The Snowflake

The Snowflake

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by Jamie Carie
     
 

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Christmas 1897. Ellen Pierce and her brother are determined to reach the Alaska gold rush. But when ice stalls their steamship, all seems lost, until Buck Lewis makes a decision: he'll lead all who dare to follow on foot toward Dawson City.

Buck is determined to leave behind a heartbreaking past. No amount of ice or weather will stop him. But he never counted

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Christmas 1897. Ellen Pierce and her brother are determined to reach the Alaska gold rush. But when ice stalls their steamship, all seems lost, until Buck Lewis makes a decision: he'll lead all who dare to follow on foot toward Dawson City.

Buck is determined to leave behind a heartbreaking past. No amount of ice or weather will stop him. But he never counted on a woman joining a dangerous wilderness trek—or on falling in love with her.

As their journey unfolds and Christmas approaches, Ellen and Buck discover that the greatest gift of all can't be wrapped in paper and tied with a bow. It comes from, and is received in, the heart.

Come share in a soul-deep romance that gives a joyful reminder of a redeeming God who makes us each unique, yet loves us all the same.

Acclaim for The Snowflake author Jamie Carie:

"A welcome new voice in the inspirational fiction market."

Romantic Times

"Carie's talent is to be commended . . . she weaves a beautiful tapestry of historical fact, passion and multi-faceted characters into an engaging plot."

FaithfulReader.com

"Jamie Carie's characterization is brilliant . . . a depth and authenticity rarely seen in romance novels."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433669361
Publisher:
B&H Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,150,734
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Meet the Author

Jamie Carie is the author of Snow Angel, a ForeWord magazine Romance Book of the Year winner, USA Book News National "Best Books 2007" Awards winner, and 2008 RITA Awards¨ Best First Book finalist. She lives with her husband and three children in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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Snowflake 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
The Snowflake by Jamie Carie is a short novella perfect for the Christmas season. Ellen Pierce has spent most of her life caring for her brother Jonah, trying to protect him from the world while keeping herself safe from him. His obsession with her has kept them moving often to keep her away from any man who may be attracted to her, but there's nowhere to run from Buck Lewis when they are all on a ship trapped in the ice on the way to Alaska. Buck leads a group through the icy winter snows to Dawson City where he can continue tracking his wife's killers. The journey through the snow will take the lives of more than one of the travelers, but it will bring Buck and Ellen together as the two lonely souls find solace in each other. But Buck's desire for revenge pulls him away from her, leaving Ellen to make her own way in a strange town. Will he return in time to fulfill his promise to come back to her for Christmas? Carie is a talented writer of historical romances and while this plot may seem at first glance a bit of fluff, there is great depth in Ellen's guilt over Jonah, the demons that haunt him, and Kate's history. I hope that Carie gives Kate and Lucky a book of their own. This quick read is perfect for the busy holiday season and with a message of God's love for everyone, even lonely exiles.
TheReadersCove More than 1 year ago
Surrounded by unimaginable, mind numbing cold, nigh frozen to death, a glimmer of hope can lift your soul. Fear and love are the greatest motivational forces. Jamie has woven these into "The Snowflake" with vivid and clear detail. It is easy to visualize and feel the outward and inward struggles as the harshness of the Alaskan wilderness bears down. The story line is familiar, but Jamie's twists and turns add depth, imagination and strength of will. Great "Fireplace Reading".
Anonymous 7 months ago
This is religious based. If you like a story that unfolds like an extremely well told church sermon, it would be good.
Anonymous 7 months ago
My name is Crystalical and I have a secret that Ive been keeping to myself all these years..... BEFORE I TELL U GUYS WHAT IT IS PROMISE U WONT TELL A SINGLE SOUL!!! Can you keep a secret?
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this novella that ventured into the harsh Alaskan landscape. The Snowflake was unique and well-written. The characters were fairly well-developed for a novella and the storyline was definitely different than those I have read before. I found it to be an easy and quick read. It was a bit predictable in parts. However,there were a few things that surprised me. Ellen and Buck were both likeable characters, although I didn’t feel extremely connected with them, but their budding relationship was sweet. The mental illness that appeared to plague Ellen’s brother added an extra level of danger to the already arduous journey. The Snowflake is a good choice for those looking for a Christmas or winter story different than many other choices out there. (3.5 stars) My thanks to B&H Publishing Group for the complimentary copy of this book that I received in exchange for an honest review.
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Read this book in October. The weather was getting cold and I needed an upbeat story. I love this book. It is well worth your time. God Bless Ya.
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FARMSTAR WHERE R U??? I MISS U!!!
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