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Saturday, November 9, 2013

SNOWBOUND with the Soldier by Jennifer Faye

Publisher:  Harlequin
Release Date:  October 1, 2013
Snowbound with the Soldier by Jennifer FayePages:  256

About the Book:  Maybe this Christmas...? 

It has been seven long years since Kara Jameson last saw Jason Greene. Returning home as a wounded war hero, Jason looks a shell of the man she once knew. Yet her heart still skips a beat as if it was yesterday.

Stepping back into civilian life, Jason looks to Kara for help. But there's too much water under the bridge; not to mention too much lingering attraction.

But it seems that the mountain weather has other ideas, and when Kara and Jason end up snowbound together they are forced to confront the ghosts of Christmas past.

Wanda's Review:  I was a lucky winner in a giveaway and received a complimentary copy of this book. Thank you Jennifer Faye for a delightful read!

I loved how the author shaped this story with endearing characters that simply capture the heart - truly a warmhearted love story. 

Kara and Jason once had a fairy tale love, but that was seven years ago. The fairy tale came to an abrupt end when Jason left Kara for a military life, and he walked away without an explanation. Now, seven years later, he reappears at Greene Summit Resort where Tara is employed as a manager. When Jason left, he swore he'd never return. What happened to change his mind? Now, after all these years, their lives have changed. Jason is a returning war hero and is burdened with secrets of his past. He is still unwilling to explain to Kara why he broke her heart many years ago. Kara has changed, as well, not being the naive girl she'd once been. She has grown up in a hurry with many responsibilities in her life, one of them being a young mother. Now on a blustery, snowy night, they are thrown together and Kara is snowbound with the soldier. And the story unfolds ---

This is an easy and relaxed read that will help to put you in the holiday spirit. The storyline has themes of love, heartache, and forgiveness, and I really love the author's gentle style of writing. Everything was neatly wrapped up in one big package - although quite predictable. My rating - 4 stars.

About the Author:
In another life, Jennifer Faye was a statistician. She still has a love for numbers, formulas and spreadsheets, but when she was presented with the opportunity to follow her lifelong passion to spend her days writing and pursuing her dream of becoming a Harlequin author, she couldn't pass it up. These days when she's not writing, Jennifer enjoys reading, fine needlework, quilting, tweeting and cheering on the Pittsburgh Penguins. She lives in Pennsylvania with her amazingly patient husband, two remarkably talented daughters and their two very spoiled furbabies otherwise known as cats, but shh...don't tell them they're not human.

Jennifer loves to hear from readers—you can contact her via her website.

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