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How do you know, at fifteen, what love and affection really mean? Ruth learned all too soon that love is commitment, and affection has a price. But who will ultimately make the commitment, and who will pay the price?

At fifteen, Ruth thought she had her life planned out. That is until she met Luke, a charming new cadet from the local military school. After entering into a s...more
Paperback, 308 pages
Published May 2012 by Westbow Press
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Wow, I truly believe this book should be read by all teenage girls. Ruth’s struggles will make them think twice about decisions they will have to make as teenagers. Kathryn Hewitt did a wonderful job with this book and I am very impressed. She really made you feel Ruth’s pains. I’ll admit sometimes I would have really liked to slap some sense into Ruth, but Kathryn hit the nail on the head with this story. When someone thinks they are in love they aren’t going to listen to anyone. Ruth gets into...more
Maureen Timerman
Kathryn Hewitt has presented a look into the mind of a young girl and facing pressure of joining womanhood. This young woman has committed her life to Christ and vowed to remain a virgin until married.
When evil lurks in the body of a young man named Luke who has made it his mission to seduce 15 year old Ruth. We see such plotting...what a journey we are on!
Will Ruth be able to resist the pressure of this pro, as we soon discover?
Will his friends and her family be able to see through him? The cho...more
I am not going to sugarcoat this and say that this book doesn't have some graphic imagery occur on some very serious and controversial topics. Nor will I say that it is a book that will have you feel warm and fuzzy for it won't. What it will do is have you face some controversial topics through the eyes of a woman who is seeing her past and reliving it as she tries to come to terms with it on her wedding day.

Ruth is a devoutly religious woman or at least was I am not sure if this is still the c...more
Anita Dawes
Snow is the raw and honest account of one teenage girl's journey into womanhood and all of the attendant perils.
This story is beautifully told and richly informative. Just gritty enough to get the message across that being a teenager can be the hardest thing in the world to be. That you face more important decisions and pitfalls than at any other time of your life and just one stupid mistake, one wrong move can completely ruin your life before it has even begun. Ideally it should be required rea...more
Lis Ann
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I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Every teenage girl needs to grab a copy of this book. "Do not awaken love until the time is right" is the underlying theme of this book, however, it also shows how there is still hope and redemption when our human druthers get in the way of this principal. You will be given a fresh perspective on the reality and consequences of our choices in life, alo...more
Knowing this story is based on a true story made it a hard read. Though heart wrenching, it is a fantastic and almost chilling, reminder watch your teenagers. This story shows signs to watch out for of a controlling man. It might make you think twice about letting your children date unchaperoned. Highly recommended read for every mother and teenager.
My daughted 16 read this in two days, couldn't put it down. Every t een needs to read this book along with their mothers. Thank you Katie for your honesty.
April Thomas
This is an amazing read! It served as a beautiful reminder that God has always had a plan for me in spite of my "detours"!
Snow is a very tough coming-of-age novel in which 15-year-old Ruth struggle to learn the meaning of love and, tragically, removes God to the backseat. It could be called a romance, I suppose, but once you read this book you will understand how terribly misguided that label is. Rather, it's a Christian YA novel--fiction, and yet the story of so many very real teens. This novel quickly overtook control of my emotions thrust me on a winding journey.

I liked the premise of Snow, and for the most part...more
Mary Helenrose
Kathryn Hewitt's Snow was a good read that I found myself surprisingly captivated by. When I first began reading this text, I was a little put off by the idea that I was reading a religious fiction text, however, Hewitt has an amazing way of taking the teenage struggles of Ruth in her relationship with Luke and adding a religious feel that is truly inspiring.

This isn't a typical relationship where a young couple feels themselves succumbing to sexual desires, rather this is an honest portrayal o...more
Snow really captures the humanity of its characters, especially that of main character Ruth. When Ruth gets caught up in the moral struggle of her life, it is easy to identify with her emotional roller coaster. The author demonstrates how easy it is for moral guidelines to be rationalized away in the face of adversity and manages to get the reader actively rooting for Ruth to make the right decision.

While some parts of the story are a little overblown and overly dramatic, I found this to be a go...more
Andi Newberry ~Tubbs
I am at a loss on how to review this book. I said when I started reviewing I would be honest. Here goes.
This was the most disjointed, all over the place book I have ever read in my life and I've read a lot of books.
Ruth is 15 and she has no business dating let alone having 3 guys to worry about. The book moves from her wedding day when she's 19 and she flashes back to feelings of Luke, then it's James, and Mark. It's crazy ridiculous!
I don't recommend this one!
I absolutely loved Snow!!!! Finally an honest look at the life of a teen! I so very much enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone with a teenage daughter/son
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Kathryn Hewitt was born and raised in the small town of Camden, South Carolina. Breaking away from becoming a stereotypical teenage mother, she was an Honors Graduate from Camden High School and went on to study British Literature and Sociology at Charleston Southern University, inspiring to teach High School English.
Kathryn has a passion for teaching teenagers and reaching out to those who seem...more
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