Thursday, January 21, 2021

Book Review ~ The Loneliest Cottage by Melissa Storm ~ 1/21/2021


Title:  The Loneliest Cottage by Melissa Storm
Series:  Alaskan Hearts Book #1
Pages:  296
Date Published:  July 20, 2020
Publisher:  Partridge & Pear Press


An imaginative Beauty and the Beast retelling set against the Alaskan wilderness…

Lauren Dalton’s world shattered the day her father died. It shattered again when she found a box of old keepsakes commemorating a life she’d never even known he lead.

Heartbroken but determined, she accepts a seasonal job in rural Alaska to look after an injured musher’s dogs while searching for the truth about her father’s hidden past. But her cantankerous new boss comes with dangerous secrets of his own.

When a fire ravages part of the property, all will be revealed—and four-thousand miles away from the only home she’s ever known, Lauren will discover just how quickly everything can change.

Don’t miss the chance to lose your heart to Lauren, Shane, and their courageous team of sled dogs in this unforgettable tale of love, loss, and finding where you belong.
My Thoughts:
This is the first book of the "Alaskan Hearts" series and my first ever book by Melissa Storm.  I'm always a bit leery when reading a new author because I don't want to waste my precious reading time.  In this case, my time was NOT wasted :)

This book claims to be a modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast" and, boy, was Shane ever a beast throughout most of the book.  He had fits of rage and yelling but was always ever-so sorry afterwards.  The author was great writing his apologies!

Lauren was strong-willed and full of spunk.  She was fully capable of standing up to Shane and handling the sled dogs as well as a few other twists and turns.

I really enjoyed learning about the world of sled dogs and the mystery of Lauren's father.

This book was a roller coaster ride of emotions.  I look forward to reading more book by Melissa Storm in the future.  In fact, I'm off to see what I can download now :)

I downloaded this book for free to my Kindle off Amazon.  I think it is still free if you want to check it out!

Onto the next book!


P.S.  I'd love for you to come visit my SHOP!


  1. Oh yay! I'm glad you enjoyed this! I think I saw it on one of your posts awhile ago and was curious to see if it would be a good read - I'm going to see if I can still get a copy on Amazon!

  2. I like this. I will have to join. Great to have you at the Fabulous Party. Thanks for joining me!


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