14thousand October month
KA Tucker’s Wild in the Heart is the second novel in the Simple Wild series set in Alaska. A women’s fiction novel against a beautiful landscape when Calla and Fletcher begin another chapter in their lives. The danger, the new house, the neighbor neighbor, and the old flame quickly attracted me.
From the author of the best-selling internationally “Simple Wild”, the woman’s journey to Alaska and a life she could not imagine for herself continues.
Calla Fletcher returns to Toronto with another man, having a hard time finding direction and still very much in love with his abandoned bush pilot. When Jonah reaches her doorstep and offers an offer she can’t reject, she takes the leap and rushes back to Alaska to embark on an exciting future for them together.
But Calla soon learns that even the best of intentions can lead to broken promises, and that the compromise comes at a high price – a log cabin in an Alaskan village that feels as isolated as the western tundra.
When Jonah leaves more than he is at home, one neighbor who insists on turning her into a real Alaskan girl and another who seems more inclined to shoot her than come to the rescue, Calla clings to her knee. In a world of wandering wildlife that constantly watches over your shoulder, and harsh conditions that extend far beyond the cold, dark winter months, just getting out its door may not be easy.
It wasn’t the future Calla had in mind, leaving her to fear that she might still be doomed to follow in the footsteps of a running mother.
This story continues the romance and life of Calla and Fletcher, and while Tucker works great with a hint to revive the reader, I think this series needs to be read in a row. At the end of the first book, Calla returns to Toronto, and this book is taken when Fletcher prepares to leave her and does not ask Calla to return. Calla takes the opportunity and piles up her life to move on.
When they return to Alaska, they sell their homes and start looking for new homes. She looks at objects near the city and he is looking for a homestead with land for a landing. Eventually they buy a log cabin with a runway, but it is forty-five minutes to the city.
The main location was the environment and a small community Wild at heart from a woman who is the glue of this small community to their neighbor whose bark is worse than his bite. Fletcher is running his own business and at first Calla feels part of it, but she quickly learns that she needs to find her place in this vast desert. It was interesting to see how she flies in this new life, her neighbors, and to see how she finds her place in this desert, starting with gardening and ending with fears.
Some drama, tension, and unexpected problems of living in the wild make the pages flip. I liked the community and their neighbors cream whose story moved me.
Tucker knows how to grab a scanner and hook it up. Despite some drama and lack of communication, she revived these characters and their small community, forcing me to want to uproot my life and move to Alaska.
Fletcher and Calla were in growing pain, and a little misunderstanding forced me to pull my hair out, but their love for each other was sincere and I was rooted in them. The story ended in a high note and I look forward to reading the novel Forever wild earlier Running wild, another full-length novel that will give us the story of Marie.
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