A Cute Story
4.5 out of 5 stars
This isn’t the first Gerri Hill book I’ve picked up, and it wasn’t even the first one of her books that featured snow and mountains, that was Sierra City. But, I can completely see why she’d go back to a similar setting with Snow Falls. It sets the scene right away and allows for a circumstance that wouldn’t have happened otherwise. It ends up making this story really interesting and one that I couldn’t put down.
I picked this one up late in the afternoon on a Saturday, having just finished a thriller and needing something shorter and something that would be a palate cleanser while also being really cute and making me smile. This one ticked all of those boxes and more. Hill was able to create these great characters and have them sitting in a room together before I knew anything about them. I was able to learn about them as they learned about each other. And Ryan was this character that stayed on the cusp of the unknown. If there weren’t scenes from her point of view – I wouldn’t have figured anything out about her until the very end of the story. But finding out who she was and why she chose the life she did make it even more intriguing.
When I finally got to meet the family towards the end and all of the feelings I had for them turned out to be true. It was satisfying and made the story come full circle on Ryan’s life. The life that Jenn lived was also one I know all too well. That “comfortable” but not really in love feeling. Hill described it well and I’ve known multiple people that stayed in relationships like that because they were either too scared to leave or didn’t know the alternative.
I was also worried this would turn into a Stockholm Syndrome book, but Hill was cautious and tip-toed around it so that my worry completely went away. I appreciate the effort that Hill took to make sure that it wasn’t an “oh she saved me” but more of an intrigue that builds into more. And writing Jenn the way that she did made it even more believable. She didn’t really know much outside of her sheltered life and was learning things as she was going. It made for a very organic and realistic love story.
Throw in a great performance by my top two narrators in this genre, Abby Craden and you have a great book that I flew through in one day.
Catherine Ryan-Barrett, running from the fame and fortune of her family name, wants nothing more to spend the winter alone and sequestered in her high mountain cabin. She is not prepared for a party crasher.
After spending two months together, they form an unlikely friendship that deepens even further. But after the spring thaw, Jen returns to her life in Santa Fe—and to the man who wants to marry her. All she knows of the woman who rescued her is her name . . . Ryan.
Snow Falls by Gerri Hill
Narrator: Abby Craden
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
Published by Tantor Audio on August 10th 2021
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