Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Review and Giveaway: Whiter Than Snow by Sandra Dallas

About The Book:
(from Author's Website)

Whiter Than Snow, Sandra’s ninth novel,opens in 1920 on a spring afternoon in Swandyke,a small town near Colorado’s Ten mile Range. Just moments after four o’clock, a large split of snow separates from Jubilee Mountain high above the tiny hamlet and hurtles down the rocky slope, sweeping up everything in its path including nine young children who are walking home from school. But only four children survive.

Whiter Than Snow takes you into the lives of each of these families. Ultimately, each story serves as an allegory to the greater theme of the novel by echoing that fate, chance, and perhaps even divine providence, are all woven into the fabric of everyday life. And it’s through each character’s defining moment in his or her past that the reader understands how each child has become its parent’s purpose for living. In the end, it’s a novel of forgiveness, redemption, survival, faith, and family.

What I Thought:

This is the first book I read by Ms. Dallas and I was NOT disappointed. (well I was kinda disappointed but not with the story...I'll explain later)

I found the book to be very serious in nature; the subject matter of the story really made you think and at times was just heart wrenching.

Sandra Dallas was able to make you see each place and feel each emotion along with her characters. I found there to be a lot of sadness in the story but a lot of hope shining through. The ending was kinda sad (the disappointing part) but hopeful at the same time.

Overall, it was an excellent read. I'll be checking out more books from Ms. Dallas.

Giveaway:

Thanks to the publisher I'm able to offer one copy to a lucky reader!
-please leave a comment along with your email
-open till July 15th
-US addy only please

-extra entry for following one of my blogs on the sidebar :)

20 comments:

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  3. Sandra Dallas is one of my favorite authors. My favorite so far was Tallgrass.

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  9. I love Sandra Dallas books. My favorite is the Persian Pickle Club.

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