Friday, November 13, 2015

Review - Snowflake Bay by Donna Kauffman

I'm pleased to be the final stop today on a great blog tour with Pump Up Your Book Promotions for Donna Kauffman's newest treasure: Snowflake Bay.

TITLE:    Snowflake Bay
AUTHOR:   Donna Kauffman
INFO:    Holiday Fiction, 368 pages
PUBLISHED:   Zebra, 2015
SOURCE:   Received from Publisher for Review

 There’s no place like seaside Blueberry Cove, Maine, at Christmas—and there’s nothing like a wedding, the warmth of the holidays, and an old crush, to create the perfect new start…

Interior designer Fiona McCrae has left fast-paced Manhattan to move back home to peaceful Blueberry Cove. But she’s barely arrived before she’s hooked into planning her big sister Hannah’s Christmas wedding—in less than seven weeks. The last thing she needs is for her first love, Ben Campbell, to return to neighboring Snowflake Bay…

As kids, Fiona was the bratty little sister Ben mercilessly teased—while pining after Hannah. But Fi never once thought of Ben like a brother. And that hasn’t changed. Except Fi is all grown up. Will Ben notice her now? More importantly, with her life in a jumble, should he? Or might the romance of the occasion, the spirit of the season, and the gifts of time ignite a long-held flame for many Christmases to come…

Something old might just become something new…

MY TAKE:    While this is the second in the Brides of Blueberry Cove series, it is very much a stand alone read. A very enjoyable read!

I like stories set in small towns. Add the holiday season and great characters and you have a lovely escape at your fingertips. Donna Kauffman is a master at fleshing out her characters to the extent that you feel like they could be your neighbors and people that you want in your life. I swear, I'd like to move to Maine right away! 

Fiona is a kick from the start. She's a bit flighty and scattered, but you can't help but love her - and laugh out loud at her. Ben is a clueless man - in the beginning and then starts to see Fi in a whole new light. He realizes what has been in front of him all these years. They have to deal with a lot of emotional ups & downs as well as a few obstacles along the way. 

While this seems like it's going to be a Christmas tale, it is actually more of a story about family and relationships. I highly recommend it, at any time of year.

Out of 5 JEWELS, I give it:

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Donna Kauffman

USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelors of Blueberry Cove series, Donna Kauffman has been gratified to see her books get rave reviews in venues ranging from Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal to Entertainment Weekly and Cosmopolitan. She lives in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in western Virginia, where she is presently applying her crafty DIY skills to decorating her new mountainside abode. Well, when she isn’t busy trying to keep the bears from hanging out in her flower and vegetable garden all day and night! With her new Brides of Blueberry Cove series, Donna’s been having a blast applying those same restoration and design skills to doing some fictional wedding planning. Of course, if that means haunting all those lovely antique shops and flea markets that are so plentiful in her new neck of the woods, well, it’s a sacrifice she’s willing to make. When she’s not finding ways to take her love of all things rustic and vintage and give them a fabulous seaside, coastal Maine wedding party twist, she loves to hear from readers! You can contact her through her website at and also connect with her on Facebook  and Twitter.

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