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Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent is a super quick read and is made up of two short stories in which are set around Christmas and New Years. I found myself lost in the pages and truly enjoyed both stories and was wishing they were longer. In the first story Noelle’s Promise we have Noelle she hates the holidays but has promised her boyfriend and lilly his daughter that she will spend the Holiday them. She makes it through the party until a family member gets loud which brings back memories from her childhood. What does the future hold for Noelle? In the second story Eve’s Hope. Eve doesn’t like the holiday either and New Year’s eve is no exception. But when her heat goes out she accepts her neighbors invite over to his party. Find out what happens next in this must read.i look forward to reading more from this Author.

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Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent – Review by Netania Lim

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is a lovely read for the holiday season, with two heartwarming tales to get you in the mood (plus there’s snow!). Although a quick story with little plot, the way the backstories of the main characters were revealed and the way this played out into the character development was delightful. This was a warm book and super quick and easy to read. I would have loved them to be a bit longer. Nevertheless, the characters were relatable and well-written, and the stories were interesting. A sweet holiday novella.

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Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent – Review by Kayla Interdonato

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

These two stories were the perfect way to kick off the holiday season. The author did a wonderful job illustrating how past experiences should not dictate current life experiences, which is a great lesson for readers to learn. The first character Noelle had to overcome her past anxieties to be able to celebrate new traditions with her boyfriend. I feel like I related with Noelle the most because I also deal with anxiety and the holiday season can be a very trying time. The second character Eve had to learn how to break her holiday bad luck by going to her neighbor’s New Years Eve party. These two stories were a quick afternoon read that left me feeling uplifted and in the holiday spirit.

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Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent – Review by Michelle King

Running In Snow, A Holiday NovellaRunning In Snow, A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Running In Snow consists of two short, sweet novellas that I thoroughly enjoyed! It was absolutely perfect for a quick afternoon reading break!

Story One is Noelle’s Promise. This is about a woman who had something bad happen as a child that resulted in her never, ever celebrating Christmas in any way. She avoids all this Christmas cheer like it’s the plague! This year, against her better judgement, she has agreed to spend the holiday with her boyfriend and his family. Can she get through one week without being overwhelmed with tragic memories? Can she get through one week without making these people think she’s completely crazy??? Noelle and Logan are such a great couple!

Story Two is Eve’s Hope. This is about a woman who swears she is cursed and refuses to leave the house on New Year’s Eve and refuses to drive ANYWHERE in the snow! So what is a girl to do when her heater breaks in the middle of a freak Atlanta snowstorm that happens to be on New Year’s Eve??? Head over to the HOT neighbor’s house is what! Will her curse continue or will things change at the stroke of midnight?

Both of these stories were beautifully written and pulled me in. You know it’s a great story when you are completely absorbed in it and can feel an emotional pull to the characters in a book that only takes about an hour to read! These stories will leave you with feelings of hope and happiness which is something we can all use this time of year and always!

Reviewed by @chellek44

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Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent – Review by Charlotte Isaacs

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Two lovely festive stories sure to make anyone feel some good holiday cheer.
Noelles Promise made me both smile and cry, and thankful for the love and family I have in my life.
Eves Hope gives you just that; hope. Amazing things can happen when you least expect them to, and this story made me feel warm and fuzzy from start to finish.
Brilliantly written and a great way to get into the holiday spirit!

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Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent – Review by Shani Kenny

Running In Snow, A Holiday NovellaRunning In Snow, A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Noelle has faced a tragedy at a young age that has left her a bit anxious about the holidays as she’s gotten older. For her, they hold very bad memories along with the wish to just skip them altogether. She’s been lucky enough to have met a man who not only respects her wishes but doesn’t push to hear the reasons behind it. Within a visit to his family during the holidays she is confronted with her past, faced with the reality of what the bitterness and sadness can do to her in time as well as how deep her love runs for her boyfriend. Can that love help her overcome the bad?

Eve has had a good life, enjoying her relationship, work and is happy. But new years eve has been a day of unease for her since she was dumped. She’s content with keeping to herself on that day and hiding from the world. Instead, her house works against her and makes it difficult. When she decides to take a chance with an offer to spend time with her neighbor it isn’t what she expected. She’s faced with yet another bad memory in the making, realizes she misjudged and has to decide if its time to turn it all around. Can she open up her heart again to find a happy memory?

With short stories its sometimes difficult to capture the true essence of a character’s story from the background, to the present. However, I didn’t experience any lacking of depth in either story. I felt a connection to them both of the women, they’ve had to conquer some pretty bad moments. I loved their journey and had a few aww moments along with a tear or two for Noelle. This may be a quick read, but it’s such a good one! It’s the perfect pairing for some hot cocoa, a blanket, the book and some quiet. Which is exactly what I did.

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Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent – Review by Lucy Berson

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Running In Snow, A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent.
This was a novella made up of two short stories that take place on Christmas and New Years Eves. My only issue with reading a novella is that I never get enough.

Noelle’s Promise
Noelle has vowed not to celebrate the holidays again except now she has Logan in her life. Now she will be spending Christmas with Logan and his family. Can her holiday be happy or will her memories come back and ruin it for her.

Eve’s Hope
Eve doesn’t like New Years, it is always an unlucky night for her. When an unforeseen incident happens and she end up at her neighbors before midnight,will this be a New Years Eve to remember or will her bad luck strike again?

This novella was a quick, wonderful read. I enjoyed it a lot.

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Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent – Review by Michelle Mulvey

Running In Snow, A Holiday NovellaRunning In Snow, A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

2 short novellas by Renee Regent will leave you with a smile on your face. Both of these novellas are sweet happy reads just in times for Christmas that you will love

Noelle has had a rule to never celebrate Christmas since she was a little girl. She never does gift exchanges with friends or coworkers but this year she was invited to her boyfriends family celebration. She feels a bit uncomfortable for a little while until the moment arises and she goes running. To many memories are brought back to the surface and she cannot handle it. Will she make it back to Logan and have a happy ending or was this trip a big mistake. Loved this book. Loved the characters…and you will too!

Eve’s Hope
Last year Eve had a horrible New Year’s Eve so this year she plans on staying home in comfy clothes watching an X-Files marathon. Now she finds herself bundled up in her warmest clothes including a parka because she has no heat and no one is able to come fix it for her. Suddenly, her hot neighbor knocks on the door and invites her over to his house for a little get together. She wants to decline because it is a last minute invite but at least he has working heat.
The last person she expects to see over at Kirks house is a guy she had spent a night with not to long ago. She tries hiding from him but somehow he found her and was harassing her about getting together again. Can this New Year’s Eve get any worse? Sure it can but it can also get a lot better.

2 great reads you will be glad you read. Renee Regent is an amazing author and these novellas are no different from her great writing style.

review by @xchellex

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Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent – Review by Lisa Helmick

Running In Snow, A Holiday NovellaRunning In Snow, A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a short book with two holiday stories inside. They are both quick reads with interesting characters. One covers the Christmas season the other New Years. Both ladies want to stay home and not celebrate. But the wonders of the holiday season are against them.

I enjoy books like this for the winter. They give me a light hearted feel and who doesn’t want to smile during the season

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Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent – Review by Liz Vrchota

Running In Snow, A Holiday NovellaRunning In Snow, A Holiday Novella by Renee Regent
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

One of my favorite things about the holiday season is getting to devour sweet and soul-warming novellas that center around the magic of the season. Running In Snow: A Holiday Novella, is just that. Two heart and soul warming short stories that bring to life the promise of hope. I loved that these books were taken from the experiences of the author and spun into the stories. It made them seem just a little bit more magical.

Noelle’s Promise:
This lovely novella brings us the story of Noelle. Noelle has a history of bad Christmas memories and is determined to avoid celebrating the holiday forever. Things soon start to look like that is not going to be an option since she has developed a relationship with her boyfriend Logan. Him and his family convince her to give it one more shot. Nothing of course comes easy and the past begins to rear its ugly head. Will Noelle run and avoid the feelings that come to head or will she face the past long enough to bury it and start anew? This was a sweet and short novella, almost making me want a tad more. I think a lot of that has to do with how much I enjoyed Noelle’s character. I feel like she has even more story in her, or just maybe one with a tad more detail, but for the holiday novella idea this covers everything.

Eve’s Hope:
Eve of course is the main gal for this novella. She was a bit more light-hearted of a read. Even doesn’t enjoy New Year’s Eve, in fact she thinks the whole thing is just jinxed for her and she does everything in her power to keep herself in a safe and neutral space for this one evening. Of course we need a sweet twist to make that interesting so things don’t quite go as Eve had hoped they would. Will she be able to embrace the ideas of NYE and start new memories that will be worth celebrating? I think this one has to be my favorite of the two and again I would have to say I would love more of Eve as well.

Review by @lizaileen
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