Book Reviews

Home in a Snowstorm by Ava Kelly at NineStar Press

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Mature Lovers / Romance / Holiday
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 12-December-2017

Book Blurb

Daniel Wu is an elementary school teacher with a big heart and a collection of snow globes to match his travels. The small town he has settled in, however, feels like it could be home. All that’s missing is someone special and a family to call his own.

Resigned to spending the holidays alone, Daniel finishes work on the last day of school, only to stumble upon one his students, Abby Weber, who needs a ride home. Jeffrey Weber, single father and recent owner of a cast on his broken leg, needs quite a bit of help around the house when Daniel drops Abby off. Christmas Eve is around the corner, so Daniel can’t let the two fend for themselves. What he doesn’t expect, however, is the snowstorm that strands him in their remote home in the forest. But is this misfortune, or could it be a wish come true?


Book Review

Snowstorms, a lonely elementary school teacher, a cute kid – what more could I ask for in a Christmas story? ‘Home in a Snowstorm’ is one of those slow, gentle, very warm tales that had me smile almost all the way. Both main characters are somewhat older, a little shy, and attracted to each other with the irresistible force of something that is clearly meant to be.

Daniel is a dedicated teacher who loves his first-graders, has a big heart, and very much wants a family of his own. His adoptive parents (who sound just about perfect) are no longer with him, and while he has settled in a small town where he feels totally at home, he has not found a special man to share his life. All of that changes when one of his pupils needs a ride home, and Daniel is snowed in with her and her single father (who turns out to be her uncle). What follows is an adorable story of growing warmth, shared Christmas preparations, and a determined kid who wants the two most important men in her life to stay together “for always”.

If you like sweet Christmas stories, if you believe that being snowed in can have wonderful consequences, and if you’re looking for a gentle romance that might just make you smile, then you will probably like this short story. I loved every second of it, and only wish it were a lot longer!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 29 pages/8200 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 04-December-2017
Price $0.99 ebook
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