Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - The Snowflake

Monday, September 13, 2010

Book Review - The Snowflake

About the BookIt's 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.

Ellen has a few surprises in store, too: An Alaskan snowstorm is  perilous enough, but how will she survive Dawson City – a town built for  the aggressive, novelty-seeking men of the gold rush?

Wth her sixth book, The Snowflake, Jamie Carie brings readers the  type of tale they've come to cherish: a memorable, suspenseful love  story, with touches of faith and historical fiction. Learn more at

About the Author
When she was six, Jamie's parents met Jesus and soon after started a church. It changed everything.
Road  trips with her dad—to and from Bible studies across Indiana—were filled  with talks of things beyond earth’s bounds - creation and the fall, God  and Jesus and the rapture, the earthly walk compared to the spiritual  walk, and how we are born for more than what we can see or touch.

The highlight of those nights was stopping at a truck stop in the  middle of the night where her dad would spend a little of the offering  basket on two slices of pie and a couple of Cokes.  Nothing ever felt so  special as a middle of the night slice of pie with her dad.  And  nothing could stop the writing pouring out of her.

As Jamie's relationship with God grew, she discovered her heart was  filled with songs and poetry.  During high school she wrote lyrics for  her brother's band. (And she sang them too!) After college, Jamie  married, had two sons and decided to stay home with them.  While she  homeschooled she wrote skits, poems, plays and short stories for school  and church.

When her eldest son turned five she dove into the world of novels.  She'd read romance novels for years, but couldn't relate to the  flawless, saintly heroines in Christian romance novels. So she decided  to write her own.
Snow Angel was born on a frosty night in an old farmhouse in  Fishers, Indiana, where the cold floor gave plenty of motivation for the  snow scene. Jamie loves to write late at night when the house is quiet  and the darkness seems alive. Elizabeth and Noah had been playacting in  her head for a long time, so the story went fast.

Ten years later Snow Angel was published and won the ForeWord  magazine Romance Book of the Year winner, was a National “Best Books  2007” Awards winner, and a 2008 RITA Awards® Best First Book finalist.  It was the beginning of her dream career.

Jamie and her husband Tony have been married for twenty-one years and  live in Indianapolis with their three sons and a giant of a dog named  Leo.

If she could only say one thing to her readers it would be, "Live the dreams God has destined you for!"

My Take on the Book
Being a novella I did not know what to expect with this book, but I have to say that I was surprised at the downright raw nature of emotions that the author shares through her story. The book, while powerful, does a great job at drawing the reader into the characters as well as helps you to feel that there is a higher power watching over us even in the darkest of times.Full of suspense as well as tension, you continue to wonder what will happen until the very end!

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