This is an Official Review by an Eye On Romance Official Reviewer
for Snowbound with the Soldier (large print)
Date of Review: 08/10/13
Official Reviewer for Eye On Romance
Jennifer Faye brings us the heartwarming story of love lost and then found while centering the story around Christmas. What could be better??? Add in a hunky army vet with secrets aplenty and a single mom working to take care of her daughter and the story only gets more appealing.
Kara Jameson has worked hard to become an office manager at Green Summit Resort. She is raising her young daughter and still hasn’t quite overcome the disastrous end to her engagement years before. Kara is trying to make everything work and then the resort is sold. Now job security becomes a worry for her, but not as worrying as realizing her former fiancé is back in town.
Seven years ago, Jason Greene fled his engagement and his town without much of an explanation. He doesn’t think Kara will understand or accept him once she learns the secret that made him run so many years ago. He’s back after being medically discharged to claim the resort his grandfather built and loved. Jason is determined to bring the resort back to its former glory. He isn’t sure what he is going to do about Kara and the attraction that still simmers between them.
Events happen very quickly in this book with the main characters finding themselves caught in a snowstorm the very first night that they see each other. You don’t have to wait long for the sparks to begin flying between them, but the secrets they both hold remain in the way for most of the book. I kept waiting for Jason to tell Kara why he really left her and eventually, he does share the reason. We can see how difficult it is for both of these characters to open up about things in their past, but it has to happen if they are ever going to move forward and be together.
I really enjoyed this story and especially that it happens around Christmas, which is always a magical time of year. I had a hard time putting the book down since things moved so quickly. Jennifer Faye really seems to think about her audience as she is writing and doesn’t waste words discussing or describing inconsequential things. The characters are compelling. We want to know what went so wrong with their relationship before and whether or not they can overcome the differences enough now to make a relationship work.