"Christmas In Snowflake Canyon" by RaeAnne Thayne was a wonderful Christmas romance that once I started it I couldn't put it down until the end. This author did some job with the "retelling of the 'Beauty and the Beast fairytale" ... with Genevieve Beaumont being the Beauty and Dylan Caine being the beast. This was definitely a story of "a sensitive portrayal of severely injured people that were both personal emotional and physically hurt." For Dylan who had gone off to war and come back broken and not only in spirit...for he had lost his eye and hand in Afghanistan. We will see that Dylan's family of five older brothers, a sister and father who wants him to get out and socialize but he is not really for that. Then their was Genevieve who was the mayor daughter of , back from Paris 'trying to get over her fiancé who had two timed her...now back home due to parents call...now trying to fix up and sell her grandmother home. We will find that .... well is Genevieve Beaumont the 'cold hearted bitch' we though she was? Guess what happens when they are both end up at "Hopes' Crossing.' When Dylan and Genevieve had met this wasn't a happy meeting... now having to serve some community service at the 'Wounded Warriors' and this is where this story really picks up. We find....and this is where I say you must pick up "Christmas in Snowflake Canyon" to see how this author brings it to its all out to her readers. You will find this a well written script and I think is the ending to this Hopes Crossing series. You will find from this novel will truly touch your heart from the beginning till the end. You will see where people can change if they have the mind to as in the case of Genevieve... who would have believed it of her from previous series? I really enjoyed how this author was able to give us a inside view of the 'Wounded Warriors Program' that was simply beautiful and so very touching. All of the characters were so fantastically well developed and so very captivating... leaving me only to say Wow...what a amazing read that I would recommend.