Best Read [Laura Florand] ✓ Snow-Kissed || [Romance Book] PDF ↠

By Laura Florand | Comments: ( 290 ) | Date: ( Jun 03, 2020 )

Florand takes us to a snow kissed Christmas cabin for this heart wrenching tale of love, loss, forgiveness and hope After the utter destruction of her marriage and her happiness, Kai knew it was better to shut herself away from the world than to hurt and be hurt Holed up in her mountain cabin, she planned to spend her Christmas alone Until her not quite ex husband showsFlorand takes us to a snow kissed Christmas cabin for this heart wrenching tale of love, loss, forgiveness and hope After the utter destruction of her marriage and her happiness, Kai knew it was better to shut herself away from the world than to hurt and be hurt Holed up in her mountain cabin, she planned to spend her Christmas alone Until her not quite ex husband shows up as the first flakes start to fall Now should she send him back out into the cold Or can she be brave enough to let this winter snow bind them back together A novella of 34,000 words Approx 130 pages.

  • Title: Snow-Kissed
  • Author: Laura Florand
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Kindle Edition

About Author:

Laura Florand

Laura Florand is the international bestselling and award winning author of fifteen books, including the Vie en Roses series Once Upon a Rose , the Paris Hearts series All for You , and the Amour et Chocolat series The Chocolate Thief Selected by NPR for their Top 100 Romance list, her books have appeared in ten languages, been nominated for RT Reviewers Choice Best Book of the Year, received the RT Seal of Excellence and numerous starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, and been recommended by USA Today and The Wall Street Journal She was born in Georgia, but the travel bug bit her early After a Fulbright year in Tahiti, a semester in Spain, and backpacking everywhere from New Zealand to Greece, she ended up living in Paris, where she met and married her own handsome Frenchman, a story told in her first book Blame It on Paris Now a lecturer at Duke University, she is very dedicated to her research into French chocolate For a glimpse behind the scenes of some of that research as well as recommendations for US chocolate, make sure to check out her website lauraflorand.

Comments Snow-Kissed

  • ♥Rachel♥

    Laura Florand continues to astound me with her utterly gorgeous writing. Snow-Kissed was perfection! To be honest I was a little scared to read Snow-Kissed when I found out it was about a marriage in crisis. I don’t like to be bogged down by depressing stories and what could be more depressing than a rocky marriage? Well I had nothing to worry about because this story was uplifting, and one of the best second chance romances I’ve ever read. Kai and Kurt haven’t laid eyes on each other for [...]

  • Arlene

    “She had destroyed the one beautiful thing in her life that she did have the power to cherish and protect, and that unlike all of her other losses, she was the only one who had taken that power away from herself”Perfect fix for a winter day!! Passionate, emotional and heartfelt. As far as novellas go, I have to say Snow-Kissed by Laura Florand just shot to the top of my list. This author knows how to pack a punch with her beautiful writing that doesn’t need pages and pages of space to deve [...]

  • Keertana

    Well, don't let it be said that Laura Florand can't slay your heart just as much as she makes it palpitate with her descriptions of chocolate! After having read - and loved - five of Florand's novels, I think I am more than qualified to admit that Snow-Kissed is perhaps her most ambitious piece. With every romance I read by Florand, I feel as if I am sucked deeper and deeper into her lush prose. And out of all the contemporary authors out there, only Florand can really bewitch me with her words; [...]

  • Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)

    I find it really hard to put into words how important this book is to me. I connected to it on such a deep level. I've experienced the pain she goes through and how it breaks you inside. Although it was really hard for me to read, it is also such a relief to see your own thoughts and feelings put into words. Few people truly understand what it's like, and to find a book like this is like finding out you aren't alone. It's a subject people shy away from because they don't get it, and it makes you [...]

  • Mandi Schreiner

    I really enjoy marriage in trouble themed romance books. It is a different dynamic than boy meets girl and fall in love. These books usually have older characters and always seem more…mature. And the pain – oh the pain. I love to torture myself with a very painful book and hope to be rewarded with warmth at the end. Laura Florand does a nice job with this.Kai and Kurt were once happily married but three consecutive miscarriages put Kai over the edge. It wasn’t just the loss of three babies [...]

  • Brandie

    You can also find my review at Brandie is a Bookjunkie.I'm still thinking about this book 2 days later - that is how much it affected me. It is the first book I've ever read by this author, but it definitely won't be my last.Snow-kissed is about a married couple, Kurt and Kai, who are going through a heartbreaking crisis in their marriage. The issues they are facing are such a common and sad reality for a lot of marriages. After everything falls apart, Kai leaves Kurt, hiding out in her mother-i [...]

  • Eunice

    This is probably the best "second chances" book I'd ever read. I've read a number of books with the same theme but this one was the most raw, defined and thoughtful. The things I'm always looking for whenever I read something like this - the talks, the confessions, the pouring out of all the true feelings and emotions, and then the understanding, acceptance and finally forgiveness - it was covered here in such a very lovely and heartwarming way. I just have to give this book 5 stars.I highly rec [...]

  • willaful

    Oh, that was gorgeous. Very, very different from her "Chocolate" series, but with many of the same wonderful qualities. The ending is utter perfection. Will write more laterA: I make a blubbering mess of myself at Dear Author, while Sunita goes for sane: dearauthor/book-reviews/ov

  • Rashika (is tired)

    This was so beautiful, it hurts.

  • Dabney

    this review was originally published at the passionate readerYesterday I read Laura Florand's elegaic novella Snowkissed. In this work, Ms. Florand tells the story of a couple who, after almost two years of separation, finds themselves alone together in an isolated cabin surrounded by snow. The couple, Kai and Kurt, haven't seen each other or spoken since Kai left the home they shared eighteen months earlier. In that time, Kai has isolated herself from everyone she loved, sheared all joy from he [...]

  • Wendy Darling

    Snowy, painful, perfect.

  • Kame

    5 Snowflakes (aka Stars!)Kai has always been happy in her life; she comes from a family of happy people. That was until she ruined all chances of the happiness she and Kurt planned. So Kai ran away. Now eighteen months later she is forced to see Kurt again, she has dealt with the pain, she isn’t at happy and she has accepted she will never be at happy, but she can not face Kurt knowing he must hate her. What she doesn’t know is that Kurt is not the man she left all those months ago.This nove [...]

  • Raj

    "Kurt brought her wrist to his mouth and sucked the sugar off. She gasped again, collapsing, her other hand smashing into that sugar snowfall to hold her up. Kurt, what are you doing? Kurt—wait, what? He licked her wrist clean of sugar, little sucking sips with his tongue that were so delicate it was as if this tall, controlled, strong man behind her was a butterfly and she was nectar."His wife runs away after her 3rd miscarriage & in a span of almost 2 years of her being gone he does not [...]

  • Tandie

    I must have a hard heart because this was just way too tragical for me. Some of the sexy times between this reconciling husband and wife made me wince, TMI!

  • Natalie

    "Kai. What did you think it meant, when I said I loved you? That love was just this bright, happy thing?"Kind of, yes. Wasn't that what it was? Brightness and happiness? Or at least what it was supposed to be?His hand curved around her face. "So did I , maybe," he said quietly. "But when it wasn't so bright or happy-- that didn't mean I wanted to let it go." Her eyes filled. "Or let you go." he said very softly.Oh man this book was INTENSE. Way to be my first Laura Florand book! I heard about he [...]

  • Andrea

    If anyone should ask me why Laura Florand is one of my very, very favorite authors, I won't need to say a word. I will let Snow-Kissed speak for me. It is undoubtedly one of the very best, most moving stories I've had the privilege to read. 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 tur [...]

  • Katie(babs)

    Snow-Kissed by Laura Florand is a self-published novel that packs a wallop of emotions in under 130 pages. It’s unlike most of Laura’s books, which are more light and fluffy. Snow-Kissed isn’t that. It begins with the aftermath of a divorce between a couple still desperately in love with one another, but because of some heartbreaking traumas, the wife walks away because she feels responsible for the loss of that something very special that has destroyed her entire being. The message here i [...]

  • Crista

    Wow! For being a book of only 122 pages, this book is jam-packed full of feeling and emotion! I am stunned at the talent of this author as she manages to convey pain, grief, and the destruction of a marriage with sensitivity and yet also realism.This is a book about a troubled marriage and also about the soul shattering grief that surrounds multiple miscarriages. If any one of these things are emotional triggers, you have been forewarned!Told from alternating viewpoints, this book is a realistic [...]

  • Hallie

    It's totally my extreme pickiness about the language used in the depiction of sex that caused me to rate this book only three stars. The story itself was moving and I loved that Their Love Was So True, despite their losses and grief. (It would have had to be, for Kai to get over a few of the things Kurt said to her in his attempts to console her for the miscarriages. Seriously.) They were two genuinely nice people, struggling and failing and struggling again, which is a far more appealing romanc [...]

  • Brandy Painter

    I don't think there are enough books out there are that are about wanting to make a hard marriage (is there any other kind?) WORK. There is a lot of literary fiction about disillusionment with the whole thing, there are books about divorced or widowed people finding new love, and, of course, there are all the books about fresh new love. I love that Snow Kissed is about a couple is married, has problems, and wants to stay married anyway. YAY! It is a lovely story, but also heartbreaking. Anyone w [...]

  • Weng

    2/5.0 starsSnow-Kissed is a novella about a married couple who separates in the wake of despair when they are confronted with the possibility of never having children together. A year and a half later, they find themselves snowed-in and stranded at a place where they are forced to face the inevitable question: is love alone enough for two people to be together?Told in an alternating third-person narrative, what didn't work for me was the use of flashback, and the storytelling in general, that I [...]

  • Jennifer

    Such a heartbreaking and romantic novella. Laura Florand really knows how to create powerful emotions in a short amount of pages. I bawled like a baby through the later half of the story, but (thankfully) found myself smiling like a loon by the ending. I'm hoping we get to see more of Kai and Kurt in the future.

  • Lisa

    First read: Sept 2015Reread: June 2016As much as I enjoy reading about new love, there is something really satisfying about reading on struggling love, the stuff that happens after the Happily Ever After, the never-ending work that's put in into maintaining relationships, the trips and stumbles, the big falls.

  • Ruthie Knox

    Gorgeous, brave, heart-breakingly beautiful, and written with astonishing insights into grief.

  • Ellie

    It's heart-breakingly sad, yet somehow optimistic. I even "wrote" my own over-the-top sweet epilogue in my mind. Kai and Kurt totally deserve it. The story touched me personally and I loved it. Thank you, Ms Florand for making such a beautiful story out of so much pain and guilt!Full review to come.This is a novella that can be read as a standalone or as the first book of the Snow Queen series.I knew from the blurb that it would be about a marriage in trouble and I love this trope in romance but [...]

  • Karen

    4.5 starsI'm a big fan of Florand's whimsical Amour et Chocolate series. Snow-Kissed is a much darker novella, exploring a marriage in the aftermath of several miscarriages.Kai is drowning in grief. A grief that she believes her husband doesn't share so she shoulders the loss of her unborn babies alone and retreats to an isolated cabin loaned to her by her mother-in-law. The marriage is over in all ways except for the signing of the papers. Kai and Kurt find themselves unable to let go entirely, [...]

  • Chanpreet

    Kai is trying to make a food display perfect while her estranged husband Kurt's presence makes her extremely uncomfortable. Kai trying to brace herself for whatever may come next and think she knows especially since it's been a year since they've seen each other. Wow! This short story had me tied up in knots. I don't even know where to start telling you how profound this novella is. It's full of sadness, hope, and undying love. The type of love we all hope to find and have our loved ones find. L [...]

  • Lorn

    Kai and Kurt have been separated for more than a year because of three miscarriages. She leaves him because she feels he doesn't understand and that she doesn't deserve him.Kurt, on the other hand, felt like whatever he did to console her, was just making things worse. So he let her move out, but not divorcing her. He waits until she decides to return to him againLaura Florand writes a simple story about being happy, losing that happiness and finding it again. I think this is one of my favourite [...]

  • Pat

    This novella will grab your heart on page one, and never let go. There is so much emotion weaving it's way through the story, I couldn't put it down.Kai and Kurt Winters had a perfect marriage filled with love and laughter, honesty and sharing. They knew they would be in love forever. They are tested in a heartbreaking series of events, that breaks Kai. The only thing she knows to do is turn away. Her decision breaks Kurt. The love in this story is almost palpable, the emotions wrenching, but th [...]

  • Sonja

    This was so good, but SO SAD. I hadn't read anything about this beforehand, other than that it was by Laura Florand, so I didn't expect it to be as sad as it was. I really liked it though and I really liked both Kai and Kurt. The only reason I'm "only" giving this four stars is that especially for a novella, some of it felt redundant and like some things just came up too many times. It didn't pull me out of the story or anything and I likely wouldn't even have commented on it if it had been a fu [...]

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