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This is an alternate cover edition - ASIN: B019L9MS9QAt just twenty-five years old, Elinor has landed the job of her dreams: She’s going to be Merry the Advice Fairy for the Snowflake Valley Gazette. She’s ecstatic that she’s about to embark on a fun, cushy career while living in the cutest, quaintest town she’s ever known.She’s barely settled into her desk at work when thThis is an alternate cover edition - ASIN: B019L9MS9QAt just twenty-five years old, Elinor has landed the job of her dreams: She’s going to be Merry the Advice Fairy for the Snowflake Valley Gazette. She’s ecstatic that she’s about to embark on a fun, cushy career while living in the cutest, quaintest town she’s ever known.She’s barely settled into her desk at work when that famous Snowflake Valley shimmer starts to fizzle. The real Snowflake Valley bears little resemblance to the picture postcard tourist destination she and her family loved when she was a child. Her new co-workers are uninspiring, to say the least, and the problems that people are submitting to the Gazette are much weightier than what she was expecting.Losing faith in herself, Elinor considers cutting her losses and moving on. However, the attention of hot young reporter Nile might be enough to get her past her chilly start in Snowflake Valley, and back to seeing its charm once again....

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The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy Reviews

  • Izabella (pagesfullofstars)
    2019-01-11 17:22

    This was a short and sweet novella. I liked the premise of the story and the main character, but the rest of the character felt and acted very odd at times. I also had a feeling like this was an introduction to a full novel, because the action did jump at times and would definitely benefit from more development.

  • Angelina Kerner
    2019-01-18 16:09

    Book Title: The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy Book Authors: Holly Tierney-BedordSource: Kindle UnlimitedRating: 5 starsIt’s a Christmas story, a romance story, and one full of lessons. This story is about a 25 year old girl named Elinor who decided to move to her favorite town and work an advice columnist. What I really liked about this novella was that Elinor was really naive about her job. She thought that the questions would be fun to answer! Those questions were considerable hard and sounded real. It felt good to read about a character coming into herself and learning more about life in a little town of about 2,500 people. I've read this author's work before and was very happy that she did not let me down. Sometimes, it's easy to be let down by our favorite authors. I know that I have let people down, but I'm also still learning life lessons. I recommend it to sixteen of age and older.

  • Kayla Bartley
    2019-01-15 20:20

    The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy was the first story I’ve read by author Holly Tierney-Bedord and it’s definitely peaked my interest to read more of her books!If you are looking for a cute weekend read, this is for you! To be in a new city and starting a new job - what is a girl to do? Well, that is just what twenty-five year old Elinor faces. She’s finally landed the job of her dreams; she’s going to be the newest “Merry the Advice Fairy” for the Snowflake Valley Gazette. She’s so excited to start her new exciting career in the cutest town she’s ever known. However, things aren’t as picture-perfect in Snowflake Valley and as the Advice Fairy as Elinor initially thought!Enter Nile, the hot in-house reporter who has the most brilliant blue eyes, Elinor has ever seen. Elinor is immediately smitten and Nile just might be what she needs to get fall back in love with Snowflake Valley. I absolutely loved this book and I give it 5 stars! This story was full of wit, charm, and was extremely heartfelt. Elinor’s advice for her column was absolutely realistic and something I could see myself sharing with close friends over a cup of coffee. The characters were very relatable which made for a fun and realistic read. The author's writing flowed smoothly and I look forward to reading more of her stories! Seriously, this is the perfect weekend read during Winter break! One-click now, you won’t regret it!

  • Kayla
    2019-01-12 18:25

    I one-clicked this book right before Christmas as it was on a FREE promo (and the Cover - AMAZING!)!! I totally scored on this book! If you are looking for a cute weekend read, this is for you! To be the new employee at work, which you happen to replace a long-standing employee, and in a new city - what is a girl to do? Well, that is just what Elinor faces and how she goes about handling the situation is nothing short of something that I would do. The author's writing flowed smoothly and I look forward to reading more by Holly Tierney-Bedord!

  • Jennifer Collin
    2019-01-17 18:03

    Fantastic for a night in, the Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy is perfect escapism and sweet romance. For anyone who's ever fallen in love with a small town and contemplated a change, this book will tug at your heart strings. Great premise, great characters, great novella.

  • Ann Cooper
    2019-01-09 16:24

    A short story/novella and nicely written. Fun and romantic - although a little more focus on the romance would have been nice. Loved how Elinor dealt with the problem page!

  • Linda Dake
    2019-01-12 20:57

    Amazing quick read! Loved it!

  • DawnMarieCarpintero
    2019-01-03 20:10

    Quick read 4 starsThis is really a quick nice read nothing says fast then this book though I admit it wasn't for me the author did a great fast read,Happy Reading

  • Kelly Showalter
    2019-01-07 19:19

    Sweet little read, kind of wish it was longer and maybe a little more. Going to see what else Holly Tierney-Bedord has written.

  • Angela Hayes
    2019-01-04 14:26

    5 StarsThe Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy is a novella by Holly Tierney-Bedord. I have read a few of Ms. Tierney-Bedord’s books and have enjoyed them all thoroughly. She has a unique and distinctive style, an almost innocent and optimistic approach to her writing. Her books that I have read so far - have all been fresh, fun and light hearted; this one included.Elinor is 25 years old and has just moved to Snowflake Valley to take up her new position as ‘Merry the Advice Fairy’ (AKA the Agony Aunt) with the local newspaper. Elinor feels a sentimental attachment to Snowflake Valley, because during her childhood she and her family spent many wonderful holidays there. She is thrilled to have landed the position and can’t wait to start helping people with their problems.But she’s barely made it through her first day and is already struggling with the responsibility that her job entails. The problems that people want help with are extremely complicated and Elinor is not sure that there is any way to help them. Her new work colleagues seem none too happy to have her there. Elinor is constantly reminded that she has very big shoes to fill, as the previous person who did the job was well liked and respected.With her morale falling to an all-time low, Elinor is ready to admit defeat and leave Snowflake Valley for good- when she meets the in house reporter, Nile. He has the most brilliant blue eyes she’s ever seen; that sexy, freshly tussled look to his blonde hair; and he seems so adorable. She is immediately taken with him.Will he be enough of a reason for Elinor to stay in Snowflake Valley? Why does he seem to shut people out? Will Elinor be able to find a solution for the problems that have so far had her stumped? Can she find the wonder that she once held for this quaint, quirky little town- or is it all too late for that?I loved this book! Ms. Tierney-Bedord has been able to fit a lot of story and detail, into such a small package. The premise of the story is brilliant and the author has a real talent, because this book is beautifully written. It’s a witty, charming, heartfelt, and enjoyable read. I love the advice that Elinor dispensed, it was proactive and realistic; not some generalised information, but specific to the person’s needs. I also loved Nate and would have liked to have found out even more about him and had a lot more of their romance explored in the book. But, I understand that wasn’t possible with this being a novella size book. I personally think this premise and storyline, would have lent itself better to a full size novel and that would have taken this read to a whole new level of enjoyment, for me.The story has a great pace and flowed smoothly. It didn’t feel rushed in anyway, until the end. It seemed to me that the story ended rather abruptly. I still had unanswered questions and felt like I was left to make my own conclusions. Having said that, I really did enjoy the book and recommend it as a sweet, quick, delightful read! I am looking forward to reading more of Ms. Tierney-Bedord’s work. Thank you Ms. Tierney-Bedord.

  • Lisa
    2019-01-02 13:23

    The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy by Holly Tierney-Bedord is the story of Elinor, who has been hired to write an advice column for the Snowflake Valley Gazette, “Merry” the Advice Fairy. She will be replacing the previous advice columnist, Trudy, who has recently passed away.Growing up Elinor loved Snowflake Valley; she would come every year as a youngster to the festivals with her family and always thought Snowflake Valley was the “happiest place on the planet”. When the job for the Advice Fairy came up she thought how lucky she would be to work and live in her favorite place not to mention thinking the job would be a cakewalk. Boy was she wrong!It turns out being an “advice fairy” isn’t as easy as it sounds when you find out that these residents have real problems they are dealing with. Elinor doesn’t know if she can deal with it, she feels she doesn’t have enough knowledge or life experience to help these people. She eventually makes a deal with the editor, Mr. Peabody, to answer five letters and if she still wants to leave after that she is free to go.Elinor accepts the challenge. The letters chosen are: #1: “Anonymous Dad” - A single dad, who is raising 4 kids, is broke, tired and doesn’t know how he is going to make it through the holidays. Letter #2: “Stylish Stella” – a woman who has been helping herself with company finances that doesn’t want to go to jail. Letter#3: “Miss Sad about My Dog” – a little girl whose parents are divorcing and moving into apartments where she can’t keep her dog. Letter #4: “Angry Neighbor” – Annoyed with her neighbor who is showing of her newfound wealth. Letter #5: “D” – an old flame of Trudy.What a cute little novella! I really enjoyed reading how Elinor managed to figure out what to do with her advice to these letters, although I wish the end results were shared with the reader. It almost felt like the ending was cut off. I would recommend this story to anyone looking for something easy to read, smart, and funny this holiday season.

  • Jody
    2019-01-16 17:09

    Review first posted on my blog, 'A Spoonful of Happy Endings': http://spoonfulofhappyendings.blogspo...'The Snowflake Valley Asvice Fairy' tells the story of twenty-five-year-old Elinor who is incredibly excited to take on her new job as Merry the Advice Fairy for the local paper in the cute town of Snowflake Valley. Elinor can't wait to help people with their problems and to finally live in the town she loved so much when she visited it when she was still a little girl. However, it doesn't take long before Elinor realises the town is not exactly what she hoped it would be and her colleagues aren't the most supportive either. Elinor is almost ready to give up, but might there be something, or someone, to convince her of staying and giving both the job and village another chance...?This was my first time checking out one of author Holly Tierney-Bedord's works and an experience I thoroughly enjoyed! I really loved the storyline of this novella, namely protagonist Elinor taking on a new job as an advice columnist for a local newspaper. I loved reading the letters people wrote to Elinor, and her trying to think of ways to help them. This could easily be a great plotline for an entire novel; definitely a novel I'd love to pick up, especially in combination with the author's comfortable and well-paced writing style.Next to the main storyline, there was also a touch of romance, of course. I personally would have liked a bigger focus on the romance aspect of the novella, but I understand there's limited space in a novella like this! Overall, I thought it was a thoroughly entertaining festive novella, and a great introduction to a new author! 'The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy' is a fun and festive romance novella, perfect to pick up on a cold or rainy December morning, or just whenever you feel like a quick read!

  • Mandy Kim
    2019-01-01 15:06

    The Snowflake Valley by Holly Tierney-Bedord. I give this book 5/5 stars. The theme of this book is a girl moves to a town she visited when she was a kid. This is a novella.Elinor is new to Snowflake Valley and is twenty five years old. She is the new advice fairy for the local paper. Her life is changed three weeks later when she decides to stay. The quote I chose for her shows that she really wants the job: “Floundering? No, I'm not floundering at all. In fact, at this point in my life, I don't even want a boyfriend. I'm too busy focusing on my career. I'm sure you can appreciate that. And even if I do get married someday, it's not going to be like what you're saying. We'll be equals.”Nile is the editor and twenty-four years old. He is known as a jersey around town until he decides to tell part of his past in the paper. His life is now good in the town he has made his home. The quote I chose for him is when they are out: “I think you're going to end up liking it as much as you hoped you would. I mean, before you decided you hated it.”This is the second book I've read by Holly Tierney-Bedord. I really liked everything single thing about the book. I felt happiness throughout the entire book. I was instantly in the book from the beginning. I highly recommend this if you like holiday romances. Check out this amazing author, series and any books she has.

  • Dori
    2018-12-30 20:25

    5 starsThe Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy is a novella written by Holly Tierney-Bedord. Elinor moves to Snowflake Valley for her dream job to take over the advice column and become Merry the Advice Fairy. Elinor is a young woman who the editor was definitely not expecting. Elinor was very happy to land the job as advice columnist in Snowflake Valley, because she had such fond memories as young girl of visiting and loving this small town. But after only one day in Snowflake Valley, she is not sure this is going to be a good fit. That was until Nile, the reporter for the paper introduced himself to Elinor. Both are young, single and relatively new to Snowflake Valley. You hope that both we like each other, Elinor is not sure after the go out for the first time. Elinor has her own ideas of what to bring to her advice column, which may not be what the paper is looking for, but she knows she can do this. Even if being nervous when she first showed up at the paper.Holly Tierney-Bedord does a wonderful job with the story. This novella has a bit of everything from romance to a little mystery. You do not want the story to end, you want to read more about Elinor and Nile. The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy is another 5 star story by Holly-Tierney Bedord.

  • Amanda
    2018-12-21 15:09

    The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy by Holly Tierney-Bedord4 StarsThis is a quick one-click to help get into the holiday spirit. At twenty-five years old, Elinor has landed the job of her dreams: She’s going to be Merry the Advice Fairy for the Snowflake Valley Gazette. She thought this would be an easy and fun job that would be left at work and wouldn’t linger when she got home. However, she quickly realizes real people have real problems. These people ask for advice and she has to figure out how to help all of them. Just when she is about to give up, Nile, a young writer, enters the picture and gives her a reason to stay. He is just the encouragement Elinor needs to stay and tough through the hard times to find the sweet in the holiday season. This short book (less than 100 pages) fits the bill for a quick holiday read. The story is easy to follow, the writing is strong, and the romance is sweet and relatively straight forward. I liked Elinor's advice, she gives people real solutions, and learns as much as the rest from answering questions. However, the reader never learns how the advice seekers turn out.

  • Heather B
    2019-01-11 16:03

    The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy is written by Holly Tierney-Bedord. This is a quaint, adorable short novella.Elinor, only twenty-five years old, has secured a job in Snowflake Valley at the Snowflake Valley Gazette as an advice columnist – she’ll be known as Merry the Advice Fairy. Elinor is absolutely ecstatic about this new adventure in a town she’s known in her childhood holiday visits. However, not all is as it appears in Snowflake Valley and after reading several letters written to the paper for her to offer advice, Elinor begins to become defeated. She’s no longer sure if this was the best choice. One day, Elinor meets Nile, a hot and attractive reporter that also works at the paper. Maybe he’ll be able to change her view on her job and her view on the town.Holly Tierney-Bedord can write cute stories with a bit of humor mixed in. She has written Elinor as an individual still growing with her own quirks. She gets quickly overwhelmed, but somehow she finds a way to look at things from a different perspective and it actually works.

  • Maura
    2019-01-06 21:25

    Dear Trudy, I really enjoyed reading The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy by Holly Tierney-Bedord and I give it 4 fun novella stars. Let me explain why…Elinor is young and sparkly eyed after landing her dream job in lovely Snowflake Valley at The Snowflake Valley Gazette. “My parents always said that Snowflake Valley’s the happiest place on the planet, and they were right. I have to live here.” From the opening sentence this sweet holiday novella had me hooked. Elinor becomes the Advice Fairy for this idyllic town. How hard can it be? Well… All is not as it seems.One of my favorite lines is: “If the Google had the answers, you’d be out of a job.” THE Google..hahaha oh, those precocious old folks are so darn cute. Or are they???? This light, easy, breezy holiday read was everything I wanted it to be. I believe I would have enjoyed it just as much if it was a full length novel that went even deeper. So you see, Dear Trudy, THAT is why I recommend this book. I hope you enjoy it also.Signed, Maura

  • Lauren Ryan
    2019-01-15 19:59

    The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy is holiday novella by Holly Tierney-Bedford. When Elinor lands a job in the town where she had so many great childhood memories she is beyond happy, especially since she will be working for a paper like she always imagined herself doing. Too bad for Elinor it does not take long for the town to lose its magic! What she first thought of as a "fun job" turns out to be more real then she ever expected. She never thought of the town as a real place, but more a fun place for the tourist. When she finds herself in the dumps about her new move and career can Nile be enough to change her mind? Can he show her the fun of the town and bring back the spark in her? I adored this cute short story. Perfect holiday read to just get to feeling good. It was very well written with details you can sometimes miss with short stories, this author did it perfectly. Grab a blanket and curl up with this sweet holiday read!

  • Mary Stockwell
    2019-01-01 15:05

    CuteThis is a cute, sweet short story. It's like a couple of weeks in the life of someone who is starting a new career and life.

  • Alexandra
    2019-01-13 15:01

    Nice story of a woman who's expectations are crushed by reality but still she makes her dreams come true. Very christmas-y, I enjoyed it.

  • Laura Reading
    2019-01-01 19:58

    You never really know a place until you actually live there day to day.Elinor thought she had won the job and life lottery. A great new job where people are always happy and friendly. She'd be solving problems and everyone would love her. Only she can't and they don't.She may as well not unpack her moving van.This is a brief novel but a great escape read. A light romance, a bit of trouble to be worked out, and an adorable "advice fairy" who has to figure out life. Do fairies believe in ghosts?

  • Erin
    2019-01-04 20:02

    I give The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy by Holly Tierney-Bedord 5 stars.Elinor’s big break has come. Newly out of school, she landed a job as an advice columnist at a small town newspaper. This should be a great job to get her feet wet and it should be fun and fairly easy. Plus they are paying moving expenses and her first month’s rent on an apartment. Not to mention that it is in the wonderful town of Snowflake Valley. She remembers this magical town from her childhood; the wonderful festivals her parents always took her to here and she can’t wait to actually live there. So she packs up what she can in the moving van and heads there. When she arrives, she doesn’t even bother going to her apartment yet but heads straight to the newspaper office. But all may not be as magical as she expected. Her much older coworkers seem to resent a new young thing coming in with her college degree. Plus the job seems to be much more involved than she originally expected. Turns out it’s not just light little problems people have here but deep life issues. On top of it all, she has to compete with the revered memory of the previous advice columnist. Has Elinor made a huge mistake by coming here?I have read several books and shorts stories by the author and this is my favorite so far. It’s well written and I really like the characters. It’s a great little read for the holiday season. Plus I would love to see a series about the people of this town.

  • Chantelle Smith
    2018-12-29 19:03

    Elinor is 25 years old and has finally just landed her dream job, she is going to become Merry the Advice Fairy for the Snowflake Valley Gazette, in the cutest, quaintest little town she has ever known.Barely a day into her job the shimmer that is Snowflake Valley begins to fade, the real Snowflake valley doesn’t resemble the picturesque destination that she loved growing up as a child. The co-workers are uninspiring, and the problems that the people are submitting to the advice fairy are a lot heavier than she was expecting.Elinor considers cutting her loses, quitting her job and moving on but the attention of the hot young reporter Nile could be the reason for her to stay on and take the chance with this new life she is beginning, could Snowflake Valley finally get its charm back?This is a fun, beautiful, romantic novella by Holly Tierney-Bedord, my only disappointment is that it wasn’t a full story, I would love to read how Elinor carries on her work for the paper and how her relationship with Nile grows. Holly Tierney-Bedord creates such a vivid description that I can mentally visualise this book as I read it.I love the take that Elinor had on the Advice page and made it her own, and how she tuck up for herself and proved that she could create a successful page that would help people in a more beneficial way than the writer before-hand. I think she was a bit quick to give up on job/town and I’m glad she decided to give it another try.Nile only gets mentioned later on in the book and I loved the mystery behind him first of all, but I loved the way he approached Elinor and made her feel comfortable in the work environment and how they developed a relation pretty quickly outside work. The newspaper article was a beautiful touch to Elinor & Nile developing relationship, with this not only does he give an insight to himself but we also discover more about him and the reason why he didn’t really connect with anyone until Elinor. Overall this is a fun, romantic quick read that’s got great characters and a beautiful storyline. Don’t miss this amazing novella!

  • Candida Hopper
    2019-01-15 14:22

    The Snowflake Valley Advice fairy by Holly Tierney Bedord is a sweet endearing read with a hint of mystery.Elinor, a young woman who is moving to a town where she remembers it being a magical wonderland, and ready to start her career at a newspaper working as the advice columnist. Elinor is soon realizing that the town isn't as magical as her childhood self remembers. She isn't receiving a very warm welcome from her boss or coworkers, especially when they see her and are skeptical to her ability to give advice at her age. Two of her coworkers Beebee and Barbara are older women that aren't good at adapting to change and is a reminder to Elinor that they don't believe she can live up to her predecessor, but not everything is always as it seems. Elinor also realizing that the job she thought was going to be easy isn't as easy as she had hoped, the letters coming in are more serious and problematic then she was expecting. Elinor is going to give it a try but she is seriously considering giving it up and moving on, feeling like it isn't for her. Nile a young man, a reporter at the paper and is a quiet keep to himself kind of guy. He comes across as not a very nice guy since he does his job and doesn't really engage with anyone when in the office. To Elinor's surprise they start conversing and getting to know one another. Elinor is good at what she does because she cares and there is more to Niles then meets the eye, as I'm reading I want everything to work out for Elinor, her job and her getting to know Nile, because if she leaves we will never know. If you read this you will find out what happens and also be introduced to a hint of mystery that I'm not going to give away. I enjoyed reading this book and kept going to find out about the advice she was going to give and you can't help but wonder what's going to happen to the people that have these problems! I recommend reading this sweet and slightly mysterious book, it is well written and will keep you wanting more!

  • Katie
    2019-01-13 21:15

    4 star reviewThe Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy is a lovely romance novella by Holly Tierney-Bedord. I have previously read another book by this author and she certainly has a talent for writing novellas. I say this because to get a story into less than 100 pages without it being rushed or lacking any kind of detail must be quite difficult but again this author has done a fantastic job, the story was fast paced but there was nothing missing for me, it was a short, sweet romance story and I thoroughly enjoyed it! I also want to say that I absolutely love the cover to this story too, it definitely grabbed my attention!The story is about Elinor, who as a child always visited Snowflake Valley so when her dream job as Merry the Advice Fairy for the Snowflake Valley Gazette comes up in this location she grabs it with both hands and can’t wait to live in a place that evokes so many happy memories. Except Elinor soon realises that the real Snowflake valley bears little resemblance to the perfect tourist destination she once knew. The problems people are sending to her are far weightier than she was expecting and her co-workers are very uninspiring so Elinor finds herself considering cutting her losses and moving on that is until she gets to know Nile, a young hot reporter! Nile might just be enough to get her past her chilly start in Snowflake Valley!I liked Elinor and she was desperate to do well in her job but found it difficult with co-workers who can’t let go of the past and embrace new ideas (I personally know how this feels and being compared to the person who had that job role before you is very difficult!). I was happy that she didn’t give up and her budding romance with Nile was very sweet!A great romance novella that will leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside!

  • Penny
    2019-01-17 20:09

    A really cute very short story. Hour and half to two hour read. I noticed this book was Free at the time I bought it in December, but now it's .99 cents. Still worth the pennies.It's kind of hard to review such short stories without giving away the whole book really. From the Author: At just twenty-five years old, Elinor has landed the job of her dreams: She’s going to be Merry the Advice Fairy for the Snowflake Valley Gazette. She’s ecstatic that she’s about to embark on a fun, cushy career while living in the cutest, quaintest town she’s ever known. She’s barely settled into her desk at work when that famous Snowflake Valley shimmer starts to fizzle. The real Snowflake Valley bears little resemblance to the picture postcard tourist destination she and her family loved when she was a child. Her new co-workers are uninspiring, to say the least, and the problems that people are submitting to the Gazette are much weightier than what she was expecting. Losing faith in herself, Elinor considers cutting her losses and moving on. However, the attention of hot young reporter Nile might be enough to get her past her chilly start in Snowflake Valley, and back to seeing its charm once again. This is a novella length book. ??????? Hum....Now this last thing here about it being a novella length book....well I guess some of us have a different view on the length part of a book.That aside the book is well written the main charters are a couple of rude old ladies and 2 nice youngins. It was fun and witty. It was romantic in a very mild way. It was complicated and attention getting. It was a cute story I enjoyed this morning over breakfast.

  • Donna Parrott
    2018-12-23 14:04

    Elinor is 25 and has landed her dream job. She is going to become Merry the Advice Fairy for the Snowflake Valley Gazette. It should be a walk in the park, they are even paying for moving expenses and her first month’s rent. This is also the wonderful, magical town from her childhood. She cant wait to love here and experience everything over again. But everything might not be as magical as she remembered. Her older coworkers seem to not like a younger woman coming in with her college degree. It also seems that it's just not light little problems That she is helping people with, its more like deep problems. Elinor considers quitting her job and leaving but Nile might just be her reason to stay. This was a short story but was so awesome. I love seasonal reads and this one was just as amazing. I loved Elinor, even though she had this fantasy in her mind on how Snowflake Valley would be she did at least give it her best shot. Who wouldn't feel amazing and filled with happiness moving to a place called Snowflake Valley? I would be on cloud nine. I do wish it was longer. I loved how Elinor took this column and made it her own. She is very amazing. I wanted to see more about her relationship with Nile. They make a cute couple. Plus i feel if this book was longer it would show her and her coworkers coming to terms with her being so young and they would accept her like they did the other advice columnist. This played out like a movie in my mind. I know exactly who would play who. It was a very cute sorry story. I will continue to read more from Holly Tierney-Bedord. Her stories are amazing and heartwarming. A perfect winter/Christmas read.

  • Angela Batchelder
    2018-12-24 16:17

    The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy: A Novella by Holly Tierney-Bedford. This short story takes place on a little town, where everyone knows everyone and everything called Snowflake Valley. Snowflake Valley has lots and lots of festivals, every holiday you can think of they have one for it.. This is why Elinor decided to accept the job offer to become Snowflake Valley Gazette inc new person to write and give advice in the papers column. As a little girl Elinor and her family went to some of the festivals and she felt that this was her dream job in her dream town!!!! She loved going g to Snowflake Valley, she remembered being so happy in this town when she was a little girl... So Elinor packed everything into the U Move Yourself Van, which was paid for by Snowflake Valley Inc, Pam who hired her and made all the arrangements was on maternity leave when she arrived... Wilbur Peabody was her boss and knew nothing about the van, her age etc.. When she arrived Mr Peabody thought it was a mistake with Elinor being twenty five. He thought that was too young. As the day went by, it didn't go as Elinor pictured, first the letters she was suppose to give advice to where real problems and she didn't know if she could help them.. Snowflake Valley wasn't what she remembered at all!!!!! Will Elinor stay in Snowflake Valley??? Or does she get run out of town by the two old Biddys??? Will the readers like her column?? Who is Nile??? Does she want to get to know him??? This is a short but good story!!!! I give this novella 5 Stars

  • Shelley
    2019-01-09 18:59

    Holly Tierney-Bedord’s novella The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy is a charming book about a young woman who just landed her dream job in a little town that she has always admired. Elinor is so pumped to finally land a job as an advice columnist. Even better, it is in Snowflake Valley. Snowflake Valley has a lot of meaning for Elinor. Her family always came to several of the festivals that they were known for. Even if they couldn’t come to every festival, her family visited at least one or two every year. Elinor thought Snowflake Valley was the perfect town filled with snow and fantasy. However, we all know that life is never what it seems, even in the best place on earth!Elinor learns right away that Snowflake Valley might not be everything that she thought it was going to be. Before she even moves into her apartment, she visits the office and throws herself right into her work. She thinks it is going to be so fulfilling, helping all of these people who need advice!Turns out, she is way in over her head. People in Snowflake Valley have real problems too! Problems that a few paragraphs may not really solve. With a boss who is frustrated with her and a sense of being completely unprepared for her job, Elinor is ready to quit. However, she finds help (and a good friend) in an unlikely place. Will she stay or leave it all behind forever? The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy was a charming story that I read in one afternoon. It is a feel good novella that you won’t want to put down so that you can see what happens to poor Elinor!

  • Bobbi Wagner
    2018-12-26 16:00

    The Snowflake Valley Advice Fairy by Holly Tierney-Bedord is a great Christmas story that will warm your heart. This story is fun, compassion and over all a sweet story. This story will show you that everyone has some Christmas spirit someone where in them.Elinor is a twenty-five year old woman who has taken a new job in a city where she has always dreamed of. Her new job is to write the advice column. When she realizes that her new home is not what she expected, what will she do? The questions she is answering are starting to be a little bit more then she expected, how will she handle that? Will she move on? Will she find the confidence in herself that she had before she moved here?When another reporter starts showing her some attention, how will she handle that? She wasn't looking for a relationship because she wants to focus on her career but will she find what she was not expecting? Will she start seeing the town as she did when she was growing up? Will she stay or will she go?This is my third story by Holly Tierney-Bedord. Holly lives in Madison, Wisconsin. She is the author of several other books. This story is a great holiday story that everyone will enjoy. It has Christmas magic and is a fun loving story. I highly suggest this story as I know that you will fall in love with this story as much as I have.