Monday, October 26, 2015
Falling Like Snowflakes - A Summer Harbor Novel 1 - by Denise Hunter
About the book:
When the Christmas season finds Eden in Summer Harbor, Maine, she's on the run from trouble. Romance is the last thing on her mind.
Riding in a bus in the thickly falling snow, Eden Davis wonders how it ever came to this-fleeing under cover of night with young Micah sleeping fitfully in the seat beside her. When a winter storm strands them in Summer Harbor, Maine, Eden wonders if what might have been the end could be a new beginning.
Beau Callahan is a habitual problem-solver. He's recently left his job with the sheriff's department to take over the family Christmas tree farm to save it from insolvency. But he's flummoxed. During the busiest season of the year, he's shorthanded. Then Eden shows up looking for work, and Beau believes he's been rescued. Competent, smart, and beautiful, Eden's also guarded and quiet. He soon figures out she comes with a boatload of secrets. But Beau can't seem to help himself from falling for her.
As Christmas Eve approaches, Beau discovers he'll do anything to keep Eden safe. But who's going to protect his heart from a woman who can't seem to trust again?
I really enjoyed this well-written Christmas romance! I loved the characters, especially Beau, who tries to protect and care for everyone, even a stranger. I also really liked Eden and his girlfriend Paige. His crabby aunt lent some humor to the story. I liked the suspense angle and how we only got bits of what happened to Eden and her son as the story unfolded. The romance was great! I love how Denise writes a love story. Faith is an important element as both Beau and Eden have a strong faith in God, as do most of the other characters. I did feel like the characters weren't as fleshed out as in some of her other books. I also think the cover is a little suggestive for a Christian novel, though that's probably more on the publishing side of things. This is the first book in the Summer Harbor series, but the Callahan brothers were introduced in the last book of her Chapel Springs series, so it was awesome that they have their own series now. I'm really looking forward to the next one, as Denise Hunter is one of my favorite authors. I highly recommend this book if you like romance!
I received this book free from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
Check out the book here: http://store.faithgateway.com/falling-like-snowflakes
About the Author:
Denise Hunter is the internationally published bestselling author of more than 20 books, including Dancing with Fireflies and The Convenient Groom. She has won The Holt Medallion Award, The Reader's Choice Award, The Foreword Book of the Year Award, and is a RITA finalist. When Denise isn't orchestrating love lives on the written page, she enjoys traveling with her family, drinking green tea, and playing drums. Denise makes her home in Indiana where she and her husband are raising three boys. You can learn more about Denise through her website DeniseHunterBooks.com or by visiting her FaceBook page at facebook.com/authordenisehunter