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The Snow Bride

3.85  ·  Rating Details ·  2,013 Ratings  ·  148 Reviews
Practical Jenna Campbell has done something impractical. She's met a man on the Internet and now, a month before Christmas, she's going to Alaska to marry him. Dalton Gray seems to be everything she wants in a husband -- sensitive, gallant, romantic....

On the flight to Fairbanks, she has the misfortune to sit beside Reid Jamison, who obviously isn't sensitive, gallant or r
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published September 30th 2003 by Mira
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Jun 20, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Jenna Walsh is in a rut. She is successful in her job, but her job isn’t fulfilling. And after spending six years lusting after her boss with no hint of him feeling the same way - She has had enough. She met a man on the internet in a Poetry chat room, and they have grown very close. So after four months of chatting with him she decides for once in her life she is going to grab the bull by the horns and go after what she wants. And it appears this internet poet, Dalton Gray, is the man for her. ...more
Oct 30, 2013 Cecelia rated it it was ok

Jenna is a nice practical gal. She’s works hard for her boss as a secretary – she’s also in love with her boss. However, her boss doesn’t share the same feelings for her. He only thinks of Jenna as his faithful, reliable, conscientious secretary. Jenna takes matters into her hands – she meets Dalton Gray on the internet in a poetry chat room. She ends up quitting her job, traveling to Alaska to meet Dalton, but, when he doesn’t show up at their appointed t
Aug 21, 2008 Amanda rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Romance readers
Recommended to Amanda by: Holly Medina
Shelves: romance
Fluffy, sappy, and extremely quick, this book is really recommended only for the die hard romance lovers who can truly buy into the whole "falling in love in a few days" shtick. Though I can't really buy into that, that doesn't keep me from enjoying those novels that make it possible.

Jenna Campbell has visions of marriage in her head when she quits her job and flies to Alaska to meet her own internet Prince Charming, a man who has fed her lines of poetry and given her the romance she's wanted w
Oct 02, 2010 Hannah rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-fun
Debbie Macomber is a new author to me, recommended both by mom and several book bloggers. I am coming to know her as a great romance writer and all-time chick-lit writer. I believe she is talented in that the two books I've read of hers so far have been very different, with no similarities in the plots minus the whole boy-meets-girl and they fall in love idea. So far, I have enjoyed each of her novels.

I read this novel in one afternoon. It was a quick, fun read. I greatly enjoyed the setting and
Jan 15, 2016 Linda rated it liked it
A fast, fun and fluffy romance set in a magnificent snowy setting

"You do this often?" she asked.
"Drink or hijack women?"

THE SNOW BRIDE by Debbie Macomber is a quick, enjoyable read. I liked both the lead characters and the colorful supporting cast. The Alaskan setting is actually what drew me to this story; It was magnificent and I loved making a brief, piece-of-cake trip there via this book. The falling in love part was entertaining - but happened so quickly that I could have missed it, if I'
Sam W
Feb 09, 2015 Sam W rated it it was amazing
Grade/interest level: Middle School level
Reading level: N/A
Genre: fiction
Main Characters: Jenna, Reid, Dalton
Setting: Snowbound Alaska
POV: 1st person from two people

This book was really good. It caught your attention right away and made you want to keep reading. It had a few swear words but was very good over all. This book is about a girl named Jenna who goes from California to Alaska to meet a guy named Dalton she has been talking with online. He ended up not showing up at the airport and so s
Jun 26, 2013 Lynda rated it really liked it
The Snow Bride is a lovely, fun, and quick read. I can see the plot occurring in every time setting. Yet, this one is for our present day. The fact that Jenna Campbell has done something so impractical as to sell all that she has, quit her lucrative job, and move from California to Alaska to meet her internet beau in person, is totally frightening for her mother. I have seen this scenario happen in real life. Liquidating your whole life to go and marry someone you have never met can seem romanti ...more
Oct 13, 2009 Teri rated it really liked it
The Snow Bride by Debbie Macomber

Jenna Campbell, an unhappy executive's assistant, finds Dalton Gray on the internet, so is on her way to Alaska to actually meet him to see if he is worth marrying, but sitting next to her on her flight is Reid Jamison, who is everything against what she is looking for. Reid attempts totell her that Dalton is a low-life, which she won't believe, so Reid kidnaps her and they are holed up in his Snowbound cabin during a 3 day storm where some funny antics throw the
Feb 03, 2011 kari rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011
This is a cute, fun read. Nothing really out of the ordinary, but still filled with entertaining dialogue and characters.
Some of Jenna's behavior seems a bit dim for someone who's supposed to be so smart and efficient, stamping off into the snow when she doesn't know exactly where she is or where to go.
And there is the usual irritation that if the hero and heroine would just sit down face to face and have a conversation about their feelings for each other that things would work out much quicker
Holly Medina
Aug 20, 2008 Holly Medina rated it really liked it
Shelves: recentlyread
This book was a really fun, quick read. It was light hearted and didnt add alot of stuff to cloud up the story, almost like an extended short story. It was definitely a chick lit. I would recommend it.

It is about this girl named Jenna who decides to go to Alaska to meet a guy she met on the internet in hopes of marrying him. What she is really doing is running away in hopes of a new life after working for her boss for six years. In those six years she fall in love with her boss but he never not
Linda C
Nov 23, 2013 Linda C rated it liked it
Jenna Campbell's life is a rut. She's spent 6 years as executive assistant to Brad Fulton and in love with him to no avail. Her mother is divorced for the 5th time and on the prowl. She has spent 4 months corresponding via internet with a man in Alaska who sounds very interesting and determines to throw up everything in California and go to Alaska to meet him and see what develops. However, on the flight up she sits next to a man who has nothing good to say about the man she is going to meet. Wh ...more
Oct 05, 2010 Tiffany rated it liked it
Jenna has been in love with her boss for 6 years. When she meets an Alaskan on a poetry chat site. Four months after chatting with him she decides to quit her job and fly to Alaska to meet Dalton and see if he is the one for her to marry. When he doesn't show up at the airport she catches a ride with Reid who decides to kidnap her so she has a chance to talk to his sister Lucy about the philandering Dalton Gray. In the process she of course falls in love.

Yes I enjoy these type of stories but it
Dec 18, 2011 Tara rated it it was amazing
I've read this book before but I wanted to read it again as I didnt remember the ending. It was also a quick read, I read while putting my kids to bed. Girl meets boy on internet and decides to move to Alaska to be with him, leaving behind her job and boss, who she is in love with. Boy doesnt meet girl at airport so another boy is going to take her to him. But he doesnt, because he knows what kind of person he is. He "kidnaps" her, they get stuck in a snow storn and wear each other down and fall ...more
Oct 30, 2010 Annalisa rated it it was amazing
If you like a good short romance with holiday flair then this is it. This is about a woman (Jenna) who leaves LA for Alaska after meeting a man online in hopes that she will find true love. When she reaches Fairbanks the man that was supposed to greet her is not there. In desperation she hires Reid to fly her the remaining distance. While in the air Reid discovers that Jenna is going to meet Dalton Gray who does not have a good reputation and therefore refuses to land but takes her on to his hom ...more
Nov 30, 2008 Ruth rated it liked it
Fluffy as snowflakes. Sensible executive assistant who has been in love with her boss for years decides to quit her job and move to Alaska to meet a guy she has been emailing for months. She gets there and he is not there to meet her-he was delayed in a bar and with another woman. She meets another guy, who just happens to have a sister who was used and dumped by Mr. Internet. Guess what happens. Typical Macomber--no more sex than a Christian romance but no religion either. I read it in a couple ...more
Nov 16, 2012 Sally906 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, christmas
Sweet and predictable with a whole bunch of humour – that is what I expect from Debbie Macomber and that is what I got – happy, happy, happy!!! I enjoy reading romances; I love books set in snow; I love quirky support characters and I love it when a girl has more than one guy competing to be her love interest. So SNOW BRIDE pressed all my buttons. Jenna’s much married and divorced mum was the best of the quirky characters, her role was small but when she was on the page she really stood out! Ove ...more
Dec 09, 2010 Mandy rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas-books
Wow, I flew through this book in less than twenty-four hours. ANother fluffy page-turner, by Debbie Macomber. I love all of her leading men. I think her and I have the same idea of what a man is supposed to be. I couldn't put the book down once I got started. Not really sure how this is a Christmas story though. There is nothing to do with Christmas until the last three pages, but still a fun read.
Maghan Rogers
Nov 13, 2012 Maghan Rogers rated it liked it
This is a lighthearted romance that is a quick and easy read. It's about a bright young woman who does something not so bright; she quits her job and takes off to Alaska to be with a man she's been communicating with over the internet but never met in person. In the process, she does fall in love, but not the way that she expected. This is a cute book but not exactly a move-you-to-tears romance.
Jul 31, 2012 Kassi rated it really liked it
A sweet story of two people who meet accidentally but end up having to spend a lot of time together! I enjoyed this fun book. Makes for a great read around Christmas time! It's a SUPER tame romance novel of sorts, so if you're looking for one without sexy scenes and more of the actual romance, this one is perfect!
Jul 18, 2010 Paula rated it really liked it
Nice book. A very light read. This book was sweet and didn't require me to think. Jenna goes to ALaska to meet a Dalton who is the man she meets on web and then meets Reid instead. He sort of kidnaps her and tells her she shouldn't be with him because he not a nice guy. This story was a quick read and I liked it a lot.
This was not good. Too many alternating POV's, too many things going on, too moments that tried really hard cutesy and utterly failing, too many skeezzy men and flaky moms, ugh. This tried so hard to be a romantic comedy but failed on so many levels. I'd give it a one star but I actually liked the heroine in spite of everything.
Apr 23, 2013 Barbi rated it really liked it
Yet another story with heartwarming relatable characters! I love the humor that this author places in all of her stories. You can't help but giggle at some of the predicaments that the characters get into.
Jan 21, 2011 Andrea rated it liked it
Ok this one really would have been better if it had been longer, it was very fast-paced and to me in that it lost something for me. Overall the plot was good, the leads were funny, and the romance was ok.
Dec 14, 2010 Lorna rated it liked it
Quick read about a girl from California who goes to Alaska to meet her internet love interest.. Things don't exactly turn out like she expected. She discovers true love where least expected...too bad we didn't pick this for our December book club.
Jan 17, 2017 Heidi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: macomber-2017
I really enjoyed this book. Another cute romance that is to be expected from Mrs. Macomber. This one is also set in the heart of one of the coldest places on Earth to live, the Tundra of Alaska. The women have to be brave to live in one of the most remote places.
Jan 14, 2013 Pamela rated it really liked it
This was a cute and fun read. A girl goes from no one interested, to a lady several gentlemen are interested in.She leaves California for Alaska, and that is where all the fun begins. This a quick and light read..just the book for a Christmas break....
Dec 13, 2010 Susan rated it really liked it
Shelves: re-read
If Jenna ever wanted to feel desirable, all she needed to do was fly to Alaska. Once she's been kidnapped to Snowbound, marriage proposals abound. The most interesting parts of the story are the heated irritations between Jenna and Reid!
Jan 20, 2013 Molly added it
I wanted a simple, quick Christmas story to read in the car while travelling for the holidays. This book was just that. Predictable but wasn't looking for anything heavy.
Jodi Johnson
Mar 14, 2010 Jodi Johnson rated it liked it
Shelves: book-challenge
This was a cute easy little romance novel. The plot was predictable in some ways but the main characters were so lovable that I had to keep reading even though I knew what was going to happen.
Jul 20, 2010 Kimzee rated it liked it
The Snow Bride was alright. It was an easy read, it was a fun read, but it was very predictable. Girl pines, girl gives up, girl finds new love, runs away and still ends up with a man. Eh...
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