Who doesn’t love a wedding – and weddings at Christmas are particularly wonderful. Today I have Snowflake Bay by Donna Kauffman, the second book in The Brides at Blueberry Cove contemporary romance series. Please read on for my review and excerpt, check out the tour stops to see what other readers thought of the title, and don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway where you could win a Print copy of SNOWFLAKE BAY.
The second I have read in this series, Snowflake Bay can be read alone but will be so much richer an experience if you have read the first in the series. Kauffman takes readers to mid-coast Maine, and Blueberry Cove has the classic feel (and frustrations) of a small town. Centering on the McCrae sisters, in this book Fiona has returned to Blueberry Cove to strike out on her own as a designer. It’s not long before she finds herself as the wedding planner for older sister Hannah’s Christmas wedding.
It isn’t long before Fi runs into her childhood crush, Ben Campbell, back in town and all grown up. Ben never saw Fiona as more than someone else’s little bratty sister, but seeing her now, successful and apparently in charge of her own life is a revelation. Well, almost in charge as repeated foot-in-mouth goofy moments when he’s around has readers (and everyone else) wondering if she really has grown up.
Carefully built and presented, the story allows us a deeper insight into Fiona, the lingering hurt from Ben’s nickname, the family relationships, the friendships and townspeople who all seem to know you, occasionally better than you know yourself, and of course, the new relationship. Kauffman mixes humor, heart, family and a few choice comments to bring a story that will leave you smiling.
Title: Snowflake Bay
Author: Donna Kauffman
Series: The Brides of Blueberry Cove #2
Also in this series: Sea Glass Sunrise
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Holiday Themed
Published by: Zebra
Published on: 29 September, 2015
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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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…
Includes a DIY wedding project!
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A copy of this title was provided via Publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.