02 December 2016

Tour & GIveaway: Ordinary Snowflakes (Rock Creek Christmas) by Jennifer Rodewald

Ordinary Snowflakes (Rock Creek Christmas) by Jennifer Rodewald.
Audience/Genre: Adult, Christian, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Novella.
Publication: November 7th 2016 by Rooted Publishing.
Someone has noticed me. A secret admirer? A man with a good heart, who sees how much I actually need help, even though I never admit it? Maybe this is the beginning of a beautiful story—a romance full of hope and second chances and love.


A secret Santa gift left on Kale Brennan’s front porch opens up a fresh view of her ordinary life, and perhaps of God. Maybe she does matter. Maybe God sees her—as does a new-to-town music teacher who has her seven-year-old daughter gushing and her own knees
​buckling with his killer smile. But as Kale embraces new possibilities, a staple in her life—a man who is kind and steady, not to mention necessary for her injured daughter’s recovery—also snatches her attention in an unexpected way. Will the one pursuing her with his secret gift and kind gestures be the one her heart longs for in the end?

I did not expect this novella to pack such a big punch! I found myself sobbing by the end. The message is clear. We are loved, we matter, and we are not ordinary!

Kale had a daughter that had an unfortunate accident that would carry many surgeries, pain and physical therapy for some time. Sydney’s father (Sydney is the daughter) left Kale and his daughter to deal with this themselves. Kale has locked her heart and focused on Sydney and working to pay for the bills. Kale loves her daughter. She feels guilt that she isn’t the perfect mom.

It’s winter and it snows a lot there. One morning Kale opens the door to find her driveway shoveled and a small gift at the door. Kale hasn’t a clue who would do this. Who would notice her? She doesn’t feel worthy to find out who would do this for her. She feels ordinary. She also doesn’t want to open the gift. She is afraid. So she doesn’t open it until near the end.

Sydney’s Physical Therapist is Joe. He has been there to help Sydney and Kale through it all. He also is Kale’s dad’s physical therapist.

At Sydney’s school is a traveling music teacher. He notices Kale and takes her out. Kale’s knees go weak around him. But the more they are together, the more her mind goes to Joe. Then the ever present Joe seems to be missing more. Sydney and Kale notice it. Their lives aren’t as bright without Joe around. But Kale still feels guilty at every turn and she is struggling internally to know what to do. She turns to prayer.
I love this book. I love the Christian themes. I love the messages. I love the characters. I love the symbolism. I didn’t love going through so much tissue!

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Jennifer Rodewald is passionate about the Word of God and the powerful vehicle of story. The draw to fiction has tugged hard on her heart since childhood, and when she began pursuing writing she set on stories that reveal the grace of God.
Jen lives and writes in a lovely speck of a town where she watches with amazement while her children grow up way too fast, gardens, and marvels at God’s mighty hand in everyday life. Four kids and her own personal superman make her home in southwestern Nebraska delightfully chaotic.
She would love to hear from you!

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