Monday, July 11, 2016

A Season to Love

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DEESE, NICOLE
A SEASON TO LOVE

At this point in her life, bravery is not a trait Willa Hart would readily claim. She believes her seven-year-old daughter, Savannah, who never knew her father and successfully tackled chemotherapy, is truly the courageous one. Yet after Willa has a fateful encounter with handsome young doctor Patrick McCade, her outlook—and her view of herself—begins to change.

Patrick, a thrill-seeking world traveler and temporary resident of Lenox, Oregon, sets out to show Willa the value of adventure, even within her tiny town. But just when their friendship shows signs of turning into something more, Patrick's life is as a traveling doctor calls him back. Will his last days in town signal the end of their journey, or will Patrick and Willa find the courage to transform a single season into a lifetime?

My Review:

Well, I'm gobsmacked! How did I not know about this author? Miss the first book in the Love in Lennox series? Miss the other novels she has out? I need to finely tune my bibliographic spidey senses -- they're not as sharp as they use to be!

So, it's official, I have a new go-to author after reading this entrancing story. I was plummeted into Willa's angst from the very first page -- and Willa is the queen of angst. With good reason. She's had to deal with multiple major tragedies in her life, not the least of which was nursing her daughter through cancer. Deese manages to capture every emotional nuance and I was tied up in knots for most of the read. Because while little Savannah is all set to live life big, Willa is still clinging to the safety of control.

Patrick is all about seizing the moment -- not looking back or too far ahead. He's done amazing things in his life and intends to do many more. And I might just need to mention right here and now that he is a seriously droolworthy hero. Phew! Not quite sure I can even articulate just why he makes me weak in the knees...I think it's better if you discover him for yourself. And be prepared to enjoy the journey!

The romance is...indescribably sublime. Excuse me as I begin fanning myself as I recollect their charged encounters. Friendship with undercurrents of something much deeper. Goodness, but this story zings.  You'll feel alive, refreshed and ready to conquer your greatest fear by the time you reach the end. (Which comes all too soon, I might add.)

We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps. Proverbs 16:9 I love the way the author embraces this bit of biblical wisdom in A Season to Love. It's repeated over and over again in varying ways with not only the hero and heroine, but with secondary characters as well. It really made an impact on me.

And for readers who are already fans of this series -- you'll be happy to note that Weston and Georgia play a prominent role in this one. I'm deliciously intrigued by the chemistry between these two so I'll definitely be hunting down a copy of A Cliché Christmas.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  A Plain Malice please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday July 17 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

50 comments:

  1. This sounds amazing. Great review. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    Rose
    harnessrose(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. New author to me, YAY!
    KarenskratonsATgmailDOTcom

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    1. To me too and I'm so excited. Good luck, Karen.

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  3. Wow. I did not know much about this author but I am completely interested after reading your review Kav. Thanks for the giveaway!
    momrain(AT)aol(DOT)com

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    1. She's fantabulous, Loraine. Good luck.

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  4. I've not read anything by Nicole either! There certainly have been some great new contemporary releases lately. I will never catch up.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. But won't we have fun trying? Good luck, Patty.

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  5. Love your review! I'd love to read this one. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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  6. Wow! Thank you so much for this way-too-kind review! Your words made my whole week. I shared your review post and giveaway to my author page on FB and I'll definitely be visting your blog again to find my next read! Thank you, Kav. It's wonderful to meet you.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Nicole and I'm thrilled to spread the good word about A Season To Love.

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  7. New author to me also! The review really makes me want to read A Season to Love.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. There's a lot of us here who haven't heard about Nicole or this series. It's a Waterfall Press book and I tend to love all the books they publish but it seems to get overshadowed by bigger publishers like Bethany House and Thomas Nelson as far as marketing goes. Must remember to keep an eye on their new releases. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  8. This is a new author for me, too! I think this book would be one I'd share with my sister and grandmother.
    Dianna
    dedezoomsalot AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Love shared reading and this book definitely spans generations. Good luck, Dianna.

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  9. Sounds like such a great book! Nicole Deese is a new author for me too.

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's fantastic, Samantha. Good luck.

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  10. Wow! I've heard of this book and everything good! Thanks for the chance to win! I NEED to read this! THANKS!
    Annie JC
    justcommonlyATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Oh, yes you do. Every read needs a few weak in the knees moments and this one delivers them. Good luck, Annie.

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  11. Indescribably sublime romance and charged encounters? Well you got my attention!

    Sounds much like An Elegant Facade (which I just finished)...I love when Georgina refers to Colin as an odious man....haha! You just know those two will eventually end up together!

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    1. Odious heroes are fun to read, aren't they? And so are unodious ones -- like Patrick. Sigh. Good luck, Trixi.

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    2. See what you did now? I got so excited about the sublimity in this novel I forgot my email.....oy!

      teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  12. Gobsmacked by your awesome review. Sign me up for a chance to win.
    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. LOL -- isn't gobsmacked an awesome word? Good luck, Diane.

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  13. This looks super sweet.. and I've never heard of this author before either! :/
    pocoauthorATgmailDOTcom

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    1. It's an emotional rollercoaster of a read. Good luck, Nicole.

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  14. Nicole is new to me and I am excited about her book. Thank you for a great review!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  15. Wow! This sounds like a must read!! Thanks so much for sharing, Kav.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Britney. Good luck!

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  16. I have A Cliche Christmas on my Kindle and still haven't read it yet, so don't be too hard on yourself, Kav. I never knew she was such a terrific author!! Would love to read these back to back. Thanks so much for the awesome review and giveaway!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Yes -- you read them back to back first to second and I'll read them back to back second to first. LOL Got that? Good luck, Diana.

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    2. Sounds like a plan, Kav! I'm game if you are! Lol

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    3. Sounds like a plan, Kav! I'm game if you are! Lol

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  17. "The romance is...indescribably sublime."
    THIS got me.

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I predict that you will LOVE it. Good luck, Janka.

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  18. Kav, I love your review. I thought I hadn't heard of this author, either, but I checked my Kindle and I actually have one of her books downloaded. So, thank you for reminding me and thanks for offering a copy of A Season to Love.
    may_dayzee(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I'm anxious to read her other books. Good luck, Kay.

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  19. When I first saw the cover of this book, it made me want to read it, which I know makes me seem rather shallow. Thanks for giving me more reasons to read A Season to Love.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. Not shallow at all, Pam. I tend to judge a book by its cover as well. And this one is a beautiful representation of what's inside. Good luck.

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  20. I have this book sitting on my bookshelf and the rest of hers on my kindle. I'm kind of excited to have a jump on you for once. Haha!! Although, you have prevailed since you actually read A Season to Love and my copy is just sitting on my shelf waiting it's turn. That's what happens when I own a book. They tend to go to the bottom of my tbr since I have library books and ARCS that need immediate attention. #voraciousreaderissues

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    1. LOL -- well at least if you're snowed in this winter you won't have to worry about being bored. :-) I'm pretty good about keeping up with my reading. I usually just have maybe two weeks worth ahead on hand. I like to have a cushion and read ahead for this blog so I'm not scrambling at the last minute to write a review. Mind you, I don't read ebooks so that is likely why I'm able to manage things. If you let me lose in net Galley -- oy -- it wouldn't be pretty.

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  21. I debated on whether or not to enter for a chance to win this book. It isn't really my normal kinda book. Usually I read historical or some type of sci-fi/fantasy and it's rare that I read a modern-day romance. But, in the end, the storyline sounds good enough to make me put the rare break in my preferred genre and hope to win this book and be able to read it! Looking forward to it!
    J.C. -Indiana-

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    1. It's a great book to explore contemporary fiction, J.C. Good luck.

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  22. This books definitely sounds interesting to me! d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  23. KAV, thank you for the great review. Nicole is a new author for me. I'm looking forward to reading her stories.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. And you have every reason to be excited -- she's awesome!!!! Good luck, Caryl.

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  24. Awww...this is the sweetest thread of all time :) Thanks for your encouragement and support, ladies! I hope you enjoy A Season To Love:) I miss these characters so much. (Good thing I'm about to start book three in this series. I'm ready to be back in Lenox.) Blessings!

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