Monday, November 24, 2014

5 Star review and Book spot: As snow falls by Elle Klass.





As Snow Falls Blurb
It is the 20th century in California and the main character, a woman, has lived her life to the fullest. Nestled in her favorite spot during a snow storm she recalls the events of her life from her earliest memories of resisting birth and losing that futile battle to finding her true love and their beautiful family. There are monkey wrenches thrown in at every turn as she struggles to find her place; demonic teachers, cliquish students, her nightmare job, a love lost, and an earthquake that threatens her family. Life continues to dismay her until she can’t take it anymore and sets off on a journey. She is a lost soul with no destination, a wandering heart until something happens, something so incredible she could have never imagined it! Through her harrowing and dark story she finds light, justice and true love. She is a humble and lovable character who is quite ordinarily extraordinary. Her story is anyone’s story.


Excerpt:
Jacob had grown into a very handsome young man. The girls adored him. He was quite a lady’s man from an early age. Having an older sister, he was used to the attention he received from her and her friends. They always thought he was adorable, and they mooned all over him. When he was twelve, one of Natalie’s friends, a cute blond girl with bright blue eyes, fair skin, and rosy cheeks, had the biggest crush on him. He had a crush on her as well. He wasn’t shy around girls at all, and when they flirted with him he flirted back. Anyway, Nikki found him and the girl kissing in the backyard one Saturday afternoon. As Reese tells it, Nikki went white as a sheet, her eyes rolled up into her head, and she almost fainted. He had to catch her to keep her from hitting the ground. He thought it was hilarious, but Nikki kept a very close eye on Jacob after that. I don’t think she let him out of her sight for more than thirty seconds at a time. He was a very good-looking boy and charming, and the girls couldn’t keep their hands off him. They chased him everywhere. I knew one day, when he found the right girl, she wouldn’t be chasing him. He would be chasing her.




Elle Klass Bio:
Elle was born into this world in Redwood City, California and spent her childhood growing up in the fabulous San Francisco Bay Area. Elle graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelors degree in education. For fun she reads, spends time at the beach, travels, and enjoys time with her favorite friends, and family. She is a night-owl known to be a hermit during rainy days, as she has a love for sun, and is mostly found poolside over the hot, humid summer months.



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I have met Elle on Twitter, she always RT all my tweets, still do, and we started to tweet. At the end we swapped books and she blessed me with a wonderful post. You can read it HERE:  
 
5 Star review:

I received the book from the author for an honest review.

A beautiful, short story, of a woman that reflects back on her life while watching the snow fall from her small house. The author takes you back from the day that the woman was born, which I found very noteworthy. The potty training, learning to walk, her relationship with her sister, all this was part of the shaping process for her. You learn about her experiences, her journey to adulthood, her love and the choices and how it had influenced her throughout her years: from a baby to a ripe old age. You learn how her love life was affected by two men who cared for her deeply, protecting her, even if she didn't know it at first. 
It is a story of reflection, remembering and enjoying the fruits of your labor in a thought-provoking way. Great story, wonderfully written with enough information that really helps you to connect with her and her life.   
A quote that fits this book perfectly:
"Live a good and honorable life. Then when you are older you can look back and enjoy it a second time." Dalai Lama  

Thanks for the wonderful opportunity to read the book, Elle.


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