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From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes an enchanting novel about love family and the delicate power of snowflakesReluctant to leave her cherished New England hometown after her sister's winter wedding former journalist Vera Sterling makes a sudden decision She takes what's left of her severance pay and invests it in real estate in one particular drafty colonial home and old timber barn set upon the pretty banks of Addison Cove In that rough hewn barn she discovers a secret treasure left behind by the previous owner the proprietor of the long forgotten Christmas Barn gift shopWhile restoring her run down wood sided home its creaking floors broken banister and neglected widow's walk that secret slowly unfolds like a bit of snowflake wonder crystallizing hopes and dreams for many in this small Connecticut town But mostly for Derek Cooper whose own tragic story has headlined Addison's news And whom Vera has come to loveWhen the first snowstorm hits during Derek's annual Deck the Boats Festival at the cove residents become stranded It is then up to Vera to not only bring the town together but to mend one man's heart she fears she may have lost Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes is a heartwarming story one that reminds us to look to winter's stars Because snowflakes can grant very special wishes if only we believe

10 thoughts on “Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes

  1. says:

    I have just recently found author Joanne DeMaio as really enjoyed Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans She does not disappoint with SNOWFLAKES AND COFFEE CAKES taking you to the small New England town of Addison Cove CT for a heartwarming white ChristmasVera loses her boyfriend and her job as a journalist at a Boston newspaper and decides to return home for her sister Brooke’s wedding While there she finds an Old Dutch colonial home for sale with an old Christmas barn which took her back to her childhoodShe decides to buy the property and begins restoring the house and barn and discovered the prior owner’s letter and lots of Christmas treasures She takes on some freelance jobs and is enjoying this uaint little town and all it has to offerWhile she is shopping for supplies at the local hardware store she meets Derek a uiet man who has lost his daughter Abby from an ice covered drowning in a pond around Christmas time Each year in memory of his daughter holds an annual Deck the Boat light showBetween Brooke’s love for baking and Derek and Vera’s growing love there is much in store this Christmas and the holidays approach Combined with a snow storm healing unexpected love and bringing an old business back to life – the Christmas spirit greets this small uaint townA wonderful sweet and magical story of snowflakes and coffee cakes a story of Christmas joy and romance and starting over It reminds me of the uaint Christmas Barn I loved so much in NC which is now a vet We all can reminiscent a little and recall fond memories of Christmas The author sets the stage for some magic making you want to visit and be a part of this town Highly recommend Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans Whole Latte Life True Blend The Denim Blue Sea and Snow Deer and Cocoa Cheer All 5 star winners

  2. says:

    In Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes author Joanne DeMaio transports the reader back to the tranuil small New England town of Addison Cove Connecticut for a heartwarming Christmas tale of family friendship and finding unexpected loveAfter losing her journalist job at a Boston newspaper Vera Sterling heads back to her hometown of Addison Cove Connecticut for her sister Brooke's wedding With an uncertain future before her Vera discovers a historic colonial home with an adjoining barn on the banks of Addison Cove that is for sale Taking an impulsive risk Vera purchases the property and begins restoring the rundown house and barn while discovering its hidden treasures While purchasing supplies for the renovation project Vera meets Derek Cooper whose family owns the local hardware store Derek is a uiet man who is barely living with the immeasurable grief and guilt over the tragic drowning death of his young daughter and ending of his marriage five years ago Christmas is especially hard for Derek but each year he honors the memory of his daughter with an annual Deck the Boats festival at the cove that the entire townsfolk turns out for But when a snowstorm hits the town it's up to Vera and the Addison Cove community to make the most of it and transform the town into one with a Christmas spirit that will help a grieving father to heal and once again find joy in the holiday seasonSnowflakes and Coffee Cakes is a wonderful Christmas story that will tug at the heartstrings and fill the reader with seasonal joy Author Joanne DeMaio weaves a spellbinding tale set in the uaint New England town of Addison Cove Connecticut that captivates the reader's attention with a heartwarming romance delightful holiday tales and traditions the drama of swirling snowflakes and tasty coffee cakes With both Vera and Derek's lives at a crossroads their emotional journey of taking a risk letting go of the past daring to dream and enjoying a second chance at love and happiness unfolds in a magical way that will make the reader believe in the power of love and friendship and the joy of the holiday seasonThere is not enough words that I can express about the simplicity and beauty in which author Joanne DeMaio weaves into her wonderful heartwarming multi layered stories that are filled with a mixture of loss and love friendship and wholesome family values it is simply breathtaking As the readers follow Vera and Derek's story they will discover the true meaning of what snowflakes and coffee cakes stands for it is simply magicalSnowflakes and Coffee Cakes is an enchanting story full of warmth and comfort that will remind the reader of the true meaning of Christmas joy and spirit It is a lovely story that will resonate with the reader for a very long timeDisclaimer I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest reviewhttpjerseygirlbookreviewsblogspot

  3. says:

    When Vera returns to her home town of Addison Cove for her sister Brooke's wedding she has no idea what is going to happen to her next She has lost her job at the newspaper in Boston and uncertainty is definitely darkening the days aheadBut on her way out of town she notices an old Dutch Colonial farmhouse for saleand the next thing she knows she is buying it with the severance money she receivedHer sister thinks she's foolish but Vera believes that sometimes investing in a dream is the best thing to doWhat does Vera learn on the way to fixing up the old house? Who does she meet that changes her view of her old home town? And what secret treasures does she discover that help her create still another dream?Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes is so much like the author's previous works which I also loved in that the settings are gorgeous the characters are at a crossroads and taking a chance on a dream and the romance feels magicalAs always the author shows us the world in which the characters live and makes us want to stay with them through their magical holiday season enjoying the gifts of love and sharing Five stars

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    I've been looking forward to reading this book for two years now However since I didn't get an e reader until last year and couldn't order a physical copy of the book that could be shipped to my country I waited So when I finally got to reading it a few weeks ago I did all the things I planned on doing while reading it I put on my hideous yet oh so comfortable snug rug deluxe grabbed my favourite tea mug which has a picture of Winnie the Pooh's Eeyore on it filled it with a special soothing chamomile tea blend which I got from Geneva popped the fancy chocolate with pecan nuts I'd been saving up for a special occasion and finally lay my ass down on the couch Thirty pages in I thought Hmm this reminds me of chick lit I hope it'll get better than this A hundred pages in I was still hopingLet me just start by saying that the best part of the book for me was reliving some Gil Girls of which there's going to be a seuel on Netflix with most of the old cast members moments You see this is how I envision DerekHe wears the same clothes as Luke He has the backwards baseball cap going on He works in a hardware store which is technically what Luke did until he turned it into a diner Even though it's still called Williams Hardware storeDerek loves working on his boat So does Luke Then there's this scene in which Vera wakes up from Derek fixing her porch on an ungodly hourwhich goes a little something like this's a grumpy and bitter guy ever since his 7 year old daughter died Luke is ever since his father died I'm not saying the author was inspired by the Gil Girls it could uite possibly be she's never heard of the series at all To me however the settings scenes and characters just reminded me of it in an almost non stop kind of wayThe difference between the Gil Girls and Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes though is that I absolutely loved the GG for its hilarious and smart dialogues which Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes lacks It makes a huge difference If Luke's grumpiness wasn't expressed through bittersweet sarcasm I probably wouldn't like him that much either Derek doesn't have a shred of sarcasm in him It's all very serious and emo likeNow that still wouldn't be a total turnoff if he wasn't so selfish and being a total douche to Vera I get the concept of pushing people away to protect yourself from getting hurt again but holy cowThe story is all centered around starting over new and finally finding love and happiness again Sadly though I really didn't feel the sparks between Vera and Derek at all In fact I was secretly hoping she'd run off with another guy to perk up the story a little The Vera Derek romance is told in a stilted and cheesy cliché kind of way She uickly steps back and goes to pick up the light the instant he does their hands touching as they reach for it together It's just beautiful Vera calls out while setting their coffee cups on the hood of his pickup truck Derek looks over his shoulder I was thinking the same about you BarfNow it's not just Derek who's being a twat in this so called relationship After Derek takes off on one of their dates being very upset Vera can't be bothered going after him Which is still okay I suppose but when she later on drives by his house and sees the light on in his apartment he lives above the hardware store and guess what so does Luke she STILL doesn't get out to check on him I don't know about you but that wouldn't be my style if I cared about someoneI love snow and I initially liked the snow obsession which Vera shares with her father She and her sister also carry around a mini magnifier during winter so they can see the snowflakes from up close I've never heard of that before and thought it was a lovely idea However after awhile it gets very redundantVera has the ability to smell and even hear if snow is on its way See who else has the same ability? and Coffee Cakes has a lot of coziness incorporated but it really misses some spice some flavour I didn't care much for the characters and was happy that it wasn't such a long book to read After the two year wait I can only say I was very disappointed Then again if you don't mind a feel good story without any humour and with cliché after cliché added to it I'd certainly recommend it I would also recommend it as a book to read around Christmas time because there are a lot of Christmas vibes in it including a barn full of Christmas decorations Sadly this just wasn't my cup of tea I'm giving it 25 stars

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    SNOWFLAKES AND COFFEE CAKES is a heartwarming story of loss and love hope and happinessThe story is set in the uaint New England town of Addison with a wonderful small town atmosphere The characters are warm likable and realisticVera Sterling recently fired from her Boston newspaper job goes home to Addison for her sister Brooke’s wedding As she’s leaving to return to Boston she discovers an old colonial home on the banks of Addison Cove for sale On an impulse she buys the house and adjoining barn not really knowing what the future holds for herAs she begins to make repairs on the house she meets Derek Cooper whose family owns the local hardware store Derek is a uiet sort of guy filled with grief and guilt over his young daughter’s drowning death five years earlier After losing his daughter and the break up of this marriage Derek exists but doesn’t liveDerek has a ritual each year at Christmas he conducts in honor of his late daughter and the entire community turns out to help This year a terrible snowstorm makes his ritual impossible and Vera does all she can to make the day special just the sameIn the end Vera and Derek discover that life comes at you every day no matter what has happened and you have to learn how to make the most of itSNOWFLAKES AND COFFEE CAKES will swiftly put you in the holiday spirit while inspiring you to reach for your dreams This is a feel good tale that blends family friends and hope for a warm tug at your heart adventure It will have you longing to live in a community like AddisonAuthor Joanne DeMaio has created a setting that uickly pulls you in and holds you spellbound She blends romance with a touch of suspense for a well balanced story that flows smoothly DeMaio weaves bits of snowflake trivia with delightful holiday traditions that will stimulate your sensesGrab a cup of hot chocolate and cozy up to the fire with this magical story that will warm your heart and have you believingFTC Full Disclosure This eBook was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it However receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review

  6. says:

    Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes by Joanne DeMaio Love the author's other works and just by the name I know I am going to enjoy this bookThis book takes place in Addison CT where the countryside is brought to life with the words from the author as the seasons go from one to anotherThe perfect wedding plans in the most perfect snowy location for Brooke and Brett Brooke's sister Vera Sterling has lost her journalism job in the city but has yet to tell anyone As Vera heads back home to the city she is sidetracked from the house with the barn at the end of the historic district and before she knows it she's the new ownerThe story also follows Derek Cooper whose father runs the local hardware store and he works there as the carpenter She finds herself talking to him about what was once a nail hole and will be a major repair now of her old seafaring houseLove hearing of all the local traditions from the apple festival scarecrow voting Christmas light parade of boats At each of the festivals Brooke sets up her tent and sells baked goods where she usually sells out of her coffee cakesLove snow axioms and other trivia and technical facts of snowflakes Vera is also able to find her old school mates at the fair and she learns about Derek's past in the town where they grew upShe lands a job with the local paper part time Not only does Derek grief for his daughter the whole town does as Christmas draws nearVera with help from others restore the barn into The Christmas Barn with the items in the boxes for the tag sale When the snowstorm is due to hit the night of the boat of parades Vera tries to talk Derek into postponing the event He misunderstood whyshe was writing an article about the parade for a Providence paper All money raised that night goes to charity in Abby's name Snow is magical with the wishes upon the winter starsI received this book from the author in exchange for my honest review

  7. says:

    Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes By Joanne DeMaio I want to thank Mary DeMaio for the book for exchange of an honest review of the bookKindle Edition Pages 2095 Stars I have to say that when I saw the email from Joanne DeMaio that she had a treat for all her email followers I was excited to receive the email of the Beautiful cover reveal I was so excited; I knew I had to read this book Vera Sterling has come back home to attend her sister’s wedding Their Father taught them that snowflakes are like little crystal stars to wish upon So on her way back to her empty apartment and no job to go back to Vera puts on the brakes and invests in an old Colonial Home and Barn she remembers as a child When Vera meets Derek there is always than meets the eye He is able to help with fixing the things in the old home The only thing is he is in need of some mending of his ownAs the house becomes a list of fixes she decides she needs to look into income when finding a box of long ago memories of an old Christmas Shop from long ago As she uncovers each treasure wishes and dreams start to come to those in need Joanne as written this with such greatness I am captured by the characters new and old I love that Joanne is able to combine a little bit shore and closeness of friends and family what that true meaning isChristmas is definitely in the air with Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes Grab that blanket and get your cup of coffee and cozy up next to the fireplace and watch the snowflakes fall with this Great Winter ReadMake your Wishes come True with a Snowflake or TwoPlease Follow me atwwwFacebookcomBooksBooksnMoreBooksBooksnMore on TwitterwwwLitLoversBookClubblogspotcom On Blogger

  8. says:

    This is the third book from Joanne Demaio that I have read and reviewed With her first book A Whole Latte Life I was introduced to what I have come to think of as the Joanne Demaio formula Her books all involve a female character at a turning point in their lives A point where they totally uproot the life they have known and choose a different path With her second book Blue Jeans and Coffee Beans I mentioned that it was like slipping on a favorite pair of Keds With this third book Snowflakes and Coffee Cakes it is all still there for me Everything I love about her and her and books In this case the main character is Vera After losing her job as a reporter in the big city she is smitten by a big old country house and barn in her home town On a whim she purchases it It's of course a lovely uaint town in New England perfect for a Christmasy love story She meets Derek the handsome owner of the local hardware store and the sparks begin almost immediately But Derek is carrying around a lot of grief and the Christmas season is particularly hard on him Vera's father a local meteorologist is also prominent in the book His folksy weather reports and snowflakes facts add even charm to the story Yes you can pretty much spot the ending a mile away But that doesn't matter I don't read these books for the ending I read them for the journey The journey which is always pleasant and lovely I feel like her books are easily identifiable I would recognize one even if I didn't know it was hers and for me that is not a bad thing When I want a warm comforting book with a strong female character making life changing decisions with just the right amount of romance thrown in I know where to turn

  9. says:

    Very sweet holiday tale set in snowy New England that made me feel good This is the sort of escape reading to do when you are feeling frazzled young woman figures out her path by going home finds her love starts anew Nicely crafted characters well written

  10. says:

    I just didn't feel a connection to any of these characters and I felt absolutely no connection between Derek and Vera Vera? Seriously? it was an ok book I have another book by this author and I'll try it It just didn't grab my feelings