Snow Falls

  • by Gerri Hill
  • Narrated by Sara Hawthorne
  • 5 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Jennifer Kincaid, on her way to a writer's workshop in the Colorado mountain town of Lake City, gets lost and is stranded by an avalanche.
Catherine Ryan-Barrett, running from the fame and fortune of her family name, wants nothing more to spend the winter alone and sequestered in her high mountain cabin. She is not prepared for a party crasher.
After spending two months together, they form an unlikely friendship that deepens even further. But after the spring thaw, Jen leaves and returns to her life in Santa Fe and to the man who wants to marry her. All she knows of the woman who rescued her is her name... Ryan.

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Good story, but craved a bit more 'depth.'

What made the experience of listening to Snow Falls the most enjoyable?

"attention Spoiler alert" ...

As a gay woman, I enjoyed this romance book as it was a lesbian love story. I enjoyed how the characters developed and grew as individuals and together. I wish the author didn't spend so much time on developing Jen and Ryan's 'friendship' and, instead, spent more time on developing their romantic connection and what happened afterwards. I think it was too easy of a 'fix' in the end - and though I did enjoy the ending - it just felt a bit too rushed for me. If there was a sequel or trilogy of these two and how their love manages in 'reality' that would have been nice.

But, overall, I was pleased to see a well-written lesbian love story on audible that was not all about sex, however, when these two 'did' fall in love and decide to be with each other, I wish it had been less about their sexual intimacy and more emphasis placed on the other layers of intimacy they shared. I still have no idea if they have anything (other then sex) in common.

A bit more depth and you would have had me crying with the ending. Also Jen's character never grew on me. She was a 'one note' character. Ryan, at least, became three-dimensional, eventually.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Snow Falls?

When Ryan showed up at Jen's house unexpectedly and then left her after sex. It was a good bit. I liked how it showed depth in Ryan's character. It made her seem three-dimensional.


Would you listen to another book narrated by Sara Hawthorne?

No. Hated her lack of skill in reading a book. She has no talent in voice 'acting.' All the characters sounded the same. She made Jen sound like she was stupid and 'slow.' Won't listen to her again, no matter what book she reads. Boring voice.


If you could rename Snow Falls, what would you call it?

I would have called it something that showed it was a love story. Some suggestion are:

1. Breath of Love;
2. Love's First Breath;
3. Love's New Day;
4. Falling on Snow;
5. Tumbling Towards Love; or,
6. Dear Ryan.


Any additional comments?

I will read this author again with a different narrator. I hope she has written some more lesbian fiction.

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- Rachel R "I am an accomplished, professional screenwriter. I love listening to: fiction in all genres!"

The Author's Best

In the genre of most literary love stories two people who don't like each other much are forced into more togetherness than either of them would prefer. As they experience enforced contact with each other attraction begins to grow, affection follows and before you know it they are in love; and in bed. This of course occurs just as the time they have together comes to an end. Both women then fret over problems that exist almost fully in their own minds, so they're kept apart even as the love in their hearts continues growing.
Despite the utter predictability of the plot this really is a marvelous love story. Part of it is due to the high mountain setting and Ryan's small simple cabin. Part of it is the tension the women feel as they begin to develop feelings they have only one outlet for and a reluctance to go there. In the one chapter where Ryan is with her family of origin; the interactions are both sad and funny. The only real down point in this really good story is one ridiculous idea in Ryan's mind that she repeats to herself like a mantra. Listen and enjoy.
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- Me & My Girls "Thanks and respect to the women that served and paid a high price. You are still gorgeous Shi; your scars make you even more beautiful."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-17-2013
  • Publisher: Bella Books, Inc.