Today it’s my great pleasure to be joining the blog tour for the new novella author Angelina Kerner, Follow The Snowflakes. Before I share my thoughts on the book, let’s take a look at what it’s about.
The Official Book Blurb
At 28, it’s bad to be single. After four years of relationship struggles, Cat is ready to try anything.
That’s when her friend tells her about her class’ Dear Santa letters. One little boy asked for a new mommy, and she suggests Cat meets the kid’s dad, just to see where things go. Cat figures it can’t hurt…until she meets a stranger in the midst of a car accident. The man is handsome with a sad look in his eyes. He still wears a wedding band and she’s not sure his heart’s available, even if he makes her heart race. But, maybe he’s a widower?
Cat wonders if she should resign herself to being an old maid, or whether she could possibly be the answer to a little boy’s Christmas wish, unless there’s a third option – a future with the stranger.
For a wonderfully festive and completely romantic story, do yourself a favour and pick up this novella. Quite a quick read, it shouldn’t take much more than an hour to read but it is an hour well spent.
Meet Cat, Singleton and Bank Manager she has been tasked with organising the Christmas party for hers and a rival branch. Highly preoccupied, she isn’t looking for love but, when she least expects it, it looks as though love is about to find her. Faced with the prospect of being set up on a blind date with the father of one of her best friends students, typically, work gets in the way. But just when Cat thinks the coast is clear and the meeting successfully avoided, witnessing a serious car crash sets her on a romantic journey of a completely different kind.
I really liked the slow build to this romance and the way in which the author plays on the clear chemistry between Cat and Hunter. Although she meets him when he is in complete pain, you can sense there is something more than a simple case of concern and gratitude between the two. It is perhaps somewhat of a surprise that Hunter calls on Cat so readily when is ready to leave the hospital, but to be fair, by this point I was invested in the characters, and wanted to see the relationship come good.
There is a great blend of funny and romantic in this story, as well as some light-hearted moments where Cat gives herself a pep talk by way of some diary or journal entries. I know this can sometimes interrupt the flow of a story, but for me it kind of suited Cat’s character and fitted the story. Character wise, Cat was someone I took too quite quickly, likewise her best friend Regina and her incorrigible work colleague Rebecca. I liked the simplicity of the relationship between Cat and Regina, the way they bounced off each other, each contrasting and complimenting the other. And Hunter. Almost seems too good to be true, but hey. A little romantic idealism never hurt anyone did it.
All in all, a great short story which brings a little smiley, happy festive cheer to the season. My thanks got to author Angelina Kerner for providing and advance copy of Follow the Snowflakes for review, and to Shannon at R&R Book Tours for asking me to join the blog tour. The book is available now from the following retailers.
ANGELINA KERNER is a self-published author of paranormal and lighthearted romance. She’s the wife of a photographer/physicist, and the mother of a cute little toddler, but she’s also been a dancer, a psychologist, an anthropologist, a geographer, a dreamer, and an adventurer. She does her best writing while being bothered by her cats, taking care of her son, in dressing rooms while waiting for family to try on clothing, and at home in sunny California. Angelina loves to play goddess-dragon matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where young goddesses have lovable flaws, the Fates plan to dethrone, the universe is endless and untamed, and dragons roam free! She also loves to write carefree romance where one can finish reading with a smile.
“I have the sweetest Giveaway for the tour – pictured here – & open worldwide.
Included is a Wine bottle Christmas tree, chocolates, Rudolph hot chocolate with Snowflake marshmallows, a Christmas tree ornament and a signed copy of Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted.
While you read, you can enjoy chocolate!