Monday, May 30, 2022

Falling Like Snowflakes

Title: Falling Like Snowflakes Audio

Series: Summer Harbor #1

Author: Denise Hunter

Narrator: Julie Lyles Carr

Genre:  Christian Fiction, Romance, Mystery, Christmas

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Source: Hoopla

My Review:

I love Denise Hunter's books, and this one is no exception.

However, it surprised me. I was not expecting the main character to be running for her life or the suspense or the suspense of that situation. I am used to a solid contemporary romance from Hunter. Falling Like Snowflakes is that and more.

I find this story gripping and hard to set aside. I kept finding things to do so that I could keep listening. I enjoyed the characters and the story development. The ending is somewhat predictable, but it was the beginning and middle that will keep you engaged and hooked! Eden got on my nerves at times, mostly because she made some choices I wouldn't have made. Beau is a great hero in this heart-warming story.

Hunter does a great job setting up the secondary characters, and I look forward to reading more about Zach and Riley (Beau's brothers).


Synopsis (from Goodreads): 

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?


  1. I haven't read many books by Denise Hunter, but I want to read more. She's an excellent writer for sure.

    1. Wendy, I agree. I still have quite a few of hers on my TBR list.

  2. I love the wintery vibe of this one. Now I don't feel all alone getting cold here! Sounds like a lovely cozy read.

    I had to laugh at you saying that you kept on trying to find things to do so you can listen to your book. I do the same! Although I haven't listened to an audiobook in a couple of weeks. Life's been slightly crazy!

    Elza Reads

    1. Elza, I totally get it!! I am getting more audio books in than physical books, which is highly unusual for me, but things have been hectic. Ready for them to slow down just a bit.

  3. That Maine setting is always so fun! And Beau does sound like a great character. :)

  4. I read this one years ago, and while I don't remember all the details, I do remember really liking the book! :)

    1. Rissi, it was different from her normal ones, but I really enjoyed it as well.