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Highly recommend. -- USA Today
With everyromance I read by Florand, I feel as if I am sucked deeper and deeperinto her lush prose. Snow-Kissed is perhaps her most ambitious piece...unlike anything Florand has ever tackled before. She manages to make the tear-ducts flow using just a few well-timedphrases - and it is slaying. (But so, so worth the read.) -- Ivy Book Bindings
I love, love Laura Florand's writing! Deeply emotional, delightfully sensual, deliciously sumptuous. Give yourself a treat and buy this book. -- Virginia Kantra, NYT bestselling author
Gorgeous, brave, heart-breakinglybeautiful, and written with astonishing insights intogrief. -- Ruthie Knox, USA Today bestselling author
Beautifully and sensitively written. -- The Passionate Reader
On top of all the pain is hope and a calm that eventually settles. And in between the intense pain and the eventual calm are some super sexy sex scenes. Florand picks up her readers and gently places them into the extremely turbulent, painful lives of these two characters effortlessly. -- Smexybooks
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Laura Florand burst on the contemporary romance scene in 2012 with heraward-winning Amour et Chocolat series. Since then, her books haveappeared in ten languages, been named among the Best Books of the Yearby Romantic Times and Barnes & Noble, received the RT Seal ofExcellence and starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Library Journal,and Booklist, and been recommended by NPR, USA Today, and The WallStreet Journal, among others. In 2015, NPR gave her the enormous honorof naming her Chocolate Kiss to its list of the Top 100 Romances.
After a Fulbright year in Tahiti and backpacking everywhere from New Zealandto Greece, and several years living in Madrid and Paris, Laura nowteaches Romance Studies at Duke University. Contrary to popular opinion, this means she primarily teaches French language and culture and does a great deal of research on French gastronomy, particularly chocolate.For more information, please see her website: lauraflorand.com.
- File size : 406 KB
- Publisher : AOS Publishing (September 1, 2013)
- Publication date : September 1, 2013
- ASIN : B00EWQSHPS
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 122 pages
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #880,587 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Laura Florand writes in such a way that I am transfixed from the beginning to the very end. There are no lulls or blank sections that seem to be filled with meaningless conversation or background information. Every word is setting the scene: what does the landscape look like, sound like, smell like. We don't just see snow and powdered sugar...we smell it and feel it on our skin. Then there is the raw and honest look at what it feels like to be the author of your own failures and short-comings. What would it feel like to have such paralyzing guilt? The kind of grief that makes someone run away and hide from the world. Most of us have experienced something, maybe the same or maybe quite different; but, with a very similar outcome, in terms of what we felt and what was our inner-dialogue. And the love! Ah...love that refuses to give up...sigh.
In the end, the book was a journey through personal experiences and an enhanced awareness of others and how they can process the same experience in such a different way. There is a little bit of all of us in Laura's characters. This sameness brings such interest and compassion for what has happened and what is happening to Kai and Kurt. With that, it is no short wonder that we have such a passionate response to their story. Kai is beautifully tragic. I felt the full range of emotions for her. I was heartbroken for her; I was confused by and irritated with her response to Kurt; I felt pity. At the end of the story I was envious of Kai because of the gift of such a love with her husband. That's quite the gamut!!! Kurt is my image of a real man. He had honest feelings about what had happened; and, very complex feelings about Kai's actions. He felt the gamut! This was a man who loved his woman in a very real and oh, so breathtaking way. Swoon!
Thank you again, Laura Florand! I will anxiously await all of your upcoming novels!
Snow-Kissed is a marriage-in crisis story, except... this is a marriage not so much in crisis as it is shattered. Kai and Kurt were so, so happy, before they experienced the profound loss of a dream. The aftermath of the losses is unbearable for Kai and in a turmoil of grief, rage and shame, she leaves her husband. More than a year later, Kai is beginning to thaw. She still tolerates her grief moment-by-moment, but is slowly learning to breathe through the pain. She is also beginning to realize she virtually destroyed the love she and Kurt shared. Kai knows they must both move on alone. The future they can move to separately cannot possibly be worse than what they'd face if they look back...can it? And besides, how could Kurt possibly forgive her for the angry words, the leaving?
Snow-Kissed is a very delicate story, covering past joy and grief of a happy marriage, the pain and hesitation of facing all that's been lost, and the fragile moments of fear and the tentative hope of a future. Through Florand's narrative, giving us both Kai and Kurt's heartbreaking points-of-view, this story gripped my heart. Many passages made had my heart aching. In the moments in which Kai and Kurt shared memories of happy times, I smiled. Believe it or not (given everything I've said) Snow-Kissed had passionate moments that left me a bit breathless. I was so completely in every moment.
With its premise, Snow-Kissed is a very difficult story to read. and in many cases that would serve for a difficult read. With Florand's prose, though, it is easy...because it is so beautiful. This is one hundred, twenty pages of story that is packed with more emotion than many novels three times its length. Snow-Kissed intrigued me, broke me wide-open, and in the end, left me with a smile and the memory of a difficult yet gorgeous journey.
Their eyes held. His were so gorgeous, their beauty all for her... and yet she had always known, right from the first moment he stood looking down at her in his mother's gardens and she looked back up into those hazel eyes, and her heart caught.
Her heart had been so smart. Suicidal in its bright optimism, clueless as to what would come, but still--so smart, to so immediately respond to him.
"You're the most beautiful thing that ever happened in my life," Kai whispered suddenly, clutching at him as if he might melt out of her arms. His arm tightened under her bottom, driving himself deep, deep. "I don't know what I did to deserve you."
Laura Florand’s writing always moves me in ways hard to describe that truly do justice to the quality of her work. Her well-crafted words and evocative images touch deeply, piercing my heart in places while uplifting it with beautiful stories that demonstrate how love remains the greatest power in the world.