Jami Davenport’s Love at First Snow captured my heart during the first few pages. It’s a short novel, but that doesn’t mean it’s short on content and emotional connections. In fact, it really felt like so much was said and experienced in those few pages that the book was actually longer. It’s a wonderful story, the characters are well written and you find yourself hoping that they can both find a way to be together.
Blake Daniels has lost everything. Four years ago he was at the top of his game as an NHL defenseman but a freak snowstorm took his entire family in a floatplane crash. Slowly over the next few years he lost everything else that meant anything to him. Now he’s about to lose his position on his NHL team, his girlfriend has left him, and it’s once again Christmas, the hardest time of the year for him. Returning to the family vacation home a snowstorm is once again the catalyst harkening major changes in his life.
Four years ago on Christmas Eve, NHL hockey player Blake Daniels lost his entire family in a float plane crash. Every Christmas Eve he mourns his losses by returning to the family vacation home in Sunset Harbor, Washington, his family's destination that fateful night. Only this year he's also mourning the loss of his hockey career and wondering what's left to live for. When he finds a kitten starving and half frozen in a foot of snow, he rushes the tiny thing to the local animal hospital.
Still reeling from the unexpected loss of her father on Christmas Eve two years ago, Dr. Sarah Whitney opens the door to her clinic and finds a rough and tough professional athlete holding a minuscule kitten in his big hands. Only a miracle can save the frozen creature and only a miracle can heal the devastating losses suffered by both Sarah and Blake.
But Christmas is the time for healing and miracles if only you believe and give love a chance.