Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Snowflake

The Snowflake
Jamie Carie
(B&H Publishing Group)
ISBN: 978-1433669361
October, 2010/Hardback/Dust Jacket/240 pages/$14.99

Christmas 1897. Ellen Pierce and her brother are determined to reach the Alaska gold rush. But when ice stalls their steamship, all seems lost, until Buck Lewis makes a decision: he'll lead all who dare to follow on foot toward Dawson City.

Buck is determined to leave behind a heartbreaking past. No amount of ice or weather will stop him. But he never counted on a woman joining a dangerous wilderness trek--or on falling in love with her.

As their journey unfolds and Christmas approaches, Ellen and Buck discover that the greatest gift of all can't be wrapped in paper and tied with a bow. It comes from, and is received in, the heart.

Come share in a soul-deep romance that gives a joyful reminder of a redeeming God who makes us each unique, yet loves us all the same.

Learn more by visiting her website.

Jamie Carie is the author of Snow Angel, winner of a 2007 National "Best Books" Award and a ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year nominee. She lives with her husband and three children in Indianapolis.

This is a nice novella, but I wish it had been lengthened into a full novel. There was more to be developed and portrayed, and it sometimes seemed that the story was a bit rushed or left out details that would have made it flow more smoothly. And while the story was set in Alaska and there was much snow, there wasn't a strong connection to the title and the concept of the individuality of snowflakes. But the overall story was nice, and the message that God is ever-present, regardless of our circumstances and feelings, is an important one.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from B&H Publishing Group as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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quilly said...

When a book that has the potential to be great falls just a little short, it always leaves me sad.