4.19.2014

Review: Snow by Kathryn Hewitt







Title: Snow
Author: Kathryn Hewitt
Publisher: Westbow Press
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2012
Pages: 308
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Paperback from Author

Summary (from the Author):  How do you know, at fifteen, what love and affection really mean? Ruth learned all too soon that love is commitment, and affection has a price. But who will ultimately make the commitment, and who will pay the price?

At fifteen, Ruth thought she had her life planned out. That is until she met Luke, a charming new cadet from the local military school. After entering into a seemingly harmless teenage romance, Luke's possessive attitude and subtle remarks begin to undermine Ruth's confidence, sending her into an emotional tailspin.

A beautiful young girl is suddenly lost in a grown-up world, trying desperately to hang on to a love she thought would last forever. Shattered dreams and hopeless tears become the bricks that build walls around Ruth; yet just below her broken heart, a beautiful vessel is being formed.

Join Ruth on her wedding day, five years later, as her childhood friend helps her journey back to face the demons of her past.


  

Kathryn Hewitt was born and raised in the small town of Camden, South Carolina. Breaking away from becoming a stereotype, she was an Honors Graduate and went on to study British Literature and Sociology at Charleston Southern University, inspiring to be a High School English teacher. 
Kathryn has a passion for teaching teenagers and reaching out to those who seem as though the world has closed the door. 

Because of her own experiences, including becoming a teenage mother at fifteen, Kathryn knows the value of life and the blessings it contains. Understanding the importance of making wise decisions, Kathryn passionately seeks to instill that wisdom into the minds of every young lady she encounters. The inspiration for Kathryn's writings comes from her own experiences, and she is never afraid to speak the truth that others refuse to acknowledge.

Kathryn married in 2005 and is a stay at home mom with her four sons. She and her family currently live in the same town she grew up.

Every teenage girl needs to grab a copy of this book. "Do not awaken love until the time is right" is the underlying theme of this book, however, it also shows how there is still hope and redemption when our human druthers get in the way of this principal. You will be given a fresh perspective on the reality and consequences of our choices in life, along with the struggles and the strength that comes from them.

There is no sugar-coating for Kathryn, and you can sense her passion for her audience in the pages. She tackles the issues of abortion, teenage pregnancy, and premarital sex in a way that is real, but palatable. She opens you to the option of waiting or being born-again, and the beauty that can come from your ashes. 


I am so glad to see a book like this. We need a present-day role model who writes about present-day realities that young girls face and are unsure where to turn in order to face them. This is definitely a book I'm keeping on my shelf for my future daughter(s)!