Follow the Snowflakes: A Christmas Novella
Author Name: Angelina Kerner
Book Title: Follow the Snowflakes: A Christmas Novella
Date Published: December 15, 2017
Genre: Chick-lit/ Contemporary Romance
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.
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About the Author
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.
December 17th, 2017
When I eventually return to read my entries in my old age, I’ll always remember just how miserable I was in December of 2017. I should have had a diary when I was a teen; then it would have been funny to re-read what I went through back then. When I was in high school, I didn’t have many friends. In fact, my mother introduced me to a girl on the day of orientation. Here’s the story:
Mom parked her car, and we got out. She began looking for all the gathered students outside of the gymnasium. I knew no one at the high school and Mom knew that too. It was mainly because I finished middle school in a different district and at that moment, I was not happy about the move. I gazed at the students and my Mom. She had that glint in her eyes that said a plan was forming and I could do nothing to stop it. After a minute, she motioned me to follow her and I did, just like the good girl that I was. We walked up to two girls. One had long brown hair and was wearing a loose shirt and long skirt, while the other had short blonde hair, glasses and wore a tiger t-shirt with jeans. Mom told them how it would be nice for them to take little old me into their friendship. They said ‘sure,’ and she just left me there.
You see Diary? Now those are memories. Memories of dating an engaged guy at 28, is not as good as that one, huh?
If you’re wondering, I couldn’t really make friends with the long skirt. She and I were too different. She was very opinionated, and I couldn’t hold a conversation without being confused. The glasses girl and I stayed friends until the first year of college. We grew apart after she moved away. I did hear from her once. She congratulated me on my degree. It was random. She sounded happy, and she met her life partner. I was happy for her, but that conversation didn’t rekindle the friendship that lasted for five years.
Now, I am off to work. Yes, I’m working today, although it’s a Sunday. There are branches open on Sundays; I am talking about the ones inside the grocery stores. My friend, Jessica, who’s a manager at one, called me to cover for her today because she has a cold. I couldn’t say no, so I need to go. Oh, and she told me to buy her crew breakfast! At least, we’re only open until 2 pm today.
PS: Buy those groceries TONIGHT, or you’ll be eating Chinese noodles, and not the take-out ones.
~*~ My Review ~*~
For a wonderfully festive and completely romantic story, do yourself a favour and pick up this novella.
This was a bite sized treat of a book with warmth, humour and romance and absolutely precious.
Cat has a good job, nice life but as always something is missing in her life.
Her friend, Regina, offers to match her up with someone she knows but Cat is still heartbroken by the breakup she’s just had.
Regina tries to setup Cat but things fall through on Cat’s end.
Hunter is a perfect gentleman.
He had a few surprises up his sleeve, but he was a morally good person, and he was hard working and caring!
The love story within is light hearted, wholesome, gripping, and heartstrings tugging.
It’s the type of romance that can be enjoyed by readers of all ages
This book is the perfect holiday read!
I have the sweetest Giveaway for the tour – pictured here – & open worldwide.
Included is a Wine bottle Christmas tree, chocolates, Rudolph hot chocolate with Snowflake marshmallows, a Christmas tree ornament and a signed copy of Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted.
While you read, you can enjoy chocolate!
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Splashes into Books (Review)
River Ahlers is damaged goods. On the surface she’s a driven businesswoman, leading a new division of the marketing firm she works for. But she knows better than anyone that being driven also tends to drive people away. At twenty-eight she’s made some of the toughest decisions of her life by burying the reason she’s damaged deep inside her. That is until she walks into a tattoo parlor and falls into the arms of someone else just as broken.
West Brighton is bad news. He’s a tattooed rebel with more money than he needs, and so many scars on his heart, he’s sure there’s no way to let someone in. Until River, but she’s still stuck on her ex and his friend — Adam Beckerson.
Adam Beckerson is a changed man. He’s made a successful career for himself and his best friend, Tara, hasn’t left his side. She gets him– the real him that he’s never shown anyone, but there’s still something missing.
Each one of them is beautifully flawed, and in one another they can find perfection, if only they are willing to reshape their shattered dreams into new, better ones.
“I hope you don’t mind. I changed our plans a bit. I figured we couldn’t go into the city with the pups, and I know it’s a bit too cold for the ocean, but I figured we could go to the Cape. Maybe have a game of volleyball, and eat the last lobster rolls of the season. Just meander the coast.”The piece of waffle went heavy, sticking in my throat as I swallowed.The Cape.The last time I’d been there, Adam and Bobby had fought, and Tara had come away with a concussion. My ears rang, and I could feel the blood drain from my face. West slowly put his paper cup down.“Are you okay?” he asked, concern showing in the way his eyes flickered over mine.I closed my eyes, inhaling through my nose. “The last time I went…”“It was with them?” West filled in the blank, and his voice went hard at the edges. I opened my eyes to see him leaning against the kitchen island, his tattoos flattening against his arms.“Yeah, there was a big fight. Tara ended up going to the hospital,” I replied, and West’s eyes widened. “Accidentally. Bobby pushed Adam, and he went into Tara. She hit the volleyball net’s post.”West looked ahead, his tongue running over the inside of his cheek before he turned to look at me. His green eyes twinkled with a new enthusiasm. “So we fix it.”“Fix what?” I asked, looking at the once tasty breakfast that was now getting cold.“Bad memories. We’re going to make new good ones to replace them,” West replied before nodding to our breakfast. “Starting with the general birthday suckage and moving onto specifics like the Cape. When was the last time you played volleyball?”I swallowed, and West gave a knowing nod before playing with his waffles. His voice was deep as he continued, “Ate a lobster roll?”This time his eyes rose to mine.“He ruined a lot of things for you, didn’t he?”“The lobster roll wasn’t a bad memory,” I replied, and he took an angry bite of his waffle, smearing whip cream across his cheek.“I’m going to make it better,” he said through his full mouth.I laughed leaning up and kissing away the cream. “I’m sure you will.”One of his eyebrows rose. “Eat up, Missy. I have an ex-boyfriend to show up.”I laughed at that, taking a bite of the fantastic waffles and the strawberries we’d grown together. The crop had been so plentiful that half the freezer in West’s house was filled with them, and there were another two bags in my freezer. The waffles beat Adam’s perfectly gooey in the middle pancakes because they symbolized West and I. Something different. Something sweet and that we made together. Like he intrinsically knew that breakfast food like this would be the start of a perfect day.“You’re already winning,” I said, popping the last strawberry in my mouth.“And how is that?” West asked as he took my plate to put it in the dishwasher. I bit my lip at the way his ass looked perfect in his jeans.He turned, and I signaled with my finger for him to lean over the island to me. I kissed him once slowly, and then pulled away, pressing our foreheads together.“By being you.”
~*~ My Review ~*~
What a great end to a great series.
River is forging a new life with West by her side. When her past come barrelling back into her new life, can she face it and learn that love can come to us in many shapes and forms. Neither is any less important, but some can take our hearts by storm, make us realise that we simply can’t live without it for one moment or the length of one breath.
Your heart can be the most terrifying and bone-chilling thing that you can ever listen to in your life. It will reveal things to you that you never wanted to be true and can never truly understand, but the beautiful thing about love and life that is that it doesn’t have to make sense or be something that is comfortable for it to be true or exactly what you need.
The story line is well paced and the characters genuine. Their relationships are sometimes simple, but more often then not they are complex.
A story of strength, and unwavering love. It has all the feels, and I loved every second of reading it, from beginning to end.
Cassandra Giovanni is published by Show n’ot Tell Publishing based out of Connecticut, USA
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