18 November 2014

Today's Read and Giveaway: Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne Thayne

Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne ThayneImagine you're a single mother of a five-year-old and you've just pulled up roots and set your future on a job at a small-town inn. Now imagine that on the very day you arrive at your new home, just before Christmas, that inn goes up in flames. That's what happened to Eliza Hayward, who finds herself stranded in Haven Point, Idaho, jobless and homeless in the middle of a snowstorm.

Oh, this wasn't good. At all.

Eliza Hayward stood with sleet pelting her like hard little pebbles, gazing at the blackened charred bones of her future. Cold dread wormed its way beneath her coat like the wintry wind blowing off Lake Haven, just a few hundred yards away.
Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne Thayne (Harlequin, 2014, first paragraph)

Quick Facts
  • Setting: Redemption Mountains, Idaho; modern times
  • Circumstances: Eliza moves to Haven Point for a hotel management job; on her first day there, the hotel burns to the ground and she is hit by a car. Full of guilt and remorse, Aidan Caine, the handsome man who was driving the SUV that skidded on ice, must find a way to help the woman he injured.
  • Characters: Eliza and her daughter, Maddie; Aidan, a well-know tech entrepreneur; Aidan's extended family; various townspeople and hospital personnel
  • Genre: contemporary small-town romance
  • Complications to the storyline: Aidan and Eliza's late-husband had a history--and it wasn't good. Little Maddie suffers from a serious heart condition.
  • Reviews: Romance readers have nothing but good things to say about Snow Angel Cove, mentioning the well-developed characters and the realistic development of Eliza and Aidan's relationship. So far I'm enjoying this comforting Christmas read.
  • Recommendations: Fans of contemporary romance; lovers of feel-good Christmas stories
  • Miscellaneous: The first in a new spin-off series of Thayne's popular Hope's Crossing books
The Giveaway

If you like happily ever after and you like Christmas, then I have the giveaway for you. Thanks to the wonderful people at Harlequin, I'm hosting the romance holiday giveaway to end all giveaways! One of you with a U.S. or Canadian mailing address will win five paperbacks and one eBook, plus a package of ornament charms and a box of Harlequin-themed gift tags. What more could a romance lover want?

The prize pack includes the following books. The first five are mass-market paperbacks and the last one will be in the digital format of your choice:
  • Christmas with the Billionaire by Carole Mortimer, Maisey Yates, and Joss Wood
  • Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan
  • Snow Angel Cove by RaeAnne Thayne
  • The Heart of Christmas by Brenda Novak
  • The Lodge on Holly Road by Sheila Roberts
  • Her Holiday Man by Shannon Stacey
All you have to do to be entered for a chance to win is to have a U.S. or Canadian mailing address and to fill out the form. I'll pick a winner on November 20, using a random number generator. Once the winner has been confirmed, I'll erase all personal data from my computer. Good luck!


Karen and Gerard 11/18/14, 6:01 AM  

Great teaser--definitely NOT a good day!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea 11/18/14, 6:40 AM  

I like the intro, hoping it's a hit though and through.

bermudaonion 11/18/14, 8:59 AM  

This sounds like a great book to read during this busy season.

Nise' 11/18/14, 10:20 AM  

I do like HEA books and this one looks good. Thanks for the giveaway.

Laurel-Rain Snow 11/18/14, 10:52 AM  

I love the lightness of a romance now and then, and this one seems to be the perfect mix of ingredients I enjoy. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

kayerj 11/18/14, 11:27 AM  

I think it sounds like a good Christmas read. Have a nice week. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Sarah (Sarah's Book Shelves) 11/18/14, 12:32 PM  

I'm not sure this is up my alley, but I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Beth Hoffman 11/18/14, 12:47 PM  

My neighbor loves Christmas romance stories. I'm going to forward your link to her!

Monica's Bookish Life 11/18/14, 1:03 PM  

I like the opening. I'd keep reading. Thanks for sharing this book. It sounds like a great one for the holiday season!

Vicki 11/18/14, 1:46 PM  

Love the teaser! I'd keep reading!

Cat 11/18/14, 1:59 PM  

Not a lover of romance but the opening sounds quite interesting so I might keep reading.

Anonymous,  11/18/14, 3:45 PM  

Sounds like a great holiday read.

Unknown 11/18/14, 5:21 PM  

I really like the style of writing in this teaser; it's cozy, it's romantic and incredibly friendly. Thanks for sharing this one!

(Diane) bookchickdi 11/18/14, 6:05 PM  

A perfect holiday read, and that cover is irresistible.

fredamans 11/18/14, 7:20 PM  

Perfect read for the season!

Yvonne 11/18/14, 10:07 PM  

This sounds really good.

Margot 11/18/14, 10:55 PM  

This sounds like the kind of story I like around the holidays. The intro didn't grab me so I'm glad you gave the summary.

Heather 11/19/14, 1:10 AM  

Good choice of teasers--sounds like an excellent read for this time of year. Mine: The Phantom Tollbooth

Tea 11/19/14, 1:26 AM  

I felt really moved by that first paragraph. Fires are one of the things that I fear happening in my life. I feel really sorry for this woman. Would love to win and read it. Thank God, I've never been in a fire in my whole life. Grateful.

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms 11/19/14, 1:32 PM  

uh oh. It doesn't sound like she's having a very good day... Thanks for sharing.

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Daryl 11/19/14, 2:02 PM  

sounds like the perfect (romantic) storm … thanks

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