A father’s dying wish…
After Dr. Hannah Shaw’s four-year-old daughter is released from the hospital after a serious bout of pneumonia, graduating from her medical residency is anticlimactic. When a deathbed letter arrives from a father she’s never met—or wanted to meet—offering a free, two-week vacation on Polaris Island, she’s skeptical, but decides the timing couldn’t be more perfect. What better way to relax and recharge before staring her new job as a family practitioner?
Marine biologist, Luke Baldwin provides whale watching tours to subsidize his research on the island, keeping his distance from the tourists after losing his girlfriend a year ago. Yet the moment he sees Hannah and Bree, he finds he can’t stay away. In no time at all, the little girl, and her stunning mother wiggle their way into his heart.
Hannah feels instantly at home in the small town and enjoys every aspect of life on the island. Even Bree loves fishing! One medical catastrophe after another makes her think a physician may be a great addition to the area. Until the truth about her father and the parallels to her own situation with Bree’s absentee father bring reality crashing to the forefront.
With her trust shattered into tiny pieces, Hannah isn’t sure which to turn. Will she allow Luke to guide her on the path to everlasting love?
I’m so glad I found author Noelle Fox’s books. Guided by the Stars centers around Derek’s oldest daughter, Hannah, and Luke. Luke suffered a tragic loss a little over a year ago, when his girlfriend, Marianne, died from a kayaking accident. When he first sees Hannah, he is attracted to her and her feelings are the same concerning him. Although they’ve both been hurt, can they form a relationship that will get her to stay past the two week vacation period? I just loved Hannah’s little girl, Bree. I can’t wait to read the third book in this trilogy and learn about Derek’s youngest daughter, West. This series makes me want to go on my own Alaskan adventure.