If you love cute Christmas stories and sweet holiday romances from authors like Robyn Carr, Jenny Colgan, and Debbie Macomber, you’ll adore The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy!
At just twenty-five years old, Elinor has landed the job of her dreams: She’s going to be Merry the Advice Fairy for the Snowflake Valley Gazette. She’s ecstatic that she’s about to embark on a fun, cushy career while living in the cutest, quaintest town she’s ever known.
She’s barely settled into her desk at work when that famous Snowflake Valley shimmer starts to fizzle. The real Snowflake Valley bears little resemblance to the picture postcard tourist destination she and her family loved when she was a child. Her new co-workers are uninspiring, to say the least, and the problems that people are submitting to the Gazette are much weightier than what she was expecting.
Losing faith in herself, Elinor considers cutting her losses and moving on. However, the attention of hot young reporter Nile might be enough to get her past her chilly start in Snowflake Valley, and back to seeing its charm once again.
Point of view:
3rd person. All from Elinor’s POV.
This novella was my first listen from Holly Tierney-Bedord. At just under two hours it’s a quick listen with several moments of levity. Most of it revolving around Elinor’s adventures of settling in to life in Snowflake Valley and reading letters from townspeople seeking advice. It required a little suspension of reality (small town weekly advice columnist is not a full time job), letting that go it was a cute story. It will be best enjoyed by those understanding that the romance is a small percentage of the story.
Jeannette Smith’s narration is perfect for the age of the main character and she does a good job of giving each of the townspeople their own unique sound.
My Favorite Quotes
Elinor had never cooked anything in her life. She wondered if assembling a bowl of cereal counted as cooking. – Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy @HollyTierney #SmallTownRomance #Audiobook narrated by Jeannette Smith @AudiobooksUTweet
Did you drag some guy along with you, and try to make him take part in your delusional Betty Crocker Pinterest-pinning picket fence dreams? – Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy @HollyTierney #SmallTownRomance #Audiobook narrated by Jeannette Smith @AudiobooksUTweet