Book Review: Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne

Book Review: Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne

Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne is the perfect book if you’re looking for the perfect read to curl up by the fire with this winter. This wintry book takes place on a perfect island and the main character is so sweet. This book is so cute and pretty short.

Book Review: Snowed In by Rachel HawthorneTitle: Snowed In
Author: Rachel Hawthorne
Also by this author: Love on the Lifts
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Fiction
Publication Date: November 27, 2008
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Seventeen-year-old Ashleigh is about to experience a lot of things for the first time. 1) Snow. She and her mom are moving from sunny Texas to an icy island in the middle of Lake Michigan, which is completely snowbound. As in, no cars, just sleighs. 2) Small-town life. The icy island? Yep, it’s tiny. Like, 30 people in the whole high school tiny. And scariest of all: 3) Boys. Of course they had boys in Texas. But none of them were as irresistible—or as hard to figure out—as Josh Wynter. And before the snow melts, Ashleigh might also be falling in love …


Book Review: Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne

Snowed In is short and sweet, what I would consider pure fluff. This story is about a girl who moves to a small island with her mom and the adventures she has along the way. There are plenty of cheesy moments in the book, but they actually work well with the story and aren’t unpleasant at all. This is also such a quick read that I was able to read in one sitting.

❀ Small Island Setting

I loved the small island setting in the story! Everyone is friends with one another and there are less than 10 kids per grade in the school. Since it is set in the winter, there are also romantic sleigh rides and cross-country skiing described in the book that made me smile. The main character owns her own bed and breakfast, and that is honestly a dream for me. This whole book just gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling.

❀ Perfect Main Character

I liked Ashleigh as a character. She is very considerate and thinks of how her actions will affect others before carrying them out. She has a good sense of humour and such a fun personality. I also found Ashleigh to be relatable since she is definitely not a morning and can’t go without a cup of coffee. Her last name, Sneaux, is also, while cheesy, super festive, which I enjoyed.

❀ Wintry Book

Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne is a wintry book set on a small island during the winter. I enjoyed the main character and her sweet personality. I would definitely recommend this as it is such a cute and quick read!

About Rachel Hawthorne

Rachel Hawthorne

Rachel Hawthorne is the author of many books for teens, including Caribbean Cruising, Island Girls (and Boys), Love on the Lifts, The Boyfriend League, and Snowed In. She lives in Plano, Texas, with her husband and two dogs.

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10 thoughts on “Book Review: Snowed In by Rachel Hawthorne

  1. NicoleLynn says:

    I loved this book when I first read it! I so agree it’s sweet fluff 🙂 It’s a nice read to return to in the winter months if you’re looking for something quick & sweet. Glad you enjoyed it!

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