Monday, October 11, 2010

Review: Snow Day by Billy Coffey

Peter and his family just get by on his salary at the factory. Unfortunately, news has spread that an "Exciting Announcement" is coming, and most fear a round of lay-offs. Because they live in such a small town, Peter knows his options are limited. One morning he wakes up and it's snowing. Since his wife and children will be home, Peter decides to call in as well and take a snow day.

I love Christmas books and was looking forward to this one. Unfortunately, this is not the kind of read I prefer. The entire book takes place during one day and each chapter is basically Peter learning a little lesson about life. It's not that these ideas didn't makes sense, but I almost thought it would have made more sense as a devotional, since that's what it really reminded me of. Almost the entire first half of the book takes place at "Super Mart" and that was fine, except that I found one chapter on saying Merry Christmas vs. Happy Holidays strangely out of place and not keeping with the tone of the rest of the book.

This story is very timely, though, with the situation Peter is in. I think many of us can relate to feeling terribly uncertain in the current economy. And I was definitely jealous of the snow! In short this is definitely a book for Christians and it strongly resembles devotional format.

Rating: 2.75/5
Things You Might Want to Know: Christian fiction
Source of Book: Received from publisher for review
Publisher: FaithWords (Hachette Book Group)


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