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First Flurries

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  155 ratings  ·  49 reviews
From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes a novel snow-dusted with love and possibility.

Lindsey Haynes' father once gave her a snow globe with the note: "Unsure where to go? Give a little shake ... and your heart will always know." On a whim, those words lead her to the quaint New England town of Addison. It's a place straight out of a storybook with its t
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Published September 18th 2018 by Joanne DeMaio
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Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2018
Dollycas’s Thoughts

We return to Addison and Snowflake Lake right before the holidays. Lindsey Haynes has just pulled into town with her unique little shop on wheels. Her Uncle Gus manages the cabins on SnowFlake Lake and he has the perfect spot to park her Tiny House/Shop when it isn’t parked on the square for the upcoming Christmas event. She is thrilled her snow globe directed her to this charming little town. The snow globe, a gift from her father came with a note – “Unsure where to go? Give
Susan Peterson
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Heartwarming Christmas romance

First Flurries continues Joanne DeMaio’s wonderful, warm-hearted Christmas tales! This book is romantic and emotionally stirring, and its small town setting lends the perfect atmosphere. Lindsey and Greg meet each other most auspiciously, when she backs her tiny house into his car. Neither of them are looking for love...Lindsey is a bit of a dreamer and a vagabond, and Greg has been spurned the past three Christmases. In this charming book, filled with snow and Chr
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
For a free spirited business owner and a down on his luck orthopedic doctor romance is not in their cards until one day they meet during an accident and with the help of a magical snow globe, their friends and family, and numerous run ins with each other they fall in love. This great holiday read made me feel like I was living on Snowflake Lake and enjoying the coziness of the Christmas holidays along with the characters of Addison, CT.
Nov 19, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018
All I can say is Greg drove me insane and Lindsey must be a very patient person.
Oct 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lindsey Haynes' father once gave her a snow globe with the note: "Unsure where to go? Give a little shake ... and your heart will always know." On a whim, those words lead her to the quaint New England town of Addison. It's a place straight out of a storybook with its twinkling town green, decorated Main Street, and secluded lakeside cabin community.

But an encounter with a dejected doctor named Greg Davis turns Lindsey's days upside down, much like a snow globe in motion. With a little nudge fro
Dec 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
A tiny town that loves Christmas, a tiny house, a tiny vintage shop, a free spirited woman and a down on his romantic luck surgeon make an interesting story.

Lindsey and Greg meet when she backs her tiny house/shop into his car because she is looking up!! She is looking upwards because the weather man on the radio said to look up and see the first flurries. They cross paths constantly, it’s a small town, and he tries to ignore his attraction while her laid back attitude draws him closer.

He was
Nov 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
who doesn't love a snow globe book cover??! sold me. pulled me in. heart-warming Christmas tale. so loved it!! gorgeous small town setting. where are the movie rights now?? make this come real. the visuals u will get from this read ...the cozy cabin, walk down the Christmas decorated streets, find the nice folks, can you hear the Christmas tunes from those amazing carolers? Gus ...these characters are so fun. such chemistry between Greg and Lindsey. if you are ready for the spirit of the season, ...more
Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
One of the most Heartwarming Novels I have read so far. The way Joanne Demaio describes the tiniest details puts you right in the scene of the book. This is a Must read for anyone who wants to get lost in the Magic of the Christmas Holidays! I wanted so bad to be whisked away to this small town of Addison, CT and "almost" wished I was back up north awaiting the snow.
Kim Bruce Daniel
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Such a charming book that has you rooting for Lindsey & Greg all while loving the town setting. I recommend this cute quick read. Loved it!!
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
In First Flurries, author Joanne DeMaio transports the reader to the quaint small New England lakeside town of Addison, Connecticut for a heartwarming Christmas tale of family, friendship, finding a home, and a chance at unexpected love.

Lindsey Haynes is the thirty-one-year-old owner of Vagabond Vintage, a traveling tiny house shop on wheels clothing boutique. She's been traveling on an autumn craft fair and flea market road trip through old New England towns and is trying to decide where her ne
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lindsey Haynes is a free spirit who takes direction from a snow globe that her father gifted her with one day. She pulls her small shop the her, that is also her home, as she travels from town to town selling her vintage treasures. After finishing up in one small town she shakes her snow globe and it leads her to the the small town of Addison in Connecticut, which happens to be where her Uncle Gus lives. It's a beautiful town getting ready for Christmas with parties, its annual Merry Market, and ...more
Penny Stone
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing


FIRST FLURRIES is an amazing story set in Addison, a charming little New England town, where the spirit of Christmas is still alive. JoAnne Demaio has created the most wonderful characters that you will simply adore!! One day I would love to spend the Christmas holiday in one of Gus’s cozy cabins, walk down the decorated streets, be greeted by the friendliest people around, listen to the sweet sound of the Christmas carolers, or maybe tak
Julie Barrett
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First Flurries by Joanne DeMaio
Have read other works by the author and have loved them all.
This one starts out with Lindsey and she's driving around towing her tiny house to a new location. As she nears Addison, CT she recalls an uncle there and maneuvers to his location, at the lake. Love how she finds an item because this is what really happens in New England-you leave things for others along the side of the road.
He's the man in charge of the cabins in the woods, at the lake. Love his mode of
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018, contemporary
I have been a fan of tiny houses for many years. The fact of no wasted space and extreme organization suits to a "T". So when the main character, Lindsey Haynes drove into Addison with a Tiny House attached to her SUV, I was immediately ready to read this Christmas story! She was invited by her uncle Gus to Snowflake Lake. He is the manager of the cabins there. But before she could open her Vintage clothing boutique , she accidentally backs into Dr. Greg Davis' sedan.

From then on the two collid
Margie Shaw
Oct 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
The holidays are always a magical time of year and the novel, First Flurries by author Joanne DeMaio, is a festive story brimming with holiday cheer. It’s a romantic tale that takes place in the small town of Addison, Connecticut and centers around the main characters of Lindsay Haynes and Greg Davis. Lindsay is a bit of a vegabond although she’s far from homeless as she tows along her tiny house that also includes her vintage boutique inside. Greg is the local orthopedic surgeon who has had not ...more
Susan (The Book Bag)
I love Joanne's winter series, set in the beautiful and friendly town of Addison. And to have this one set at Christmas time makes it even more special. I love when the Christmas stories start coming out and this was the perfect story to take me down the path to the holidays.

Lindsay travels around in her little house, which also serves as her business. She's carefree and goes where the wind takes her. Or in her case, where the snow globe seems to lead her. When she ends up in Addison, nothing s
Carol Boyer
Oct 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
First Flurries just swept me away into this charming heartwarming story in a town called Addison, all decorated with twinkling lights, festive greens, silver bells, and plenty of Christmas spirit. Joanne DeMaio knows how to capture the landscape with her beautiful descriptions and makes you feel part of the holiday cheer. Lindsey has a tiny house with a Vintage shop as she travels over the country selling her unique brands of clothing, spurred on with her snow globe that tells her 'her heart wil ...more
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have read other books by Joanne DeMaio and have enjoyed them. This one was no different. This one begins with Lindsey who moves from place to place with her tiny house/store. She uses her snow globe to help her choose where to go next. After shaking her snow globe, the next sign she sees is for a town called Addison. Lindsey’s uncle lives there so she goes to his home. He owns some cabins and a camping area so he sets her up with a place to park her tiny home and also helps her to be able to s ...more
Dee Gurganus
Oct 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I always enjoy Ms DeMaio books so light, funny and cleverly written. This story revolves around a tiny house on wheels owned by Lindsey. In this tiny house she lives but also has her business called Vagabond Vintage where she sells vintage clothes and accessories. Lindsey not only owns the business but lives the part, dressing in clothes from the 60's & 70's and roaming around from place to place. Just her lifestyle indicates she does not want romance in her life. But sometimes it finds you ...more
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Just in time for the winter season, Joanne DiMaio, returns her readers to the enchanting town of Addison, CT. A town filled with Christmas cheer, trolley rides and holiday parties. Lindsey, owner of a tiny house that shows her wares of anything vintage, makes a stop in Addison hoping to set up her tiny shop. However, trying to maneuver her shop into a parking spot, Lindsey backs up into the car of Dr. Greg Davis, the towns Orthopedic surgeon. What happens next is a lot of unexpected bumps and mi ...more
Virginia Lloyd
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
From Flurries to Mayhem

A delightful Christmas related story, woven by Joanne DeMaio, is not to be missed. From the quaint Main Street to the lovely lake, Addison appears to be the right place e to be, according to Lindsey and her trusty snow globe which has led her correctly since she began her vagabond journey. A visit with her Uncle Gus helped set her up in the village market green where she was hoping to set up her little tiny house shop. However, a rhyming weather forecaster set the stage fo
Cindy Feigert
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: holiday-books
This is probably my favorite of Joanne DeMaio's holiday books. I had a smile on my face the whole time I was reading this story. It centers around Greg,who we have met before and Lindsey. Greg who has been unlucky in love tries to change his luck by changing himself. Lindsey is a vagabond traveling her and there selling her wares. They meet and snowflakes fall. I also liked the minor characters especially Uncle Gus. I also got a out of the roundabout storyline. Since our town recently got a roun ...more
Phylis Carpenter
Sep 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Joanne DeMaio has indeed done it again. Once you pick up this book you will fall in love over and over again. I fell in love with tiny houses, businesses on wheels, my mind kept thinking we needed a bookstore on wheels, because we can't have the same business Lindsey had. And then with the good doctor as well.

The story was told so that you could imagine all the little details, Lindsey driving and towing her little house behind her, listening to the radio, the first flurries of snow falling all
Gena - My Book Reviews for You
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-first
This holiday novel was delightful! I enjoyed everything about it and now want to go live in Addison! Lindsey has stopped for a while in Addison to open her store. Every day brings new adventures as the town gets ready for Christmas and the snow flurries start to fall. Soon Lindsey will have new friends and she will bump into Greg, who is a local doctor. This was a fun holiday story full of cozy moments. There were so many fun moments throughout the story that made me laugh. Author Joanne Demaio ...more
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’m a big fan of the author’s winter novels and this one didn’t disappoint. The love story of free spirit Lindsey and proper doctor Greg was as sweet as a cocoa on a cold day. The town of Addison is one I’d love to visit over the holidays. Another little bonus is that characters from previous novels appear in this one also. A great cozy winter read!
Michele Gavaletz
Oct 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sweet, light winter read.

I recommend this book to anyone whose looking for a sweet happy book to cuddle up in your chair and watch the snow fall outside. Joanne's books never disappoint, so be sure to read them all, and get immersed in small town life and friendships at their finest.
Rebecca Booth
Dec 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing

I thoroughly enjoyed reading First Flurries by Joanne DeMaio! This book is a great one to read this winter or anytime! How about a tiny house on wheels hitting a car! That's the start of this amazing read, or course there's romance and mishaps, small town drama, and twists and turns that keep you guessing! I plan on reading more of Joanne DeMaio's books!
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
DeMaio provides another delightful trip to Addison, CT with her 2018 wintery novel, First Flurries. With familiar characters and the developing romance between Greg Davis and Lindsey it is another holiday delight. First book finished in 2019 - off to a good start of a year of reading!
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved loved loved this book. Once again Joanne takes you to a quaint New England town to celebrate the holidays! Each one of her books I think are the best until I read the next one. A wonderful escape and should be a Hallmark movie! Couldn't put it down! ❤❄❤❄ ...more
Christie Marks
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Christmas Charm

Christmas is always magical and this tale is just that. I love the town and people of Addison; I would move there in a heartbeat. If you live happy endings, don't miss this one.
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Joanne DeMaio is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She lives with her family in Connecticut and is currently at work on her next novel.

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