First Flurries

First Flurries

by Joanne DeMaio

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Overview

From New York Times bestselling author Joanne DeMaio comes a novel snow-dusted with love and possibility.

Lindsey Haynes' father once gave her a snow globe with the note: "Unsure where to go? Give a little shake ... and your heart will always know." On a whim, those words lead her to the quaint New England town of Addison. It's a place straight out of a storybook with its twinkling town green, decorated Main Street, and secluded lakeside cabin community.

But an encounter with a dejected doctor named Greg Davis turns Lindsey's days upside down, much like a snow globe in motion. With a little nudge from endearing townsfolk, and a few chance meetings of their own, a magical flurry of emotions suddenly swirls around them.

First Flurries is an enchanting story about finding love and home when you're not even looking. So cozy up and settle in with a tale that will simply capture your holiday heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781723467981
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/08/2018
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 90,697
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Joanne DeMaio is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary fiction. She lives with her family in Connecticut and is currently at work on her next novel.

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First Flurries 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
bgee More than 1 year ago
once again Joanne DeMaio transports you to that magical Christmas town, with wonderful people, love, friendships and snow. I have loved everyone of her Winter Series of book as well as her Beach Series and I hope that she will continue to do what she does best. Hallmark needs to pick her up as all her books could be Hallmark movies. I highly recommend any of her books as an escape for yourself or for a friend.
JerseyGirlBookReviews More than 1 year ago
In First Flurries, author Joanne DeMaio transports the reader to the quaint small New England lakeside town of Addison, Connecticut for a heartwarming Christmas tale of family, friendship, finding a home, and a chance at unexpected love. Lindsey Haynes is the thirty-one-year-old owner of Vagabond Vintage, a traveling tiny house shop on wheels clothing boutique. She's been traveling on an autumn craft fair and flea market road trip through old New England towns and is trying to decide where her next stop will be. With one shake of a snowman snow globe that her dad gave her as a present and the special verse "unsure where to go? Give a little shake ... and your heart will always know," Lindsey decides to stop in Addison, Connecticut, a picturesque and quaint lakeside town where her Uncle Gus lives. Uncle Gus tells Lindsey about the new holiday festival in town, Merry Market, and helps her get a spot for her shop on wheels for the holiday season. Greg Davis is a thirty-five-year-old prominent orthopedic surgeon. The past three Christmas holiday seasons has brought three heartbreaks for Greg. Tired of being only a first date man, Greg decides to stay out of the game of love this holiday season. While backing into a parking spot on the town green, Lindsey was looking at the flurries from the first snowfall of the season, and accidentally backs into Greg's parked luxury sedan. With the help of some well-meaning town cupids, Lindsey and Greg keep crossing paths unexpectedly, can the lovely freespirit and the dejected doctor find love when they aren't even looking for it? First Flurries is a wonderful Christmas story that will tug at the heartstrings and fill the reader with seasonal joy. Author Joanne DeMaio weaves a spellbinding tale set in the quaint New England town of Addison, Connecticut, that captivates the reader's attention with a heartwarming holiday romance. This delightful holiday tale has a rich description of the breathtaking holiday decorated small town setting, holiday traditions, and delicate swirls of snowflakes. Lindsey and Greg find an unexpected chance at love as their story unfolds in a magical way that will make the reader believe in the power of love and friendship, and the joy of the holiday season. There are not enough words that I can express about the simplicity and beauty in which author Joanne DeMaio weaves her wonderful heartwarming and multi-layered stories that are filled with a mixture of love, friendship, family, and life's unexpected special moments, it is simply breathtaking. As the readers follow Lindsey and Greg's story, they will discover that Lindsey's vagabond journey leads her to find the right home, and as for Greg, love blows into his life like one of winter's first flurries, out of nowhere! I would be remiss if I didn't mention how the richly vivid description of the town of Addison is phenomenal, you'll yearn to visit the area and experience the quaint lakeside town's holiday tradition.Ms. DeMaio has a special gift for transporting the readers into every story that she weaves while leaving them yearning for more! First Flurries is an enchanting holiday story full of warmth and comfort that will remind the reader of the magic, joy, cheer, and spirit of Christmas. It is a lovely story that will resonate with the reader for a very long time.
Dollycas More than 1 year ago
Dollycas’s Thoughts We return to Addison and Snowflake Lake right before the holidays. Lindsey Haynes has just pulled into town with her unique little shop on wheels. Her Uncle Gus manages the cabins on SnowFlake Lake and he has the perfect spot to park her Tiny House/Shop when it isn’t parked on the square for the upcoming Christmas event. She is thrilled her snow globe directed her to this charming little town. The snow globe, a gift from her father came with a note – “Unsure where to go? Give a little shake … and your heart will always know.” It hasn’t steered her wrong yet. Dr. Greg Davis has had some bad luck in the romance department so this year he has vowed to turn over a new leaf. He doesn’t need to be in a relationship to enjoy the holidays. Greg and Lindsey happen to meet just when the first flurries start to fall in Addison. Their worlds get all shook up and it may never be the same, especially with a little nudge here and a little push there. I know when I reach for a book by this author I am in for a delightful story so I plan accordingly. Looking at the cover I knew I was going to need a cup or two of hot cocoa and a blanket to snuggle in. The weather here had just turned chilly so it was cooperating as well. Lindsey and her tiny house and snow globe grabbed me right away. I love tiny houses and I could easily imagine living in one myself, only stationary, not traveling the country on a trailer. I must say it is a fantastic idea for a person like Lindsay. We met the Davis family before and this time it is Greg’s story. He decides to reinvent himself, not be so uptight. Changes the way he dresses, quits shaving and trades in his sensible car for a Mustang . . . in the winter . . . in Connecticut. These two are destined for each other but it isn’t going to be easy. I adore the way that Ms. DeMaio tells a story. Everything about her characters and their interactions is believable and genuine. Lindsey’s positive free spirit attitude is refreshing juxtaposed against Greg’s somewhat curmudgeonly take on life. The story unfolds at a comfortable pace and is very well written. She has set this series in a charming locale. The snow globe brings a little magic to the wonderful holiday read. Every scene is described vividly painting delightful images in the mind. Addison, Connecticut is a truly wondrous place to spend the holidays. Romance and Christmas cheer abound. This story will leave your heart warmed and a huge smile on your face. While there are recurring characters all of the books in this series can be read on their own, but you will want to read them all! I highly recommend this snowy escape.
TarynLee More than 1 year ago
Lindsey Haynes is a free spirit who takes direction from a snow globe that her father gifted her with one day. She pulls her small shop the her, that is also her home, as she travels from town to town selling her vintage treasures. After finishing up in one small town she shakes her snow globe and it leads her to the the small town of Addison in Connecticut, which happens to be where her Uncle Gus lives. It's a beautiful town getting ready for Christmas with parties, its annual Merry Market, and an auction filled with a variety of pieces. While heading for the Merry Market to set up her mini shop Lindsey gets excited about the newly falling snow and backs into someone's car. Greg Davis is a local doctor who has decided that he needs some changes in his life. He is tired of dressing the same way everyday, shaving to maintain a clean look, and driving a predictable car. For the last three Christmases he has been unlucky when it comes to love and thinks this year doing it alone is the way to go. In the midst of getting coffee one morning he watches as a tiny home backs up into his car. How could this be happening he wonders and runs to figure out what is going on, that's when he meets Lindsey. Each thinks this is just a simple meeting that will be handled and then back to their perspective lives. Follow along as they are thrown together time and time again and slowly begin to see each other in a new light. Will romance take for Greg or will this be strike four, will Lindsey let love happen or will she be off to her next destination after the holidays? The characters each had a delightful spark that brought them to life and had them dancing across the pages. This was a lovely introduction to this authors work for me that has me excited to pick up more of her work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lindsey Haynes’ father once gave her a snow globe with the note: “Unsure where to go? Give a little shake … and your heart will always know.” On a whim, those words lead her to the quaint New England town of Addison. It’s a place straight out of a storybook with its twinkling town green, decorated Main Street, and secluded lakeside cabin community. But an encounter with a dejected doctor named Greg Davis turns Lindsey’s days upside down, much like a snow globe in motion. With a little nudge from endearing townsfolk, and a few chance meetings of their own, a magical flurry of emotions suddenly swirls around them. First Flurries is an enchanting story about finding love and home when you’re not even looking. So cozy up and settle in with a tale that will simply capture your holiday heart. My Thoughts: Beginning with the magical flurries that surrounded the characters in First Flurries, I was wrapped up in the setting and the moments with the characters. As with all books by this author, I felt immediately connected to the characters, watching from close by as Lindsay settled into Addison with her Tiny House hooked up to her SUV, her Vagabond Vintage Shop enclosed within. The first collision occurred while backing up her bulky vehicle, distracted by an announcement on the radio, and as she connected with a sedan, incidentally belonging to Dr. Greg Davis, from that point on, many subsequent collisions would lead the couple to a strange and almost inevitable connection. But both were fighting their feelings. Greg had an unfortunate history of love connections not quite “getting off the ground,” and Lindsay was constantly moving on to her next destination. Would the magic of the country village during the holidays lead to something more? Or were the two of them destined to hit and miss? This book was one that kept me smiling and wishing for the two of them, and earned 5 stars.
TheBookBag More than 1 year ago
I love Joanne's winter series, set in the beautiful and friendly town of Addison. And to have this one set at Christmas time makes it even more special. I love when the Christmas stories start coming out and this was the perfect story to take me down the path to the holidays. Lindsay travels around in her little house, which also serves as her business. She's carefree and goes where the wind takes her. Or in her case, where the snow globe seems to lead her. When she ends up in Addison, nothing seems to be in her control anymore. She finally feels what it is like to belong somewhere. But is it enough to make her stay put or will she just roll her life out of town? First Flurries is the perfect winter, holiday read—it's short, sweet, and full of the wonderful people of the town of Addison, all of whom I have come to love. I strongly recommend that you take a trip to Addison and see if you don't fall in love with them as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For a free spirited business owner and a down on his luck orthopedic doctor romance is not in their cards until one day they meet during an accident and with the help of a magical snow globe, their friends and family, and numerous run ins with each other they fall in love. This great holiday read made me feel like I was living on Snowflake Lake and enjoying the coziness of the Christmas holidays along with the characters of Addison, CT.
jbarr5 More than 1 year ago
First Flurries by Joanne DeMaio Have read other works by the author and have loved them all. This one starts out with Lindsey and she's driving around towing her tiny house to a new location. As she nears Addison, CT she recalls an uncle there and maneuvers to his location, at the lake. Love how she finds an item because this is what really happens in New England-you leave things for others along the side of the road. He's the man in charge of the cabins in the woods, at the lake. Love his mode of transportation, priceless!. He's set her up so she can show her vintage wares at the green where all the locals are displaying their crafts. Problem is she backs into Dr. Greg's car and things escalate pass that...that is the first of many 'collisions'. She gets advice from Penny about a kiss will tell where your true heart lies and she makes a wish and hopes she gets it for Christmas. Things don't go as planned and are misundersood. Love hearing of the festivities of the town-such a busy night life, sounds beautiful. Like hearing how she lives in her tiny house but it's also her shop of vintage clothes and she also sells them on the net, so resourceful! Love white tail deer trivia-i learn something new every book I read from this author-even new words! Other excerpts from books are included along with highlights of other works by the author. About the author is attached as well. Received this review copy from the author and this is my honest opinion.