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Snow Out of Season


Mountainview Books


ISBN: 2940157896270


Available December 1, 2015


Two pregnant women separated by time . . . Are they more connected than they know?

Shannon Henry is just starting to put her life back together after the death of her infant daughter when she discovers she’s pregnant again. Afraid of losing another child, she hides the news from her husband Wade at first. When her doctor presents her with the choice of either raising a child with Down Syndrome or terminating the pregnancy, Shannon is torn. Then things strangely start going missing—their wedding picture, a bracelet with charms for their three children, Wade’s clothes on the floor which she’s always complained about. And why is she having nightmares about losing her husband?

Leslie Gardner is a high-school senior in 1979 who dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, but she discovers she is pregnant too. If she has the child, her chances of a dancing career and college are over, but her friend shows her another option. If she secretly has an abortion like her boyfriend wants, her problems will be over and her life can go on as planned.

While Shannon wrestles with her sanity, Leslie struggles with whether or not to tell her parents. Each must make a decision that will alter both the future and the past forever.

Reviews for Snow Out of Season...

As its title promises, Snow Out of Season beautifully illustrates that what first appears as an unwelcome burden, promising a woman’s undoing, may in the end prove to be her cherished legacy. The story caught me with characters so real I feel I might see them on the street, and held me with breathtakingly clever story telling. All good novels perfectly pirouette full circle, and Ms. Brunke brings us satisfyingly, emotionally home.

Sandra Byrd, bestselling author of To Die For and Mist of Midnight

From the very first page of Snow Out of Season, I was pulled into the story and captivated by the author’s ability to express the depth of pain a parent feels when losing a child. The author uses daily conflicts and the process of decision-making of “real people” as she intertwines the two main characters, Shannon and Leslie, from two different time periods. Snow Out of Season intriguingly allows one to see the difficulty of making choices, and how making those choices can bring different results, results that can change the lives and futures of others forever.

Connie Gibson, author, international speaker, and award-winning English professor

Once in a while you have a moment with a friend that feels like a gift. Maybe over a cup of coffee, or at a kitchen table, you get to see their true heart and the deep questions that are weighing them down. Snow Out of Season felt like such a moment for me. Christy Brunke has written a beautifully poignant and much-needed story. From the first page until the last, you’ll be drawn into the characters’ lives. And, just like time spent in meaningful conversation with a real friend, when you close this book, you’ll come away pondering with a full heart.

Brandy Vallance, award-winning author of The Covered Deep

As its title promises, Snow Out of Season beautifully illustrates that what first appears as an unwelcome burden, promising a woman’s undoing, may in the end prove to be her cherished legacy. The story caught me with characters so real I feel I might see them on the street, and held me with breathtakingly clever story telling. All good novels perfectly pirouette full circle, and Ms. Brunke brings us satisfyingly, emotionally home.

Sandra Byrd, bestselling author of To Die For and Mist of Midnight

From the very first page of Snow Out of Season, I was pulled into the story and captivated by the author’s ability to express the depth of pain a parent feels when losing a child. The author uses daily conflicts and the process of decision-making of “real people” as she intertwines the two main characters, Shannon and Leslie, from two different time periods. Snow Out of Season intriguingly allows one to see the difficulty of making choices, and how making those choices can bring different results, results that can change the lives and futures of others forever.

Connie Gibson, author, international speaker, and award-winning English professor

Once in a while you have a moment with a friend that feels like a gift. Maybe over a cup of coffee, or at a kitchen table, you get to see their true heart and the deep questions that are weighing them down. Snow Out of Season felt like such a moment for me. Christy Brunke has written a beautifully poignant and much-needed story. From the first page until the last, you’ll be drawn into the characters’ lives. And, just like time spent in meaningful conversation with a real friend, when you close this book, you’ll come away pondering with a full heart.

Brandy Vallance, award-winning author of The Covered Deep

As its title promises, Snow Out of Season beautifully illustrates that what first appears as an unwelcome burden, promising a woman’s undoing, may in the end prove to be her cherished legacy. The story caught me with characters so real I feel I might see them on the street, and held me with breathtakingly clever story telling. All good novels perfectly pirouette full circle, and Ms. Brunke brings us satisfyingly, emotionally home.

Sandra Byrd, bestselling author of To Die For and Mist of Midnight

From the very first page of Snow Out of Season, I was pulled into the story and captivated by the author’s ability to express the depth of pain a parent feels when losing a child. The author uses daily conflicts and the process of decision-making of “real people” as she intertwines the two main characters, Shannon and Leslie, from two different time periods. Snow Out of Season intriguingly allows one to see the difficulty of making choices, and how making those choices can bring different results, results that can change the lives and futures of others forever.

Connie Gibson, author, international speaker, and award-winning English professor

Once in a while you have a moment with a friend that feels like a gift. Maybe over a cup of coffee, or at a kitchen table, you get to see their true heart and the deep questions that are weighing them down. Snow Out of Season felt like such a moment for me. Christy Brunke has written a beautifully poignant and much-needed story. From the first page until the last, you’ll be drawn into the characters’ lives. And, just like time spent in meaningful conversation with a real friend, when you close this book, you’ll come away pondering with a full heart.

Brandy Vallance, award-winning author of The Covered Deep