The story of how an icy blizzard melts an icy heart

A successful restaurateur, an elderly man and a troubled 10-year-old make up the unlikely trio featured in Jim Stovall’s novel “A Christmas Snow.”

As a result, her father abandoned her on Christmas Eve almost 30 years earlier, Kathleen Mitchell no longer observes any of the traditional Christmas celebrations. Sam Mitchell had an important request on his Christmas list: to see his daughter. Ten-year-old Lucy Wright’s mother had passed away and now Lucy is insecure and desperately trying to hold on to her father’s attentions. Struggling with these unresolved emotional issues, Kathleen, Lucy, and Sam come together in a set of unusual and unexpected circumstances.

A blizzard hit the Tulsa area three days before Christmas. The city was without electricity. Kathleen and her two unexpected guests were left devastated, without power, a cell phone with a dead battery, and the garage door frozen shut.

In a surprising chain of events, the strange trio “weathered the storm.” A bonding relationship develops that takes them through an amazing healing process. Jim Stovall weaves together the gifts of faith, friendship, family, and forgiveness throughout history.

Stovall’s writing is sensitive and compelling, full of elements of conflict, surprise, and strong character development.

“A Christmas Snow” promises the reader hope with inspiration and motivation to solve long-standing unresolved relationship problems. A strong message of faith, hope and forgiveness brilliantly written.

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., 978-0768435191,

As reviewed for Midwest Book Review.