Mystery Thriller Week Book Review: Blizzard by H. W. “Buzz” Bernard


Blizzard by H.W. “Buzz” Bernard


  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Bell Bridge Books (February 16, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1611945933
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611945935


My Rating ♥♥♥♥♥

My Review: 

Another environmental disaster book by H. W. “Buzz” Bernard that kept me glued to my kindle all night long. It is well written and kept me wondering how much could one area stand. As a southerner, I understood the impact of this blizzard.

This book really was adventurous and kept me entertained and physically cold all while reading. The feeling of this disaster was so well told and so aptly described I truly was pulled into the realism of the storm.

There are sub-plots going on that are just as interesting as the storm. The dynamic between employer and employee comes into play in several of these subplots and added a deeper dimension to the story.

This was my second book by H.W. Buzz Bernard and I found this one just as entertaining and thrilling as the first, Cascadia. I might have read them in reverse order it did nothing to ruin the experience. The story telling was superb and I find that I really enjoy the way that Buzz Bernard writes. He keeps you guessing about some things while laying out every event on a straight and calculated path. Taking you through each hair-raising or chill bump causing activity.

With my keen eye and thriller focused mind, I was able to find a delicious easter egg that made me laugh out loud. It was cleverly placed in a most unexpected situation. I loved it.  I do not always find one but I was quite pleased that I stumbled upon this one.  What a fun thing for Mr. Bernard to do.

I became curious about the heart and mind of the characters as they wound their way into a blizzard. The decisions that were made and the reasons gave me quite a lot to think about as I read.  Deep thinking while reading is a pleasant way to spend an evening. It does slow down the reading, but you find yourself getting more out of the story by understanding or attempting to understand the characters.  A lot of interesting questions and a lot of soul searching for my own answers.  More than I expected from a disaster book.

I am posting this review during Mystery Thriller Week and was provided a copy by the publishers through NetGalley in order to provide an honest review for this annual event.

I can’t recommend this book enough. It is well laid out, well planned and then a blizzard arrives. Nothing is quite the same after those first few tiny snowflakes.

Where can you find: Blizzard:

This environmentally explosive thriller is available in paperback and on Kindle at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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I Found My First Easter Egg, Then I Found Another, and it is not Even February!

Everyone loves to wake up Easter morning and find that the crafty bunny has spent all night dying and designing those adorable eggs. It is not expected in January though.


No bunny had hippity hopped into the house.  Beau would have barked if that had happened.

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Getting Rather Excited about the Season of the Christmas Novel!

About this time every year a favorite occurrence happens.  Christmas books come out for me to read. Last year I read about 45 during the Christmas season. It was wonderful. It might not have been snowing in Kentucky, but there were plenty of blizzards in many small towns across the genre.

There were wishes, hopes, magic, Santa’s, and really cute families, all coming together with love and the spirit of the season.  Oh, yes! I am ready to start all over again, with a fresh new batch of Christmas novels. This is the season for the time travel, Christmas novels, mail order bride, Christmas novellas, second chances at love, Christmas stories, Returning home to find an old love waiting, Christmas tales, and new twists on the Santa Legend. Whatever the setting, I am ready with my hot chocolate and my notepad. Let’s get ready for some holiday reviews.

So here is wishing you all a happy Halloween and a joyous welcome to the Christmas novel season. I have already picked up a few to get me started.  If you have any favorites, then comment below, I will attempt to find it and get it on the read list. As always December will include Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express,  and The Night before Christmas. There are some things you just have to do to  make the season bright.

Enjoy November, I will be reading and reviewing as I participate in NanoWriMo.