Book: Falling Snow on Snow
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Publication date: December 23, 2016
Length: 88 pages
Reviewed by Meredith
Beck Justice knows holiday sparkle and snappy carols only mask December’s cruel, black heart. He learned that lesson even before he landed on the streets eight years ago, and his recent step up to a tiny apartment and a busker’s permit for Seattle’s Pike Place Market has done nothing to change his mind. But one day in the market, Oleg Abramov joins his ethereal voice to Beck’s guitar, and Beck glimpses light in his bleak, dark winter.
Oleg, lucky to have a large and loving family, believes Beck could be the man to fill the void that nevertheless remains in his life. The two men step out on a path toward love, but it proves as slippery as Seattle’s icy streets. Just when they get close, a misunderstanding shatters their hopes. Light and harmony are still within reach, but only if they choose to believe, risk their hearts, and trust.
This is a holiday read that begins with a heavy blanket of angst. The sadness, I will say, stays through most of the story. The lift, the joy and comfort doesn’t rise until about the last 10% of the book.
I found this book to be majestic in its poetic writing. With the mingling of music and descriptive writing made this book quite beautiful. Beck, a musician who plays his guitar in the market, has had one heck of a rough life. It doesn’t get any better for him until Oleg enters it. His beautiful voice and equally lonely heart pull Beck and him together.
Oleg does have a huge, loving family but it’s a great love he longs for and Beck can offer him that. Now, I hoped for more happiness in this story. It did end on an HEA but I was plagued with so many questions. What would happen to his step dad? What about George? Now, I’m guessing the author leaves us with those questions in the hopes we can put our outcomes into play. But I would have loved just a little bit longer to see what happened there.
It was a very lovely story that was full of angst and emotion.
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