A Family Like Hannah’s by Carol Ross – Guest Post & Giveaway

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A Family Like Hannah'sA Family Like Hannah’s
(Seasons of Alaska #4)
by Carol Ross
Adult Contemporary Romance

Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
February 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

Starting over is serious business

With her professional skiing career cut short by an accident, Hannah James is putting all her energy into transforming Snowy Sky Resort into something special. There’s only one obstacle. Famous pro-snowboarder-turned-consultant Tate Addison has his own ideas about taking the Rankins, Alaska, lodge to the next level. But Hannah won’t compromise her dreams. She gets that Tate is trying to create a stable home for his orphaned six-year-old nephew—a boy Hannah already adores. And if she isn’t careful, she could also fall for the boy’s too-attractive uncle. Is she risking heartbreak? Or do she and Tate really want the same things out of life?

Let’s (Really) Get to Know Hannah & Tate from A Family Like Hannah’s

Hannah James – professional skier, owner and manager of Snowy Sky Ski Resort

Hannah loves her hot chocolate. Her favorite way to drink it is with a mound of whipped cream and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.

The fact that she’s athletic is no surprise. She’s a former professional skier after all. But she’s also good at other things – unusual things – like archery, darts, and the “fish frenzy.” You know that game they have at carnivals where you toss ping pong balls and try to win a gold fish? That’s the one. Her skill at this game ends up getting Tate into a spot of trouble.

The fish frenzy has nothing to do with her love of koi, however. Yes, I’m talking about the ornamental Japanese fish that she adores. She’s happy to set people straight with the fact that koi and gold fish are actually two entirely different species of carp.

She’s the “middle child” in a family of six. With two older siblings and triplet younger siblings, she thinks of herself being stuck in the middle.

She’s a total “kid person.” You know that person at a party or family gathering that all the little ones flock to? That’s Hannah.

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Tate Addison – professional snowboarder, businessman, inventor, ski area consultant

Tate drinks coffee – black.

Because his mother is an alcoholic, he does not partake. Ever.

Tate is raising his six-year-old nephew, whom he loves with all of his heart. He desperately wants to do all the right things where his little guy is concerned – if only he could figure out what those things are. He has comically little hands-on experience when it comes to dealing with children. (A $50 bribe to a five-year-old in order to get him to put his jacket on seems reasonable in the moment…)

He’s serious, and comes across as a little somber sometimes. I know what you’re thinking – how can he be serious if he’s a snowboarder? Well, he’s had it rough. Terrible childhood. Snowboarding was his livelihood, not a recreational activity. (Poor guy needs someone to show him it’s okay to enjoy the lighter side of life, right?)

He can sing – a talent that is revealed in a funny scene that, unfortunately, also results in one of Hannah’s most embarrassing moments. Yikes.

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The Other Books in the Series

Mountains ApartA Case for ForgivenessIf Not for a Bee

Carol Ross is the author of three books for the Seasons of Alaska series for the Harlequin Heartwarming line. She lives with her husband and one loveable miscreant of a dachshund in a small town in Washington close to both the ocean and the mountains. For a complete list of her books, giveaways, and other fun stuff stop by and visit her new website: carolrossauthor.com.


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Rankins’ Alaska Prize Pack: signed copy of A Family Like Hannah’s, an infinity scarf, gray fluffy mittens, a tin of Starbucks hot chocolate, a coffee mug, and a sterling silver snowflake necklace. (US only)

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  1. Thanks for a chance!

  2. I love the happy family picture on the cover and after reading that the boy is Tate’s nephew, I really want to read this book.

    • Thanks so much! It was fun to write from an uncle/nephew perspective. Tate is doing his level best to make a family for Lucas, even thought he’s not exactly sure how to do it ( :

  3. Sounds like a heartwarming book. I love the cover.

  4. Julie Lundstrom says:

    I love the cover of this book. It reminds me of family and a fun winter day here in Minnesota. A very comforting and warm cover.

  5. I love the cover! It makes me want to read it even more 🙂

  6. I enjoyed the entire post from the summary to reading about Hannah and Tate to admiring the great cover! I also really enjoyed reading your bio, Carol. I live close to mountains but not at all close to the ocean! I may have to move…

    • Thank you so much, Betty! I really tried to convey a bit about their personalities in the post. I want readers to love these two as much as I do. We really do live in a wonderful place – only a couple hours to the ocean and a couple hours to mountain tops. And nothing but beautiful all the way in between.

  7. Sounds like a wonderful romantic story, thank you for sharing and letting find a new author.

  8. Gloria Walshver says:

    I thought the excerpt told a lot about the main characters and the book.

  9. The cover is very nice, i like that it looks like a real family 🙂 I enjoyed reading the excerpt about the characters in the story; I hope the little boy is expounded upon in the story 🙂

    • Jan, I love how you stated that, because that’s exactly what Tate and Hannah are trying to make in the story – a family. The little guy, Lucas, is a very big part of the story! (ps…I just love this poor little guy so much.)

  10. The cover shows the characters well as a two people connected through a child. The summary really gives you a good feel for the story.

    • Thank you, Sue! So glad you are getting these feelings from the cover and summary. And your statement “two people connected through a child” says so much about the story!

  11. Pat Walker Pinkston says:

    Love the cover. Everyone looks like they’re having fun, and look like a real family. Enjoyed reading about the characters.

  12. This books sounds great. Sounds like a real story of discovery and sweetness.

    • Thank you, rhianona! That’s such a lovely, and incredibly accurate, way to describe it, “a story of discovery and sweetness.” In fact, those words are kinda melting my heart ( :

  13. Thank you so much for hosting me today, Kathy! Sorry I’m a little late in stopping by. But I want to say thank you so much everyone for all your lovely comments! Talk about “heartwarming”! You all helped to make my day ( :

  14. Kate Sparks says:

    I Am A READER always finds me someone new to read!! Thanks for this! I love finding new authors like Carol Ross!

  15. sherry butcher says:

    Sounds good to me, love new authors too. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I’m looking forward to reading this book.

  17. I just love the book cover, it’s amazing!

    • Thank you, Dario! I am really happy with it, too. I wish I could take credit, but all of that goes to the amazing art department at Harlequin. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  18. This sounds so good! And the cover is really cute. I love snow scenes!