Thursday, December 19, 2013

Review: Christmas in Snowflake Canyon

Christmas in Snowflake Canyon
By RaeAnne Thayne
Published: October 29, 2013

Holiday gifts don't always come in expected packages... especially in the town of Hope's Crossing. 

No one has ever felt sorry for Genevieve Beaumont. After all, she has everything money can buy. That is, until she discovers her fiancé has been two-timing her and she's left with two choices: marry the philanderer to please her controlling father or be disinherited and find a means to support herself. 

Genevieve's salvation appears in the most unlikely of prospects: Dylan Caine, a sexy, wounded war vet whose life is as messy as hers. Dylan's struggling to adjust after his time in Afghanistan, and the last thing he needs is a spoiled socialite learning about the real world for the first time. True, she may have unexpected depths and beauty to match. But he knows he could never be the man she needs…and she knows he could never be the man she thinks she wants. So why are they each hoping that a Christmas miracle willl prove them both wrong?

My review:

Christmas in Snowflake Canyon is the sixth book in the Hope's Crossing series. While the books can be read out of order, I suggest reading at least Willowleaf Lane before tackling this one since it introduces Dylan. 

Genevieve is a character whose family is not exactly popular with the citizens of Hope's Crossing. Her family has always flaunted their wealth and status around town and Genevieve became a bridezilla in the earlier books. In this book however, we get to see a different and more palatable side of her. I like how she recognizes her past mistakes and wants to change even though the town is still so against her. It is hard to change people's minds about you once you get a negative reputation.

Dylan is portrayed as really angry in Willowleaf Lane which is understandable given what he has gone through. I was a little worried about his being the love interest in this book but I liked him and the way his character grows. In the previous book Dylan had no desire to help with the town's new rehabilitation program for wounded veterans but here he is forced to because of community service. He gradually realizes that the program actually can help and through his own involvement he heals as well. 

The relationship between Dylan and Genevieve is sweet. I love how Dylan defends Genevieve and how she influences him to be a better person. I enjoyed seeing the couples from previous titles in the series as well. The setting and recurring characters are part of the charm of these books. Overall I thought this was a pleasant and heartwarming holiday romance. 


Note: I received an e-ARC courtesy of Netgalley and the publisher


3 comments:

  1. I loved this book! It was my favorite Christmas book this year. :) I am glad you blogged earlier that you were reading it, I had to run off to get it too!

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  2. I like that these characters who have previously been shown in maybe a negative light are getting a redeeming shot here and a chance to find love-sounds like a sweet holiday romance!

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