Jonquils in the Snow

Rated 4.55/5 based on 11 reviews
Her fiance skipped town two days before the wedding. Two years later Miranda Stevens is ready to move on. Brady Watson’s anger toward the driver responsible for his wife's death three years ago has turned into grief. Will Miranda help Brady find the strength to relinquish the past and embrace a new beginning? Can the answer be found in something as simple as a cluster of Jonquil blooms? More

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Language: American English
ISBN: 9781452348131
About Laurean Brooks

Hi there, wonderful readers!

My name is Laurean Brooks, And I LOVE it when a story comes together!

I live in rural northwest Tennessee, a stone's throw from the Kentucky state line. Besides writing, I enjoy singing in the choir, reading, browsing flea markets with hubby, and walking in the woods with my two loveable Labs, Yipper and Riley.

After a fifth grade teacher announced to the class, "Someday, Laurie will become an author," I itched to create spunky, unique characters and outlandish situations--always with humor.

I'll introduce you to charming heroes who live to ignite the tempers of spitfire heroines, and to sassy heroines who are always ladies...though they do frequently choke on their own shoe leather.

You can be assured that all my stories will have a G rating. So snuggle up with your daughter, download a story, and get caught up in a sweet romance. Laugh, cry, relax, and enjoy!

Keep checking back. My shortstory "Jonquils in the Snow" will soon be posted here at Smashwords. I loved writing this one. The words flowed like honey. Hope your reading enjoyment equals mine while writing it.

JOURNEY TO FORGIVENESS, a historical, inspirational romance set in 1938, and released by White Rose Publishing in 2009, is Laurean Brooks' debut novel.


"Can a young woman with a haunted past embrace a future with the charming man who has stolen her heart? But is that all he has stolen?"

Journey To Forgiveness has received 5-star reviews at "You Gotta Read book reviews" and "Review Your"

Read a synopsis and see the beautiful book trailer on Laurean's Lore:
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Jonquils in the Snow
A heartwarming romance in a short story.

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Review by: Marilyn on April 21, 2015 :
Miranda Stevens did not think she could ever trust a man with her heart again, yet when the handsome Brady Watson enters her life she may decide God has other plans. Can she trust her heart this time or will it get hurt? What is it God wants from this?

Brady Watson does not feel he can love again. After the loss of his wife can he finally forgive and find Gods healing? Miranda has awoken feelings he thought were long forgotten. Will he be able to find a place in his heart for her or does he not have a whole heart to give?

This is a good quick novella, with lessons on love, forgiveness and God's timing. I was given a copy of this novella from the author for my honest opinion
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: LouiseLois on Jan. 20, 2015 :
Jonquils in the Snow, was a clean, sweet, and interesting story, with a good ending. It was a story of hope, letting go, and trusting to love again. I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Kathy Watts on Jan. 18, 2015 :
I loved the story that has heartache, the pain of love loss and new beginnings. Miranda Stevens has been dealing with a broken heart after her fiancé skipped town two days before their wedding, she isn't sure she can trust another man again. Brady Watson is a broken man after the drunk driver hit and killed his wife Celia. Now two years later God can heal broken hearts and bring about new beginnings. I loved the characters and dialogue which was heartwarming. Both Miranda and Brady are Christians and when they each turn it over and trust God, they find forgiveness to those who caused their pain and healing in their new relationship. All good things come to those who wait upon the Lord. Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts, opinions and ratings are my own.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Brande Waldron on March 16, 2010 :
I just finished a wonderful short story called Jonquils in the Snow by Laurean Brooks, and although this is a very short story to was truly one of the sweetest and most beautiful. This is the story of Miranda who two years ago was left days before she was to get married, jilted by her fiance. Once wounded and broken hearted she is ready to open her heart again. And just in time, in comes into her life Brady, contracted by her to clean her yard of down trees and branches from an awful storm she can't help but watch the sexy man from behind her front window's curtains. Taking a leap of faith Miranda offers him some of her hot chocolate in hopes to get to know the man a bit better. Immediately the two hit it off. Without sharing too many personal details their relations starts to build on humor and slight sense of attraction.
Off kilter himself Brady is a little hesitant to get to know the woman behind the curtains who he can't seem to keep his eyes off. An easy commodore he feels a slight pull towards her but his heart might still be too wounded from his wife's death to move forward. But what is so appealing about Brady is that he seems to be so honest with his grief. Knowing that he has hit his breaking point with his own grief. But is he ready to love another?
As they open their hearts to each other and as Brady especially learns to put the past behind him. This doesn't mean he has to forget his wife and the years that they spent together, but life goes on. And if he wants to move forward with Miranda he will have to do just that! A short story, but filled with sweet romance and inspirational romance filled with two characters that will warm your heart and have you cheering for them to move forward in their lives, find hope in new love and trust in each other.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Diane Craver on March 07, 2010 :
I enjoyed the beautiful and romantic story about Miranda and Brady. I loved how both characters listened to God. The jonquils symbolizing new life and faith was a wonderful touch to this well-written romance.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Margie Church on Feb. 21, 2010 :
It's always heartwarming to read a story about second chances.Jonquils in the Snow is a sweet story. I loved the banter between Miranda and Brady and especially the ending. I do, however, want the secret cocoa recipe. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Pamela S Thibodeaux on Feb. 16, 2010 :
Ms. Brooks portrayed the healing power of love and hope renewed in a few short pages.

A sweet story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Larry Hammersley on Feb. 10, 2010 :
Ms. Brooks has spun a wonderful love story of Miranda and Brady. Here is a tale of two lonely and wounded souls who find each other in a winter setting. It truly excited me as I watched this story unfold. The mutual attraction of Miranda and Brady is powerful, well done and given the right pace for sweet fulfillment. It is spurred on by hot cocoa and lovely flowers peaking through the snow announcing a new season and a new beginning for Miranda and Brady.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Miss Mae on Feb. 09, 2010 :
Within the pages of this short read, Ms. Brooks has captured many facets of real life: hope, hope betrayed, love, love stolen, pain, pain healed, grief, grief soothed by laughter and happiness.

I loved how the wintry scene was a backdrop for broken hearts, and the hope of blooming jonquils a sign that the beginnings of spring brings newness and faith.

An excellent story. Thank you, Ms. Brooks, for a job well done!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Donna Basinow on Feb. 06, 2010 :
What a sweet, sweet story about hope and new beginnings...about letting go and listening to God. And yes, about the healing power of love. Laurean Brooks has a wonderful way with words, a way of making us look at the simple things and seeing the message they have for us.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Lynn on Feb. 05, 2010 :
This is a most beautiful written short story that pulls at the very heart strings of the reader. Do you believe in love at first sight? Can a simple bunch of Jonquils breaking through the ice and snow bring healing to a troubled soul? Can two individuals who have been hurt in the past find new love and a new beginning?Highly recommended . There is a powerful story of love and redemption packed between the covers of Laurean Brooks newest short story.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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