Eden Martelli is too busy fleeing the clutches of danger to realize she’s running straight into the arms of a new love.
Speeding north through rural Maine, Eden Martelli wonders how her life came to this—on the run with her mute five-year-old son dozing fitfully in the passenger seat. When a breakdown leaves them stranded in Summer Harbor, Eden has no choice but to stay put through Christmas . . . even though they have no place to lay their heads.
Beau Callahan is a habitual problem solver—for other people anyway. He left the sheriff’s department to take over his family’s Christmas tree farm, but he’s still haunted by the loss of his parents and struggling to handle his first Christmas alone.
When Eden shows up looking for work just as Beau’s feisty aunt gets out of the hospital, Beau thinks he’s finally caught a break. Eden is competent and dedicated—if a little guarded—and a knockout to boot. But, as he soon finds out, she also comes with a boatload of secrets.
Eden has been through too much to trust her heart to another man, but Beau is impossible to resist, and the feeling seems to be mutual. As Christmas Eve approaches, Eden’s past catches up to her.
Beau will go to the ends of the earth to keep her safe. But who’s going to protect his heart from a woman who can’t seem to trust again?
|About the Contributor(s)||Denise Hunter
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
|Publish Date||Sep 8, 2015|
|Series||A Summer Harbor Novel|
- Review by Brittany at the Books and Biscuits Blog
Fans of Ms. Hunter’s earlier works, especially Married ‘til Monday, will definitely recognize the Callahan family, their Christmas tree farm, and the town of Summer Harbor. In addition, the Summer Harbor series offers additional connections between characters and locations included in Colleen Coble’s Sunset Cove series. It’s wonderful to see evidence of the authors’ friendship in their novels!
Overall, I really enjoyed reading Falling Like Snowflakes. While my husband would claim that the general premise on the back cover sounds like a Hallmark movie, I thought that Ms. Hunter did an excellent job of creating complex characters, an intriguing plot, and a captivating town filled with unlimited possibilities for future novels. Though I am not typically a fan of novels that incorporate themes related to domestic abuse and violent relationships, I thought that Ms. Hunter did a masterful job of presenting it as part of the story’s conflict. After reading, Falling Like Snowflakes, I am definitely looking forward to future novels in this series, including The Goodbye Bride (March 2016).
Special thanks to BookLook Bloggers for the advanced copy of Falling Like Snowflakes!
Brittany at the Books and Biscuits Blog (Posted on 9/15/2015)