Thursday, February 8, 2018

Review : Snow Falling by Jane Gloriana Villanueva

*Warning: This review may contain spoilers. Read at your own risk.

Adams Media

Release DateNovember 14, 2017
Pages: 240
Source: Own

The Story:

It’s been a lifetime (and three seasons) in the making, but Jane Gloriana Villanueva is finally ready to make her much-anticipated literary debut!

Jane the Virgin, the Golden Globe, AFI, and Peabody Award–winning The CW dramedy, has followed Jane’s telenovela-esque life—from her accidental artificial insemination and virgin birth to the infant kidnapping and murderous games of the villainous Sin Rostro to an enthralling who-will-she-choose love triangle. With these tumultuous events as inspiration, Jane’s breathtaking first novel adapts her story for a truly epic romance that captures the hope and the heartbreak that have made the television drama so beloved.

Snow Falling is a sweeping historical romance set in 1902 Miami—a time of railroad tycoons, hotel booms, and exciting expansion for the Magic City. Working at the lavish Regal Sol hotel and newly engaged to Pinkerton Detective Martin Cadden, Josephine Galena Valencia has big dreams for her future. Then, a figure from her past reemerges to change her life forever: the hotel’s dapper owner, railroad tycoon Rake Solvino.

The captivating robber baron sets her heart aflame once more, leading to a champagne-fueled night together. But when their indiscretion results in an unexpected complication, Josephine struggles to decide whether her heart truly belongs with heroic Martin or dashing Rake.

Meanwhile, in an effort to capture an elusive crime lord terrorizing the city, Detective Cadden scours the back alleys of the Magic City, tracking the nefarious villain to the Regal Sol and discovering a surprising connection to the Solvino family.

However, just when it looks like Josephine’s true heart’s desire is clear, danger strikes. Will her dreams for the future dissolve like so much falling snow or might Josephine finally get the happy ever after she’s been dreaming of for so long?
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One-word ReviewMOVING

Opening Line:

Josephine Galena Valencia always did things the right way and in the right order.

My Review

Snow Falling is so near and dear to my heart because it is based on my current favorite show, Jane the Virgin. So-naturally -- Snow Falling was an automatic pre-order the moment I found out it was coming to print.

And I am glad to say 
Snow Falling was worth it!

The plot 
Snow Falling of is intriguing to say the least. Robbery barons, murder, a crimelord, torrid affairs, true love and more! The story is set in 1902 Miami. A dreamer and hardworker who likes to play it safe, Josephine is a waitress at a prominent hotel working towards her dreams. She has a plan, for everything. Until one steamy night in a railcart with the owner of the hotel she works at, throws a wrench in her well laidout plans. With Martin.

When Josephine finds out she's pregnant with Rafe's child.

True love is put at stake. Will Josephine do what it takes to keep it? Will Josephine forsake steadfast Martin for the dashing Rafe, the father of her baby?

Snow Falling  we see the story between Martin and Josephine we should have had with Michael and Jane on the show. By the end of the book, the fans of #TeamMicheal get to see his Happily Ever After with Jane. 

All in all, I ate Snow Falling right up! The story was endearing, sweet and full of love. A brillant dedication to Michael/Martin's memory.

Character Breakdown:

Martin Cadden  - The perfect novel embodiment of my beloved Michael Cordero! Kind, patient, loving. Husband material. 

Rake Solvino -  He is the novelized verison of Rafeal Salino. He is the mysterious, rich bad boy you just can't stop yourself from fantasizing about.

“The man was tall, dark, and handsome. Way too handsome. Way too dangerous, she corrected herself as she took in the sight of him.”

Meet the Author:

Jane Gloriana Villanueva
A lifelong fan of romance novels and telenovelas, Jane Gloriana Villanueva has worked as a publisher’s assistant at Silver Horizons and dating columnist for Cosmopolitan online. She is now thrilled to be publishing her first novel. Snow Falling is a sweeping historical romance based on Jane’s now-notorious true story of being accidentally artificially inseminated as a Catholic virgin, becoming the target of the nefarious crime lord Sin Rostro, and ultimately marrying her true love who died tragically young. Jane’s life, loves, trials, and tribulations can be followed on The CW's hit television show Jane the Virgin.

***Check out Jane Gloriana Villanueva's website for more information about her and Snow FallingHERE
Happy Reading!


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