About To Every Love a Season
From USA TODAY best-selling author Stacy Henrie comes five inspirational historical romance novellas.
Her Winter Suitor
If Callie doesn’t attract the interest of a suitor by the Patriarch Ball, she’ll be shipped off to England to find a husband. Unwilling to let that happen, Leo, the son of Callie’s favorite chocolatier, volunteers to pretend to be her secret admirer. In return, Callie will ensure his family’s shop provides chocolate favors for the ball—in hopes of keeping the shop from closing. But when their arrangement deepens into real feelings, the two must decide if a humble maker of chocolate and a wealthy heiress can find more than temporary happiness together.
An Unlikely Spring Courtship
Tempest and Bram are both eager to have the most successful mercantile in town. But there are only enough customers to support one store, and neither Tempest or Bram are willing to concede defeat. In spite of their initial competition, the two can’t help but admire the tenacity of the other and eventually they form a bond of friendship. When disaster strikes the town, the pair will have to choose what matters most—success in business or in following one’s heart.
A Summer for Love
When circumstances thwarted their young love, Wyatt and Loralee promised to meet in eight years if neither of them had found someone. This time Loralee isn’t returning to the beach resort as a lowly hotel maid, though—she’s become a renowned singer, performing across the country. Wyatt’s situation has also changed. He’s become a father to his orphaned niece and wishes to provide her with a stable home. But when Wyatt and Loralee see each other again, they begin to wonder if their love hasn’t lessened with time but has deepened instead into something lasting.
Romance in Autumn
Once the daughter of a servant, Phoebe is now an heiress with enough funds to provide herself and her mother with a home of their own. And she knows exactly which house she wants to buy—the mansion at the seaside where she and her mother once worked in the summers. However, James, the son of their former employer, has been tasked to sell the mansion at auction for a price much higher than Phoebe can likely afford. Still hopeful, she volunteers to help James return the neglected mansion to its former glory, and the two become good friends. Yet as the auction draws nearer, they will need to determine which dreams are worth pursuing and which are worth changing.
A Long Winter Kiss
Once the best of friends, with the promise of being something more, Samantha and Rex have seen little of each other since Rex returned home from the war. Samantha is still hurt over Rex eventually asking her not to write him anymore while he was away, and Rex is certain Samantha doesn’t deserve to be with a man who bears the emotional scars of a soldier. However, the two of them are thrown together again when Samantha’s father is unable to deliver his annual Christmas Eve gifts. As Samantha and Rex perform the task, the walls between them start to crumble, making them both hope in the miracles of the season.
I love this kind of book. It’s full of really well-written novellas. I loved that I was able to read each of them in not too much time. And there were still more to read. And the seasons theme that the author chose was fun.
The first novella is Her Winter Suitor. This one is Callie’s story. She is an heiress, but her mother has given her an ultimatum to get married or go to England to find a husband. She knows Leo from his chocolate store. He offers to help her seem like she has a suitor. I loved the way this one played out. The two fell in love as they worked together to better Callie’s life and Leo’s chocolate factory. How could you not love this one.
Next up is An Unlikely Spring Courtship. I loved Tempest in this one. She really lived up to her name with the organization of her store and her being so quick to cut Bram completely off when she found out he had opened a competing store. But the sermon changed her completely. I loved her humility of being willing to help. Bram was also humble enough to help. And the two were amazing together when they needed to be!
A Summer for Love comes next. This one features Loralee and Wyatt. I loved the way this was written with parts being in the current day for the characters and parts a flashback to how they met and fell in love. But due to Wyatt’s family they weren’t able to get married when they wanted to. And they promised to meet 8 years later if they were both free. I loved the plot of this one!
Then there’s Romance in Autumn. I loved Phoebe in this one. She was once a servant in a home. Now she’s an heiress because of the generosity of others and she wants to buy that same home. It’s James’ job to sell that mansion. He and Phoebe knew each other as children. James is not allowed to sell the mansion, except at auction. So even though he’d love to make an exception for Phoebe, he can’t. But the two work together to ready the home. And they fall in love, even though they don’t realize it. I loved the way the two of them work to make the other happy once they do realize they’re in love.
And last we have A Long Winter Kiss. Samantha and Rex are the main characters in this one. They were childhood friends. Rex asked Samantha to wait for him as he went off to war. But he soon realized that war changed a man and asked her not to write to him anymore. I loved the way this one ended up working out. Rex had been avoiding Samantha. But they were thrown together on Christmas Eve to deliver gifts to those who wouldn’t have any. And Samantha’s dad’s surprises might have been my favorite part of this one.
This book is so great! I loved each of the novellas. And I know you will too!
I was sent an e-copy of To Every Love a Season by the publisher. All opinions are my own.
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About author Stacy Henrie
A USA TODAY bestselling author, Stacy Henrie graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in public relations. Not long after, she switched from writing press releases and newsletters to writing inspirational historical romances. Born and raised in the West, where she currently resides with her family, she enjoys reading, road trips, interior decorating, chocolate, and most of all, laughing with her husband and kids. Her books include HOPE AT DAWN, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance.
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