An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista.
A trio of today’s bestselling authors – John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle- brings all the magic of the holidays to life in three hilarious and charming interconnected tales of love, romance, and kisses that will steal your breath away.
There are three holiday themed stories that make up Let It Snow. The first story is ‘The Jubilee Express‘ by Maureen Johnson. The second story is ‘A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle‘ by John Green. The third and final story is called ‘The Patron Saint of Pigs‘ by Lauren Myracle.
The Jubilee Express by Maureen Johnson
What I like about The Jubilee Express is that the main character, Jubilee, is somewhat of a Scrooge. She’s realistic and doesn’t really follow any Christmas traditions. Like most Holiday themed stories, we don’t get to see the Good Bits TM of the end of the story–the after, how the two people are as a couple.
What I saw though was Jubilee have one hell of an adventure. I genuinely enjoyed reading from Jubilee’s point of view. And I liked all the characters as well. Rachel, Debby — I actually had a moment where I stopped reading as was like “Awww, I love her (Debby). She’s such a great mom, and great character. Have I said I love her character? I also really Stuart. In just a short time, he’s managed to get a gauge on a lot of Jubilee’s emotions.
I give The Jubilee Express, 4 of 5 stars.
A Cheertastic Christmas by John Green
A Cheertastic Christmas was interesting and funny, but there are quite a few remarks in the story that are off-putting to me.
I like that the Angie stuck up for herself, and the females around her.
The story was very…almost girl-phobic at the beginning, but I’m glad that at the end everything worked out.
I will say though that in hindsight the rush to get to the waffle house was quite funny.
I give A Cheertastic Christmas, 3.5 stars.
The Patron Saint of Pigs by Lauren Myracle
Aside from one thing that I’m upset about, this last story in the book was great! Cute and angsty. I didn’t think that I would end up liking The Patron Saint of Pigs, but I’m surprised that I did!
The reason why I didn’t think I would like The Patron Saint of Pigs is 100% because of the line that was written in this book, that the character thinks: ‘I’d heard that the two of them had moved from Gracetown from the Cherokee Reservation, which was about a hundred miles from here. I thought that was so cool. He seemed so exotic.‘ Which is very problematic to me. Am I alone in thinking this?
Anyway, I’m happy to say that the rest of the story is better than the sentence I quoted. The rest of The Patron Saint of Pigs goes on to tell a story of how when someone is so wrapped up in themselves and don’t realize it, you can harm not only yourself, but others around you as well. — That’s that I got from this one.
Most of all, I liked that Addie is trying to change.
I give the Patron Saint of pigs 3.5 stars.
Let It Snow was a book that I highly doubted that I would like. Everyone seems to love it (at least the reviews that I come across do).
Each individual story has its ups and downs. Together though the stories are extremely cute. I’m so happy that the stories are all companion stories to one another. I didn’t think they would be, for some reason.
I give Let It Snow, 3 of 5 stars on GoodReads. — Cute anthology overall, but is only ‘meh’ to me a few weeks afterwards.
Have you read Let It Snow? What’d you think of it?