Sorry for the delay folks!!! I got busy trying to save my mall. Sort of business work. Lol but here it is my review of Debbie Macomber’s Dashing through the Snow…I’ve watched the movie and read the book.
The book was so good I couldn’t keep my hands off of it. It was about a girl named Ashley Davidson who was trying to fly home for Christmas to see her mom. Her dad had been passed away for a year or so and it was the first Christmas they were apart. She so badly wanted an airline ticket but the ticket agent kept telling her to wait and step aside. The guy behind her was getting very annoyed and the ticket agent acted discriminatory and said he could fly stand by. This was the last straw for Ashley and she headed to the rental car agencies.
When she got the rental car agency, they told her she was too young. Suddenly the annoying guy that got a stand by ticket was behind her and said he’d take the car. Long story short, they soon were sharing the car and he introduced himself as Dashiell Sutherland.
Throughout the journey they learned to like each other company. There were several Laugh-out-Loud moments. They soon picked up a puppy from a Veteran (not a retired Veterinarian as some younger children think they are). The story becomes more entertaining and the dog even embarrasses Ashley while singing karaoke. Also that night things change a lot between Dash and Ashley.
Soon they were to arrive at Ashley’s home, but not with out some problems from the police and FBI. The funniest part is that the FBI thinks Ashley is a terrorist and that Dash is in danger, but you’ll have to read the book to see the full gist or the comical situations the FBI gets them selves into.
However, the book in my opinion was a heck of a lot better than the movie. Can you believe that? The movie is almost a complete different story. This is spolier alert, but Dash in the movie appears to be in on the capture of Ashley Harrison (yup, different name and not sure why). And they put a bug on his cell phone! This ruins the entire story and makes the movie so disappointing compared to the book. There are several other elements too. Like instead of getting the dog from the Veteran she gets it from a motorcycle dude.
The book was so funny and entertaining and when I watched the movie after the book, I was like “the book was definitely better. What was wrong with the movie?”The Suspense wasn’t their; the chemical tension between the characters wasn’t as strong. I’ve seen better book movies.
So in my opinion get the book. Go to BJs and get it for $10 or as a kindle edition and have Amazon Echo read it to you. 🙂
Here’s the prices on Amazon for physical and kindle edition, and what it costs at Barnes and Noble:
Barnes and Noble: $9
Amazon: physical: $9; kindle edition: $9.99
As always happy reading, and stay tuned for more awesome books to snuggle up with.