BOOK CLUB: One Snowy Week in Springhollow

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Thank you to Beauty and Lace and Head of Zeus for the opportunity to read One Snowy Week in Springhollow by Lucy Knott.

I love Lucy Knott’s dedication in the front of the book. “For my Nanna: The strongest Superhero I have ever known.”

December 2007. Scar (Scarlett) and D (Devon) are passionate about superhero movies, comics, and costumes. Their shared love of adventure and testing out “superhero leaps and moves”  has often ended with both of them in the hospital with broken bones.

Devon is passionate about acting and Scarlett’s special skill is designing comics. They are inseparable throughout their childhood, and their plan is to be  “best friends forever”. Both their mothers are distraught and plotting ways to keep them apart and safe. In Scarlett’s case, her mother’s plan is for her to be less of a tomboy and more feminine.

December 2011. Once again Scarlett, now 16, is in the hospital with a broken arm and sprained wrist after a skateboard stunt that didn’t go as planned.

Devon’s family are moving to New York, they have enrolled him in a Theatre School. He has known about this for a month but only tells Scarlett the day before he leaves. Scarlett is angry, this is not something you spring on your best friend. She and Devon have not been popular at school, and have been labelled “ nerds”. After being joined at the hip for so long, Scarlett feels alone as she deals with the bullying by herself. She chooses not to keep in touch with Devon.

December Present Day. Scarlett is now 26, single, with a goldfish for a pet and working at The Village Gazette as her best friend Hope’s PA. She has kept her love of superheroes and her comic drawing skills hidden from her friends. Her dreams are all boxed up and stored in her spare room.

Devon has returned to Springhollow for one week to promote his new Hollywood movie, in which he stars as a superhero. The Village Gazette is contacted to interview Devon. Scarlett and Devon collide. She realises that Devon is now part of the movie franchise they watched while growing up. His dream has come true.

Best friends for 16 years…10 years have passed…now they are both adults…can they be friends again?

The book is a humorous, easy to read romance, with fun and quirky characters that you would love to have in your own circle of friends.

Once you start reading, it is hard to put this book down, you want to know how it ends!

I highly recommend it, 5 stars.

A selection of our Beauty and Lace Club members are reading One Snowy Week in Springhollow by Lucy Knott, you can read their reviews in the comments below…or add your own!

24 thoughts on “BOOK CLUB: One Snowy Week in Springhollow

  1. Thank you so much Beauty and Lace for choosing me to have the privilege of reading and reviewing One Snowy Week In Springhollow by Lucy Knott.
    I loved reading about the friendship between Scarlet and Devon and hearing how it transformed over the years. Best friends who were inseparable as kids playing superheroes to sweethearts.
    At 16 everything turned upside down as Devon had to move away leaving Scarlet broken hearted.
    Fast forward ten years and Devon has come back bringing with him many emotions and new experiences.
    I won’t spoil the story anymore but I loved it and struggled to put it down.
    I loved that a lot of the book was around Christmas, it brought some joy to me after the year 2020 has been, so thank you once again.
    I definitely recommend this book.

  2. It was good to have the opportunity to read this ebook.
    It was an “easy” read as they say and I enjoyed without expecting too much.
    I liked that Scarlett was a tom boy and got into more strife than Devon. I thought she got her knickers in a knot too easily blaming him for moving and not keeping in contact. I was glad they worked things out in the end.

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