Dashing Through the Snow is the first Debbie Macomber book I’ve read and a dash it certainly was. Ashley Davison, a grad student in San Francisco supporting herself by waitressing, has an unexpected opportunity to head home to Seattle for Christmas. Dash Sutherland (Dashiell named after Dashiell Hammett) is ex-army intelligence heading to Seattle for a job interview. It’s December 21st and since flights are all booked, they end up sharing a rental car despite their obvious mutual annoyance with each other. Unbeknownst to either of them, FBI agent (surely the most inept agent in the world) Jordan Wilkes is convinced that Ashley is a terrorist the FBI has been seeking since a “home incident” three years ago.
Even before the FBI closes in on them, they have met some unusual characters, had begun to discover common experiences, acquired a puppy, and run into various obstacles slowing their dash north. This is definitely a romance, full of humour, and disbelief at the way Agent Wilkes manages to twist every little detail into a plot worthy of Homeland Security. You’ll want to light the fire, grab a hot cocoa, and curl up with a blanket, and you won’t get up until you turn the last page. Definitely a cozy read. * * * *
Cozy Read Wednesday is a new meme beginning today. No list of rules — just leave a comment with a link to your Cozy Read published on Wednesday. I look forward to your recommendations.