Review: A Snowflake at Midnight by Anne Renwick

Posted November 14, 2019 by Jen in Historical Romance, Rating B, Reviews, Romance, Steampunk Fiction Tags: , , , ,

A Snowflake at Midnight
Anne Renwick
Rating: B

What I’m Talking About:

Evie is a librarian for the Lister Institute. She enjoys her job, but looks to helm her own project and take on more work. Ash is one of the botanists at Lister and is completely smitten with Evie. They’ve spent hours together working on a research proposal and now he’s ready to make Evie his bride. But when Evie’s father’s medical condition needs immediate attention, the pair give up their cozy Christmas plans to search for answers in ancient texts. 

A Snowflake at Midnight is a delightful holiday novella set in Ms. Renwick’s Elemental Steampunk world. While fans of the series will recognize some familiar faces, the story is completely standalone and enjoyable for newcomers. I adore Ms. Renwick’s world, filled with interesting inventions, intelligent and driven females, kind and caring men, high adventures, and sexy romance.

The fact that Evie and Ash are established friends before the book starts helps in the relationship building. Right from the start we know that there is a special spark between the pair, just waiting to be ignited. They are both kind and generous people who admire and appreciate the drive to learn in one another. They already realize they work well as a team, and this continues as the search for a cure for her father’s melanoma takes them on an adventure on Christmas Eve. And the lengths that Ash goes to ensure Evie knows how special she is… it’s all very swoon-worthy. 

A Snowflake at Midnight is a joy to read and perfect for the upcoming holiday season. Grab a cup of tea or a mug of cocoa and sit down with this entertaining romance.

My Rating: B, Liked It

About the Book:

A rare manuscript. A midnight promise. A man who would steal them both away.  

Pressured by looming deadlines and an annoying patron, Evie Brown, academic librarian, struggles to find joy this Christmas holiday. Worse, her sick father is ready to abandon treatments and surrender to fate — a decision she refuses to accept. Delving into a medieval manuscript, she searches for answers in the distant past.

For the woman who has stolen his heart, only a perfect proposal will do. Ash Lockwood, botanist, has transformed the rooftop greenhouse into a tropical fairyland. But when Evie begs him to help her harvest mistletoe at midnight, they venture down a different garden path – unaware that danger circles close.

When their plans implode and a murderer threatens their lives, only invention and teamwork will save them.

Release Date: November 12, 2019
Elemental Steampunk Tales #4; Elemental Steampunk Chronicles #3.7
Steampunk Romance, Historical, novella
paperback (202 pages), e-book
Book Source: Author

Purchase Info:
Amazon (affiliate link)

Reviews in the Series:
The Golden Spider by Anne Renwick (Elemental Steampunk Chronicles #1) – Audiobook Review
The Silver Skull by Anne Renwick (Elemental Steampunk Chronicles #2) – Audiobook Review
A Trace of Copper by Anne Renwick (Elemental Steampunk Tale #1; Elemental Steampunk World #2.6) – Audiobook Review
The Iron Fin by Anne Renwick (Elemental Steampunk Chronicles #3) – Audiobook Review
In Pursuit of Dragons by Anne Renwick (Elemental Steampunk Tale #2; Elemental Steampunk World #3.5) – Audiobook Review
A Reflection of Shadows by Anne Renwick (Elemental Steampunk Tale #3; Elemental Steampunk World #3.6)