Book Review & Giveaway: Crazy About Alaska by Shannon L. Brown


Title:  Crazy About Alaska
Series: An Alaska Dream Romance, Book 3
Author:  Shannon L. Brown
Publisher:  Sienna Bay Press
Release Date:  June 30, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance Fiction



Can she trust love?

Holly has her eye on a handsome state trooper. Not on her boring, oh-so-serious, former professor, Adam.

Having her toes curl when she’s near Adam must be ignored.

Holly just wants a great dad for her twin girls. She’s going to find one, write a novel to fulfill her dreams, and create a happy life.

Falling in love isn’t part of her plan.


Captivating. That cover of Crazy About Alaska by Shannon L. Brown sure makes you want to go out and buy a ticket to Alaska pronto, doesn't it?!  Cover aside, Crazy About Alaska has nothing fancy - no gripping element that draws you in and refuses to let go until the last page. The characters were simply okay with not much substance or depth that makes you feel for them. I guess the cover gave me a certain level of expectation.  There really is nothing wrong with the writing, yet the story just doesn't hold my attention. Despite that, I'm still interested in checking out the rest of the series, because though you can read Crazy About Alaska as a standalone, you'll miss some references. And the covers of this series sure is pretty! What can I say, I do love my book covers!


Disclaimer: I received a digital copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Writing books that are fun and touch your heart

Even though Shannon L. Brown always loved to read, she didn’t plan to be a writer. She earned two degrees from the University of Alaska, one in journalism/public communications, but didn’t become a journalist.

Years passed. Shannon felt pulled into a writing life, testing her wings with a novel and moving on to articles. Shannon is now an award-winning journalist who has sold hundreds of articles to local, national, and regional publications.

Shannon was born and raised in Alaska so she enjoyed writing the books in the Alaska Dream Romance series. “The Feather Chase” was her first published book and began the Crime-Solving Cousins Mystery series. The eight-to-twelve-year-olds in your life will enjoy this contemporary twist on a Nancy Drew-type mystery.

Shannon lives in Nashville, Tennessee, with her professor husband and adorable calico cat.

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To celebrate this tour, Shannon Brown is giving away a grand prize of a book lovers gift basket – a basket filled with book-related things!! Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!





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CONVERSATION

18 comments:

  1. I would love to read this book. I haven't read many books that take place in Alaska. (jozywails@gmail.com)

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  2. Alaska is on my bucket list of places I want to visit. I try to read any books I find based there.

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    1. I hope you enjoy the series. Alaska is just as beautiful as it seems from photos and videos. I was born and raised there so I've seen quite a bit of the state. :)

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  3. Love the background on the cover picture. Makes me want to go visit Alaska some day.

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  4. Alaska is on my list of places to visit. Would enjoy reading a book with Alaska in the storyline.

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  5. Alaska is on my list of places to visit. Would enjoy reading a book with Alaska in the storyline.

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  6. The cover really is cute! The author is new to me. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Thank you! I knew I had the photo for Holly when I saw this one. And I love wildflowers.

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  7. This book sounds interesting. I will probably never visit Alaska except through reading. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

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    1. I hope you enjoy your visit to Alaska through these books. I'm from Alaska so I take the reader to places I've been and that you probably won't see even if you do get to there in person. :)

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  8. This is a new author to me. Thanks for having her on your blog.

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  9. Thanks for your thoughtful review. I will see if my Library can get this book!

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  10. Love this series! I've always wanted to visit Alaska! It's a book-vaca when I read Brown's books! :)

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  11. Love the idea of a romance in Alaska - you always help me find things I'd never find on my own!
    Jen Ryland

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  12. Since I will likely never visit Alaska, I LOVE reading stories that are set there. I'm looking forward to starting this one!

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  13. Annie, thank you for sharing your thoughts!

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