"Christmas in Snowflake Canyon" by Raeanne Thayne is a wonderful Christmas romance that once I started it I couldn't put it down until the end. This author did a great job with the "retelling of the Beauty and the Beast fairytale. Genevieve Beaumont is the Beauty and Dylan Caine is the beast. This was definitely a sensitive portrayal of severely injured people that were both personally emotional and physically hurt.
Dylan had gone off to war and came back broken and not only in spirit...for he had lost his eye and hand in Afghanistan. We see that Dylan's family of five older brothers, a sister and a father want him to get out and socialize. But he is not really ready for that.
Then there is Genevieve who is the mayor’s daughter. She is back from Paris and is trying to get over her fiancé who two timed her. She is now back home due to her parents call. She is trying to fix up and sell her grandmother home. Will we find out that Genevieve Beaumont isn’t the “cold hearted bitch” we though she was?
Guess what happens when Dylan and Genevieve both end up at Hope’s Crossing? When Dylan and Genevieve first meet it isn’t a happy meeting. Now they have to serve some community service for the Wounded Warriors. This is where this story really picks up.
And this is where I say you must pick up "Christmas in Snowflake Canyon" to see how this author brings it all out to her readers. You will find this a well written script. I think this is the end to the Hope’s Crossing series. Readers will find this novel truly touches their heart. From the beginning till the end you will be touched. You will see how people can change if they have the mind to. This is the case with Genevieve. Who would have believed it of her from previous series titles? I really enjoyed how this author was able to give us an inside view of the “Wounded Warriors Program”. It was simply beautiful and so very touching. All of the characters were so fantastically well developed and so very captivating... leaving me only to say WOW...what an amazing read and one that I recommend.
Holiday gifts don't always come in expected packages…especially in the town of Hope's Crossing.
No one has ever felt sorry for Genevieve Beaumont. After all, she has everything money can buy. That is, until she discovers her fiancé has been two-timing her and she's left with two choices: marry the philanderer to please her controlling father or be disinherited and find a means to support herself.
Genevieve's salvation appears in the most unlikely of prospects: Dylan Caine, a sexy, wounded war vet whose life is as messy as hers. Dylan's struggling to adjust after his time in Afghanistan, and the last thing he needs is a spoiled socialite learning about the real world for the first time. True, she may have unexpected depths and beauty to match. But he knows he could never be the man she needs…and she knows he could never be the man she thinks she wants. So why are they each hoping that a Christmas miracle willl prove them both wrong?