Special Feature: Eight Perfect Hours by Lia Louis

Is it really time for Christmas books? The answer is apparently yes. I normally don’t break out my Christmas reads until at least November but I do have a couple of holiday books I wanted to get on your radar before the season got into full swing and this right here is one of them. While this book has a distinctive winter vibe, I am not exactly sure that’s it qualifies as a Christmas book officially.

The summary indicates that this story will explore the romance between two strangers who are stranded together in a blizzard—-in March. So it sounds like this might not be the Christmas romance you were hoping for but it does have a winter feel and even if it’s still a little on the warm side and we are just going into spooky reading season, this book should definitely be on your radar for this upcoming season!

I love stories about the twists of fate. When I was a teenager one of my favorite films was Only You with a young RDJ and Marisa Tomei. The theme of fate was heavily featured in that movie and from then on I just loved books and movies about fate and romance which is why this book sounds so good to me! Fate/destiny also play a big role in this one and I cannot wait to check it out! Early reviewers are praising this one highly so be sure to check it out!

Summary

In this romantic and heartwarming novel, two strangers meet in chance circumstances during a blizzard and spend one perfect evening together, thinking they’ll never see each other again. But fate seems to have different plans.

On a snowy evening in March, 30-something Noelle Butterby is on her way back from an event at her old college when disaster strikes. With a blizzard closing off roads, she finds herself stranded, alone in her car, without food, drink, or a working charger for her phone. All seems lost until Sam Attwood, a handsome American stranger also trapped in a nearby car, knocks on her window and offers assistance. What follows is eight perfect hours together, until morning arrives and the roads finally clear. 

The two strangers part, positive they’ll never see each other again, but fate, it seems, has a different plan. As the two keep serendipitously bumping into one another, they begin to realize that perhaps there truly is no such thing as coincidence. With plenty of charming twists and turns and Lia Louis’s “bold, standout voice” (Gillian McAllister, author of The Good Sister), Eight Perfect Hours is a gorgeously crafted novel that will make you believe in the power of fate. (summary from Goodreads)

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