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When the Snow Falls

When the Snow Falls - Fern Michaels, Nancy Bush, Lin Stepp, Rosanna Chiofalo

By Fern Michaels, Nancy Bush, Rosanna Chiofalo, Lin Stepp
ISBN: 9781420131062
Publisher: Kensington Books
Publication Date: 10/07/2014
Format: Other
My Rating: 4 Stars


A special thanks to Kensington Books and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


Get ready for some early Christmas magical holiday spirit, with When the Snow Falls, four heartwarming novellas, each from different parts of the country, filled with humor, mischief, and tantalizing romance, from four talented authors, tied up neatly for a special holiday gift!


“Candy Canes and Cupid” by Fern Michaels It has been so long since I have read Fern Michaels, which goes back years, so reading her story was like going home. Ironically, since I am a South Florida gal, we do not get too excited about Christmas, due to the nice tropical weather (I am normally at the beach with a book)--heavenly. So, could relate to this story. We Floridians live through the eyes of a book to be transported to places like Telluride, Colorado with snow, skiing, and fireplaces. A fun story.


“White Hot Christmas” by Nancy Bush brings a little mystery and romance, while working on a case with PI Jane Kelly (she is back) and some old high school friends, and of course there is her boss Dwayne, and some special kisses.. Be on the lookout for “Wicked Ways”, a story she is co-writing with sister, Lisa Jackson (Colony Series).


“Seven Days of Christmas” by Rosanna Chiofalo. I have not had the opportunity of reading this author, so gave me a chance to sample her writing, taking readers to the stunning Alpine snow-capped mountains of Innsbruck, Austria for a heartwarming story of Mark and Bianca of loss and love. The power of miracles, with new friends, ghosts, guardian angels, and Santa. Stay tuned for Chiofalo’s third stand alone, Stella Mia, coming January, 2015, a love story set against the beautiful Sicily and the Aeolian Islands.


“A Smoky Mountain Gift” by Lin Stepp was of course the main reason I wanted to read the book, as a faithful follower, having loved her last book “Down by the River” with lovable Grace at age 49 opening a B&B and meeting ladies’ man Jack.


Set in the same town of Townsend, a small mountain town, Veda is returning from living in St Augustine, FL (I formerly lived in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL which is nearby, so love the historic charm of the city and all the antiquing), as her shop closed, so she is here to help out temporarily as Crafts Co-op manager. She definitely does not want to stay in this town, with memories of her past, of an ex-boyfriend since he married someone else. However, she has some surprises and unexpected romance waiting for a special Smoky Mountain southern Christmas.


Always good to catch up with Jack and Grace and their two daughters with all of the holiday festivities at the Mimosa Inn from Down by the River. I am looking forward to reading an ARC of Makin’ Miracles by Stepp, coming January 2015, set in the charming downtown Gatlinburg, TN!


Highly recommend these short novellas for some magical Christmas charm, with tidbits of new upcoming releases for January, 2015!

Source: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1069168365