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B&H Publishing Group / 2010 / Hardcover
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In the wilds of the Alaskan gold rush, 1897, Ellen Pierce discovers a man she didn't know existed and a renewed dependence on God in a place called loneliness. She'd lost everything-family, her closeness with God, her heart.until the crystal blue eyes of a leader of men stepped up and asked her one question. Will she join the trek to Dawson or stay the winter on an ice-locked steamship full of strangers? Buck Lewis is folk lore in the flesh, but his heart has been rendered asunder. In the land of snowflakes two roads converge. Will he choose the road less traveled?
Christmas 1897. Ellen Pierce and her brother are determined to reach the Alaska gold rush. But when ice stalls their steamship, all seems lost, until Buck Lewis makes a decision: he'll lead all who dare to follow on foot toward Dawson City.
Buck is determined to leave behind a heartbreaking past. No amount of ice or weather will stop him. But he never counted on a woman joining a dangerous wilderness trek--or on falling in love with her.
As their journey unfolds and Christmas approaches, Ellen and Buck discover that the greatest gift of all can't be wrapped in paper and tied with a bow. It comes from, and is received in, the heart.
Come share in a soul-deep romance that gives a joyful reminder of a redeeming God who makes us each unique, yet loves us all the same.
Acclaim for The Snowflake author Jamie Carie:
"A welcome new voice in the inspirational fiction market."
"Carie's talent is to be commended . . . she weaves a beautiful tapestry of historical fact, passion and multi-faceted characters into an engaging plot."
"Jamie Carie's characterization is brilliant . . . a depth and authenticity rarely seen in romance novels."
Jamie Carie is the author of Snow Angel, a ForeWord magazine Romance Book of the Year winner, USA Book News National "Best Books 2007" Awards winner, and 2008 RITA Awards¨ Best First Book finalist. She lives with her husband and three children in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Author: Jamie Carie
Submitted: July 29, 2010
Tell us a little about yourself. Born and raised in Vincennes, Indiana, Jamie is a preacher's daughter. Road trips with her dadto and from Bible studies across Indianawere filled with talks of things beyond earths bounds - creation and the fall, God and Jesus and the rapture, the earthly walk compared to the spiritual walk, and how we are born for more than what we can see or touch. The highlight of those nights was stopping at a truck stop in the middle of the night where her dad would spend a little of the offering basket on two slices of pie and a couple of Cokes. Nothing ever felt so special as a middle of the night slice of pie with her dad. And nothing could stop the writing pouring out of her. Poems, short stories, skits and song lyrics later, Jamie grew up and married. When her eldest son turned five she decided to try her hand at novels. Snow Angel was released by B&H Publishing Group in September 2007 and won the USA Book News Best Books 2007 Awards winner, and 2008 RITA Awards® Best First Book finalist. It was the beginning of her dream career. Jamie has since written several books to great acclaim. Jamie and Tony have been married for twenty-two years and live in Indianapolis, Indiana with their three sons and a giant of a dog named Leo. If she could only say one thing to her readers it would be, "Live the dreams God has destined you for!"
What was your motivation behind this project? The Snowflake started as a short story. I wrote it the same time I wrote my first book, Snow Angel. And like Snow Angel, it is set in Alaska during the gold rush. It was such a joy to revisit the Alaskan gold rush setting and put a Christmas spin on it!
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? As the story developed, I realized that the main theme was loneliness. I think we all have feelings of loneliness at one time or another. And some people, sadly, are truly alone. Can you imagine having no one to spend Christmas with? Ellen struggles with feeling alone in the world. Oh, she has some friends, some co-workers, etc. but she wants that connection with another person that is soul deep. She wants Buck! And while God is present in her life, sometimes He feels close and sometimes He feels distant. I think most of us can relate to that too. I hope by the end of the story, people are filled with warm, Christmas time feelings of hope in the birth of our Savior and the joy of Ellen finding her own unique story.
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