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From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes a special keepsake collection of her Christmas novels–two snowy love stories set in a cozy New England town.
Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes: Vera Sterling, while restoring a historical house and old Christmas barn in her cherished Connecticut hometown, finds herself falling for tragedy-scarred Derek Cooper. When a blizzard strikes, will all be made right on a stormy winter’s night? An enchanting novel about love, family, and the delicate power of snowflakes.
Snow Deer and Cocoa Cheer: Along the snow-dusted streets of quaint Addison, Jane March and Wes Davis open their hearts to the magic and possibility of the season. A charming tale about a greeting card designer who’s lost her jingle, and a jilted mailman whose cold winter heart is about to thaw.
My Review of Wishing on Snowflakes
If you haven’t read any books by Joanne DeMaio, Wishing on Snowflakes is the perfect place for you to start. These two books in one were my first of hers to read. I’ve been wanting to read her books for awhile, but my book pile just keeps getting higher and higher! When I was accepted as a Snowy Street Team member for Joanne, I was all too happy to move her books to the top! I am so glad I was introduced to her books on Facebook. I’m not sure exactly who first shared her books, but I’m glad they did!
Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes
The first story in Wishing on Snowflakes is Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes. When Vera loses her job as a journalist in Boston, moving back home to Addison Cove isn’t really even on her mind. She’s only home for her sister’s wedding, but when she falls in love with an old captain’s house on the cove…the one where the Christmas Barn used to be…she knows she’s got to buy it.
The house requires a lot of TLC, so Vera recruits Derek from the hardware to help her out. She doesn’t plan on doing anything with the old Christmas Barn other than renting it out for storage to her mom’s friends. When she starts going through the barn, she finds all of the old merchandise and decides to have a tag sale. Well, once she gets decorating, you can only imagine what happens.
The characters in this story are amazing. Derek’s backstory is so heartbreaking! I don’t want to give anything away, so you’re going to have to read this! Vera is so patient and tender with Derek, and their love story is very sweet. You’ll love it!
Snow Deer and Cocoa Cheer
Okay, if I thought I liked the first story, this one blew me away! I love love love this book!
Jane March is a greeting card designer…who wouldn’t love that job! Unfortunately, she broke her arm, so she’s home in Addison Cove where her mom can take care of her. It is the perfect place for her to get her “jingle” back. While she’s home, she is waiting for a special delivery in the mail, so she leaves a note for the mailman to please come to the door with the mail.
Wes, of course, thinks she’s being a pain and an inconvenience, but once he finds out she’s got a broken arm, he feels like a heel. Leaving the flag up on the mailbox becomes Jane’s and Wes’s way of communicating, and it starts their love story.
I cannot say enough good things about this story! I love the characters. Wes’s dad is great. Jane’s mom is great. And, obviously, Jane and Wes are great. I’m so in love with Wes! I want a mailman like him! You are going to love these characters too! The way that the story progresses is really believable and the setting is just breathtaking.
Both of these books are amazing with characters that are very well-written and very believable. Addison Cove will be a town you are going to want to live in permanently! The plots are well paced and ones that will keep you wanting to stay up late reading. I would categorize these books as clean, just not squeaky clean. Each story has a little bit of language and one closed door romance scene each.
I highly recommend Wishing on Snowflakes!