Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle

Note: This is a recycled post from last year, but I wanted to share the love of this one again since I think it's one to read every holiday season. Also, the cover changed this year from the one on the left (which I love) to the one on the right (which I think is just ok) What do you think?

Rating: 5/5 Stars

Genre: Romance

Release Date: October 2008

About the Book: Let It Snow is a new holiday offering from three popular teen authors. Each author contributed a holiday romance short story to add to the collection. Maureen Johnson starts things off with The Jubilee Express, in which Jubilee (no, not a stripper, but named for a piece in her mother’s collection of the Flobie Santa Village) finds herself stranded on a train in Gracetown in a huge snowstorm. A trip to the Waffle House introduces her to Stuart and friendship, or maybe something more, starts to form. In A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle, author John Green hilariously describes the mission of three friends to get to the Waffle House where a group of cheerleaders are stranded and wanting to play Twister. And Lauren Myracle’s The Patron Saint of Pigs shows that lost love can be found again with the help of Starbucks, angels, and even a pig.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: I’m a sucker for romance any time of the year, but something about the holiday season makes me want to curl up in a nice blanket, drink hot chocolate, and read love stories. Let It Snow is the perfect holiday read. Each story stands well on its own, but it was nice to have a common thread throughout. I loved how the authors found ways to connect all three stories. Characters you meet in the beginning show up later on, and places like Starbucks and the Waffle House are important to all three tales. The only thing I didn’t like was that they were all short stories - I could have kept reading about each of the characters! Let It Snow is a great, warm, fuzzy read for the holidays, so grab some hot chocolate and curl up because you won’t want to stop reading until you’re finished and happily sighing.

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Full Disclosure: Reviewed from personal library copy purchased from Borders


  1. This book has been on my "read whenever there is free time" (which means...hmmm, never?) list since it came out last year. We got it with the older cover with the gift in the red gloves, and I's a fun, eye-catching cover. Much better than the new one!

  2. I loved this one! However, the scene of the guy walking through the snow with only plastic bags for protection creeps me out. It just seems like it wouldn't work and he'd die horribly. (Not what I want in my cute holiday romance.)

  3. I really loved this, too. I like both covers though, I don't really have a preference.


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