Snowflake Tiara by Angela Breidenbach and Valerie Comer

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What it’s about:

Snowflake Tiara is a unique book with two stories written by two different authors.

From the publisher:
“The Debutante Queen by Angela Breidenbach ~ 1889 (Helena, MT): Calista Blythe enters the first Miss Snowflake Pageant celebrating Montana statehood to expose the plight of street urchins. But if her hidden indentured orphan is discovered, Calista’s reputation and her budding romance with pageant organizer, Albert Shanahan, could both unravel. Will love or law prevail?

More Than a Tiara by Valerie Comer ~ 2014 (Helena, MT): Marisa Hiller’s interest in competing in Miss Snowflake Pageant for the city of Helena’s 150th anniversary is at zip zero zilch when she discovers the official photographer is Jase Mackie. Can Jase make amends for past mistakes and offer her, not only a tiara, but a partner in her crusade to help needy children and families?”

My thoughts:

I really enjoyed both of the stories in this book. Both stories had laugh-out-loud funny moments that made it a fun and enjoyable read. Both stories tugged at my heart-strings with the passion both main characters had for their platform for the pageants. The authors did a wonderful job of collaborating and it read like the two stories were written by the same author. I personally loved the agendas of the two main characters, especially the local organic food from More Than a Tiara. I do think you would have to agree with that issue or you might not enjoy the book quite as much. I think this is a huge issue facing our society that most are not even aware of and won’t be until it’s too late, so I really appreciate reading about it and seeing it brought out for more people to think about and do something about.

I give Snowflake Tiara 4.5 stars out of 5. I definitely recommend this two-story book for those interested in these topics.

About the authors:

Angela Breidenbach:
Angela Breidenbach is a captivating speaker, coach, and author of A Healing Heart, from the Abingdon Press Quilts of Love series, Gems of Wisdom: For a Treasure-filled Life (women’s Bible study and small group book), and countless articles, devotions, and compilations. New books, Snowflake Tiara, coming September 2014; Eleven Pipers Piping, Oct 2014; Charm Chats for Teens; Charm Chats for Women, and Charm Chats for Girls, early 2015. She is certified in mentor/peer counseling as a CTA life coach, as a Stephen Minister, and a weight loss/nutrition/fitness coach. Angela volunteers as the (CAN) Christian Author Network’s president. Angela is owned by #Muse, the feline investigative reporter, whose antics and articles can be found on his new blog, A-Muse-ings on AngelaBreidenbach.com. #Muse also knows social media and visits facebook, twitter, and Pinterest sharing his favorite books and wisdom as the most well read cat in the world with his own hashtag! Angela’s Twitter/Pinterest accounts are (@angbreidenbach) but, sometimes without telling, Muse takes over her social media accounts sharing his conversations between Writer and #Muse!
http://www.AngelaBreidenbach.com

Valerie Comer:
Valerie Comer’s life on a small farm in western Canada provides the seed for stories of contemporary Christian romance. Like many of her characters, Valerie grows much of her own food and is active in the local foods movement as well as her church. She only hopes her imaginary friends enjoy their happily ever afters as much as she does hers, shared with her husband, adult kids, and adorable granddaughters. Her debut novel, Raspberries and Vinegar: A Farm Fresh Romance, won the 2014 Word Guild Award for best contemporary romance by a Canadian author. She injects experience laced with humor into her tales of farm living in this farm lit series that includes Wild Mint Tea and Sweetened with Honey. Valerie also writes fantasy as Valerie R Comer. Find out where food meets faith and fiction at http://valeriecomer.com, where you can sign up for her newsletter, follow her on Twitter, or like her on Facebook.

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