Book Review | The Snowflake

Title: The Snowflake

Author: Jamie Carie

My Review:

Practically a pocket book, this novella is a marvelous way to spend a couple of hours. Just weeks before Christmas 1897, Ellen Pierce and her brother are heading to the gold fields of Alaska. When their boat becomes ice bound, Buck Lewis decides to lead some of the travelers to Dawson City on foot. What he didn’t count on was Ellen’s brother insisting that she go with them. Struggling through the snow and losing faith rapidly, Ellen must find the strength to keep going, no matter what it costs her.

Buck is on a quest to find his wife’s killer. He wants to find out if her death was a tragic accident, or was it murder? He finds himself reluctantly drawn to Ellen but he won’t turn his back on his mission. He does promise Ellen to come back to her in time for Christmas. As Ellen tries to find a place in Dawson City that won’t compromise her reputation and her own morality, she desperately waits for Buck’s return.

A sweet piece of writing that allows you to escape to a different time and place, The Snowflake would make a lovely gift for Christmas. Ellen’s journey and her return to faith in God will lift your spirit. This book reminds us that each of us is unique, like a snowflake. God makes us that way but loves us all the same.

I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Myla is a life-long resident of Nova Scotia, Canada. She is married with two sons. A self-described bookworm, her hobbies also include knitting, painting, photography and music.

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