Wednesday, October 3, 2018

First Flurries by Joanne DeMaio ~ My Thoughts #FirstFlurries


First Flurries

First Flurries by Joanne DeMaio
Print and ebook, 191 pages
Published September 18th 2018 by Joanne DeMaio

From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes a novel snow-dusted with love and possibility.

Lindsey Haynes' father once gave her a snow globe with the note: "Unsure where to go? Give a little shake ... and your heart will always know." On a whim, those words lead her to the quaint New England town of Addison. It's a place straight out of a storybook with its twinkling town green, decorated Main Street, and secluded lakeside cabin community.

But an encounter with a dejected doctor named Greg Davis turns Lindsey's days upside down, much like a snow globe in motion. With a little nudge from endearing townsfolk, and a few chance meetings of their own, a magical flurry of emotions suddenly swirls around them.

First Flurries is an enchanting story about finding love and home when you're not even looking. So cozy up and settle in with a tale that will simply capture your holiday heart.


My thoughts about First Flurries ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"It's time to leave. Lindsey passes red barns and white picket fences along the winding country road. When she drives by a man raking the last of autumn's brown leaves, or a young couple walking a dog, they all stop and wave at her."

I love Joanne's winter series, set in the beautiful and friendly town of Addison. And to have this one set at Christmas time makes it even more special. I love when the Christmas stories start coming out and this was the perfect story to take me down the path to the holidays. 

Lindsay travels around in her little house, which also serves as her business. She's carefree and goes where the wind takes her. Or in her case, where the snow globe seems to lead her. When she ends up in Addison, nothing seems to be in her control anymore. She finally feels what it is like to belong somewhere. But is it enough to make her stay put or will she just roll her life out of town?

First Flurries is the perfect winter, holiday read—it's short, sweet, and full of the wonderful people of the town of Addison, all of whom I have come to love. I strongly recommend that you take a trip to Addison and see if you don't fall in love with them as well.  

I received a copy of First Flurries from the author in exchange for my honest review.


About the author

Joanne DeMaio

Joanne DeMaio is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She enjoys writing about friendship, family, love and choices, while setting her stories in New England towns or by the sea. Currently at work on her next novel, Joanne lives with her family in Connecticut.

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  1. I'm going to put this on my December List and I hope I get the chance to read it! Great review, I'm so curious right now.

  2. A perfect holiday read to snuggle up with. I'm also adding it to my list:)

  3. I love all of Joanne's books. They are filled with such great characters and wonderful settings. And her winter series really gets me in the mood for the holidays.


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