Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Review: Falling like Snowflakes by Denise Hunter

Falling like Snowflakes
(Summer Harbor,#1)
by Denise Hunter
Adult Contemporary Inspirational Romance 
Asked to Review
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.26
Published by: Thomas Nelson 
Published on: September 8, 2015 
Pages:352

Before I get into my review, here's the synopsis from Goodreads:

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.


My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclaimers: I received a copy of this novel from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not obligated to write a good review nor did I receive any compensation for writing this review.

Why did I decide to turn the pages? Because I adore Hunter. 

My Overall Thoughts/Impressions: This wasn't my favorite novel by Hunter, but I did really enjoy it. 

Hunter's writing style is always refreshing and her characters are always intriguing. I thought that the novel started out kind of slowly and dragged at times, but I still did enjoy it very much.

I also felt like Hunter threw us into a world where it felt like a lot of things had happened before the novel started. I kept thinking I had missed a few books before this one. Yet, it was the first in the series. 

However, having said that, Hunter created a set of characters that I want to keep reading about. I can't wait to see what happens next in the series. As always, the characters were complex and Hunter touched upon some tough issues. 

Fans of Hunter will enjoy the novel, but I don't think it was her best. 

Major Strengths: Strong writing. 

Major Weaknesses: Felt like there was a lot of missing backstory. 

So why 3 stars? Not my favorite Hunter but enjoyable. 

Warnings/Side-notes: Some violence. 

The Wrap-up: I can't wait to read the sequel. 

Love,

Danica Page

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