When a blizzard strands Fiona MacPherson and her students in Oregon's Cascade Mountains, their only hope of survival is to seek shelter at Thunder Mountain Lodge. Their host is John Fallon, a handsome, enigmatic war veteran haunted by secrets and scars that may never heal.
John Fallon never imagined he'd be playing host to this captivating teacher and her eight teenage cha...more
I wasn't expecting much when I downloaded it and I took months to finally read it, but I enjoyed it quite a bit. If nothing else, it has me dying to go to a lodge in the mountains and sit in front of a roaring fire.
John and Fiona are a nice couple. He's a veteran of Iraq, wounded both inside and out. Fiona is a teacher, stranded in a blizzard with eight teenagers at his mou ...more
A read of the bookjacket blurb brought the 1964 movie Father Goose to mind: man living in isolation is lumbered with a teacher and her schoolchildren, and as they struggle to survive and get the teacher and her charges where they need to be, the hero and the schoolteacher fall in love. And except for ...more
It's a nice little story and I really did love all the characters with the exception (unfortunately) of the hero, who just. didn't. get it. He's got some issues but they shouldn't be insurmountable, instead, he lets them get between himself and the heroine.
I liked that we did get to see the story from both main ...more
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Updated: 19 October 2013
The book was not bad- I liked it.
It was definitely an emotional read – the PTSD issues John dealt and his pain.
He was a good man, strong and caring, but unable to deal with the events of his past.
He has flashbacks and nightmares, and instead of trying to get help, he shut himself off and hoped hard work, solitude and time would heal him.
I wasn't very impressed by Fiona, though.
She was actually a very well drawn ...more
Back to this story where Miss Fiona MacPherson is on a routine field-trip with her Hi-Q club of 8 teenagers. She makes a mistake by taking a difficult mountain pass while a cold front comes in quickly, too qu ...more
John, struggling with PTSD, is the focus of change in the story. ...more
This has a lot more story than romance, but it was a god thing the story was good. You will be completely educated about PTSD when you finish this book.
A teacher becomes stranded in a snow storm with 8 teenagers on the way back from a school knowledge bowl competition. They end up at a lodge with the lone owner who suffers from PTSD & that's where the story started. It veers off to dealing with teenagers & ...more
I kept reading. I so enjoyed it.
The writing was wonderfully evocative of feelings. You could feel the physical and mental pain of the protags, the machinations they went thro ...more
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Interesting story. The hero has to fight to overcome his post tramatic stress disorder before he can build a life with the heroine. My rating: 3.5 Stars.
This book centers around Fiona MacPherson, or Ms. Mac as her students call her. She is on her way home from a Knowledge Competion with her students and a snow storm moves in faster than expected. After driving in the blinding snow, they seek refuge in a Lodge owned by John Fallon, a former Iraq war vet who is suffering from PTSD and has a visible scar and limp, which the author did not overdo or make it the root of the book.
After the students and Ms. Mac are rescued the book t ...more
This was quick, and a cute read. Again, as with the other book I've read via the Kindle App, it doesn't seem like I really read a book. I thought the premise was interesting, and there's just something about being stranded in the snow that seems hopelessly romantic, even if you're stranded with a bunch of teenagers. I thought that John's PTSD from Iraq was pretty believable, if not entirely fleshed out due to the type of book this is. Overall, a cute a good way to spend an evenin ...more
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