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City girl Calla Fletcher attempts to reconnect with her estranged father, and unwittingly finds herself torn between her desire to return to the bustle of Toronto and a budding relationship with a rugged Alaskan pilot in this masterful new romance from acclaimed author K.A. Tucker.

Calla Fletcher was two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at 26, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when her father reaches out to inform her that his days are numbered, Calla knows that it’s time to make the long trip back to the remote frontier town where she was born.

She braves the roaming wildlife, the odd daylight hours, the exorbitant prices, and even the occasional - dear God - outhouse, all for the chance to connect with her father: a man who, despite his many faults, she can’t help but care for. While she struggles to adjust to this new subarctic environment, Jonah - the quiet, brooding, and proud Alaskan pilot who keeps her father’s charter plane company operational - can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. And he’s clearly waiting with one hand on the throttle to fly this city girl back to where she belongs, convinced that she’s too pampered to handle the wild.

Jonah is probably right, but Calla is determined to prove him wrong. As time passes, she unexpectedly finds herself forming a bond with the burly pilot. As his undercurrent of disapproval dwindles, it’s replaced by friendship - or perhaps something deeper? But Calla is not in Alaska to stay and Jonah will never leave. It would be foolish of her to kindle a romance, to take the same path her parents tried - and failed at - years ago.

It’s a simple truth that turns out to be not so simple after all.

©2018 K.A. Tucker (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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I delighted in every moment

Sometimes it can be hard to express exactly how much we enjoyed a book. I could compare my experience listening to The Simple Wild to food (that bacon maple donut I had this morning) or I could compare it to a feeling (toes in the grass, fresh mountain air, warm campfires on damp nights) or I could compare it to another book, even (Northern Lights by Nora Roberts without the murder?). But none of it would really QUITE capture what I’m trying to say: that I loved all that this book was—all that I felt while listening to it (thank you Rebekkah Ross)—and I hope other people will feel the same way.

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  • Cyndi
  • Beautiful Michigan
  • 08-10-18

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

This book.... yeah I'm just a ball of emotions right now! First, I have a love for Alaskan settings in books so even though KA Tucker is a MUST read author for me, I would have grabbed this up because of the setting alone.
This book was about so many things for me. The strained or nonexistent relationship between a father and a daughter, fixing things before it's too late, true love (maybe even soul-mates) and not making the same mistakes your parents did. All of these things are true, beautiful and heart-breaking in this story. I loved the way this book made me feel from sorrow, to anger, to love and to loss. Besides all the feels, this book had amazing banter between two of the main characters which had me smiling a lot while listening! The ending made my heart soar and there is nothing better to me than when characters figure things out and do what needs to be done no matter the consequences or fear that may arise! Loved this book <3

The narration was perfect! Love all her work and she was a great choice for this book!

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Add this to you reread often list

This book is so moving. Women’s fic meets contemporary romance and Tucker hits it out of the park. The banter is great, the emotions are real, the love is swoon worthy

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Fabulous!

Excellent in every way! Beautiful story with great narration. I loved listening to Alaskan tales and could picture the beautiful scenery. More like this please.

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The simple will

PERFECTION.........BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN.....AN EXPERIENCE NOT SIMPLY A BOOK ! I MISS THESE CHARACTERS ALREADY BECAUSE THEY WERE GIVEN TO US AS FAMILY, FRIENDS, NEIGHBORS..... PART OF OUR LIFE.....THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR GENIUS K A TUCKER

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A wonderful surprise

I have never heard of this author before, and purchased this on a whim, and I am so glad I did. The narrator was also new to me. She made the characters come alive. The story made me nervous for a bit, because the female lead annoyed the check out of me at first, but that is part of the beauty of it. The evolution of the characters is so believable. The highlight for me was the way she learned from her experiences, and gradually became a person you could like. There are heartbreaking elements, no spoilers, all both believable as well as riveting. I found myself listening everywhere, at work, during workouts, and when I should have been sleeping. The ending was a surprise to me, I liked how it was unexpected yet believable. I will most certainly be seeking out more from this author, and narrator as well. Excellent book and performance.

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  • Melissa
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama United States
  • 08-17-18

This one will stay with me for a long time!

I loved everything about this book! My only issue now is how in the world do I follow that up?

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Maybe the best book she has ever done...

This book was very powerful in so many ways. I didn't want it to end. It was a true gift to listen to and the narrator was great to as always

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This was difficult to listen to. The narrator's voice sounded robotic throughout. She uses the same voice for two different male main characters, which I found annoying. The actual story was ok. Very predictable though.

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Overall a good story, not the authors best. I am not a huge fan of Calla, her denial about her shallowness and Barbie lifestyle was unrealistic as well as her lack of general knowledge on things as simple as the wind directional cones at an airport. Her lack of understanding, empathy, and patience for different cultures was insulting. I like that she learned a lot about life once in Alaska but the lessons did not follow her home.

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