"A fresh Christmas story interspersed with joyful, age-old holiday traditions." --Kirkus Review
"A beautiful and heart warming story that I really enjoyed from the first page. A marvelous thought provoking story for young and 'old' readers" --Beck Valley Books
"This is a rare story that brings us back to the simplicity of other times. The story is of two sisters in the Austrian one of whom acquires a magical candy cane. For her the magic is not quite what she expected." --Amazon Review
The best thing about Christmas for him is... the time we take to make togetherness happen -- the magic that comes from people sharing special moments or memories around a table, around a fire, making crafts or decorating, singing, playing music, telling stories. The anticipation, the aroma of real pine, the little bit of extra patience we offer or receive from others.Never being one single thing, but a whole season of things which when folded all together makes the celebration joyous and memorable.
This year is special because... it will mark the 5th year anniversary of the publication of The Taste of Snow. The book has been very well received by middle readers and their parents, and has won many awards, among them Honorable Mention in the 2015 Holiday Book Festival and Honorable Mention in the 2016 Readers' Favorite Book Awards.