Thursday, April 17, 2008

Review: Seasons of Love


Seasons of Love (Massachusetts Weddings Series #3) (Heartsong Presents #777)
Elizabeth Goddard

Rating: 3 /5 Hallelujah Handclaps

For years Riley O’ Hare’s grandfather has asked her to leave her lush, but exhausting life in California to run his cranberry farm in Massachusetts. She barely considers option except for the fact that she will be closer to her long lost brother, John. She learned of his existence a year ago and would like to get to know him better. But when John and his wife Sarah die in a car accident, she has no more time or options to consider. John named her guardian of their two-year-old son, Chad. She returns.

Zane Baldwyn’s business is in trouble now that John, his business party—and also Riley’s brother—has passed away. John was also the programmer to his software company. He knew of Riley’s business acumen and wanted her help. Problem was…his tact…rubbed her the wrong way.

But when Zane finds evidence that suggests that John’s car accident wasn’t an accident the two join forces to solve the mystery. What they discover is far more than they set out, the mystery of our faith and love.

This romance is fast paced. Quick witted, not preachy. It is also a bit too predictable for the ride and Riley’s discovery of her love for Zane takes away her strength. A woman this smart and intuitive should realize when she has begun develop feelings for a man. I can’t entirely fault Goddard for this weak character trait in Christian romance leads. I fault the genre’s overall unwillingness to push for female characters with realistic desires for the men and realistic portrayals of the difficulties of romance. Nonetheless, A Season of Love is nice bedtime snack for the evangelical woman. (Heartsongs Presents, $4.95. Click the title link for great pricing deals for this and other books.)

4 comments:

M. C. Pearson said...

Hey Dee, I have your links up on Non~FIRST and Teen FIRST now. Sorry it took so long...been a bit busy. LOL...wonder why? :-D

I'll get you up on Pixie Corner next.

Dee S. said...

Thanks, this weekend I am adding my links back and will put you up, too. I lost the code for my horizontal menu bar and I'm frustrated!

Beth Goddard said...

Thanks for the review Dee! You got that right--we have a formula that we must follow in writing certain genre romances! Blessings to you.

Beth

Dee S. said...

Hi, Beth.

I know. Thanks for letting me read it.

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