by Debbie Macomber
Narrator: Allyson Ryan
Length: 4 hours and 31 minutes
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Narration: 4 cups
Ashley Davison, a graduate student in California, desperately wants to spend the holidays with her family in Seattle. Dashiell Sutherland, a former army intelligence officer, has a job interview in Seattle and must arrive by December 23. Though frantic to book a last-minute flight out of San Francisco, both are out of luck: Every flight is full, and there’s only one rental car available. Ashley and Dash reluctantly decide to share the car, but neither anticipates the wild ride ahead. At first they drive in silence, but forced into close quarters Ashley and Dash can’t help but open up. Not only do they find they have a lot in common, but there’s even a spark of romance in the air. Their feelings catch them off guard—never before has either been so excited about a first meeting. But the two are in for more twists and turns along the way as they rescue a lost puppy, run into petty thieves, and even get caught up in a case of mistaken identity. Though Ashley and Dash may never reach Seattle in time for Christmas, the season is still full of surprises—and their greatest wishes may yet come true.
Every holiday I try to read at least one Debbie Macomber holiday themed romance and this year I chose to listen to Dashing Through the Snow: A Christmas Novel narrated by Allyson Ryan. At under 5 hours, Macomber delivered an interesting read where two strangers share a ride from San Francisco to Seattle. Toss in a case of mistaken identity, a puppy and an overzealous FBI agent and things get downright interesting.
The story starts with a message from Debbie Macomber herself on how the story first came to fruition and it made me chuckle.
Ashley Davidson is a graduate student in California and a rare opportunity comes along allowing her to spend the holidays with her mother. Unfortunately, she cannot get a flight. No worries, she will just rent a car and drive home. When she gets to the checkout, she discovers there is only one vehicle left. Hooray! The man behind her Dashiell Sutherland a former army intelligence officer is trying to make it to Seattle for a job interview. Some complications, a phone call to his Mom, and some bickering back and forth soon finds the two traveling together. Insta-love nope, these two grated on each other’s nerves but you could feel the chemistry building. Macomber tosses in a few unexpected twists and these two embark on their adventure.
I had a delightful time listening and Allyson Ryan captured both Ashley and Dash giving me the opportunity to laugh aloud, roll my eyes and ride along with them.
Dashing Through the Snow is the perfect audio to listen too as you head over the mountains and through the woods to Grandmother’s house. Humor, unexpected love and complications aplenty provided quite the adventure.