A Season to Love

A Season to LoveA Season to Love by Nicole Deese
Series: Love in Lenox
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Waterfall Press on February 2, 2016
Pages: 316

 

About A Season to Love (from the back cover):
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 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?

 

I found that all Nicole Deese’s previous books were clean, enjoyable reads, and A Season to Love didn’t disappoint. The author has a way of making life around me disappear and bringing her story to my sole focus. Even though A Season to Love didn’t have the most exciting or entertaining first chapter, it helped set the scene, giving the reader a nice sense of who Willa was.

It was perfect how Patrick didn’t wear his heart on his sleeve—he’s a manly-man after all, and that helped the romance between him and Willa play out naturally, never feeling forced.

I loved that sunsets played an important role in this story, and the quirks given to the characters were fresh ideas and so believable. Willa relies on peppermints to keep her mostly sane during stress. Hopefully, they were sugar free mints, because struggles flocked to the poor girl as if she were Job, such as dealing with the loss of her husband and her daughter getting cancer all before Willa’s thirtieth birthday. The description of the small town and Willa’s family and friends carried over from Cliché Christmas the first book in Love in Lenox series that followed Willa’s brother. It was nice to see the returning characters through someone else’s eyes, and the sibling interaction between Willa and her brother only strengthened the storyline.

A Season to Love is the perfect contemporary when you need a smile and a happily-ever-after.

The best way to describe the main hero is to simply say, his home is where the adventure lies, which worked out great when Patrick offered to help Willa live life outside of her comfort bubble—to live bravely for her daughter.  It was perfect how Patrick didn’t wear his heart on his sleeve—he’s a manly-man after all, and that helped the romance between him and Willa play out naturally, never feeling forced.

A Season to Love is the perfect contemporary when you need a smile and a happily-ever-after. It can be read as a standalone, but I recommend starting at the beginning of the series.

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