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The author has crafted believable characters. An interesting story that moves along at a good pace.

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I think any reader who enjoys a sweet romance with a bit of tension, action, suspense and the ambiance of a Maine winter tale will like “Falling Like Snowflakes.”

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Posted November 10, 2015 by

 
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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?

 

 

International bestselling author Denise Hunter extended an invitation to her readers to seek out the Summer Harbor series by introducing us to a new family in her book, Married ‘til Monday. Falling like Snowflakes is the first in the three book series which is based in Maine and features the Callahan family. I love to read books that include my home state, so this, in addition to Denise Hunter as the author was, an easy choice for me.

The story itself is rather riveting in the fact that Eden is on the run with her small son. They are in grave danger. She is even traveling and existing under an alias which is nerve-wracking to keep straight with a young child involved. This grabbed my attention right away.

The first meeting between Beau and Eden is quite interesting and set an attraction/tension meter from the start. The Callahan men had been introduced in the previously mentioned book and Beau was a magnet for a potential romantic story. Additional tension is his current girlfriend who is very important to one of his brothers. As a reader I’m thinking, how is Hunter going to handle all of this?

Set at Christmas time this is a nice, sweet read for the holiday season or any time of year. It is spiced up with the mystery surrounding Eden and the wait for when and who will appear to bring a potentially dangerous situation to a head.

Secondary characters are strong in this tale and each one brings humor, mystery, family support or fear for at least one persons’ life to the book. This is a family I love reading about. I look forward to the next book in the series. Aunt Trudy is a multi-faceted character and I hope the foundation that is set for a relationship with she and the sheriff continues through the series. She is one stubborn woman with a hint at mystery herself. Beau and his brothers have a strong bond and abiding love for one another but there are also conflicts within their family unit.

Both of the main characters are imperfect people who learn that no one is ever truly in control. There is a religious aspect to the book but it is more about personal faith for the characters and not about preaching to readers. I like that. The parent-child bond is very special to the story with Eden/Kate and Micah/Jack. I felt my heart tugging toward the little boy. Beau became even more magnetic as his rescuer personality grew through the story. He shows genuine caring for the boy.

I think any reader who enjoys a sweet romance with a bit of tension, action, suspense and the ambiance of a Maine winter tale will like the book. Fans of contemporary Christian romance may want to read this entire series. I certainly do.

 


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