Alaska Nights: Midnight Sons Volume 2 is by Debbie Macomber. It is actually two books in one, Daddy’s Little Helper and Because of the Baby. Both books are very good and are definitely up to the standards set early by Macomber. They are fairly predictable; but you have to keep reading to find out the twists she puts in them.
Mitch Harris is in charge of law and order in Hard Luck, Alaska. He is a good friend of the O’Hallorans who helped set the town up. He is a widowed father bringing up a little girl by himself. Chrissie Harris decides her new teacher, Bethany Ross, would make a great mother for herself and a wife for her father. Will her machinations work? Bethany is in Hard Luck for her own reasons. Are they compatible with Chrissie’s?
Charles O’Halloran, one of the original O’Halloran boys, is madly in love with Lanni Caldwell, the granddaughter of the woman who caused so much turmoil in his own family. With an eye towards bringing the two families together, he convinces his brothers to sell the burned lodge to Lanni’s brother Matt. Matt has had trouble keeping jobs in the past. Once the new wears off, he is off to another job. This is the key that broke up his marriage to Karen. He immerses himself in getting the lodge going so he doesn’t think of Karen. However, Karen is best friends with Lanni and Lanni wants her as her maid of honor. Can Matt overlook his attraction to Karen long enough to get his sister married and Karen back to California? Or does he want to?