Book Review

Ordinary Snowflakes by Jennifer Rodewall

Ordinary Snowflakes is a Rock Creek Christmas Novella.  The idea of a secret admirer, or secret Santa story had me hooked right away.


Someone has noticed me. A secret admirer? A man with a good heart, who sees how much I actually need help, even though I never admit it? Maybe this is the beginning of a beautiful story—a romance full of hope and second chances and love. Maybe… A secret Santa gift left on Kale Brennan’s front porch opens up a fresh view of her ordinary life, and perhaps of God. Maybe she does matter. Maybe God sees her—as does a new-to-town music teacher who has her seven-year-old daughter gushing and her own knees buckling with his killer smile. But as Kale embraces new possibilities, a staple in her life—a man who is kind and steady, not to mention necessary for her injured daughter’s recovery—also snatches her attention in an unexpected way. Will the one pursuing her with his secret gift and kind gestures be the one her heart longs for in the end?


My Review

One thing I love about novella’s at this time of the year is that they are a wonderful thing to curl up with when you only have a few hours in this busy holiday season. This novella was recommended to me and I am so glad I had the day to curl up, under blankets, with warm beverage and a cat curled up at my feet to enjoy it. Kale, (or Mom-ster, as her daughter Sydney calls her) is a single mom is struggling on her own to make ends meet, make Christmas special for her daughter, and deal with her own issues. She needs some hope and some love. Big Time. If you don’t like sappy, you are safe here, no sappy in these pages, just real feels.

She meets two men in this story and I love how both of them play a part in their own way in showing Kale love, acceptance, friendship and support. Who will win her heart? That you will have to find out for yourself. Will it be reliable Joe, or hunky Mr. Erikson?

This book is filled with tender moments, smiles and tears, and most of all, hope.  Kale’s journey and tender and she is a character which most everyone can relate to. She is afraid to take risks, afraid to love, and afraid of disappointment.

This novella came highly recommended and I can only do the same. An all round great Christmas Season read. Enjoy!

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Jennifer Rodewald is passionate about the Word of God and the powerful vehicle of story. Four kids and her own personal superman make her home in southwestern Nebraska delightfully chaotic. Born in Colorado, she experienced both the seclusion of rugged mountain living and the busy streets of a Denver suburb during her growing up years. Somewhere in the middle of college, she married a Husker and found her way back to the quiet lifestyle of a rural area, which suits just fine. Blessed with a robust curiosity, Jen loves to research. Whether she’s investigating the history of a given area, the biography of a Christian icon, or how nature declares the glory of God, her daily goal is to learn something new. Aiming to live with boundless enthusiasm, her creed is vision, pursuit, and excellence. Jen lives and writes in a lovely speck of a town where she watches with amazement while her children grow up way too fast, gardens, and marvels at God’s mighty hand in everyday life.

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