sneauxWell, hell hath frozen over. Or at least New Orleans has frozen over. That doesn’t happen here much. Probably five times in the last thirty years. So, as you can guess, the city has gone crazy. Interstates are closed down. Schools are closed. And I made an Iceman on my car hood. Nice right?

Well it inspired me to write a sneaux inspired post. There is nothing like a good romance, written about a couple trapped in a cabin in the woods, the snow is coming down, there is no way to leave…and romance happens.

But then there are those other books. The books that have ruined your romantic sneaux ideas…and scarred you for life.

When Snow Happens in Bad Literature


First let’s study the fair amount of books with the title of snow. It always blows my mind that authors name books common names. Just try and do a Goodreads or Amazon search for snow. Even if you know the book’s title, it will be hard to find.


Amish Romance

Then there were a few that their titles just through me off, when my first thought is – this is a romance! Then I read the synopsis and got even more confused.

Puppy, Car & Snow — in that order.

Ryan’s entire life changed the night Scott surprised him in a bathroom at a party. Now Ryan’s soulless climb up the corporate ladder has stalled—but his quality life has become a whirlwind of laughter, joy and surprises, thanks to Scotty’s playful, gentle heart.After three years together, they’re going to Ryan’s parents’ cabin to spend Christmas. Snowed in by the weather and locked under the icy glare of his mother’s disapproval, can Ryan show he has found the most profound happiness in the simplest of things?

It is not what you think…

When PR account executive Becca Collins needs snow to come to Southern California, she contacts acquaintance Sam Stone, whose company, The Ice Man, can provide everything from ice cubes to snowflakes. It’s a little awkward, sure, because Sam sort of made a move on Becca and then neglected to make a promised follow-up phone call. Ten months have passed though, and surely they can work together—on a strictly business basis.

But Sam wants so much more than a professional relationship. It’s going to take some explaining and certainly a little loving to warm Becca up to his oh-so-personal plans for her and their future.

I think this was done in a ballet, maybe…if I remember correctly.

Lana Davis hates Christmas because it brings to mind the loss of her husband. But when an old eccentric woman at the nursing home gives her a present as well as advice, her life takes a mysterious turn.

With one shake of a snowglobe magic happens as the Nutcracker Christmas Soldier inside it suddenly comes to life. But can Lana listen to the old woman’s advice about letting the past go and living in the now? And will her Christmas soldier bring her the happiness she’s had locked away inside herself, or will her own fears and guilt keep her living in the past?

A woman trapped in her past and a soldier released from his, come together in My Christmas Soldier.

Then how about some bad covers?

An Unusual Christmas by Mona Risk

Really Bad Book Covers

I saw this one on and thought. Wow. Just wow. The crazy thing is, this cover wouldn’t be THAT bad if they would have just went without the baby, the teddy-bear and snowman. Which makes me wonder, is it covering up something? Did they add the baby as an after-thought? Is it her baby? Is it covering up a UFO? A photobomb of a yeti? I’m intrigued.


City Sidewalks (Christmas Holiday Extravaganza) by Julia M. Toto

City Sidewalk bad cover

Well, first all I can say is the font. Oh that font. Then I feel like a total perv because I’m staring out the window at this couple groping on a sidewalk in the snow with a hula hoop floating over their head and the darkness descending over them! Watch out for the darkness cute groping couple!!!!!!!

A Christmas Tail: A Turn-of-the-century Heartwarming Tale for All Ages byCarlyn McGray & Ben Hopkins


Please tell me that is not dog poop in the bottom corners of that book cover. That might be dog poop. OMG that really might be dog poop. And then how much other stuff can they fit in this cover???