Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Review - - The Tourist Attraction

The Tourist Attraction
by Sarah Morgenthaler
Moose Springs, Alaska - Book 1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Release Date: May 5, 2020
Reviewed by PJ

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

  • grumpy local and the sunny tourist who turns his world upside down
  • rogue moose who threatens to steal every scene
  • 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.

PJ's Thoughts:

I loved this book so much! It's fresh, original, charming, heart-felt, and an utter delight from beginning to end. I adored grumpy local, Graham and endearing outsider, Zoey, cheering them on to an inevitable, but seemingly impossible, happy ending. They're fully developed characters I couldn't get enough of. Here's hoping we'll see a lot more of them in the next two books. The author surrounds them with an interesting cast of secondary characters, both human and animal (the lovesick moose steals every single scene he's in), amidst a changing landscape not eagerly embraced by locals. It sets up great conflict that makes the unexpected relationships forming that much more interesting. And I am here for all of them.

There are two more books to come and I can't wait to once again visit Sarah Morgenthaler's Moose Springs, hang out with the quirky locals, explore all the natural beauty Alaska offers, and lose myself in another laugh-inducing, heart-tugging romance. Watch for book two: Mistletoe and Mr. Right (10/6/2020) and book three: Enjoy the View (1/19/2021). 


  1. Will need to check this out. Thanks

  2. Thanks for the review! I could use a fun book to read right now!

  3. Thanks for the review....OK - you got me....I would love to go to Alaska to visit. I know it is one of God's best works. And who does not love a moose? I have seen too many videos of moose playing in sprinklers not to love them.

    And the story does sound charming. You got me again.

    I hope everyone is safe and taking care. Thanks again for the review.

  4. This book has been on my tbr list for a while. Thanks for the review PJ.

  5. Thank you for the review. This sounds like fun. Last summer we finally got to go on our bucket list trip to Alaska. It is a special place full of special people. I will be looking for this series. It sounds like a fun trip back.

  6. I'm clearly going to have to read this for the Moose.