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Snow Out of Season


Mountainview Books


ISBN: 2940157896270


Two pregnant women, separated by time, each face a decision that could change the future ... and the past ... forever.

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 baby, she hides the news from her husband Wade. 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 1978 who dreams of becoming a professional ballerina. Then she discovers she’s pregnant too. If she keeps the baby, her chances of a dancing career and college are probably over. But if she secretly has an abortion like her boyfriend wants, her life can go on as planned.

While Shannon wrestles with her sanity, Leslie struggles with whether to tell her parents. Each must make a decision that could change the future, and the past, forever.

#1 Amazon Bestseller • Library Journal’s Christian Fiction Debut of the Month (Nov. 2015)

Reviews for Snow Out of Season...

“The story caught me with characters so real I feel I might see them on the street, and it held me with breathtakingly clever storytelling.”

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

“Brunke deftly weaves Shannon and Leslie’s stories to create an astonishing tale with a gratifying ending. The author’s skill at crafting sympathetic protagonists and lively accessible prose helps to make the emotionally intense story line completely engrossing.”

~ Library Journal, Starred Review

“…a beautifully poignant and much-needed story. From the first page until the last, you’ll be drawn into the characters’ lives.”

~ Brandy Vallance, award-winning author of The Covered Deep

“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 . . . Snow Out of Season 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

“A compelling read with a twist! Author Christy Brunke’s skillful telling of a unique story gets five stars from me! The tension kept me turning the pages way past my bedtime.”

~Clarice G. James, award-winning author of Double Header

“Every woman–from 13-90–should read it. Church youth pastors should have it on their shelves. Mothers should read it with their daughters and fathers with their sons.”

~Linda Brooks Davis, award-winning author of The Calling of Ella McFarland

“The story caught me with characters so real I feel I might see them on the street, and it held me with breathtakingly clever storytelling.”

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

“Brunke deftly weaves Shannon and Leslie’s stories to create an astonishing tale with a gratifying ending. The author’s skill at crafting sympathetic protagonists and lively accessible prose helps to make the emotionally intense story line completely engrossing.”

~ Library Journal, Starred Review

“…a beautifully poignant and much-needed story. From the first page until the last, you’ll be drawn into the characters’ lives.”

~ Brandy Vallance, award-winning author of The Covered Deep

“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 . . . Snow Out of Season 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

“A compelling read with a twist! Author Christy Brunke’s skillful telling of a unique story gets five stars from me! The tension kept me turning the pages way past my bedtime.”

~Clarice G. James, award-winning author of Double Header

“Every woman–from 13-90–should read it. Church youth pastors should have it on their shelves. Mothers should read it with their daughters and fathers with their sons.”

~Linda Brooks Davis, award-winning author of The Calling of Ella McFarland

“The story caught me with characters so real I feel I might see them on the street, and it held me with breathtakingly clever storytelling.”

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

“Brunke deftly weaves Shannon and Leslie’s stories to create an astonishing tale with a gratifying ending. The author’s skill at crafting sympathetic protagonists and lively accessible prose helps to make the emotionally intense story line completely engrossing.”

~ Library Journal, Starred Review

“…a beautifully poignant and much-needed story. From the first page until the last, you’ll be drawn into the characters’ lives.”

~ Brandy Vallance, award-winning author of The Covered Deep

“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 . . . Snow Out of Season 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

“A compelling read with a twist! Author Christy Brunke’s skillful telling of a unique story gets five stars from me! The tension kept me turning the pages way past my bedtime.”

~Clarice G. James, award-winning author of Double Header

“Every woman–from 13-90–should read it. Church youth pastors should have it on their shelves. Mothers should read it with their daughters and fathers with their sons.”

~Linda Brooks Davis, award-winning author of The Calling of Ella McFarland

“The story caught me with characters so real I feel I might see them on the street, and it held me with breathtakingly clever storytelling.”

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

“Brunke deftly weaves Shannon and Leslie’s stories to create an astonishing tale with a gratifying ending. The author’s skill at crafting sympathetic protagonists and lively accessible prose helps to make the emotionally intense story line completely engrossing.”

~ Library Journal, Starred Review

“…a beautifully poignant and much-needed story. From the first page until the last, you’ll be drawn into the characters’ lives.”

~ Brandy Vallance, award-winning author of The Covered Deep

“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 . . . Snow Out of Season 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

“A compelling read with a twist! Author Christy Brunke’s skillful telling of a unique story gets five stars from me! The tension kept me turning the pages way past my bedtime.”

~Clarice G. James, award-winning author of Double Header

“Every woman–from 13-90–should read it. Church youth pastors should have it on their shelves. Mothers should read it with their daughters and fathers with their sons.”

~Linda Brooks Davis, award-winning author of The Calling of Ella McFarland

“The story caught me with characters so real I feel I might see them on the street, and it held me with breathtakingly clever storytelling.”

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

“Brunke deftly weaves Shannon and Leslie’s stories to create an astonishing tale with a gratifying ending. The author’s skill at crafting sympathetic protagonists and lively accessible prose helps to make the emotionally intense story line completely engrossing.”

~ Library Journal, Starred Review

“…a beautifully poignant and much-needed story. From the first page until the last, you’ll be drawn into the characters’ lives.”

~ Brandy Vallance, award-winning author of The Covered Deep

“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 . . . Snow Out of Season 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

“A compelling read with a twist! Author Christy Brunke’s skillful telling of a unique story gets five stars from me! The tension kept me turning the pages way past my bedtime.”

~Clarice G. James, award-winning author of Double Header

“Every woman–from 13-90–should read it. Church youth pastors should have it on their shelves. Mothers should read it with their daughters and fathers with their sons.”

~Linda Brooks Davis, award-winning author of The Calling of Ella McFarland

“The story caught me with characters so real I feel I might see them on the street, and it held me with breathtakingly clever storytelling.”

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

“Brunke deftly weaves Shannon and Leslie’s stories to create an astonishing tale with a gratifying ending. The author’s skill at crafting sympathetic protagonists and lively accessible prose helps to make the emotionally intense story line completely engrossing.”

~ Library Journal, Starred Review

“…a beautifully poignant and much-needed story. From the first page until the last, you’ll be drawn into the characters’ lives.”

~ Brandy Vallance, award-winning author of The Covered Deep

“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 . . . Snow Out of Season 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

“A compelling read with a twist! Author Christy Brunke’s skillful telling of a unique story gets five stars from me! The tension kept me turning the pages way past my bedtime.”

~Clarice G. James, award-winning author of Double Header

“Every woman–from 13-90–should read it. Church youth pastors should have it on their shelves. Mothers should read it with their daughters and fathers with their sons.”

~Linda Brooks Davis, award-winning author of The Calling of Ella McFarland