The Secret of Snow by Viola Shipman

 Release Date - October 31, 2021

Many years ago, Sonny Dunes traded her life in Michigan for a new one in Southern California. She's never looked back. That is until her job is taken from her and she's replaced by a virtual meteorologist. Her drunken meltdown on the set goes viral. With that, Sonny's former college friend-of-sorts offers her a job back in their hometown. Sonny has no choice but to return. After all, she's in her 50s now, which isn't exactly a desirable age in the world of TV.

In Michigan, Sonny moves back in with her mom and does what she can to start over. Meeting a widower, a very handsome one at that, is not what Sonny has in mind for a fresh start, yet she can't help herself. Her heart has set its sights on Mason, and maybe the chilly Michigan weather isn't as unappealing as she first thought. Maybe it's time to give herself a chance at love and family.

The Secret of Snow is penned by Viola Shipman, a pseudonym for Wade Rouse. Like other books, I was instantly mesmerized. I love that the heroines are closer to my age and usually flawed yet ever so likable because of their flaws. 

I get the bitter cold chill of winter that plays a big part in this story. I'm used to it, but I have friends who have moved to Vermont from the south and have no idea how to get prepared or even used to the deep freeze and storms that can bring feet of snow overnight. I could relate to the town's amusement with Sonny's transformation back into a winter person.

Overall, this is a heartwarming read that's easy to get hooked in. Curl up with it. You won't be disappointed.

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