The Season for Love by M.W.Arnold
Believing she was responsible for the death of her husband, Chrissie Stewart retreats from all those who love her. A chance meeting with mysterious stranger, single-parent Josh Morgan and his bewitching young daughter Lizzy, breathe new life into her and gradually, she feels able to start to let go of the memory of her lost love. Unexpected links are revealed between the two families that strengthen the growing bonds she feels to this man and with the encouragement of her best friend Annie, herself hiding a hidden conflict from Chrissie, she battles with her demons to believe in her ability to trust and love again. Everything comes to a head on Christmas Day; which all goes to show that this is truly The Season for Love.
Title: The Season for Love
Publisher: Passion in Print Press
Publication Date: 16th December 2017
Rating: ¶¶¶¶ê (4.5)
Rating: ¶¶¶¶ê (4.5)
I loved this story of young bereaved Chrissie waking up from the cocoon she'd retreated into after the death of her husband. This could have been a dark read but Mick's writing style is bright and breezy and you get swept up in this tale of lost love and new hope. His characters are lively and vivid yet he is able to show the struggles and pain of those who are suffering difficulties.
I found the story quick paced and enjoyed how Mick used Chrissie's diary notes to give us glimpses of Chrissie's former self and as an insight into the guilt she is feeling. It was also a lovely way of signposting Chrissie's inner journey throughout the story.
This is a debut novel and there are a few imperfections but I loved the premise and how the plot developed and most of all Mick's exuberant writing style and I look forward to this author's future books as he has the makings of a great storyteller.
Author Bio – Mick is a hopeless romantic who was born in England, and spent fifteen years roaming around the world in the pay of HM Queen Elisabeth II in the Royal Air Force, before putting down roots, and realising how much he missed the travel. This, he’s replaced somewhat with his writing, including reviewing books and writing a regular post at the www.NovelKicks.co.uk blog site.
He’s the proud keeper of a cat bent on world domination, is mad on the music of the Beach Boys and enjoys the theatre and humouring his Manchester United supporting wife. Finally, and most importantly, Mick’s a member of the Romantic Novelists Association, with the forthcoming publication of his debut novel The Season for Love.
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