“A village on the coast of Maine holds painful secrets—the kind only the miracle of new love can heal.” SNOW FENCE ROAD by Phyllis Edgerly Ring

Tess Johansen returns to a small town on the coast of Maine after the devastating death of her fiance’. She uses the money he left for her to invest in the Spinnaker Inn, becoming a co-owner with her good friend, Claire, who keeps a watchful eye over the young woman. Tess throws herself in the daily running of the inn where she works herself into exhaustion hoping the hard work will ease her pain and guilt.

Tess runs into Evan Marston, who is harboring his own guilty secrets. As SNOW FENCE ROAD unfolds, we find that their secrets aren’t the only secrets in this little coastal town, and Tess unknowingly sets the change in motion for all.

Phyllis Ring did a wonderful job depicting life in the small town…

I enjoyed the author’s descriptions of life at the inn and Maine has also been on my list of places to visit. SNOW FENCE ROAD has brought that to-do to the top of my list. Phyllis Ring did a wonderful job depicting life in the small town with her descriptions of the houses and stores and landscapes.

There were a number of grammatical errors and at times, I found the story a little cryptic, as though I had been dropped into the middle of conversations. SNOW FENCE ROAD was fast-paced and when it slowed down, I found myself enjoying it. I liked Tess and Evan and throughout the book rooted for them, hoping for their healing and love to take place.

I did enjoy the book, despite the grammatical errors and cryptic conversations, which I think may be the author’s writing style. I am giving the book 4 stars.

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Donna McBroom-Theriot
Writer. Book Reviewer. Southern Lady. Connoisseur of Chocolate. My Life is like an episode of "I love Lucy!" I'm a writer, book reviewer, and a Southern Lady who loves her Sweet Tea. My blog, My Life. One Story at a Time. is where I've been writing short stories since 2009. As luck would have it, the very first short story I wrote was published within months of my writing it. This quote pretty much sums me up: "Deep in my heart, I know there’s no promise I’ll be free from trouble in this life. In fact, I’m usually either getting out of trouble, currently in trouble, or about to meet trouble around the next corner." Well, you know that old saying, "The road to Hell is paved with good intentions" - that road is usually the one I'm on! And, as much I used to mock (we all grow up eventually) the Cajun dialect, 15 years ago, I found myself marrying the sweetest Cajun boy - complete with the requisite white trawl boots and a trawl boat. I love writing stories about the South and life with our two German Shepherds, and the four kids who meander in and out of our lives as they live their own journeys. Most days you'll find me out on the front porch swing, with the dogs at my feet, a tall glass of sweet iced tea close by, and a good book. It's what life in the South is all about. - See more at: