"Wishing on Snowflakes"
by Joanne DeMaio
by Joanne DeMaio
I was very fortunate to have been chosen to be a part of the Snowy Street Team for "Wishing on Snowflakes," the new release by Joanne DeMaio. It is a combination of two previously-released books titled "Snowflakes and Coffeecakes" and "Snow Deer and Cocoa Cheer." I received an electronic copy of the book free in exchange for an honest review.
This was my first time reading anything by Joanne DeMaio. I have had several of her books on my to-read list in the past and just never got around to reading them -- definitely my bad!! I did not realize what I was missing out on for all of this time until now.
Both of these novels are set in the small, quaint town of Addison, Connecticut just before the holiday season begins and involve a lot of the same people. The characters are well-developed and before you know it, they have become your friends.
The first novel opens with a wedding getting ready to take place, but the real story lies in a relationship between someone losing a job and returning home to live again and someone trying to get past a personal tragedy.
The second novel opens with news that a wedding has been cancelled just a few weeks before the scheduled date. The story revolves around someone picking up the life's pieces and someone healing after an accident. As both people heal, love blossoms.
Both novels involve all of the senses and feature a lot of holiday decorating, family, good food, good friends, and lots of snow . . . all of the ingredients for a wonderful holiday season!! In fact, the books would be a great holiday gift for someone, even yourself!!
I have to admit I was sad to see the stories come to an end. The next day I was wondering how my friends in Addison were doing. These DeMaio books are a quick read and definitely worth your time. I know I am glad I can finally add her to my list of favorite authors and will read more of her novels in the future.