Title: Snow Day
Authors: Shannon Stacey, Jennifer Greene, and Barbara Dunlop
Release Date: December 31, 2013
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Source: ARC received from Publisher via NetGalley
Tucker’s Point three-day forecast: stormy with a chance of romance. Prepare to be…
HEART OF THE STORM by Shannon Stacey
Brody Rollins is back in tiny Tucker’s Point, Maine, for the first time in five years, and now he can’t escape…from former neighbours, old regrets or maddening glimpses of his ex-fiancée.
SEEING RED by Jennifer Greene
Stranded at her grandfather’s seaside cottage, Whitney Carr prepares to face the blizzard alone. But unexpected help soon arrives-in the form of her secret high-school crush.
LAND’S END by Barbara Dunlop
Tessa Ambroise is desperate to ditch the charming, infuriating hotelier circling her late aunt’s century home like a vulture. But the snow piling up outside the mansion puts both their plans on hold.
When a child goes missing, this perfect storm of cramped quarters and freezing temperatures brings old flames and new acquaintances closer together…but will they go separate ways once the sky clears?
What a lovely anthology. Snow Day by Shannon Stacey, Jennifer Greene and Barbara Dunlop was an entertaining read from start to finish. Three short stories all set in the same town around the same time frame, was a great idea. I have read Shannon Stacey in the past, however, Jennifer Greene and Barbara Dunlop are new-to-me authors. I definitely look forward to reading more of their books in the future!
Each of the three stories in this anthology, Heart of the Storm by Shannon Stacey, Seeing Red by Jennifer Greene and Land’s End by Barbara Dunlop are filled with wonderful stories about couples finding their way back to each other and overcoming the issues that caused them to separate in the first place. Reunion stories are some of my favorites. I like the familiarity between the couple and watching them overcome their issues. Lots of time it takes maturity and sometimes friends and family to make them see things clearly.
All of the authors did a really nice job of developing their story and characters in the short story format. Sometimes I am left with a feeling that there should be something more in stand alone novellas, but these all played out very nicely. It was fun to read the overlap of the stories whether it was mention or appearance of another character or just the situation at hand with the storm. My favorite story was probably Seeing Red. I just really enjoyed Red and Whitney’s personalities and conversation along with the way their story played out. For those of you that enjoy contemporary romance anthologies, Snow Day is one that you must pick up and read. You will find great joy in all of the stories!
Reviewed by: Amy R.