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Snowstorm of Secrets

“Blizzard at the Blue Ridge Inn” by Pat Nichols is a heartwarming tale filled with unexpected twists and turns. Set against the backdrop of a charming North Georgia inn and an unforeseen snowstorm, the story introduces us to Amanda, Erica, and Wendy—three women whose lives intersect in surprising ways as they confront their past secrets and uncertainties.

As the narrative unfolds, we witness Amanda’s desperate attempts to salvage her failing marriage, Erica’s suspicions of her husband’s fidelity, and Wendy’s shattered dreams of impending motherhood. Stranded at the Blue Ridge Inn during the snowstorm, the women form an unlikely bond, transcending their differences in personality and circumstance. Through shared experiences and heartfelt conversations, they begin to unravel the lies of their pasts and embrace the healing power of friendship.

The author expertly navigates the complexities of human relationships, exploring themes of love, forgiveness, and redemption. The characters are richly developed, each grappling with their own insecurities and vulnerabilities. Meanwhile, the cozy setting of the Blue Ridge Inn comes to life through the author’s vivid descriptive prose, immersing readers in the wintry landscape.

Filled with unexpected twists and turns, “Blizzard at the Blue Ridge Inn” is a captivating read that will appeal to fans of women’s fiction and stories of resilience in the face of adversity.

I give this book a 4 out of 5 stars.

 

Blizzard at Blue Ridge

Note: I received a copy of this book from the author and was not required to write a positive review.

Blizzard at Blue Ridge Inn is on Tour with Celebrate Lit.

Author: Pat Nichols

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Release Date: January 21, 2024

Three strangers stranded in a North Georgia inn confront lies from their pasts and experience the healing power of friendship.

Amanda Sullivan is desperately trying to save her crumbling second marriage. Will celebrating her ninth anniversary with her husband in Blue Ridge breathe new life into their troubled relationship?

Erica Parker suspects her husband is unfaithful. She vows to learn if her distrust is real or imagined.

Wendy Peterson can hardly wait for the birth of her baby with her wealthy husband until a shopping spree in the quaint tourist town shatters everything.

When a once-in-a-century snowstorm blankets the country and delays their husbands’ arrivals, the perfectionist, the peacemaker, and the socializer find themselves alone at the historic Blue Ridge Inn. During two days of isolation, they overcome the differences in their ages and lifestyles to discover they have a lot in common. As the temperature rises and the snow begins to melt, a stranger delivers shocking news. Their stay at the inn is no accident.

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About the Author

Blizzard at Blue Ridge Inn

Award-winning author, Pat Nichols is proving it’s never too late to follow your dreams. Nine years after retiring from a twenty-seven-year corporate career with an international beauty company, her love for writing resurfaced and prompted her to launch career number two as a novelist. Now she draws on her experience to write stories with tension-laced challenges and heart-warming triumphs. The Secret of Willow Inn is a 2020 Selah Award winner. Starstruck in Willow Falls is a NGCWC Georgia Peach Award winner. Her short story The Vet and Valentine Day also won a NGCWC Georgia Peach Award.

Pat is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Word Weavers International. She has been featured on WATC Television Atlanta Alive, in Southern Writer’s Magazine, and in Voyager Magazine.Magazine.Magazine.Magazine.Magazine.

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Nestled in Chattahoochee National Forest, Southern Living Magazine named Blue Ridge, Georgia as one of 2022 South’s Best Mountain Towns. The first time my husband and I visited the town, we were impressed with the galleries, shops, Scenic Railway, and the friendly vibe. Although I was writing a series set near Savannah, the idea of Blue Ridge staring in a new series took root. When I finished writing the last book in the Butler Family series the idea had blossomed.

Another trip to the iconic town. This time to identify a setting for book one about Amanda, Erica, and Wendy, strangers who find themselves stranded in a cozy inn during a blizzard. We found the Blue Ridge Inn Bed and Breakfast. Perfect! I pressed the front-door buzzer. When I explained my mission to the woman who responded, she took my number and promised the owner would contact us. An hour later John Lavin met us on the front porch. He graciously gave us a tour and shared the 1890 Victorian home’s history.

Writing a fictional story set in a historic inn steps from the train depot and downtown Blue Ridge was inspiring. In fact, I’ve dedicated Blizzard at Blue Ridge Inn to John and guests who stay at the inn. In June, my husband and I plan to spend our anniversary in the suite reserved for Erica. We’ll ride the train and enjoy dinner at the Black Sheep restaurant, a scene in Blue Ridge series book two. By that time, book three will be finished. Then on to book four.

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To celebrate her tour, Pat is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

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