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Dashing Through the Snow

A Christmas Novel
Written by: Debbie Macomber
Narrated by: Allyson Ryan
Length: 4 hrs and 31 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4.5 out of 5 stars (2 ratings)

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Savor the magic of the season with number-one New York Times best-selling author Debbie Macomber's newest Christmas novel, filled with warmth, humor, the promise of love, and a dash of unexpected adventure.

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.

©2015 Debbie Macomber (P)2015 Random House Audio

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One of my favourite Christmas stories

I don’t particularly know what to say about this Dashing Through the Snow other than to state that it is officially my favourite Debbie Macomber Christmas story.

It has become my annual tradition to listen to this novel at least once during the Christmas, yet I still never fail to smile because of the characters and the situations they encounter.

Furthermore, Allyson Ryan did an incredible job at expertly bringing Ash and Dash to life. Her voice was calming and cheery; perfect for narrating a Debbie Macomber story.

Overall, I would highly recommend Dashing Through the Snow if you are looking for a cheerful and humorous tale to get you in the festive mood.

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  • Mom of 4
  • California
  • 2015-11-17

Entertaining

This book was a wonderful Christmas story with quite a twist. Ashley cannot book a flight to see her mom and so she drives, because it is 4 days from Christmas plus some unforeseen circumstances, she carpools with a guy she has never met, but from first impressions, doesn't really like. They go on a wild adventure and are followed from San Francisco to Seattle by the FBI who think that Ashley is a terrorist on the most wanted list.
This book had me laughing the whole time, and in the end it left me with a smile on my face!

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  • elizabeth ebbecke
  • MALTA, NY, US
  • 2015-10-24

Enjoyable!

Easy to follow, not excessive with its characters. Light hearted, romantic meet. Recommended if you are looking a quick and easy read!

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  • Christopher W. Stone
  • 2015-10-09

EXCELLENT

Would you consider the audio edition of Dashing Through the Snow to be better than the print version?

I did not get the print version, but with the weather just turning a little chilly, this was the perfect story to get you in the wintery mood.

Who was your favorite character and why?

It was a toss up between the police detective, hero and heroine. All the characters are very well developed and believable.

Which character – as performed by Allyson Ryan – was your favorite?

All! Allyson Ryan is an excellent narrator. Buy anything she does!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

It could happen to anyone.

Any additional comments?

This book was well worth the purchase. In the typical Debbie Macomber fashion you laugh, get indignant, and even get a little teary eyed and smile a lot. I only wish there had been an epilogue of a wedding and kids.

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  • Beverly
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • 2019-10-08

Loved this story romance and thrill

A must read for me as Debbie Macomber gets me in the holiday spirit and such a great read

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  • Melissa Rose
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 2019-10-08

One of my favourite Christmas stories

I don’t particularly know what to say about this Dashing Through the Snow other than to state that it is officially my favourite Debbie Macomber Christmas story.

It has become my annual tradition to listen to this novel at least once during the Christmas, yet I still never fail to smile because of the characters and the situations they encounter.

Furthermore, Allyson Ryan did an incredible job at expertly bringing Ash and Dash to life. Her voice was calming and cheery; perfect for narrating a Debbie Macomber story.

Overall, I would highly recommend Dashing Through the Snow if you are looking for a cheerful and humorous tale to get you in the festive mood.

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  • Melissa
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 2019-09-01

One of my favourite Christmas stories

I don’t particularly know what to say about this Dashing Through the Snow other than to state that it is officially my favourite Debbie Macomber Christmas story.

It has become my annual tradition to listen to this novel at least once during the Christmas, yet I still never fail to smile because of the characters and the situations they encounter.

Furthermore, Allyson Ryan did an incredible job at expertly bringing Ash and Dash to life. Her voice was calming and cheery; perfect for narrating a Debbie Macomber story.

Overall, I would highly recommend Dashing Through the Snow if you are looking for a cheerful and humorous tale to get you in the festive mood.

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  • dolores finlay
  • 2018-12-31

love can find you any where.

how two people can find love . I really enjoyed this book and recommend this to all my Friends

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  • Voracious Reader
  • USA
  • 2018-11-19

A delight!

WHAT IT'S ABOUT
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.

MY TAKE
This book was a delight. I'm not into characters that are always picking at each other, so I wasn't sure I was going to like it since that's how Ash and Dash start out. But this story is hilarious. The whole mistaken identity thing had me laughing again and again. My husband kept asking me what was going on. I appreciated that while it had a case of insta-love, they were realistic about it and were interested in where their relationship could go.

I listened to the audiobook, and the narrator Allyson Ryan was terrific.

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  • Judes
  • 2018-10-23

Love Love Love

Everything about this was great. If this not a Hallmark movie yet needs to be. Thanks again Debbie Macomber !

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  • Amazon Customer
  • Florida, USA
  • 2018-08-06

Great Book

Great book very entertaining especially for a long road trip.
The narrator was very good.