Well, apparently I live here now—my mom just bought the place. And named it after me, Ashleigh, which was nice. But did she know how cold it is here??
Um, it's a tiny island with not much to do, unless you really like sleigh rides. But I gotta say there are quite a few hot guys on this cold island . . .
Ashleigh Sneaux and Josh Wynter.
First of all, those names just make me happy.
Ashleigh and her mother decide to embark on a new chapter in their lives by moving up North to a little island where they will run a bed and breakfast. This island was so quai ...more
How would you like to move from Texas, where an ice storm is a major news story, to a remote island in the Great Lakes that has no cars, but does have store signs that say "Return after the first thaw"? And to find out that the junior class will have a mere six students when the winter break is over?
Ashleigh's parents are recently divorced, and to make a clean start, Ashleigh and her mother have moved to a small island to open a bed and breakfast named Cha ...more
I became intrigued by this when I read that it was set on Mackinac Island. I went there once on vacation as a child with my parents and my brothers. It's a beautiful locale and very remote. And the no-cars rule adds a historic feel to the island that's quite unusual.
Of course my most vivid memory of that particular vacation was on the mainland, with my dad driving from gas station to gas station looking ...more
Snowed In is short and sweet, what I would consider pure fluff. This story is about a girl who moves to a small island with her mom and the adventures she has along the way. There are plenty of cheesy moments in the book, but they actually work well with the ...more
As a girl who lived on a tropical island all her life, I really do love to experience it even a bit besides I'm the type of person who is fond of the cold season. I wanted to cuddle on my bed and comforter, read books and drink hot chocolate, So, this book is definitely fun fun fun read for me.
Ashleigh's parents are recently divorced, and to make a clean start, she and her mother moved to a small island and decided to open a bed and breakfast. Then she met N ...more
Content: a small handful of swear words; guy an ...more
As much as it was a delightfully pleasant read, it really had no depth and it was ...more
Ashleigh and her mother have just moved from scorching hot Texas to a tiny remote island in the Midwest where there is no motorized transportation and the local scene is tight knit. The homes are historic Victorian cottages complete with turrets, one ...more
Ms Hawthorne uses amazing timing and the sequence of events is realistic. There are so many YA books out now that I read and think "As a teenager, would I actually do/say/think that?" but with Snowed In (and pretty much every other Rachel Hawthorne book ...more
I am well past this first love, first date stuff so for me this was a fluff read but a great way to unwind. This is the 2nd Rachel Hawthorne book I've read so will be looking for the others to keep handy when real-life gets to be too much.
The main character in this story, who has the rather unusual and comical name of ...more
This one is my second book from this author, and this time instead of an island with sun, we are at an island covered in snow and cold. And it is shut off from the main land during the winter, which, as the main character likes to tell us, is a perfect horror setting. Yes, our main character loves horror.
I loved the setting, and I can imagine the mom moved away from Texas. Divorcing your hu ...more
My expectations for Snowed In were pretty low. In the first couple chapters the writing felt stinted, like it was being simplified to suit the young audience. Although I love YA romance, when books ...more
Like all of Rachel Hawthorne's books, this one was predictable, and had dialogue that I couldn't help but laugh at. Basically, you can tell it was written by an older woman who knows litt ...more
I liked it because it is such a cute story and the characters are fun. I didn't like Nathalie (she was very annoying) but the main character is SO ME. I loved her. The book is about love, winter, getting to know people etc, but it was kinda childish how the storyline went... I don't recommend this if you're allergic to insta-love and mean girls and such.
Oh and the writing style is awesome. Rachel is ve ...more
(also writes romance under Lorraine Heath)
Rachel Hawthorne, who also writes as Lorraine Heath and Jade Parker, is the daughter of a British beauty (her mother won second place in a beauty contest sponsored by Max Factor during which she received a kiss from Caesar Romero-who played the Joker on the old Batman TV series) and a Texan who wa ...more
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I laughed. He looked over at me. "Sorry. I just realized that you talk to a lot of inanimate objects.”
"Yeah," I said. "What now?"
"Well"—he cleared his throat again—"I guess you and I go. I mean, unless you really don't want to."
Why put it on me to bail out?
"Do you want to?" I asked.
"Yeah. I really do. I had to talk Dad into giving me the afternoon off. And since I don't usually go to a lot of trouble to fix lunch, it seems a shame to waste the effort. Besides, there's the thing I want you to see."
He said all of this while staring at the door like he was talking to it. I almost expected it to respond.”