Calming the Storm: A Marriage of Convenience

Calming the Storm: A Marriage of Convenience

by Melanie D. Snitker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500756703
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/16/2014
Pages: 194
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Melanie Snitker has enjoyed writing fiction for as long as she can remember. She started out writing episodes of cartoon shows that she wanted to see as a child and her love of writing grew from there.

She and her husband live in Texas with their two children who keep their lives full of adventure, and two dogs who add a dash of mischief to the family dynamics.

In her spare time, Melanie enjoys photography, reading, crochet, baking, archery, camping and hanging out with family and friends.

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Calming the Storm: A Marriage of Convenience 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Cynthia181 10 months ago
Beautiful This is a wonderful story of loss, finding a new path, family and a true believing that with faith and prayers good things can happen.
Constant2m More than 1 year ago
Cute story. Likeable characters. Happy ending. I'm never sure what to expect when I read Christian fiction. There seems to either be an extreme fundamentalist slant or nothing to make it Christian (except that it's clean). I wondered in a few places if Rachel was going to transform into the "model" Christian wife and mother, stereotypical homemaker. But she didn't. Rachel has a personality! She does what she wants, sometimes for better and other times for worse. And even in the end, she doesn't melt into the typical (in Christian fiction) "You were right. I wouldn't have suffered so much if I was only obedient to my husband" (*gag); she simply becomes a healthier version of herself. Thank you, Melanie Snitker! At the same time, the character development happened a bit too quickly for it to feel real to me. Rachel definitely changed and grew. But things were resolved too quickly with relatively few (and minor) hiccups. I love a happy ending, but it some ways it felt like Rachel's struggles were suddenly all in her head and everyone she chose to trust was wonderful. Does life actually "ever" work that way? Finally, I thought the romance was sweet, but why was Brandon always touching her face? That just seemed weird to me. All things considered, I would definitely read another book by Melanie Snitker. It was an easy read filled with wholesome and kind people, and Christian without being super preachy. And I'm particularly curious about her other female leads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
* I received an ebook in exchange for an honest review. * I must admit that the title of the book threw me for a minute - I wasn't sure what it meant by "A Christian Romance", but I am so glad that it didn't stop me from choosing to read it!  I am a believer in God and in life after, but don't really appreciate it when books are filled with bible verses and I was worried that this book would be like that, but it wasn't and it wasn't even close to that.  It is an amazing story with some pretty awesome characters that pray, look to God for guidance, they place their trust in him and they believe that everything happens for a reason. This book was very well written, the plot flowed smoothly, the characters were relatable and fun and the author hooks the reader right from the very start of the book.  Some of the plot was a bit predictable, but other parts were no where near being predictable. The author throws the reader for a bit of a loop several times throughout the story. I enjoyed thinking that I knew what was going to happen next only for something completely opposite to happen.  I feel like the author has been writing for years and years, and yet she hasn't.  She has just gotten started, but I think she has a long road ahead of her in the writing business.  She takes some difficult subjects and shows the reader how to make it through and to become better people while doing it. The characters were well developed and felt like friends as you were reading. I love the way in which the author describes the settings. I could almost smell/taste the apples when she was talking about the apple orchard.  I felt like I was walking in the rain with the characters and I felt like I was a part of their journey through the story.  The author takes the reader straight into the pages of her book.  I really enjoyed this story and am already looking for the authors next book. Make sure you add this one to your TBR list and do it soon, you don't want to miss out on anything that she writes!  Enjoy your journey! ***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.  ***