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text 2020-07-18 10:53
Reading progress update: I've read 11%.
No Fixed Line - Dana Stabenow,Marguerite Gavin

It brings me comfort to be back in Kate Shugak land. That's odd really as Dana Stabenow doesn't write cosy mysteries. Her books have very bad people in them. She confronts hate, corruption, misogyny, racism, greed and a hunger for violence. She looks at Alaska and sees both its beauty and its lethal indifference. She doesn't whitewash politics or history and she understands that even the people who think of themselves as the good guys sometimes betray themselves and the things they believe in.

 

So why does reading a Kate Shugak story bring me comfort?

 

Because, at the heart of almost all of the stories, there is a refusal to abandon hope, to find the courage to persist and a determination not to look away. There's also friendship, community, love, independence and honesty. It's a home I'd like to have. A home I'd like to be able to live up to even though I know I'd probably fail.

 

So, after a prologue and two chapters where am I?

 

Firstly, it looks like Dana Stabenow is going to dig in to the human consequences of one of the worst evils Trump has created, one that I think the rest of the world looks at and wonders why the rest of America allows it: the separation of children from their parents at the border. Keeping children in cages, sleeping on concrete floors.  Destroying family by dispersing children across America without documenting where they went or who their parents were. All of it overseen by ICE, troops own SS.

 

Of course, that's my, entirely political neutral and totally objective, summary, not Stabelnow's. She's a more 'show don't tell' writer, so her proluge deal with two children, a brother and a sister, separated from their mother, kept in cages and then sold on to human traffickers.  Then she gives me a chapter showing the fast, instinctive response of two young people who face a fierce ice storm to rescue any survivors of a  plane crash, followed by a chapter with Kate at home, cooking and discussing the merits of college and the problems with the State defunding education. 

 

So, I know I'm home. I know things are going to get fraught. And I know I'm going to have to exercise control not to snarf the whole book down in a day, like a Labrador with fresh meat.

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Alaska Airlines Reservations Flights

Alaska Airlines provides one of the most extensive air transport services in the world. It’s a major American airline and fifth largest airline carrier in the United States measured by fleet size, passengers carried, and destinations served. Having begun its journey back in the year 1932, the airlines today with its regional partners serves large domestic route network.  The airlines also have code share agreements with 17 airlines and operates major flights linking between small towns and major transportation hubs. Headquartered within the Seattle area of Washington, the airlines maintains a good relationship with its customers and passengers. If we look at the in-flight services, the airline offers great entertainment, meals and snacks and WiFi services. So if you wish to enjoy an air travel ride with Alaska Airlines, you can go for Alaska Airlines reservations flights Booking.

 

Alaska Airlines Reservations

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review 2020-01-07 18:42
Contemporary Romance
Something Wild In Anchorage (Alaska Adve... Something Wild In Anchorage (Alaska Adventure Romance Book 5) - Renee Hart

Something Wild In Anchorage is an entertaining contemporary romance by Renee Hart.  Ms. Hart has provided readers with a book that is a fairly quick read, perfect for those with limited reading time.  Lissa is new to Alaska and the adjustment is a bit of a struggle.  Ryan meets Lissa when he almost runs over her.  Lissa and Ryan's story is packed with drama and lots of humor.  I enjoyed this book.

 

I voluntarily read a complimentary copy of this book that I received from Instafreebie. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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review 2020-01-07 07:15
Frozen
Saving Sara (Alaska Blizzard Book 5) - Kat Mizera

This is book #5, in the Alaska Blizzard series. This book can be a standalone novel.  To avoid spoilers, and fully understand the characters and series, I recommend reading this series in order.

 

Aaron knows he messed up.  He has wanted Sara for so long that when they finally get a chance to go crazy he takes it.  Then he has to fix his friendship with his best friend.  Seems like every time he tries he just makes it worse.

 

Sara was the reason they hooked up.  She knows it was a mistake, but her feelings are real and are hard to ignore.  Looking into her future and trying to figure out what to do, she has no idea if she can fit Aaron into it.

 

This was such a crazy hot good book I never wanted to put it down!  I loved the characters, and yes we see some of our faves.  I loved the passion, the honesty, and this would truly make a great movie.  This author knows how to give us highs and lows and its what we have come to expect.  I give this read a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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review 2020-01-02 10:19
Saving Sara (Alaska Blizzard Book 5) by: Kat Mizera
Saving Sara (Alaska Blizzard Book 5) - Kat Mizera

 

 

 

Emotional hurdles, unrequited love, heated attraction, friendships and heartbreak are waiting on the horizon. Saving Sara has so much going on, but is surprisingly well put together. Mizera plays the heart strings with a romance interrupted. Aaron and Sara have a friendship that can survive anything. Or so they thought. From revisiting old friends to discovering new ones, Mizera proves that a heart can take a beating and still manage to find true happiness waiting on the other side.

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