Friday, September 11, 2015

Falling Like Snowflakes

Falling Like Snowflakes 

A Summer Harbor Novel

Paperback, hardcover, audio, ebook 

September 8, 2015

by Denise Hunter

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson 
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718023713

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 thoughts: FALLING LIKE SNOWFLAKES is the first book in Ms. Hunter's new series set in Maine. I enjoyed seeing some brief visits with characters from her last book in the Chapel Springs Series, as well as some visits with characters set in Colleen Coble's new series. Great job!

Eden was on the run, and I wondered for awhile if Ms. Hunter was making her way into romantic suspense, but if she was the suspense wasn't enough to carry it through. This is still very much a romance (with the tinest touch of suspense). I couldn't help but fall in love with Beau and his brothers and aunt. Also Eden and Paige. I can't wait to read the other two books in the series! 

Denise Hunter is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. If you like reading romance, then pick up FALLING LIKE SNOWFLAKES. A great read. 

4.5 stars. 

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