"All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality -- the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape."
--Author Christopher Benson



Monday, October 11, 2010

Snow Day by Billy Coffey

Debut Novel
Faith Words
A Division of Hachette Publishing
Release Date:  TODAY

When you think of Snow Days you think of kids having the day off from school due to a heavy snowfall.  In this book, father of two Peter Boyd decides that since his teacher wife will be staying home will his two children, he will take a snow day too and calls in to work to stay home.  

Things haven't been going well at work, a lot of layoffs and there is a rumor of an "Exciting Announcement" coming soon and Peter knows that is going to mean more layoffs and he will probably be losing his job.

As everyone knows in times of major disaster the rule is to stock up on supplies.  It seems a snow day in Virginia qualifies as one of these times, so Peter is sent out into the storm to the local superstore with quite a list.  This story follows Peter on this journey where he runs into old friends, finds out there really is a Santa Claus, and observes different things throughout his day that helps him not only rediscover the real Peter Boyd but also reaffirms his faith in God and the hope he needs to move on through his life.

If you are a regular reader of my blog you know I haven't been feeling well the past couple of weeks and an incident last week brought my faith front and center.  I am so thankful Brad at Hachette sent me this book to read and review.  It was the perfect book for me to relax and read on Saturday.

Snow Day is a beautifully written book, that shows us God is everywhere and loves us all no matter what we do, or who we are.  It also shows us that sometimes we need to take time to slow down, get out of the daily grind and open our eyes and our hearts to the world going on around us. To truly listen to each other as God's message for us can be found anywhere from an aisle in a huge super store, to the pure joy heard as a little boy sleds down a hill. Sometimes our lives take unplanned  detours and it is important to realize who really has control of our personal road map. You don't need a snow day to reaffirm your belief in God, but sitting down and enjoying this wonderful book gave me the virtual "snow day" I definitely needed.  Maybe you need a Snow Day too!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Faith Words, a division of Hachette Publishing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


RAnn said...

I'll have to add this to the tbr list

Dave and Tami said...

I just finished this book last night. I also thought it was great. When I get around to writing my review I'll add a link to your review. Hope everything is going better for you this week.

God Bless