Christmas in Snowflake Canyon by Raeanne Thayne
Release Date - November 2013
Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth
While Dylan Caine, a wounded veteran, is happy cooping up in his cabin and avoiding the people of Hope's Crossing, his reclusive nature is about to get tossed aside. While joining his brother in a local tavern, he comes to the rescue of Genevieve Beaumont, daughter of the mayor and general woman who likes everything to be picture perfect. Genevieve starts a fight over some Christmas music and ends up assaulting a district attorney in the process. Soon, Genevieve and Dylan are ordered to 100 hours of community service.
The last thing Dylan wants is to have to work for Wounded Warrior's, a charitable organization that hits a little too close to home for him. On the other hand, Gen seems to fit right in. Despite his misgivings, Dylan finds himself finding solace in their new work arrangements, and it isn't long before his heart is yearning for someone he can never have.
I've read other Hope's Crossing novels and have really enjoyed them all. Fans of past novels will catch up with characters in Christmas in Snowflake Canyon. If you're new to the series, this book does stand alone, though you may find yourself yearning to read the other characters' stories.
Dylan is clearly stand-offish, due to the injuries he suffered in the war. Gen is nothing like you'd expect. The town has her labeled, and she's doing everything in her power to show people that she is not like her snobby mother and demanding father.
Paired together, Dylan and Gen make for a completely unusual, yet fitting couple. I liked how their differences complimented each other, and watching them realize they were in love was definitely a treat. Add in a Christmas setting, just in time for the holidays, and this book is a winner.