Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Review - Snowed Over by Angie Stanton

Book Summary

To college student, Katie Brandt, ‘Home for the Holidays’ sounds like hell. When her parents separated, their holiday traditions shattered like a dropped ornament. What could be worse than celebrating Christmas with her suddenly single mom and mom’s new boyfriend?

Alex Walker, an engaged 20-year-old, dreads going home for his own reasons. He has a daunting task ahead of him and wishes he could skip the holidays altogether. So when a friend of a friend needs a ride north, Alex finds that having beautiful Katie seated by his side proves to be just the distraction he needs.

A simple ride home for Christmas turns into a nightmare when light snow rages into a full-scale blizzard. Katie and Alex find themselves stranded, and a vacant cabin becomes a haven from the storm.

Under different circumstances, time alone with Alex would be the ultimate Christmas gift, but Katie knows Alex is engaged and she must hide her growing attraction.

However, Alex harbors a secret that just might change this holiday from the worst Christmas ever, to the best.
My Review - 4 1/2 stars
I really enjoyed this gem, very charming Christmas read.  And that cover, a favourite winter festive one, it sold me.
College life is a big change for kids, the change of child to adult with new emotions and responsibility.  When holiday breaks come most children can't wait to spend time with their families doing the traditions they grew up with. 
What if everything changes, how do you deal it?
When Katie gets a ride with Alex to drive to their families they are aware of snow coming but not a blizzard.  I loved the conversation between the two, a genuine feel to getting to know others during college years and now having to deal with tragedy together. 
I think there is just something about snow which creates magic even in a blizzard.
I love when you read novellas and wish they were longer, I definitely could have spent more time with these characters.
There were a few grammar tense editing changes needed but over all I loved the story.


  1. Yes! A good novella always leaves you wishing for a bit more.

  2. Sounds like a good one, especially if it left you wanting more.

  3. This sounds like a great book for this time of year. I agree with you on that cover!

  4. Sounds like a great holiday read! There really isn't enough 'New Adult' books out there- but I think it's a great genre. I'll be looking for this!

  5. This does sound like a really great Christmas read! Too bad it wasn't longer! Merry Christmas! :)

  6. I agree - that cover is perfect for this time of year! Sounds like it was a good read.

  7. Oh this one sounds so cute :D I am already looking for an awesome xmas read for next year ;)


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