Aspiring priest Beatrice dreams of saving the world. Delinquent debutante Emi dreads her looming engagement to a distant noblewoman. A chance meeting in a library ignites a flame of love in their hearts. But, as the pair explore the wintery city of Balarand and each other, they must contend with their relationship’s uncertain future. Only by walking together hand-in-hand can they face these obstacles for the sake of their futures.
Hands Held in the Snow is an LGBT+ fantasy romance about a bookworm and a brat at the cusp of adulthood.
Featuring art and illustrations by Mikayla Buan.
This series is now on ScribbleHub! And it is fully complete, with all 70 chapters available to read. Bonus materials, including more art, can be found at the main site: http://handsheld.quinlancircle.com
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Different Kind of Love Story (NO SPOILERS & Completed)
I will start by saying that Hands Held in the Snow is a special treat that will always have a place in my heart. From the gorgeous illustrations to the charismatic writing style, it is the kind of story that any reader will pick up and find charming from beginning to end. This tale is not only for those who read LGBT+ stories. This is a tale in which I would recommend to everyone of all ages and from all backgrounds. With the fantastical world the two main heroines live in and the vast cast of characters they interact with, anyone would feel that the wintery city of Balarand is a true place within this fictional world. One where the gears are constantly in motion and that the readers can see time moving along with the perils ahead. With a fine-tuned history as a foundation, the politics surrounding the story encapsulates realistic scenarios within the tale. So much so that I found myself wanting to explore more of what this world had to offer.
After falling in love with not just the two main heroines but the characters surrounding them, it will be hard for me to say my goodbyes to Hands Held in the Snow. But all good things must come to an end and every minute of my free time spent reading this story was in no way wasted. Again, I would recommend this story to anyone reader of all genres. Because this is a story about blooming from a child into an adult and all the struggles one will face when making their choices in life. One about overcoming those frictions and becoming a better, stronger person in the end.
Thank you for writing this fantastic story and I look forward to seeing what else is in store for this world in the future.