Snowfall in Haven Point (RaeAnneThayne)

September 26, 2016 Book Reviews 12 ★★★★

Snowfall in Haven Point (RaeAnneThayne)Snowfall on Haven Point by RaeAnne Thayne
Series: Haven Point #5
Published by Harlequin on 9/27/16
Genres: Christmas, Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: the publisher
Purchase: Amazon
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four-stars
Also in this series: Snow Angel Cove, Redemption Bay, Evergreen Springs, Riverbend Road
Also by this author: A Cold Creek Christmas Surprise, Snow Angel Cove, The Christmas Ranch, Redemption Bay, Evergreen Springs, A Cold Creek Christmas Story, Riverbend Road, The Holiday Gift

There's no place like Haven Point for the holidays, where the snow conspires to bring two wary hearts together for a Christmas to remember.

It's been two rough years since Andrea Montgomery lost her husband, and all she wants is for her children to enjoy their first Christmas in Haven Point. But then Andie's friend asks a favor—to keep an eye on her brother, Sheriff Marshall Bailey, who's recovering from a hit and run. Andie will do anything for Wyn, even park her own misgivings to check on her grouchy, wounded bear of a brother.

Marshall hates feeling defenseless and resents the protective impulses that Andie brings out in him. But when a blizzard forces them together for the holidays, something in Marshall begins to thaw. Andie's gentle nature is a salve, and her kids' excitement for the holidays makes him forget why he never wanted a family. If only he and Andie can admit what they really want—each other—their Christmas wishes might come true after all.

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher.

Review

Snowfall in Haven Point is a warm, cozy holiday romance that will put you in the Christmas spirit…and make you want to snuggle with your sweetheart in front of a crackling fire.

Andrea, whom I first met in Riverbend Road, makes a very sympathetic heroine, easy to relate to. Marshall’s grumpiness is endearing and irritating by turns, and I love seeing him open up. Andrea’s adorable children and dog provide plenty of the cuteness factor without sliding into saccharine territory; I love their determination to make sure Marshall has a Christmas tree. And I find it refreshing that it’s Marshall, rather than Andrea, who may be in danger; it’s a reversal of the usual trope that works particularly well since Andrea was threatened in the previous book. There’s also a subplot involving a neighbor’s grandchild that adds interest to the story as well as depth to Marshall’s character.

I think you could read Snowfall in Haven Point without having read the first three books in the series, but I do recommend reading Riverbend Road first so you have a better sense of Andrea’s backstory, which explains a lot about her character. Either way, though, if you love a good Christmas romance, Snowfall in Haven Point deserves a spot on your wishlist this holiday.

 

four-stars

About RaeAnne Thayne

RaeAnne Thayne majored in journalism and worked as a reporter, then an editor, before she began writing fiction. She now writes full-time, and lives in the mountains of northern Utah with her family.

12 Responses to “Snowfall in Haven Point (RaeAnneThayne)”

  1. Katherine @ I Wish I Lived in a Library

    This sounds wonderful! I loved what we saw of Andrea and Marshall in the previous book and I also really like that it’s not Andrea who’s threatened. I always hate when a character has just constant problems. I’m almost done with the Emily March book and that one has me ready to dive into this one!
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    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      She didn’t overdo it with the kids and dog, either. Sometimes authors pull those heartstrings a little too obviously, but I thought it was just right in this one.

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