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Snow Day: A Novel

Snow Day: A Novel

Written by Billy Coffey

Narrated by Tim Gregory


Snow Day: A Novel

Written by Billy Coffey

Narrated by Tim Gregory

ratings:
4/5 (5 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Oct 11, 2010
ISBN:
9781608147762
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Awakened by radio broadcasts urging the residents of a small Virginia town to take a snow day rather than travel to school and work, Peter Boyd finds himself with both an unexpected day off and an opportunity to find big truths in small moments and surprise encounters. Peter believes he has a good life, with a decent job and a family he loves. But he's quietly worried he'll be cut when downsizing takes effect at the factory, his family will lose the home they love, and his faith will crumble along with his bank account. Through the course of one day, Peter finds himself revisiting his past through old friends, finding out there is a Santa Claus-though he drives a truck instead of a sleigh-and rediscovering that whatever comes in life, hope is the only choice that makes sense. Debut novelist Billy Coffey offers a heartwarming and beautifully story about the faithful way God speaks even when we won't listen. Like Peter, you'll reaffirm that faith is worth having and your worst fears are no match for an astounding, loving God.

Publisher:
Released:
Oct 11, 2010
ISBN:
9781608147762
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Billy Coffey's critically acclaimed books combine rural Southern charm with a vision far beyond the ordinary. He is a regular contributor to several publications, where he writes about faith and life. Billy lives with his wife and two children in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Visit him at www.billycoffey.com. Facebook: billycoffeywriter Twitter: @billycoffey


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  • (2/5)
    This novel got rave reviews but it wasn't at all what I expected. Much of it seemed like thinly veiled life lessons conveyed by scenes forced to fit together.
  • (5/5)
    An enjoyable book that shows you to take a day and really take the time to appreciate others. Taking a day off on a day that the snow has continuously fallen, Peter Boyd take a day off work and is volunteered by his wife to go get some bread and milk. His trip to the store is more than what he expects. Things as they appear are not always the way he sees it. Take a day and read this short novel that will stay with you after you read it.
  • (5/5)
    Snow Day made me stop and reassess my priorities and my attitudes. The entire novel takes place over the course of one snowy December day. Peter Boyd calls in out of work for a snow day - something he likely wouldn't have done had there not been uncertainty and turmoil at the factory where he worked - and he spends the day, unintentionally learning from the people he sees. Though Peter lives in a small town and knows many of the people he comes in contact with he also meets new ones. There is much we can learn if we open our minds and our hearts to those around us. Snow Day helped me open my heart and my mind. This is not the style of novel that I normally read, yet, it touched me in a way that no book ever has. Snow Day is the best "feel good" book I have read in a long time. Billy Coffey may be the next Mitch Albom. His writing style is plain and his language conversational.
  • (4/5)
    Snow Day is Billy Coffey's reminds us that the important things in life aren't things at all, this little book reminds us of what is important. Filled with little stories about faith, wisdom, and kindness, and the overwhelming Love of God. Peter Boyd is just your average man, he has two children, a wife who works as a teacher, and a good job. But when the company sends a memo stating "Exciting Announcement" he fears the rumors that have been spreading are true, that he will be laid off at work. A major cause to worry when your job brings in 3/4ths of the family's income. So when the little town of Mattingly VA is blanketed with snow he decides that for one day he doesn't want to think about work, so he takes an emergency snow day. As with any major weather issue bread and milk are a must so his wife sends him off to the super center, which sound suspiciously like my Super Walmart, to do a bit of shopping. We follow him on his shopping expedition as he meets a cast of characters that reminds us of little life lessons. So Peter spends his snow day taking stock of his life, and realizes what is most important. Billy Coffey is a writer who was able to draw me right into the story and make me feel like I was right there with him, I could easily imagine him vying for the last loaves of bread, or the elderly gentleman yelling for help, I could just imagine the mad dash the workers made and the EMT hustling down the aisle to be of assistance! This story was written like several mini stories, the one thing that tied it together was Peter.While beautifully written this story doesn't tax the brain, it is very easy to follow and somewhat predictable, but the lessons in this book are priceless! I really enjoyed this book, and look forward to reading more from this talented writer! Even though I was provided a review copy of this book by Faith Words it in no way influenced my opinion of this book!
  • (5/5)
    If you could take one day off for a "snow day" and throw your cares and worries away, what would you do? Would you spend the day reading? In prayer? Enjoy time with your family? Billy Coffey's Snow Day was an excellent eye opener for me as he told a story about this particular thing. Taking time to live for today, in the here and now and not worry. It's small and easy to read (I read it one day!) and written wonderfully! Billy Coffey immediately grips his readers with fantastic characters and a thought provoking plot. Through out this book, I laughed at some parts, and in others I was teary eyed. Billy Coffey added little lessons of looking at life a little differently and appreciating what you have right now, not what could be. The love of God and family stand out the most as, by the end of the book, you learn VERY important lessons: don't have worries for tomorrow today. Enjoy the here and now right now, be thankful for what you have and never loose your faith, as God will ALWAYS bring good, even from the bad. A powerful lesson! This is a book that deserves a wonderful 5 star praise. I highly recommend that everyone read this and then decide what you would do on a snow day. My snow day would be spent with my amazing family, enjoying the time together. If all of Coffey's books are this good, I look forward to MANY more books from this fantastic new author! *This book was provided for review by FaithWords and CFBA*