Monday, December 12, 2016

Review & Giveaway: Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber

Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
Published October 6th 2015 by Ballantine Books
Savor the magic of the season with Debbie Macomber’s newest Christmas novel, filled with warmth, humor, the promise of love, and a dash of unexpected adventure.

Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead.

At first they drive in silence, but forced into close quarters Ashley and Dash can’t help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there’s even a spark of romance in the air. Their feelings catch them off guard—never before has either been so excited about a first meeting. But the two are in for more twists and turns along the way as they rescue a lost puppy, run into petty thieves, and even get caught up in a case of mistaken identity. Though Ashley and Dash may never reach Seattle in time for Christmas, the season is still full of surprises—and their greatest wishes may yet come true.

Praise for Dashing Through the Snow

“This Christmas romance from [Debbie] Macomber is both sweet and sincere.”—Library Journal

“Quirky heroine Ashley brings the laughs and is the driving force behind this hilarious read, while Dash brings a sense of groundedness with his stable military persona. There’s just the right amount of holiday cheer to remind you it’s Christmas. Ashley and Dash are a realistic example of how opposites attract. This road-trip romance is full of high jinks and the kooky characters Macomber does so well.”—RT Book Reviews 

My Thoughts
Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber is another light, enjoyable, holiday read to dive into this Christmas season. It’s quick, easy to breeze through, and filled with light adventure.

Ashley Davison is hoping to get from San Francisco to Seattle in time to surprise her mother for Christmas. When she arrives at the airport there are no flights available, and in her desperate situation she agrees to share a ride with Dashiell Sutherland who is also on his way up north for a job interview.

As they head off on their road trip, they encounter a series of humorous and interesting situations, which eventually has these two characters falling for each other. When they close in on their final destination, the authorities derail them, due to a case of mistaken identity.

Dashing Through the Snow was definitely an easy read. However, I have to say the main plot of mistaken identify felt a bit half-baked. Despite that small misconnect, the road trip, romance and cute puppy more than compensated for the weak plot.

Overall, I enjoyed Ashley and Dash’s adventure. Debbie Macomber definitely knows how to sprinkle the Christmas season with her own blend of holiday cheer!
3 Suns

If this sounds like a holiday story you would enjoy, we are giving away a Paperback Copy of Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber for one lucky Waves of Fiction follower. This giveaway is open to US residents only. Simply fill in the rafflecopter for a chance to win and share a comment on a holiday story you've enjoyed this season. Good luck. 

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  1. I watched the movie for this book and loved it. Thanks for the chance :)

    1. Oh I have to keep my eye out for that movie. I would love to see it. Good luck with the giveaway Lisa!

  2. I have been so busy, I haven't read any lately. But I'm definitely gonna catch up as soon as the holidays are over.

    1. Sounds like a good plan Kim! I hope you enjoy your holiday reads! Thanks for entering the giveaway and stopping by!

  3. I haven't read a holiday story yet but I just purchased Mistletoe Mountain by Frankie Love and will be starting it soon. Thank you

    1. I'll have to look that one up Linda. Thanks for visiting our blog and good luck with the giveaway. :)