Rose Petals and Snowflakes begin falling when author Kendra E. Ardnek combines Jane Austen–style storylines with fairy tales. This yields a delightful fantasy romance with callbacks to both genres while creating her own new style. In this story, Elinrose knows the dangers of the Forest, but events keep pulling her back into its dark mysteries. Now she must determine how to protect her family and her kingdom while learning what the Forest wants from her. Rose Petals and Snowflakes invites readers into the Austen Fairy Tales series, challenging a heroine’s conflicting responsibilities to herself, her family, and her society.
Best for: Lovers of fairy tales, romance, and Jane Austen.
Discern: Magic use and magical fantasy creatures, light romantic elements.