Treasures of the Snow

by Patricia M. St. John
255 pages, General Fiction
Reviewed by Nienna

Sweet, morally sound read.


Annette was seven years old on that Christmas Eve when her mother died, leaving her newborn baby to her daughter's care. Five years later, a terrible accident cripples little Danny and Annette vows revenge on the boy who caused it.


Both Annette and Lucien, the boy, have sinful thoughts and actions, but always the good is shown up as right and they both repent and change. Danny's family and the village people adore Danny as being perfect, so he is very spoiled and selfish, while seeming sweet. This is mentioned once as a bad thing.

Spiritual Content

Those of the characters who aren't Christians at the beginning become so by the end. God the Father and Jesus Christ are spoken of and referenced many times, the children say their prayers, and Scripture passages are occasionally used. There are a couple of mentions of angels and heaven.


A woman dies of an illness. Someone threatens to drown a beloved cat. A little boy suffers a bad fall that cripples him. A girl twists her ankle. A boy almost freezes to death.

Drug and Alcohol Content

A boy is sedated while in the hospital.

Sexual Content


Crude or Profane Language or Content



A beautiful story set high in the Swiss mountains, Treasures of the Snow shows the need in everyone for God, and the power of God's love in the darkness. Most people can relate to the children's feelings throughout the story, and the morals are biblical. It is suitable for all ages.

Fun Score: 4.5
Values Score: 4.5
Written for Age: 11-12

Review Rating:

Average rating: 4 stars
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