Author: Davalynn Spencer
Genre: Historical Romance/Christmas
Historical Holiday Romance Novella
As a child, she lost something precious at Christmas. Twenty years later, she's about to lose her heart.
Lena Carver works as her physician brother’s medical assistant, housekeeper, and cook despite her disfigurement from a childhood accident. Each year, the Christmas holidays come with contradictions—cherished memories of a mysterious encounter and painful recollections of a great loss. She lives with the belief that she is beyond love’s reach, until a dark-eyed cowboy arrives broken, bruised, and bent on changing her mind.
Wil Bergman wakes in a stranger’s house with a busted leg, a bullet-creased scalp, and no horse. Trail-weary, robbed, and penniless, his dreams and plans for a future are suddenly unattainable. Forced to recuperate in the home of a country doctor, he finds himself at the mercy of a surgeon whose sister’s healing touch has power to stitch up his lonely heart and open his eyes to the impossible.
Reviewer: Nicole Wegscheider
In Davalynn Spencer’s book, Snow Angel, she weaves a fascinating story of a country doctor who discovers an injured man in Piney Hill, Colorado Territory during the 1800s.
Tay Carver, the country doctor brings an abandoned, unconscious patient, Wil Bergmann home for treatment. In a joint effort, Tay and his sister, Lena take care of Wil. I enjoyed how the author created different elements of mystery with regards to Lena and Wil. The story opens with a childhood memory, as a three-year-old, Lena makes many snow angels without a coat and mittens in the winter. Near the end of the story, I learned the rest of the childhood story. What happened to Wil Bergman? Will this cowboy fully recover? As Lena and Wil relate to each other, over a long recovery period, one of life’s mysteries. love, slowly blossoms between the two people. Tay discovers that Wil is a good man. Lena discovers that she enjoys Wil’s company. Wil discovers that he has feelings for Lena. In my opinion, this book would make a lovely gift for the reader who likes old fashion charm and intrigue. I really enjoyed this fascinating discovery story.
Reviewer: Edwina Cowgill
It has been quite some time since I've read a historical novel, but I am so glad I chose to read Snow Angel by Davalynn Spencer.
Ms. Spencer captured the time of the 1860's and shared it in such descriptive language that the readers will find themselves transported back in time. The characters of the book were also so well-written that readers will become involved in the lives of Lena who, due to a freak accident in her childhood that left her hand disfigured, feels no one will ever love her; her brother, Tay, the local doctor and Lena is his housekeeper and assistant in his practice; and the stranger, Wil, who Tay finds robbed and beaten by the side of the road and brings him home to tend to his wounds and give him time to recuperate.
Intrigue and mystery are part of the story found in the older gentleman who appears periodically but plays a pivotal role and in the dog who follows Tay as he brings Wil to his surgery/home.
Snow Angel is the perfect book to read in front of a blazing fire, with a cup of hot chocolate in the midst of the busy Christmas season!
Reviewer: Hanna Olsson
Snow Angel by Davalynn Spencer is a cozy novella to curl up with in the dark. It’s a quick read, easy to get into, and still it doesn’t leave you unaffected! I found myself drawn in by this story after only a few pages. The characters are well-written, and I like the fact that the female main character stands out in the way she does. Definitely something to get you in the Christmas-spirit! 4 stars!