Follow the Snowflakes: A Christmas Novella by Angelina Kerner
Author Name: Angelina Kerner
Book Title: Follow the Snowflakes: A Christmas Novella
Date Published: December 15, 2017
Genre: Chick-lit, contemporary romance
Publisher: KDP Select
At 28, it’s bad to be single. After four years of relationship struggles, Cat is ready to try anything.
That’s when her friend tells her about her class’ Dear Santa letters. One little boy asked for a new mommy, and she suggests Cat meets the kid’s dad, just to see where things go. Cat figures it can’t hurt…until she meets a stranger in the midst of a car accident. The man is handsome with a sad look in his eyes. He still wears a wedding band and she’s not sure his heart’s available, even if he makes her heart race. But, maybe he’s a widower? Cat wonders if she should resign herself to being an old maid, or whether she could possibly be the answer to a little boy’s Christmas wish, unless there’s a third option – a future with the stranger.
Angelina Kerner has made me a fan of novellas even though they’re not usually my book of choice. She has a unique ability to make you feel something for the characters she creates in a really short period of time. This was cute, sweet and light, totally ideal for this time of year.
Cat was a quirky and fun heroine, she marches to the beat of her own drum and I really liked her. I don’t want to discuss the plot because it’s so short, but the blurb gives you enough of an idea of what to expect. I will say that a little boy asking Santa for a new mommy is just about the sweetest thing ever! This was a bite sized treat of a book with warmth, humor and romance, absolutely precious.
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the author for my review copy.
Angelina Kerner’s writing career started at a young age when she discovered that her creativity could be channeled through a bit of ink and paper.
She moved around during her younger years from Novosibirsk and Kaluga Russia to finally settle in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. This startling contrast between the fierce snow of Siberia and the bright sun of the American West is a crucial source of inspiration and humility: the forces of people is to be found not only in their spirits, but in their land too.
Angelina’s curiosity in the human condition led her to pursue courses in psychology and blossomed into a master’s degree in Topographical science. It was with a burning fire that she rejected the status quo offered to her generation, and after many meaningless jobs, she decided that writing could be the canvas in which she could express this dichotomy. While working full time behind counters and registers, she persisted in supporting her family, her full-time coursework, and her creative dreams.
She dared to believe in her talents, and most importantly, in her ability to make a real mark on this world.
Like any creative soul, there was time for doubts, self-loathing, and loneliness, but never fear. She worked on countless experimental narratives, universes, genres, until her voice crystallized into her first published narrative. She is now the author of Deity’s Soulmate and Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted. Her next project involves a competition for a beautiful phoenix. Angelina currently divides her time between her family, work, writing, lots of cats, and two celestial dragons.