Reviewed by Amanda Rofe for Readers' Favorite
Snow Angel by Davalynn Spencer is a romantic Christmas novella set in the late 1800s in a small town in Colorado. A young Lena Carver plays in the snow outside her family's cabin when events tragically take a turn for the worse and she suffers a disfigurement which blights her life. Twenty years later and she is still unwed. Living and working with her brother, the local doctor, Lena has almost given up hope of finding a husband and having children of her own. One day her brother brings home a rugged cowboy who had been badly injured. Wil Bergman, who turns out to be the nephew of one of the townsfolk, had been attacked and robbed. Lena helps care for him while he mends and a spark of interest ignites between them.
This is a delightful story about an unlikely relationship which blossoms out of tragedy and loss. Lena and her brother work hard for the community, often with little reward, so it was lovely to see these good people be given the opportunity for happiness. The fascinating subplot woven around a mysterious stranger, who periodically appears in their midst, serves to make this an even more magical and enchanting read. Davalynn Spencer certainly knows how to craft a special seasonal tale. It was truly heart warming and I was really sad to reach the end. Snow Angel is an ideal book for anyone who wants to indulge in a feel-good novel for the Christmas period or, indeed, any other time of the year.