Saturday, August 5, 2017

When the Snow Flies

GIVEAWAY
EAKES, LAURIE ALICE
WHEN THE SNOW FLIES

Audrey Sinclair Vanderleyden sets her heart on fulfilling a promise to her deceased husband to continue practicing medicine, despite opposition from their families. But the old physician from whom they bought a practice stands in her way and refuses to honor the contract. Audrey must either give up medicine and return to her family, or marry a near stranger. 

A gunshot wound robs Nathan Maxwell of the ability to practice medicine. He must find another purpose in his life. Marriage isn't an option; only a desperate woman would want a blind man for a husband. 

Audrey is desperate, but marriage to Nathan isn't the salvation of her medical career she thought it would be. For Nathan, the union challenges loyalties and exposes what he's lost.

My Review:

Published in 2010

This story infuriated me even as it captivated me. The archaic views on women doctors had me wanting to hurl the book across the room! (Of course, I didn't since it was a library book and I'm a good little librarian but I did imagine the satisfying thwack it would have made as it came in contact with the wall. Much like the thwack I'd like to give some stubbornly prejudice characters!) Even the women were opposed to Audrey's desire to practice medicine! Gah!

Plenty of conflict and the sweet stirrings of romance along with some unexpected twists and turns in the plot kept my eyes glued to the page. Finished in an afternoon in a stupor of blissful reader satisfaction!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

Please note this giveaway is in ebook format only.

If you would like a chance to win a ecopy of When the Snow Flies, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to your comment remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 6 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

26 comments:

  1. Oh this one sounds intriguing! A woman physician and a blind man; one opposed to marriage while to the other marriage means saving her career. What a conflict :-) I'd be deliciously devouring the book to see how their love story unfolds.

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. It's the kind of book you just want to gobble up. :-) Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. This book sounds really great. I've heard of Laurie's Books Often.
    Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    iamabho (AT) gmail (DOT) com

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  3. This sounds like a book I would devour and thoroughly enjoy. Thank you for the review and chance to win Kav.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
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  4. Thank you for the chance to win!

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. You're welcome, Melody. Good luck.

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  5. I have not read any of this author's books, but this sounds like a great one. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    gobersATembarqmailDOTcom

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    1. She's a fantastic author, VanG. Hope you get a chance to read some of her work soon. Good luck.

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  6. Awe I love Laurie's books but I'm so not ready for a winter story. Guess I could push it off till winter to read. Lol! becci43atgmaildotcom

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    1. Or you could read it on a really hot day to cool yourself off. :-) Good luck, Becky.

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  7. This sounds captivating! I've always heard that Laurie Alice Eakes was a terrific author.
    Elly -Indiana-

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    1. She absolutely is. Good luck, Elly.

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  8. WHEN THE SNOW FLIES sounds like an absolutely mesmerizing book to read. Your review makes it almost compelling to read. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. You're welcome, Kay. Good luck.

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  9. At first glance of the cover, I thought this was an Amish story. I'm glad I read your review to discover it's not. It sounds very intriguing so I'd like to read it. Laurie Alice Eakes is an author I've heard of, but I don't think I've yet read any of her books.
    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. I thought the same thing, Pam (about the cover.) Only I know this author doesn't write Amish. She does write memorable historicals though. Good luck.

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  10. I can just imagine you growling while reading this book, Kav! 😀 Thanks for the giveaway!

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. LOL -- I do tend to get carried away when I read. Good luck, Diane.

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  11. I love her books and haven't read this one yet. sounds really interesting.

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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  12. I enjoy her books so much. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. I don't believe I have read any of Laurie's books but this one sounds like a great place to start. Thanks for your review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  14. Great author, beautiful cover and reading your review makes this a must read. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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