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The Tourist Attraction
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The Tourist Attraction
Moose Springs, Alaska Series, Book 1
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Curl up with a quirky small-town Alaskan rom-com that'll leave you laughing over:

  • A grumpy local and the sunny tourist who turns his world upside down
  • A rogue moose who threatens to steal every scene
  • A vacation you'll never forget
  • And a sweet romance that doesn't need to scald the pages to burn its way into your heart
  • He had a strict "no tourists" policy...until she broke all of his rules.When Graham Barnett named his diner The Tourist Trap, he meant it as a joke. Now he's stuck slinging reindeer dogs to an endless parade of resort visitors who couldn't interest him less. Not even the sweet, enthusiastic tourist in the corner who blushes every time he looks her way...

    Two weeks in Alaska isn't just the top item on Zoey Caldwell's bucket list. It's the whole bucket. One look at the mountain town of Moose Springs and she's smitten. But when an act of kindness brings Zoey into Graham's world, she may just find there's more to the grumpy local than meets the eye...and more to love in Moose Springs than just the Alaskan wilderness.

    This story of Alaska marries together all the things you didn't realize you needed: a whirlwind vacation, a friendly moose, a grumpy diner owner, a quirky tourist, plenty of restaurant humor, and a happy ending that'll take you away from it all.

    Curl up with a quirky small-town Alaskan rom-com that'll leave you laughing over:

  • A grumpy local and the sunny tourist who turns his world upside down
  • A rogue moose who threatens to steal every scene
  • A vacation you'll never forget
  • And a sweet romance that doesn't need to scald the pages to burn its way into your heart
  • He had a strict "no tourists" policy...until she broke all of his rules.When Graham Barnett named his diner The Tourist Trap, he meant it as a joke. Now he's stuck slinging reindeer dogs to an endless parade of resort visitors who couldn't interest him less. Not even the sweet, enthusiastic tourist in the corner who blushes every time he looks her way...

    Two weeks in Alaska isn't just the top item on Zoey Caldwell's bucket list. It's the whole bucket. One look at the mountain town of Moose Springs and she's smitten. But when an act of kindness brings Zoey into Graham's world, she may just find there's more to the grumpy local than meets the eye...and more to love in Moose Springs than just the Alaskan wilderness.

    This story of Alaska marries together all the things you didn't realize you needed: a whirlwind vacation, a friendly moose, a grumpy diner owner, a quirky tourist, plenty of restaurant humor, and a happy ending that'll take you away from it all.

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    About the Author-
    • Geologist and lifelong science nerd Sarah Morgenthaler is a passionate supporter of chocolate chip cookies, geeking out over rocks, and playing with her rescue pit bull, Sammy. When not writing contemporary romance and romantic comedy set in far off places...Alaska anyone?...Sarah can be found travelling with her husband, hiking national parks, and enjoying her own happily ever after. Sarah is a two-time Golden Heart Finalist and winner of the NOLA STARS Suzannah award.
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    • Library Journal

      March 1, 2020

      DEBUT Zoey Caldwell has longed dreamed of an Alaskan vacation, and after years of saving she's finally going. Inspired by her friend Lana's year adventures to Moose Springs, Zoey arrives excited and ready for her Alaskan adventure. On her first day in Moose Springs she meets grumpy Graham Barnett who, much to his chagrin, runs an extremely popular diner. Graham is immediately charmed by Zoey, and the two are often thrown together over Zoe's two weeks in town, either by circumstance, or at Graham's insistence. Exploring Moose Springs and the surrounding area with Zoey gives Graham fresh perspective, and he realizes maybe tourists aren't so bad after all. Zoey falls hard for not only Moose Springs, but its grumpy diner owner as well. VERDICT Morganthaler's debut is an utterly delightful romance with humor, small-town high jinks, and protagonists who share great chemistry.--Claire Brown, Red Deer P.L., Alberta, Canada

      Copyright 2020 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

    • Publisher's Weekly

      Starred review from March 9, 2020
      A grumpy diner owner and an adventurous waitress on her first vacation in years develop unexpected feelings in Morgenthaler’s thoroughly entertaining debut. Graham Barnett hates running the Tourist Trap, his popular Moose Springs, Alas., establishment famous both for the gimmicky menu items (“Growly Bear” drinks and “reindeer dogs”) and Graham’s surly behavior, which the wealthy visitors to the nearby resort find inexplicably charming. He would much prefer to spend his time working on his chain saw sculptures. But as soon as he locks eyes with the “adorably dorky” Zoey Caldwell, who’s saved up tip money for years for a two-week Alaskan adventure, Graham puts aside both art and business to spend time with her as her tour guide. Though their relationship hits an early hurdle when Zoey mistakes a chainsaw-wielding Graham for a murderer and kicks him in the groin, the chemistry between the two builds at a satisfying pace. Morgenthaler’s descriptions of the scenery are majestic, and her delineation of the friction between the townspeople and the tourists is well done. The quirky supporting characters, including a truck-humping moose, add charm. This sweet, funny tale is sure to win Morgenthaler many fans. Agent: Sara Megibow, KT Literary.

    • LAUREN LAYNE, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Central Park Pact series "A breath of fresh air on the romantic comedy scene-Morgenthaler's voice feels both wonderfully familiar and delightfully fresh."
    • STEFANIE LONDON, USA Today bestselling author of the Bad Bachelor series "A sparkling debut with a fantastic cast of characters. The Tourist Attraction will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy."
    • MELONIE JOHNSON, award-winning author of Smitten by the Brit "After reading Sarah Morgenthaler's charming debut, I wanted to hop a plane to Alaska and find my own grumpy cinnamon roll hero!"
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