Review: Snowbound with the Soldier by Jennifer Faye

Snowbound with the Soldier by Jennifer Faye
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Publisher: Harlequin
Pages: 250
Source: book provided by the author for review
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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.

 

Review: I have read Jennifer Faye’s novels from time to time and I always find them to be really great romance stories. This one is no exception. There were a few tiny rough spots here and there with one of the characters, but overall this book will have you in the holiday spirit in no time.

I love second change at love romances and when they are written around the holidays it makes it even better.

Kara is person I liked right away. After seven long years of dashed hopes and dreams she has managed to find a comfortable place in her life with her job and family. But, when the lodge comes under knew ownership , and it’s revealed that her former fiance is her new boss, Kara’s career may have to change. I admired Kara’s big heart and her integrity. She is open and able to forgive and understand even the most unbelievable and cruel things about what Jason has been though.

Jason was another story. A man that dumps his fiance without explanation, stays away for seven years, neglects his dying father, and then waltzes back into Kara’s life as though nothing ever happened, actually asking her if they can be friends…. well he didn’t endear himself to me all that much.

The theme here is a tiny bit dark in some places for a holiday novel. However, there is a cute kid whose character gives the book a dose sweetness and spunk that offsets some of the drama. Long held secrets will come to light, which once out in the open will have to be dealt with. Some are very hard to accept and Jason’s reaction and accusations were a little curious. Kara’s nature and good heart will be the key to how things turn out. She just doesn’t have it in her to cause Jason more suffering by holding on to hurt feelings. After all, Christmas is a time for forgiveness and new beginnings, and what is more romantic than second chances at love with a backdrop of snow and cozy fireplaces? I am so happy Jason and Kara will have their long overdue Happy Ever After.

This book was well written, evenly paced , emotional, and heartwarming. I would recommend adding this one to your holiday romance reading list.

 

Julie

 

 

 






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