Sunday, October 10, 2010

Snow Day by Billy Coffey

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.

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Nicole said...

Review up at Into the Fire on Monday morning.

SmilingSally said...

Here's my review with a giveaway!

Ernie W. said...

Post is up.

Shauna said...

My review is up.

Deborah Vogts said...

Posted, with book drawing. Thanks!

carla stewart said...

Posted with a review.

Mocha with Linda said...

Scheduled to post early Tuesday AM. Wonderful book!

Deanna said...

Posted with a review.

Susan Stitch said...

Posted with review -- loved it! Needed the message at this point in my life!

CarlybirdK said...


Tarasview said...


Pam at Daysong Reflections said...

Posted with review.

Heart2Heart said...

The review is up and I wish Billy Coffey all the best on his debut novel. I know it won't be his last.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

heartscribblings (formerly southeastcountrywife) said...

i'm up but no book yet!!!!

April Erwin said...

Didn't request this one, but posted the info.

Jill said...

My post is up at Artistic Blogger.

Jasmine said...


Anonymous said...

Posted and Reviewed. LOVED this book.

Finding Hope Through Fiction

Christy Lockstein said...

I'm up with review

Ausjenny said...

Posting I hope to have the review up by the end of the week I am so behind with reading due to not feeling well and trying to get some class work completed but love what I have read.

Molly said...

Posted with a review! EXCELLENT book!

~michelle pendergrass said...

Mine's up

Hisart777 said...


Cheryl Klarich said...

I'm up with comments at the end. I agree, great book!

Brittanie said...