Author: Ashlyn Mckayla Ohm
Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction
Series: Climbing Higher #1
Pages: 328 Pages
Publisher: Words From the Wilderness
Competitive figure skater Addisyn Miles erased her older sister Avery from her life years ago--back when her skating career led only to bright horizons. But now her dreams have crumbled, and in a small town in the Canadian Rockies, she's seeking answers to the questions she never thought to ask. Surprisingly, though, those answers seem to point her toward a quiet man with a crushing secret…and toward the faith he once followed.
Meanwhile, heartbroken by her younger sister's rejection, Avery Miles left her lonely life in New York and headed toward the sunset. Now, she seeks to bury her painful memories in the peace of the Colorado mountains and the love of the God Who made them. But then she comes face to face with an unwelcome bit of her past--someone who poses the ultimate threat to Addisyn. Struggling against her own darkest fears, Avery must summon the courage to love her sister again…and to find her before it’s too late.
Compelling and captivating, When the Ice Melts is a story of broken dreams, desperate decisions, and the relentless grace of a love that never lets go.
Reviewer: Anna Bottoms
Through Addisyn’s story, we see figure skating beyond the glitter to the hard work, pressure, and behind-the-scenes motives that move through the skating world.
Coming from a difficult background into the spotlight was a dream come true for Addisyn. Her passion for skating pushed her to be the best, give up a loving relationship with her sister, and reach for ultimate success—the Olympics. When another skater edges her out of her chance, what is left? Her entire identity is wrapped up in her skating. Should she stay in a toxic relationship with her coach? Who is she, and what is she supposed to do now?
Throughout her journey, we see God’s gentle care as he orchestrates circumstances that heal her heart and draw her closer to Him. Even though it is a name of God, the one thing that read a bit awkwardly to me was the repeated use of El Shaddai when talking about God. In my reading, it sort of tripped me up when I came to those parts. However, I was invested in this story from the beginning. The emotions, the doubts, and the hope connected with areas in my life. This is what a good writer brings to the table, and I was encouraged by this book.
I was given a copy by the author through Interviews & Reviews. This is my honest opinion of the book.
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