2015 Reading Challenge
36. Dashing Through the Snow by Debbie Macomber
Theme/Topic: book set during Christmas
Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead. At first they drive in silence, but forced into close quarters Ashley and Dash can’t help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there’s even a spark of romance in the air. Their feelings catch them off guard—never before has either been so excited about a first meeting. But the two are in for more twists and turns along the way as they rescue a lost puppy, run into petty thieves, and even get caught up in a case of mistaken identity. Though Ashley and Dash may never reach Seattle in time for Christmas, the season is still full of surprises—and their greatest wishes may yet come true.
This was a light and easy read during the holiday season. While Dashing Through the Snow doesn't compare to some of Debbie Macomber's other works (particularly her series'), it is the perfect pace for a stand alone title. It seems that everybody rushes around during the holiday season, especially the last couple of days before Christmas. I don't know if this is the case for everyone, but when I'm rushing to get stuff done, things tend to go wrong and get in the way. This is exactly what happens in this story. Ashley and Dash may seem like two completely different people, but as the saying goes, opposites attract and they end up falling in love with each other. The story had it's laughable moments and I couldn't put this book down. I enjoyed its bittersweet ending.
Taking this off from Debbie Macomber, what one word do you want to incorporate into 2016? She chose the word joy. My word is change.
Happy Reading and Keep on Writing!