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Snowed In

3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  3,518 ratings  ·  149 reviews
Chateau Ashleigh


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 gu...more
Paperback, 261 pages
Published November 27th 2007 by HarperTeen
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Jennifer Wardrip
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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
Karla (Reads and Thoughts)
Who wouldn't like to experience snow?

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
Jan 03, 2013 Brianna rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Everyone!
Shelves: holiday, favorites
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A perfect vacation read. A light hearted romance set in the winter on lonely Mackinac Island.

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
Katie Watkins
A light, fluffy, teen, wintery read. Ashleigh's dad is getting remarried, so her mom moves her from Texas to a small island in the Great Lakes area to open a bed and breakfast--at the beginning of winter! Faced with the fears of a small high school and an even smaller dating pool, Ashleigh learns to accept the town and makes friends--and falls for their handyman--but he's taken. Like I said, cute, fluffy story--like hot chocolate with whipped cream.

Content: a small handful of swear words; guy an...more
This young adult book was a fast, fun read. Perfect way to spend a snowy day, which is when I read it :)

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.
So cute :) And I love how - when it comes to Hawthorne's books - you can never tell a thing about the story you're about to get into by the synopsis. :)
Last week I asked by bookish friends on Twitter for recommendations of some good Christmasy/ winter set YA books and Snowed In came highly suggested. Gotta say this was a fun read. I think I may have found a new favorite author in Rachel Hawthorne!

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
I've been a fan of Rachel Hawthrone since Caribbean Cruising, so I figured Snowed In would be just as awesome. But I was sadly wrong. Within the first chapter I was immediately thought "Is she going to keep asking herself the same questions for the whole duration of the book?" It was just broader line annoying with so much of her self doubt. And theres all the characters "need" for a boyfriend. I understand that most girls do think that they arent defined unless they are in a relationship but it...more
I really loved Rachel Hawthorne's "Snowed In" -- pretty much as much as I have loved all her other books so far. The characters are perfect -- not in the "omg he's a model-rocket-scientist-who-loves-orphans" kind of way. More like they seem real.

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
These books are my guilty pleasure. They're short, sweet, and mindlessly simple. With all the other reading I have to do for class, I just needed an escape that wouldn't steal too much of my attention (uhhhh sorry Sarah Dessen, but I'm putting your books off until the summer when I can give you more of my time).
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
This is a trimmed down version of my review, to view the full review visit The Book Ramble.

This book is just...fluff and romance and cute and sweet.

Ashleigh doesn't want to have a boyfriend, she wants to date around, but she doesn't want to commit. I think this is a pretty standard character type, and she wasn't really a unique character as such. However, she was still a sweet character confused by her feelings, which made her likeable. Her last "snow" cheesy, it made m...more
2.5 but it pains me to rate a book a 2 if I got some fluff enjoyment out of it, so 3 it is. Overall a fun, light and fluffy book with a hint of annoying at points with the mc's adamant refusal of specifics that you know she is going to cave in to. Almost distressingly predictable, but it had it's shining moments of cuteness to make up for it...sorta.
This is a book about a typical teenagers life. It's about a teenage girl named Ashleigh who has to move to a small island with tons of snow. She meets new people and also falls in love. I would recommend this to people who like to read books about teenage love stories.
Zemira Warner
Romance in this book was sweet.
Andrea at Reading Lark
Review Posted on Reading Lark 2/10/13:

There were a few things that compelled me to read this novel. One: I wanted to read a winter contemporary romance. Two: This was on sale for $1.99 on Kindle when I purchased it. Three: I loved the concept of moving from the South to the Michigan and owning a bed and breakfast on an island. Yes, I know, I have a tiny obsession with the idea of living on an island. I just think that would be cool. Someday, my friends, s...more
The book itself was just okay, but the setting of the book made it for me. The story was set in Michigan in an island in the Great Lakes. Call me crazy, but they have islands in the Great Lakes? That people live on?

This Island, though not named, is right by the bridge that connects lower Michigan to upper Michigan. And this island outlaws cars! So people have to walk or snowshoe where ever. Because of this book's setting, I was looking at maps of the Great Lakes. And whaddya know, there are isl...more
Kari Anderson
As much as I loved Ex-Mas, it set the bar REALLY high for the other holiday books I have on my shelf.

Ashleigh Snow is embarking on a new journey with her mom. They’re running away from the life they used to know. Ashleigh’s dad is getting remarried so they decide to start fresh. They move to the Great Lakes and buy a B&B. Ashleigh doesn’t realize until they get there how different it is. There are only 5 or 6 kids in each grade at her new school, in Texas there were over a thousand. It snows...more
Ashleigh is the protagonist of the novel, Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne. She and her mom move out of Texas, to an island where she is obligated to settle into a completely new and more secluded life. The details and the clarity of the details that are included, seem really picturesque and provided a vivid image in my mind. Although, this plot line seems tedious and predictable at times, it was a fun read. Ashleigh matures a lot and gets over the grudge that she has towards her mother for having...more
Stephanie Kaye (In Wonderland)
This book was SO CUTE! I read it in one sitting and I loved it! It read more like a short story with lesser developed characters and a bit of feeling rushed. However, that aside, it was ADORABLE! Perfect for a quick and easy read while drinking some hot beverages. Which this book definitely makes you need! Considering there is a bunch of snow, EVERY WHERE! Oh, how I wish that was my town! I LOVE SNOW!

Speaking of snow, this book is about Ashleigh Sneaux and I really liked her as a character. She...more
Ah, s'more cheese. If you haven't read my review on "Icing on the Lake," I encourage you to read it if you want my cheesy logical stuff to make sense.

During the months of November and December, I have pledged to read 7 holiday themed books. Well, I have 2 down and 5 more to go. Woot! Woot!

Ashleigh has just moved to an island that is full of snow. Since living in Texas all her life never really introduced her to much cold, the island is especially cold for her. She gets to know a few girls around...more
I don't have the highest expectations for these type of quick "romantic comedy" books because I know going in that they will be fluffy, cheesy and predictable. I actually have been very disappointed by the others that I've read in the past because they have been way too silly. However, I was really in the mood for a wintry read on the last day of my winter vacation (*sniff*), so I picked up this tiny book from my shelf and decided to give it a shot.

I was pleasantly surprised by Snowed In and tho...more
Moving in an island during a winter season has posted a lot of problems for Ashleigh especially because she came from Texas. Not only is she without friends and starting school where every kids know each other but she has to adjust to the freezing weather. All these seems worth it just to see her mom happy and of course for a guy Josh. Ash who is never been in a serious relationship and only likes to go out with guys meets Josh who makes her giddy and self-conscious but there is one problem this...more
Oh my gosh :) I just finished this book, like ten mintues ago and it was really good :) I had to write a review :)

So, "Snowed In", by Rachel Hawthorne is about a girl named Ashleigh who is from Texas. Her dad is getting a new wife, so in order to get away from them, Ashleigh and her mom move to the snowy island and open a bed and breakfast. Before I go on, you should know something about Ashleigh. Ashleigh has never had a real boyfriend. She loves dating(she believes in"sampling" guys for a few...more
Erin E
Ashleigh is now living on a small island in Michigan with her mom. Not only is it “–1000 degrees” it’s also hard for her to thaw out. Within the first day of being at her new home she meets Nathalie, her soon-to-be new best friend. Not long after moving in, Ashleigh is drooling over two very hot guys Chase and Josh. She’s attracted to both of them, but the one that’s got her “heart beating” and “toes curling is off limits” due to him already having a girlfriend (who happens to be her friend Nath...more
Lindsay Gillis
I actually felt my brain turn to goo reading this. The heroine is 17, but she sounds much younger than that. It's about a girl named Ashleigh from Dallas, Texas who moves to Mackinac Island, Michigan, with her mother after her parents' divorce. While they work on renovations for their new inn, Ashleigh falls for the interior decorator's son, Josh, who has a girlfriend, Nathalie. Nathalie is the most obnoxious girl in the world. All she cares about is having a boyfriend and she only calls him by...more
Christine Alibutud
This was a fun quick read for me! I had a good laugh with several parts, and I really like the light atmosphere of the setting of this book. Sadly, I really didn't connect that much with the characters. Although, I did enjoy some parts, I didn't like it as much as I thought I would.
This book was very cute. For me it was more like a short story in that it didn't really have the time for the characters to fully develop. That being said, I really enjoyed Josh and Ashleigh's relationship. Ashleigh, was very fun and sweet. I appreciated the fact that she had a strong moral compass. (view spoiler) Josh was very likeable as well. I loved how...more
Snowed In was the perfect light, fun read. The setting is very picturesque and charming, it was a major theme for the book which was refreshing. I loved the main character because she was so unique, she wasn't your average teenage girl who was dying for a boyfriend. She grows up a lot throughout the book and while I'd like to smack her upside the head at times for being stupid, she was very likable and relatable. It was one of those stories that wasn't too hard to guess the ending, but it had a...more
Manisha Rajpurohit
Another wonderful teen romance book by Rachel Hawthorne. The story focuses on 16 year old Ashleigh Sneaux and how she adjusts to small town life. She has a "sample-every-guy-and-commit-to-no-one" kind of outlook on relationships, but she finds that hard to stand by when she meets... And I'll just leave it at that. :)

this book is cozy, and that's all that counts. I enjoyed the teen relationships, the tour of homes, the coffee, the hot apple cider, the treats, the snow, and the cold weather. This...more
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aka Jade Parker and also writes with her son as J.A. London
(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 w...more
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“You've been avoiding me," he said, talking to the sandwich.

I laughed. He looked over at me. "Sorry. I just realized that you talk to a lot of inanimate objects.”
“He finally cleared his throat. "Well, huh."
"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.”
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