. More than secrets are discovered during the holiday!

The author’s knowledge of Alaska is apparent and her writing is very de
Nov 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
I love how tenacious Natalie is and what she would do for a friend even if it means ending up stuck in the middle of nowhere staying with relative strangers lol Tanner handles Natalie well as he could have just left her at the train stop but his nice gesture turns into so much more. I fell in love with Tanners family as well as Tanner and Natalie, to be fair I was a bit apprehensive about Dane and whether he was like how Brooke described. This is the perfect book with plenty of laughs, a few awk ...more
Suzie Waltner
Nov 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
The reason I return to Beth Carpenter’s books again and again is that she gives readers an insider’s view of Alaska. Sure, she highlights several of the more well-known areas, but also the off-the-beaten path stops as well. And combine that with Christmas in a remote cabin? Oh yeah, there’s a lot to recommend An Alaskan Family Christmas.

A case of mistaken identity and an error in judgement leaves Natalie stranded. If not for the kindness of Tanner Rockford and his family, Christmas could be a b
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
this is a lovely story about a mistake in the person she was following for a friend and winds up getting off the train and the man offers to take her home because there is now where for her to go the tain does not come back till the tomorrow. as she gets to know the family she comes to like them. if you like mystery, romance and animals you will enjoy reading the book, this is well written i was given a copy but this is an honest review.
Liz Flaherty
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much. Written in Beth Carpenter's characteristic friendly voice, this is my favorite so far of her Northern Lights stories. While I was pleased to have a re-visit with protagonists from an earlier story, it definitely stood alone. Tanner's family not only became Natalie's family in this Christmas story, I think they became mine, too! Great job, Ms. Carpenter! ...more
Oct 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I loved the story. How far would you go for your best friend? Natalie went to the middle of no where. She was leaving Alaska and she had to make sure that Brooke would be ok. This book brings all of Alaska to you. From earthquakes to Northern Lights and everything in between. I felt like I was there with them.
Oct 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Natalie would do anything for her friend Brooke, tailing her boyfriend Tanner turned out to be a wonderful adventure. Following him to his families cabin and spending Christmas with his generous family was so much more then she expected. I enjoyed this funny romantic Christmas story. The characters were so sweet and I could see the scenes described just by closing my eyes.
Nov 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
An Alaskan Family Christmas is another addition to Beth Carpenter’s Northern Lights series. Even though it is part of a series, it can be read as a stand along. I thought this sweet romance was a really good read. It was fun getting to know Natalie and Tanner. I was entertained with this story from start to finish. It was such a feel good tale. I loved it.

An Alaskan Family Christmas gets a very well deserved five plus stars from me. I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy clean and heartwarm
Marty Moore
Oct 11, 2022 rated it it was amazing
What a unique, wonderful story. I loved each character and the storyline was great. I enjoyed the "tour" of Alaska, via train, sled, snow shoes and auto. It made me want to go visit. I guess I'd have to find the Forget-Me-Not Inn or the Rockford lodge to stay at. Great story. ...more
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Small Town & Rural Fiction, Holiday Romance, Contemporary Romance, Wholesome Romance
A Northern Lights Novel (Book #7)
One of my favorite things about this series by Beth Carpenter is the setting. I haven’t read many books that are set in Alaska, but this series has really given me a sense for what it feels like to live there and how different it is. This particular story takes place around Christmastime. So, if you’re wanting to get in the mood for Christmas, this is the story for you! In fact, my favorite part of this story was their Christmas celebration. Tanner and his family own a cabin which is basically o ...more
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy from the Prism Book Tours. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.An Alaskan Family Christmas by Beth Carpenter is sweet, endearing, with a family that enjoys being with each other. 
Will Natalie and Tanner find Dane in time?
Natalie Weiss
Natalie's life hasn't been easy, but she is finally at the place that she has always wanted. It took her longer than it should have, but she is close to having her dreams come true
Lori R
Jun 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful, realistic story set in Alaska.  It was so much fun reading this book about Caleb and his daughter Fleur and Gen and her two daughters, Maya and Evie.  They seemed to make such a sweet family while Gen was helping their Peony co-op out for the summer and hoping to get a counseling job in Anchorage  for the next school year.  I liked how Fleur helped to watch the girls and became a more responsible teenager.
The peonies sounded so beautiful and fragrant that it makes me want to vi
Janice Sisemore
Dec 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020
An Alaskan family Christmas

I loved Tanner and Natalie story. How they met and how his family welcomed her. Natalie is helping her friend Brooke find Dane. She doesn’t find him at first but finds his family. If you enjoy reading books set in Alaskan you will love this one. Enjoyed the kids in the book. I also enjoyed Dane’s dog that Tanner is taking care of.

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the author. This book review is my own opinion.
Nov 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Fans of sweet contemporary romances and Hallmark movie aficionados are going to fall in love with Beth Carpenter’s enchanting new novel, An Alaskan Family Christmas.

Natalie Weiss adores her best friend, Brooke. Kind-hearted and optimistic, Brooke sees the good in everyone and doesn’t have a bad bone in her entire body. She always believes that everybody has the best of intentions which is why she often ends up being taken advantage of and treated badly. When Natalie heard that Brooke’s latest bo
Nov 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
How far would you go to help your friend? Natalie Weiss is determined to help her friend Brooke find the father of her baby, Dane Rockford. Natalie is convinced that he is lying to Brooke about who he is. She can’t believe that in only two weeks, her friend and the missing man fell in love and that he is coming back.

Natalie thinks he must be married; otherwise he would have given her a phone number or a real address. Since he only has a post office box, Natalie has been staking out the joint to
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Beth Carpenter believes that life is brighter in the company of a dog, that love and laughter are inseparable, and that there is no such thing as “too many books.”

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Northern Lights (7 books)
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