Snowflakes on the Sea

Snowflakes on the Sea

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by Linda Lael Miller
     
 

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Nathan McKendrick is world famous, handsome and passionate. The world loves him. Mallory O'Connor McKendrick is successful in her own right. Their storybook marriage had defied the odds as well as the rumors. They believe their love will never die--until suddenly the marriage is crumbling. What could destroy such a strong bond and what could they do to save it?

Overview

Nathan McKendrick is world famous, handsome and passionate. The world loves him. Mallory O'Connor McKendrick is successful in her own right. Their storybook marriage had defied the odds as well as the rumors. They believe their love will never die--until suddenly the marriage is crumbling. What could destroy such a strong bond and what could they do to save it?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Linda Lael Miller creates vibrant characters and stories I defy you to forget."-#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber

"Miller has created unforgettable characters and woven a many-faceted yet coherent and lovingly told tale." –Booklist on McKettrick's Choice

"Miller's name is synonymous with the finest in western romance."

-RT Book Reviews

"Full of equal parts heart and heartache, Miller's newest western is sure to tug at the heartstrings from the first charming scene to the last."

-RT Book Reviews on Big Sky Summer

"Miller's down-home, easy-to-read style keeps the plot moving, and she includes...likable characters, picturesque descriptions and some very sweet pets."

-Publishers Weekly on Big Sky Country

"A delightful addition to Miller's Big Sky series. This author has a way with a phrase that is nigh-on poetic...this story [is] especially entertaining."

-RT Book Reviews on Big Sky Mountain

"A passionate love too long denied drives the action in this multifaceted, emotionally rich reunion story that overflows with breathtaking sexual chemistry."

-Library Journal on McKettricks of Texas: Tate

"Miller's prose is smart, and her tough Eastwoodian cowboy cuts a sharp, unexpectedly funny figure in a classroom full of rambunctious frontier kids."

-Publishers Weekly on The Man from Stone Creek

"Miller's return to Parable is a charming story of love in its many forms. The hero's struggles are handled in an informed and heartwarming way, and it's easy to empathize with the heroine's desire to start an independent, new life in this sweetly entertaining and alluring tale."
-RT Book Reviews on Big Sky River

"Miller's third Stone Creek novel gets as hot as the noontime desert. Miller's portrayal of Sarah as a strong, independent woman sets this novel apart from customary tales of the damsel in distress and the rescuing hero...Well-developed, personable characters and a handful of loose ends will leave readers anticipating future installments." —Publishers Weekly on The Rustler

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786226153
Publisher:
Gale Group
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.74(w) x 8.76(h) x 1.18(d)

Meet the Author

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is the author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels. Now living in Spokane, Washington, the “First Lady of the West” hit a career high when all three of her 2011 Creed Cowboy books debuted at #1 on the New York Times list. In 2007, the Romance Writers of America presented her their Lifetime Achievement Award. She personally funds her Linda Lael Miller Scholarships for Women. Visit her at www.lindalaelmiller.com.

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Snowflakes on the Sea 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Linda and usually love her books. This one left me totally cold. Main character was annoying and whinny - not much to care about her,
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Justpeachy1 More than 1 year ago
Snowflakes on the Sea is a Christmas time reprint from Linda Lael Miller's backlist. Readers looking for some vintage writing from an author they know and love will find this book enchanting. This one isn't the typical Miller western romance, it involves two high profile people whose marriage is feeling the strain of their tough schedules and finite time for each other. Ever wondered what it would be like to be married to a rock star? It might be a little harder than you think! What I liked: I probably shouldn't have picked a reprint for my first book by this author. This book is from Linda Lael Miller's early career and probably doesn't do justice to her writing today. I think I was expecting the western type setting that Miller is known for and was surprised when this one was cut from a different cloth, but that didn't deter me. I wanted to find strong characters and depth in the story, and I struggled a bit to find it but in the end I'm glad I picked this one up. It was unexpected and sometimes that exactly what I want to read. Not your typical romance either. The couple in this book is already married. This was something I found very refreshing. It's life after the happy-ever-after. And in this case it's not quite what Cinderella had in mind. Mallory and Nathan have defied the odds and stayed together even though he's a high profile recording artist. But it's definitely not smooth sailing for these two. Trouble is on the horizon and it takes a lot of fight from both characters to pull this one out. I really wanted to like Mallory, but I had some issues with her. She was a bit simpering and whiny. Now, I understand that there's trouble in paradise, but a lot of times you can either cry about it or fight for it and she did a bit too much crying to suit me. There was a lot of up and down with her character. She made me like her one minute and want to shake her the next. Not quite what I'm used to where the heroine is concerned. Nathan was the fighter of the two. He seemed determined to make it work, whatever he had to do to make it right. I appreciated the fact that he knew things were screwed up and he wanted to fix it. It's Christmas... who wants to break up at this time of year? Not this guy, he was his game. I wanted Mallory to have that same fighting spirit. Life's not easy and marriage takes a lot of hard work. I thought Miller did a good job of portraying that. One of the things that was kind of a miss for me on this one was the back and forth. It seemed like once Nathan and Mallory got one issue solved, here came something else. You expect that a little bit in a good romance, but not the kind of onslaught these two characters had to deal with. I didn't want it to be easy to work out, but geez! This one was tough! Bottom Line: I never judge an author by the first book I read. I'm glad in this case. I liked the book, but I know from what others have told me, that this author is top notch and I look forward to reading other works by Miller that show that. Too much drama for me in this one and the heroine just didn't do it for me. I did like the fact that they were already married, but it didn't make up for a lot of issues I had with this one.
PureJonel More than 1 year ago
With this novel Miller doesn’t look at the beginnings of a romance, but rather at a love that has stood the test of time.  She puts pen to paper with her usual, impeccably well written style and tells a great story. That said, I almost felt as if Miller was trivializing certain aspects of this romance that I felt would have been important with emphasizing others that I found of little import.  Perhaps it is our differing views on events such as these that made it hard for me to completely immerse myself in this story.  I also found a lack of the excitement that I expect from one of Miller’s stories.  I did enjoy the novel, but I didn’t find myself turning pages, dying to know what happened next. The characters in this novel were quite well developed.  I enjoyed the fact that we got to know the characters over a larger period of time.  Their pasts and their present are both well developed for readers.  The characters themselves are also quite unique.  Their interactions with one another speak volumes as to their relationship and what they think and feel. As a whole this was an enjoyable novel.  It was a great look at romance that lasts. Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
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I've read over 15 of her books, all 5 stars. This is one of the worst books ever. Every other page Mall is crying or pouting. This is nothing like her other books
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I would recommend the book to other Linda Lael Miller readers. However, I don't believe it is as good as her McKendrick books.
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Liked this story and characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keep it up!
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Name~Beech <p> Appearance~Light brown with dark brown tabby stripes and green eyes (she-cat) <p> Does~Seawater falls for her and fu.ck.s her HARD
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Seawater panted as he saw Frost cleaning up the mess they made. "That... that was great...," Seawater mewed. Frost purred in amusement. "Well, that's how it's going to be until you remember your memories of me in full detail," Frost meowed in satisfaction. Seawater nodded. That would probably be months. Months and months of pleasure. At least he remembered that Frost talked to him when he was a kit. It was a start. Seawater saw a shadow enter the den. He turned his head to see who it was. An apprentice aged shecat padded into the den. She was a golden furred fluffy cat with clear blue eyes. "I thought you were gonna teach me battle training!" She dropped a mouse at her paws. "Maple, I was busy," Frost sighed. "Yeah, doing what?!" Maple yelled. "Something you woudn't understand. Why do you keep visiting me so often? You know I was exiled from TundraClan," Frost meowed in frustration. Maple sighed. "Cedar is on his way here, too," she mumbled. "What, Cedar too? Ugh," he grunted. Seawater watched the bickering cats in fascination. He wondered who on earth Cedar was. He guessed he'd find out soon. A dusty brown tom padded in. He was roughly the same age as Maple, and he had dark brown eyes. "Who's that you've been..." Cedar's voice trailed off, and he blushed and grinned. "Don't mind him. He's been awfully h.or.ny these last few days. Rumor has it he's been crushing on Maple!" Frost halfwhispered to Seawater. "Hey!" Cedar blushed. "Although it is true that I'm a bit... you know...," Cedar padded over to Maple. "You can join us if you want." "Don't you fu.cking- ohhh, great StarClan!" Maple moaned as Cedar probed her cl.it with his tail. Frost looked at Seawater and raised an eyebrow. Seawater nodded. He honestly woudn't mind having pleasure twice that day.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name:Sorasky| |Looks:white she cat with color changing eyes. Her normal eye color is sky blue| |Age:15 moons| |Likes:her clan,her kits, her friends(if any),and her mate| |Dislikes:the Revoultion,Bloodclan, any other clans that attack, any cats that try to steal her kits, and cats that try to prove her wrong| |Mate:Fang| |Crush:Fang| |History:she is the granddaughter of Chichi from Foreclan. Her parents were murdered. She took in Shadowkit as her own when she was 10 moons| |Kits:Energykit and Shadowkit| |Name:Shadowkit&bull;Looks:black fur with bright green eyes. His eyes are as bright as a shade lighter than neon green&bull;Age:5 moons&bull;Likes:his mother, his sister, his father, his pet mouse, his rouge friends, his clan, and his friends(if any)&bull;Dislikes:cats who hurt his mother and father, cats who attack his clan, cats who try to hunt his pet mouse, and cats who make fun of his family&bull;History:his mother and father left him for dead when he was first born. He survived on nothing but water and leaves. He met Sorasky when he was 5 moons old
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gender tom rank apprentice(mentor is cheetahpelt) personality serious is a natural leader loves kits smart quick thinker has courage brave abilities naturally weaves attacks and counters naturally and is very fast looks a small cat with weird looking blue eyes a black cat with white paws and white circles ob my forehead age 15 months mate none kits none crush none history when liitle i was in corrupt clan d ran to snowclan looking for better life other ask signature B|u&euro;
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
&#9733 Name: Sweetecho <br>&#9733 Gender: female &female <br>&#9733 Looks: gorgous tortiseshell and white she cat with bright green eyes. Her fur shines in the sunlight. <br>&#9733 Personality: kind, loving, gentle, hard worker, trustworthy, keeps secrets well, sweet, listens to others, does what is told no matter the cost, loyal, can be stern, sarcastic sometimes, and sassy sometimes. <br>&#9733 Activeness: high <br>&#9733 Age: 17 moons <br>&#9733 Dislikes: Revolution, Bloodclan, Cats who try to attack my clan. <br>&#9733 Likes: just about anything, especially kits. <br>&#9733 Rank: warrior <br>&#9733 History: long and sad. If you want to know the details ask. <br>&#9733 Kin: Lizardtooth-(father, dead), Fawnleap-(mother, dead), Sunstone-(brother, dead) <br>&#9733 Mate: Hawkbelly (dead) so none currently, would like one though. <br>&#9733 Kits: Otterkit (unkown if dead or alive), Eelkit (dead), Furrkit (dead), Dawnkit (foster kit, alive) <br>&#9733 Crush: none at the moment... <br>&#9733 Symbol: &#9733 <br> <br>&#9836 Name: Dawnkit <br>&#9836 Gender: female &female <br>&#9836 Looks: beautiful red she cat with orange chest and paws. Glassy purple eyes <br>&#9836 Personality: fun, playful, sweet, kind, gentle, can be sarcastic, sometimes mischevious. <br>&#9836 Activeness: high <br>&#9836 Age: 5 moons <br>&#9836 Dislikes: being thrown out to die by a clan, being attacked <br>&#9836 Likes: just about anything <br>&#9836 Rank: kit, about to be apprenticed <br>&#9836 History: sad. If you want to know details ask <br>&#9836 Kin: Birdfrost (mother, alive in another clan), Riverdapple (father, alive in another clan), Dapplepaw (sister, alive in another clan) <br>&#9836 Mate: none <br>&#9836 Kits: none <br>&#9836 Crush: none <br>&#9836 Symbol: &#9836
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Petalbreeze <p> Rank: Warrior <p> Age: 28 moons <p> Gender: &female she cat <p> Pelt: She is a tortishell cat with white paws. <p> Personality: She is very loving and always puts her clan first. She isn't afraid of anything though, not even death. <p> Mate: Nope <p> Crush: I am not putting it here <p> Other: Ask me <br> Petalbreeze &hearts &#28276
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NAME Badgerfire AGE 30 moons GENDER Tom DESC a large black tom with white paws and a whute stripe down his spine and blue eyes. PERS he is polite calm and respectful. He is strong and not easily tempered. He does at times have to ut his sister in line. He can be stern but he is understanding and kind hearted and protective. KIN Dapplesong (sister) Ryder (brother. Loner) RANK warrior CRUSH none MATE none KITS none PAST He and Dapplesong used to be in Horseclan until they became inactive and they cannot find their old clan again so they moved on and came to join here. Nothing to special in history for them.<p>NAME Dapplesong AGE 26 moons GENDER shecat DESC slender dapple grey shecat with crystal blue eyes PERS she can be temprmental if people cross her. She has had a tough past and she misses her old life so she nt quite happy at the moment. But deep down she is kind understanding and motherly. But things happened to me her toughen up. KIN Badgerfire and Ryder (both brothers) RANK warrior CRUSH none MATE none KITS none PAST same as Badgerfire just a bit tougher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Lunapelt &infin Rank: warrior/queen &infin Looks: white she cat with glowing light blue eyes with grey flecks &infin Mate: Rainstorm &infin Kits:excpeting &infin Kin: Morningsun (mother from Brackenclan) Darkheart (father from Brackenclan) Sandkit (dead sister from Brackenclan. now in starclan) Brackenstar (brother from Brackenclan. Is leader) Flowersong (sister from brackenclan) &infin History: Litter mate sandkit was killed in a raid along with the leader of her old clan. Right before the leader was killed she was kicked out. Her old leader believed that she had planned the raid, but she didnt. Her brother became leader and asked her to come back. She said no and found snowclan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Mirage &bull; Gender: &female &bull; Age: somewhere between 14-16 &bull; <p> Appearance: Pure white with bright scarlet eyes. <p> Personality: Fun with those close to her, shy near others. <p> Name: DareKit &bull; Gender: &male &bull; Age: 5 moons <p> Appearance: Sleek black with eyes that change like the Northern Lights, mostly blue. Dark silver paws and ears. <p> Personality: Sarcastic, smart for his age, fun/funny, playful, crazy. <p> Their symbol is &#9832 .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bee stings:marigold. Kitting:borage. Rassberry leaves:? Im not from this clan btw.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Name: Blazepelt (obviously!)<p>Age:20 moons<p>Appearance: a handsome ginger tom with amber eyes, well-muscled, and long front claws<p>Rank: warrior<p>Personality: fierce in battle, kind to his friends and clanmates, and very loyal<p>Kin: unknown<p>Mate: none<p>Crush: none<p>Kits: none