Follow the Snowflakes: A Christmas Novella
by: Angelina Kerner
Date Published: December 15, 2017
Genre: Chick-lit, contemporary romance
Publisher: KDP Select
At 28, it’s bad to be single. After four years of relationship struggles, Cat is ready to try anything.
That’s when her friend tells her about her class’ Dear Santa letters. One little boy asked for a new mommy, and she suggests Cat meets the kid’s dad, just to see where things go. Cat figures it can’t hurt…until she meets a stranger in the midst of a car accident. The man is handsome with a sad look in his eyes. He still wears a wedding band and she’s not sure his heart’s available, even if he makes her heart race. But, maybe he’s a widower? Cat wonders if she should resign herself to being an old maid, or whether she could possibly be the answer to a little boy’s Christmas wish, unless there’s a third option – a future with the stranger.
Follow the Snowflakes is a cute little romance novella. In many ways, the best way to describe it is a comparison to a Hallmark holiday movie. The novella was laid out in a way where there was the actual story going on and at the end of a segment, it would have a inner thoughts of the main character Cat as she wrote in her diary. At times, this felt slightly redundant because the book was already set in first person narrative which meant that it was from Cat’s point of view already. The writing style also could be improved a little as sometimes it would hit those mundane motions of every little detail of Cat’s life and she did which didn’t seem to matter in the grand spectrum of things. However, to be fair, sometimes it is the mundane things that characters do that share a closer look at their personality and helps us understand them a little more as well.
With that said, if you are a fan of the Hallmark holiday movie sort of style, this book will be perfect. It does feel a little generic in its plot and the characters aren’t too complex but likable enough to follow along with. The festivity comes with the time that this story is set. While, the writing style might not be for everyone, the tone of the story is what is the redeeming quality here. It is a feel-good book through and through with a romantic story.
Overall, Follow the Snowflakes is a quick one sitting novella with a simple and heartwarming story set during Christmas. It has its faults in the writing style and structure but makes up for it with the feel-good aspects.
ANGELINA KERNER is a self-published author of paranormal and lighthearted romance. She’s the wife of a photographer/physicist, and the mother of a cute little toddler, but she’s also been a dancer, a psychologist, an anthropologist, a geographer, a dreamer, and an adventurer. She does her best writing while being bothered by her cats, taking care of her son, in dressing rooms while waiting for family to try on clothing, and at home in sunny California. Angelina loves to play goddess-dragon matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where young goddesses have lovable flaws, the Fates plan to dethrone, the universe is endless and untamed, and dragons roam free! She also loves to write carefree romance where one can finish reading with a smile.
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