Last Christmas, Daniel Wu found a place to call home with Jeff and his adopted daughter Abby. A year later, they confirm his place in their family with a surprising and warm gift. However, when Abby’s biological father returns making demands, Daniel’s happiness is threatened.
With the worsening weather, a much more urgent problem arises when Abby goes missing. Will Daniel and Jeff be able to find her before the storm sets in, and will they manage to keep their small family intact?
Ava Kelly is an engineer with a deep passion for stories. Whether reading, watching, or writing them, Ava has always been surrounded by tales of all genres. Their goal is to bring more stories to life, especially those of friendship and compassion, those dedicated to trope subversion, those that give the void a voice, and those that spawn worlds of their own.
Another sweet Christmas story, although this one contains just a little more angst than its prequel "Home in a Snowstorm". Abby continues to be just as charming and Jeff and Daniel are doing well in their established relationship, but then Abby's birth father shows up and shatters the peace. I love how this moment of shattering was reflected in the writing style: at first it was dreamy, reminiscent, and the reader was mainly following what happened inside Daniel's head, following his train of thought without really being present in the action. This worked to reflect that Daniel's literally living his dream, but then when there's a knock to the door, we wake up and become involved in the story itself, no longer dreaming but very aware of the reality of the plot. From that point on, it's very hard to put the book down. It's not quite as much like a warm hug as the first story, but it certainly is a gift for those who, like me, started loving these characters in "Home in a Snowstorm".
I had some doubts early on that this sequel was gonna be more about angst and drama, than about love and family. I am happy to say that I was wrong... This sequel was just as good as the first novella. All I can say is that I hope next year we get another installment where we get to check in on this family two years on. I loved the way the author managed to work so much hunor into this story which definitely lightened the mood even when things were not perfect. Another awesome chapter in Jeff, Daniel and Abby's family!
I hadn't read the first book so I was coming at this not knowing any of the characters of the previous situation. The author did a great job of providing just enough information to follow the story and read it as a standalone. Sweet, snowed in Christmas story with a hint of angst.
That was such a fitting title. I liked this book so much. I’m, only now, realizing this was a sequel. I guess I would like it even more if I read the previous book, maybe knowing a bit more the main characters. But, as it was my experience, it works fine as a stand-alone.
All the characters were interesting. I liked Daniel the most, he was a little bossy sometimes, but I like him. The plot was really good. It wasn't too complex because it is a short read, but it was interesting enough to make unable to put it down.
There was a lot of love involved here. I could see how everyone care for each other. There were some exciting moments. There wasn’t much angst involved, but it does give the opportunity to see some of the troubles a same sex couple have to deal with while raising a child. It was a nice story. I enjoyed this a lot. Now, I think I should go and read the previous book. I loved this sweet couple and I want to know how they got to where they are now.
* I received an ARC fomr NetGalley in exchange of an honest review
After I got this from NG, I read the first book in the series so I was ready for this one. Both of the books are really short. But sweet. in the first one, Daniel and Jeff fall in love in like 10 pages & then start dating and move in together in like 10 more. In #2, Family in a Snowstorm, they are establishing themselves as a family along with Jeff's niece Abby. Abby's bio father shows up and threatens the life they have built together. The book is super short so the situation is resolved very quickly but in a nice and adorable manner. Quick cute holiday read! Perfect for a quick read before bed:)! Thank NG for the ARC!
Sweet and cute and fluffy. While it might not have been exactly for me, I love that the crisis of this book had nothing to do with the romance. Daniel and Jeff are solid and it shows and that was so nice. (The synopsis is a bit misleading. Or you have to read between the lines. Or something.)
Another super cute holiday story that completes the story of Daniel, Jeff and Abby whom we met in Home in a Snowstorm. Really liked the way Nick was handled. This is only the second book I've read by this author and look forward to finding others on her backlist.
2.5 stars - This one was a follow up from the first (it looks like there are 4 or 5 installments to this winter holiday story). There is a real jerk of a brother-in-law who takes over most of the narrative. Not a patch on the first story.