Jenna Campbell has decided to quit her job as a secretary for the rich Brad Fulton in order to go to Alaska and hopefully get married to a man she's only met over the internet, Dalton Gray. She's convinced that Dalton is wonderful, so she's decided to give up on Brad, who she's loved for years but who doesn't seem to notice her as anything other than another employee. Once she gets to Fairbanks, she waits for Dalton, but he never shows up. She's forced to hire Reid Jamison to fly her to Beesley, where Dalton lives, and Reid tells her, with good reason, that Dalton is a good-for-nothing user. Reid basically kidnaps Jenna, taking her to Snowbound, a tiny one-woman town whose one woman won't be back for a few days. Jenna is understandably upset, but she really starts to like the inhabitants of Snowbound, even Reid. Then things get complicated, as Jenna's mother, Dalton, and Brad all go looking for her, each with their own ideas of what Jenna should do.
This report prepared by Melissa Cookson
Mira, Oct 2003, 14.95, 240 pp.
Los Angeles executive assistant Jenna Campbell steals a page from her mother when she decides to quit her job and meet Dalton Gray, a man she “met” over the Internet. Her mom, married five times, tries to persuade her usually practical daughter not to fly to Beesky, Alaska, but alas Jenna feels the time for romance has almost past her by.
Jenna flies to Fairbanks, but Dalton fails to meet her. The local café owner persuades Reid Jamison to drop her off in Beesky on his way home to Snowbird. When he learns that she is there to see the odious Dalton, he kidnaps her, taking her to his one-woman town. As the weather turns ugly, she remains stranded with her disrespectful host, but soon they fall in love as she dreams of becoming THE SNOW BRIDE.
This is a lighthearted fun contemporary Alaskan romance that fans will appreciate due to the warmth of the cast compared to the cold outdoors. The story line is fun to follow as the heroine goes from no men in her life to two suitors and a third male wanting in too. Debbie Macomber brings the vastness of the great state to life with this wonderful tale.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner