Saturday, July 1, 2023

The Tourist Attraction

 I enjoyed The Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler.  It is a light-hearted romance set in Alaska.  There are a few deeper concepts intertwined into the storyline.  Specifically it gets the readers to think about the downside to living in a tourist area.   It points out the difficulties of having a very transient base of clientele for the businesses.  Additionally, the disparity in economics between the locals and the tourists who visit this particular lodge is very significant.  The book made me think about Hawaii and how it must be like for many of the locals there.  The tourism,  along with the locale, drives prices in the islands up and then the locals are faced with those high prices.  Fortunately for those residents there are often kamaaina rates which are available for locals, similar to resident rates at WDW for tickets and hotels.  

The Tourist AttractionThe Tourist Attraction by Sarah Morgenthaler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Enjoyable chick lit with a mix of outdoor adventure thrown in for an interesting mix. Anyone who has had a vacation fling will enjoy this. Strong female characters with character you can’t help but root for

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Challenge Prompts

The Challenge Prompts I will use this for are:  

  1. Goodreads and Reading by the Numbers #ReadingByNumbers2023 Book #  78
  2. Library Love  #LibraryLoveChallenge  Book #  65  
  3. Literary Escapes  #LiteraryEscapes  Alaska
  4. Stacking the Series  #stackingseries2023 1
  5. Series Catchup #seriescatchup2023 -1
  6. What an Animal Book #28
  7. Virtual Mount TBR #VirtualMountTBR2023   Book #70
  8. Back List Reader  #Backlistreader  Book #58
  9. Bookworm #57 Read a book that takes place in Alaska
  10. Pick your Poison  # 118 A book set someplace that has a "long night" during winter
  11. TBRChallenge  #TBRChallenge   June  - Love is Love 

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