When the Ice Melts: (Climbing Higher Series Book 1) by Ashlyn McKayla Ohm

Young Llama Thoughts
  • Adventurous
  • Christian Friendly
  • Easy Reading
  • Humerous
  • Youth Appropriate
3.9 Llamas


This book is too cute! It is sweet, heartwarming and filled with a fantastic Christian mind-set of overcoming hurt to find love. I absolutely loved this book and I totally suggest it to girls 16 and up!

This book is about Addisyn, a young women on the path to become an Olympic skater. But when she misses her chance, she decides to escape her life of lies and despair to possibly find the love and hope in God she left behind in her youth. And maybe she will find a bit of romance, as well as the sister she lost years ago all in the beautiful mountains of Canada… That is if her past doesn’t try to find her again…

This book was beautiful! It is filled with forgiveness, love and hope! I loved the romance side of it. It was sweet and slow. More like how an actually relationship is, instead of a Hallmark one. There is a wonderfully Christian outlook on life in this novel and I love how it is written. (Like seriously, I have already read it twice and went and got book 2 and read that one as well!)

Now, there is mention of violence. The girl in the book has a obsessive boyfriend who has angry issues. (He just threatens her, not any abuse. Just mention that he could be abusive.) There is also mention that they lived together and the girl feels “soiled” because of it. And there is talk of some spiritual warfare. Just mention of the sister who can sense danger through God. (Also this is just my opinion but the older controlling sister is my least favorite character. I don’t like her at all, she tends to think she knows best and I don’t care for her character.)

Over all, this book is too sweet! I absolutely adore it and definitely suggest it young ladies 16 and up who love a good overcoming story! May you have a book-filled day! -The Young Llama Reader.


  • A heartwarming read!
  • Perfect for girls 16 and up!!!
  • Romantic, adventurous and fun!


  • Some mention of violence…
  • Spiritual warfare mentioned…

Losing her dreams may mean finding herself.

Competitive figure skater Addisyn Miles erased her older sister Avery from her life years ago–back when her skating career led only to bright horizons. But now her dreams have crumbled, and in a small town in the Canadian Rockies, she’s seeking answers to the questions she never thought to ask. Surprisingly, though, those answers seem to point her toward a quiet man with a crushing secret…and toward the faith he once followed.

Meanwhile, heartbroken by her younger sister’s rejection, Avery Miles left her lonely life in New York and headed toward the sunset. Now, she seeks to bury her painful memories in the peace of the Colorado mountains and the love of the God Who made them. But then she comes face to face with an unwelcome bit of her past–someone who poses the ultimate threat to Addisyn. Struggling against her own darkest fears, Avery must summon the courage to love her sister again…and to find her before it’s too late.

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