Thursday, December 12, 2013

Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes by Joanne DeMaio ~ Review ~

There were so many things that made Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes by Joanne DeMaio a must read for me. First of all I have read Joanne DeMaio's work before and she's very talented and always creates a fabulous story that I can not put down. Next check out this BEAUTIFUL cover. I don't judge a book by it's cover but when it is this pretty how could I not what to just gaze at that beautiful cover, after I finished the book of course. I also adore the name Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes just has such a catchy sound I could not wait to start reading. So there were all these wonderful things that made me want to read this book, needless to say I had high expectation going in and let me tell you I was not disappointed AT all! I really enjoyed this book. Of course I have not yet meet a book by Ms. DeMaio that I did not just love!

Vera Sterling returns to her hometown for her sister's wedding. She has left a few problems behind her, that she would rather not think about during this happy occasion. The big thing is that she has lost her job and needs to figure out what she is going to do with her life next. She takes a big step and buys an old house in her hometown. She loves the house, even with all it's problems. There is also a barn full of surprises for Vera to uncover.  When she meets Derek Cooper, she finds the answer to some of her repair problems. There is also an instant attraction between Vera and Derek. 

Derek has a tragic past and a memory that he honors every year with the Deck the Boats Festival. However when the snow storm that Vera's weather forecasting father predicts, strikes just in time for the festival, Vera comes through with an answer. Derek has a lot of sadness from his past, that just makes my heart break for him.

I really enjoyed reading Vera and Derek's story. I love stories that are set in towns full of wonderful caring people. Ms. DeMaio has yet again created another wonderful story full of people that kept me intrigued and a storyline that had me flipping pages very quickly. I love Christmas stories and this one left me with a wonderful warm holiday feeling. 

If you are already a fan of Joanne DeMaio, then I think you will love this book just as much as I did. If you love holiday stories but have not read Ms. DeMaio's work yet, check this one out, I do not think you will be disappointed. 

I know I will be anxiously awaiting Joanne DeMaio's next release. When I read one of her stories I always finish with a feeling I have taken a short mini vacation. She does a fabulous job of describing her settings. 

I was given the opportunity to read this book so I may share my thoughts with you. As always it has been my pleasure to share my thoughts with you about this wonderful story. 


  1. All of those titles look very catchy! Thank you for the wonderful review, this sounds like a fantastic story.

  2. This book looks good and sounds good, Can't wait to read it.---Rachel(WS)

  3. Thanks so much, Crystal, for your lovely review and for being a part of the Snowflakes tour. I always enjoy your thoughts on my books and my visits here. Wishing you and yours a warm and cozy holiday season :)