[CFBA Tour&Review]Snow Day by Bill Coffey

Posted 13 October, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Snow Day
FaithWords (October 11, 2010)


Billy Coffey


When you’re raised in small-town Virginia by a redneck father and a Mennonite mother, certain things become ingrained. And when you marry a small-town girl and have two small-town kids, all you want to do is pass those ingrained things along.

Like believing the best life is one lived in the country enjoying the pleasures it provides—summer nights beneath the stars, rocking chairs on the front porch, deer grazing in the fields. And believing that no matter how iffy life can get sometimes, there are some things that are eternal and unchanging.

But above all else, believing that in everything there is story waiting to be told.

That’s where I come in.

Billy Coffey was raised on stories. The first ones came on the front porches of relatives, tales laced with local charm and deep meaning. Then came the stories from people like Max Lucado and Robert Fulghum, who write with a charm and deep meaning of their own.

Billy lives with his wife and two children in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. If you drive by his house, you’ll probably spot him on the front porch. If you do, give him a wave. He’ll wave back.


In this debut novel, Peter is a simple man who lives by a simple truth–a person gains strength by leaning on his constants. To him, those constants are the factory where he works, the family he loves, and the God who sustains him. But when news of job cuts comes against the backdrop of an unexpected snowstorm, his life becomes filled with far more doubts than certainties.

With humor and a gift for storytelling, Billy Coffey brings you along as he spends his snow day encountering family, friends, and strangers of his small Virginia town. All have had their own battles with life’s storms. Some have found redemption. Others are still seeking it. But each one offers a piece to the puzzle of why we must sometimes suffer loss, and each one will help Peter find a greater truth–our lives are made beautiful not by our big moments, but our little ones. (2010)

To read an excerpt from Snow Day, go HERE.

My Review:
If you could take one day off for a “snow day” and throw your cares and worries away, what would you do? Would you spend the day reading? In prayer? Enjoy time with your family? Billy Coffey’s Snow Day was an excellent eye opener for me as he told a story about this particular thing. Taking time to live for today, in the here and now and not worry. It’s small and easy to read (I read it one day!) and written wonderfully! Billy Coffey immediately grips his readers with fantastic characters and a thought provoking plot.

Through out this book, I laughed at some parts, and in others I was teary eyed. Billy Coffey added little lessons of looking at life a little differently and appreciating what you have right now, not what could be.  The love of God and family stand out the most as, by the end of the book, you learn VERY important lessons: don’t have worries for tomorrow today. Enjoy the here and now right now, be thankful for what you have and never loose your faith, as God will ALWAYS bring good, even from the bad. A powerful lesson!

This is a book that deserves a wonderful 5 star praise. I highly recommend that everyone read this and then decide what you would do on a snow day. My snow day would be spent with my amazing family, enjoying the time together. If all of Coffey’s books are this good, I look forward to MANY more books from this fantastic new author!

*This book was provided for review by FaithWords and CFBA*

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