Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, from Tuesday/First Chapter/Intros, hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by A Daily Rhythm.

Today’s featured book is one I bought for last year’s Christmas season, and then didn’t get around to it.  Here’s hoping to enjoy it this year.  Snow Angel Cove, by RaeAnne Thayne, is a story about Haven Point, a small town full of big surprises that are both merry and bright…





Intro:  Oh, this wasn’t good.  At all.

Eliza Hayward stood with sleet pelting her like hard little pebbles, gazing at the blackened, charred bones of her future.  Cold dread wormed its way beneath her coat like the wintry wind blowing off Lake Haven, just a few hundred yards away.

“I don’t like this place,” Maddie muttered, gripping her hand tighter.  “It’s ugly and scary.”

“Yes.  Yes, it is.”

This couldn’t be real.  She had driven the two hours from Boise with such eager anticipation, singing Christmas carols all the way, loud and silly enough to make a five-year-old giggle.  She had been so excited about this new chapter of their lives in this lovely Idaho town nestled in the raw and stunning Redemption Mountains.


Teaser:  The bruise above her temple looked dark and ugly against the pale loveliness of her features.  He couldn’t look at it without guilt drenching him like somebody had tossed a bucket of ice water in his face. (p. 73).


Blurb:  Nothing short of a miracle can restore Eliza Hayward’s Christmas cheer. The job she pinned her dreams on has gone up in smoke—literally—and now she’s stuck in an unfamiliar, if breathtaking, small town. Precariously close to being destitute, Eliza needs a hero, but she’s not expecting one who almost runs her down with his car!

Rescuing Eliza is pure instinct for tech genius Aidan Caine. At first, putting the renovation of his lakeside guest lodge in Eliza’s hands assuages his guilt—until he sees how quickly he could fall for her. Having focused solely on his business for years, he never knew what his life was missing before Eliza, but now he’s willing to risk his heart on a yuletide romance that could lead to forever.


What do you think?  Could this be the story to get you into the holiday mood?  I know I’m eager to find out.



  1. Literary Feline

    We featured a book by the same author this week! Although different books. 🙂 I was really impressed with the one I read, my first by the author, and look forward to reading more by her. This one sounds good too.


  2. Ok, Ok, I’ll be checking out RaeAnne Thayne! This one sounds good too. If I am going to get all these titles in, I’ll have to start this early. Thanks for featuring this one. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving.


  3. Suzie Quint

    Not sure I should read this. I tend to get defensive about things set in my home state when they’re not portrayed accurately. Not saying that’s the case here, but naming a mountain range that doesn’t exist isn’t promising. Hope you enjoy it though.


  4. I’m definitely curious about “the blackened, charred bones of her future.” Your excerpts raise lots of other questions too: why did she come to the Redemption Mountains, and why does the man feel guilty about that bruise? I’ll definitely be reading this book!
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