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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Mira (Oct. 1 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1551667363
  • ISBN-13: 978-1551667362
  • Product Dimensions: 19.1 x 14.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,176,326 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

Prolific Macomber puts a new twist on the smalltown romance with this lightweight Christmas caper, which takes place in the one-woman town of Snowbound, Alaska. Despite having a population of only seven, Snowbound has a cafe, a grocery, an airstrip and, as 31-year-old Los Angeles native Jenna Campbell soon learns, several bighearted bachelors. Having spent six years mooning after her workaholic boss, Brad Fulton, who barely knows she's alive, executive assistant Jenna is now ready to seek snowier pastures. She quits her job and heads to Beesley, Ala., to meet Dalton Gray, a poetic outdoorsman who has been corresponding with her via e-mail. But when Dalton doesn't arrive at the airport to greet her, she hires Reid Jamison, her annoying seatmate, to fly her to Beesley. Reid knows Dalton and has good reason to despise him, so he changes directions and whisks Jenna away to his home in Snowbound. Meanwhile, Brad decides he can't function without Jenna and vows to do anything (even offer marriage) to get her back, and Dalton frantically searches for her in the local bars. Add Jenna's flighty, five-times-married-and-divorced mother, Chloe, to the mix, and the madcap race is on for who will win Jenna's heart. Macomber's characters never evolve beyond their stock roles, and the romance between Reid and the exasperatingly prissy Jenna is superficial. Dialogue-heavy and virtually devoid of the kind of descriptive details that would wrap readers up in the book's snowy setting, this tall tale has all the intensity and substance of a fall flurry. Still, it's a fast, frothy fantasy for those looking to add some romance to their holidays.
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Jenna is used to taking care of everyone, including her filthy-rich boss, Brad, so when she meets a man online who wants to take care of her, she abruptly quits her job and sets off for Alaska. But when she arrives, Dalton isn't anywhere to be found, so resourceful Jenna hires a pilot named Reid to fly her to him. But Reid knows that Dalton is a womanizer, so he brings Jenna to his home in Snowbound instead. Jenna is beyond angry at being kidnapped, but when a snowstorm forces her to spend days on end with Reid, she realizes that for some reason she likes his caveman ways and passive plays (he seems to be attracted to her but won't act on it). But just as the two are on the verge of expressing their feelings, Dalton and Brad arrive. This is an amusing and promising setup, but Macomber fails to make the most of it, which may not deter her many followers. Megan Kalan
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Huntress Reviews on Oct. 6 2003
Format: Hardcover
Jenna Campbell has had enough of unrequited love. She gives up on a relationship with her boss and answers an ad for mail order brides in Alaska. On the way to meet her fiance, she meets a man who happens to hate his guts, Reid Jamison. Learning who she is and why Jenna is going to Alaska makes Reid determined to convince her that this is not a good idea.
Jenna does not want to listen at first, but when she is snowbound with Reid, she becomes a captive audience. Between the eccentrics, grizzly bears, and an interfering mother, Jenna is definitely getting more than she bargained for when she left behind the safe urban life.
***** One thing is certain when you pick up a Debbie Macomber book, you are going to find a sweet story that will encourage you about the sheer niceness that exists in life. Sweet and simple, this book uses well loved standards to create a charming story. Ms. Macomber once more proves that you can tell a good story without excess sensuality. *****
Reviewed by Amanda Killgore.
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Prolific romance author Debbie Macomber brings readers a new Christmas tale, complete with a trip to snowy Alaska. Tired of being taken for granted by her boss and love interest, Brad Fulton, Jenna Campbell throws caution to the wind and travels to Alaska to meet her on-line pen pal Dalton Gray. But when her flight lands in Fairbanks, and Dalton isn't there as planned, her surly seatmate, Reid Jamison, agrees to take her to Beesley, Dalton's hometown, until he discovers that Dalton is the man she is meeting.
Because Dalton jilted Reid's sister Lucy, Reid "kidnaps" a furious Jenna and takes her to his home in Snowbound.
Humor and romance ensue as Reid and Jenna find themselves fighting an unlikely attraction between this burly pipeline worker and a sunny California girl, as a snowstorm forces them to maintain an air of civility in Reid's humble cabin. Quirky old-timers Palmer and Addy add comic relief to this fluffy Christmas confection, especially when Brad, Dalton, and Jenna's often married mother, Chloe, all show up in Snowbound. Whether one is snowbound or not, Ms. Macomber's latest provides welcome holiday cheer, away from the hustle and bustle.
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Jenna Campbell has been in love with her boss for years and the man doesn't even notice her. Finally she gives up and establishes an Internet relationship with Alaskan Dalton Gray. Dalton shares her interest in poetry, seems to be a sensitive sort, and exudes the passion that Jenna wants so badly. She won't admit it to her mother, but Jenna has hopes that Dalton will surprise her with a proposal and engagement ring. Instead, no Dalton shows up to meet her. She hitches a ride from handsome but angry pilot Reid Jamison. Reid has a history with Dalton--none of it good--and when he hears Jenna's intentions, he kidnaps her instead. But when a sudden storm strands Jenna in Snowbound, Alaska, in a town whose only other woman is on vacation in Fairbanks, Jenna discovers that she could get used to the male attention. Especially Reid's.
Author Debbie Macomber (see more BooksForABuck.com reviews of novels by Macomber) always delivers a warm and engaging story and THE SNOW BRIDE is no exception. Reid is a fine wounded hero, angrilly denying that he'd ever need anyone, especially not a woman. Jenna comes across as a bit more naive than you'd expect from the executive assistant to one of the world's richest men, and her buy-in to the belief that romance will happen if it's meant to happen is questionable, but she is a likable character, anxious to protect her mother and unwilling to believe the worst of Dalton until she gives him a chance to tell her his story himself.
One of Macomber's strengths is her secondary characters and SNOW delivers a herd of them in the crusty bachelors of Snowbound, Jenna's much-married mother, and the bewildered billionaire.
THE SNOW BRIDE is a super-quick read and a feel-good booster shot.
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Los Angeles executive assistant Jenna Campbell steals a page from her mother when she decides to quit her job and meet Dalton Gray, a man she "met" over the Internet. Her mom, married five times, tries to persuade her usually practical daughter not to fly to Beesky, Alaska, but alas Jenna feels the time for romance has almost past her by.
Jenna flies to Fairbanks, but Dalton fails to meet her. The local café owner persuades Reid Jamison to drop her off in Beesky on his way home to Snowbird. When he learns that she is there to see the odious Dalton, he kidnaps her, taking her to his one-woman town. As the weather turns ugly, she remains stranded with her disrespectful host, but soon they fall in love as she dreams of becoming THE SNOW BRIDE.
This is a lighthearted fun contemporary Alaskan romance that fans will appreciate due to the warmth of the cast compared to the cold outdoors. The story line is fun to follow as the heroine goes from no men in her life to two suitors and a third male wanting in too. Debbie Macomber brings the vastness of the great state to life with this wonderful tale.
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By A Customer on Nov. 5 2003
Format: Hardcover
Debbie MaComber is usually alot better than this latest book. The dialogue is stiff and at times unbelievable. It reminds me of a novice writer that hasn't quite got their writing technique down. It also reminds me of Sandra Brown's very early works, pretty boring and poorly written. I'm trying to get through this thing, I do not recommend it to anyone. This writer was in a big hurry when she "wrote" this one. I bet I could do as good. YUCK!!!
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