Amanda Bennington was the stay at home wife for her husband Harold, when out of the blue he informs her he is divorcing her. As the ordeal continues, Amanda realizes that Harold has left her homeless and close too penniless and she must decide what to do with herself.
Layne Brewster is the owner of a bush pilot company in Alaska called Bushland Air; he is on his way home from a disastrous date in Seattle, when he meets Amanda on the plane. Things quickly go downhill as Layne has had too much to eat and too much alcohol to drink prior to getting on the plane. Layne lost his wife to cancer a few years back and is slowly starting to come out of his shell.
Amanda is on her way to Alaska to meet her Aunt Jenny, who owns a lodge and takes cares of injured animals. Amanda has never met her Aunt but soon starts to question her parent's relationship and how Jenny fit into her life.
Amanda meets many new people and forms lasting relationships while in Alaska. She is also trying to come to terms with her feelings for Layne. As the unexplained happen, truth is learned and disaster strikes, Layne and Amanda learn more of one another and delve more deeply into their feelings.
Ms. McPhee has a well-written, contemporary story with Alaskan Magic. The book was a pleasure to read and hard to put down, with the twists and turns of magical ravens, a friendly moose and interesting characters.
A middle-age control freak's role in life lies in tatters when she's abandoned by her husband. Can an overweight grizzled bush pilot suffering losses of his own prove her worth lies in the magic of his arms?