Falling Like Snowflakes

Falling Like Snowflakes

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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.
Publisher: Nashville :, Thomas Nelson,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ♭2015
ISBN: 9780718023713
Branch Call Number: FIC Hunte #001 3565
Characteristics: 332 pages

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smithwer
Feb 21, 2017

I love how love is displayed here, Eden feels like she is beyond love, beyond freedom, but she just actually needs to realize what those two things truly are. I love how she is strong yet vulnerable because it makes her seem more alive. She runs and runs and even when she gets what she wanted; her freedom, she still feels empty and it's because she doesn't want to love and because she doesn't give it all to God.

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stclare
Jan 27, 2017

While the series of Callahan brothers is an easy read they are also all exact replicas of each other. Abby, Lucy, Eden, Paige are all women with abandonment issues regarding their fathers who fall for a Callahan man (Ryan, Zac, Beau and Riley respectively), rebuffed, in love and then flee, realize what they were missing, only to meet up again in a lackluster end with religious bits shoved in. The carbon copy similarities were disappointing in what could have been a good read but the author fails to do little but repeat the same story line in the series but with a different character's name. Story is also slow and repetitive. Overuse of 'scent of spicy buffalo wings', all the women repeatedly smell like flowers, men repeatedly smell like the woods and their issues are stuck in a loop taking up large sections of the story not moving forward, just spinning in circles. Could have been better than it was.

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caj1222204441801
Feb 03, 2016

What a great book!!! A tribute to the human heart. Characters are vivid and alive. Loved it!!!!

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1_Great_Book
Dec 31, 2015

Absolutely enjoyed as a former Mainer. Excellent holiday read.

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