Monday, September 28, 2015

Falling Like Snowflakes

GIVEAWAY

HUNTER, DENISE
FALLING LIKE SNOWFLAKES

When the Christmas season finds Eden in Summer Harbor, Maine, she's on the run from trouble. Romance is the last thing on her mind.

Riding in a bus in the thickly falling snow, Eden Davis wonders how it ever came to this--fleeing under cover of night with young Micah sleeping fitfully in the seat beside her. When a winter storm strands them in Summer Harbor, Maine, Eden wonders if what might have been the end could be a new beginning.

Beau Callahan is a habitual problem-solver. He's recently left his job with the sheriff's department to take over the family Christmas tree farm to save it from insolvency. But he's flummoxed. During the busiest season of the year, he's shorthanded. Then Eden shows up looking for work, and Beau believes he's been rescued. Competent, smart, and beautiful, Eden's also guarded and quiet. He soon figures out she comes with a boatload of secrets. But Beau can't seem to help himself from falling for her.

As Christmas Eve approaches, Beau discovers he'll do anything to keep Eden safe. But who's going to protect his heart from a woman who can't seem to trust again?
  

My Review:

Book One in an exciting new series about the Callahan brothers. Yay -- I love family series -- especially when they involve intriguing and exasperating heroes like the Callahans.

Falling Like Snowflakes is Beau's turn to shine...though I'll admit that he's a bit of a dunderhead in the beginning of the book. Still very appealing, mind, but he does give a reader a few conniption fits until he figures things out. And when he does...Oh. My. Cue the fans. Haul out the fainting couch. Gotta love a man with a singular purpose, especially when it involves the woman he loves. And, of course, that leads to a scrumptious kissing scene that will not only curl your toes but your hair as well! It's the layers of emotion Hunter conveys in that scene -- a wealth of tenderness that made me want to weep. Truly exquisite.

There's an interesting edge to this contemporary romance with Eden being dogged by a danger the author reveals by slow degrees until we finally have the full story. Definitely induces a page-turning frenzy!

And the emotional angst is just as compelling. Eden hasn't had an easy time of it. I admired her tenacity -- her sheer will to overcome every obstacle strewn in her path. She craves independence and balks at the protective restraints Beau would place on her. They both have a lot to learn about each other and the true path to freedom. A stellar beginning to Denise Hunter's new Summer Harbor series.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Falling Like Snowflakes please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 4 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

46 comments:

  1. Denise is another favorite author of mine. Love your review and the build up for the book.

    Diane
    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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  2. I'm excited about a new series about the Callahan brothers. I didn't realize this series was coming out. Enjoyed the review.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. It took me by surprise too, rubynreba. And I do love a family oriented series. Good luck!

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  3. I loved this book and would love to win a copy. martha(at)lclink(dot)com

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  4. I have read some of her books and enjoyed them. kamundsen44ATyahooDOTcom.

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    1. Such a good author. Good luck, Kim.

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  5. Denise Hunter books are a must read for me. Married Till Monday was great. I'm sure this one will be a wonderful romance also.
    Martha
    josieringer(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. It really is, Martha. And she's done a wonderful job of setting things up for the next books. I'm already invested in the Callahans. Good luck.

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  6. I have not seen this book before. Thanks, Kav, for helping me add ANOTHER book on my wish list. :)
    campbellamyd at gmail dot com

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    1. That's my one purpose in life, Amy. To make sure everyone else's list is as long as mine!!!! Good luck.

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  7. Oh, I so thought this book would be a good one to read. Especially because the cover is so beautiful. I hope its as good as it looks.
    Thanks
    amylsmith AT bledsoe DOT net

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    1. It's definitely as good as it looks. And the cover is great -- so festive which is perfect because there is a large Christmas component to the story. Good luck, Amy.

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  8. Falling Like Snowflakes sounds absolutely fabulous! Would love to read it! Thank you for sharing, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  9. I've been excited about this one to! ;)

    ~Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Nothing better than a new book from a beloved author, right? Good luck, Amada.

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  10. I've not read any of Denise Hunter's books. I love the cover of this one. ;)

    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh, oh, ooohhhhhh --- this is a great place to start, Caryl. Good luck!

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  11. I haven't read any of her books yet. Wow, you make a pretty convincing argument for starting up!
    lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. You definitely should. Good luck, Susan.

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  12. I love a family series, too, and I'm so excited about this one!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's going to be a good one! Good luck, Britney.

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  13. I just put this one onto my to read list, i am a Denise Hunter fan.
    sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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    1. To know her is to love her, right? Good luck Karen.

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  14. I love a romance by Denise... love the cover and the wonderful review!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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  15. A family series, with winter, snow, the Christmas season, AND it is written by Denise Hunter. Oh Kav, how could I not ask you to paleeeese include me? I can't Please enter me! :)

    KellysShining(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL -- I know -- this one has it all. Good luck, Kelly.

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  16. Sounds like a great read! I still haven't read anything by Denise Hunter, though I do have a book of hers in my TBR pile--The Convenient Groom. Thanks for offering Falling Like Snowflakes.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  17. I can't wait to read this book. It sounds so good and I love reading Denise Hunter's books. Thanks for the chance to win it. susan(dot)roeper(at)wallerlaw(dot)com

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    1. It's an amazing read. Good luck, Susan.

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  18. oh this sounds awesome! I'm hoarding holiday themed books to enjoy with some hot chocolate when the time comes :)

    Lea
    ladepooh AT hotmail dot com

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    1. It got cool enough at night up here that I indulged in a hot cocoa while I read this. Something about the cover just inspired me. And all the snow in the story. Brrr. Good luck, Lea.

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  19. Sounds awesome! Cannot wait to read this! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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  20. I am a huge Denise Hunter fan. I have been looking forward to her new releases, but was sad to see some negative reviews for this one. I then figured that they are comparing this book to every other DH book and what they need to do is compare it to the genre as a whole. It couldn't help but stand out then. - Terrill

    tlhcoupon (at) hotmail (dot) com

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    1. Oh, didn't read any negative reviews...can't imagine why. But yes, I'm in agreement, I don't like to compare one book to the next whether it's by the same author or just the same genre. Every time I open a book I'm excited to get started on a new journey with new characters I can grow to love. My imagination fires up and then there's no room for comparisons. Good luck, Terrill.

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    2. Negative sounds harsh, I mean less-than-stellar. And you're right in your surmise, Kav. Reviews are relative to our tastes in reading for the most part. I do try to discern between reviews that are heavily critical on story aspects vs. quality of writing and content.

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  21. Would love to add another of Denise's books to my shelf, thanks for the chance :-) (I'm way behind on my blogs this week!!)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Still time to catch up, Trixi. Good luck.

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  22. Whew! I finally made it over here. I've been busy (you know) over there. LOL! Anyone else reading this is going "huh?"

    Anyway, one of my friends read this and knowing how much I looove Denise Hunter highly recommended this one to me, and told me to hurry and nab it off of Net Galley because it wouldn't be available soon. That's a never-ending sentence -- sheesh. But Kav, how do you read a book like this on a Kindle with no cover? NG is wonderful with providing review books (don't get me wrong), but no covers are on them. I HAVE to be able to look at the cover at this one while reading! And hold it! Thx for the opportunity to win this one!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. And you have to hug it occasionally too. And smell the pages. And fan the pages ahead just a teensy bit for a quick skim and then race back to the page you're on. And yes -- the cover is a huge part of a book for me too. Good luck.

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    2. Oh, yes! Sniffing and hugging are sometimes essential when reading. I can hug my Kindle, but have never once sniffed it. There are some books I just cannot read unless they're in paperback, but I have learned to love my Kindle, too. But no sniffing or fanning pages with Kindle. Lol

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