Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Love for All Seasons by Stacy Henrie

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If you like the inspirational historical romances of Deanne Gist and Lauraine Snelling, you’ll love USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie! With four novellas—one for each season of the year—you’ll find a heartwarming collection of couples from a simpler time in America who discover the redeeming powers of faith and love.

A Long Winter Kiss

As Samantha and Rex’s childhood friendship matured into young love, they promised their hearts to one another, even as Rex headed off to war. But their hope for a bright future was shattered when Rex succumbed to his belief that the horrors of war had made him a man no woman could love. Now he has returned, and Samantha must help Rex see that he still has much to give—and much more to gain—by replacing fear with faith and opening himself to love.

An Unlikely Spring Courtship

Tempest worked hard to secure her independence as a woman running her own mercantile, so when Bram has the audacity to open a competing shop in a town with only enough room for one, Tempest is driven to despair. And then to retaliation. But when tragedy strikes their community and threatens everything they both hold dear, will they be able to recognize that what they share is far more important than what separates them?

A Summer for Love

Loralee’s life has changed dramatically in the eight years since she’s last seen the resort town of Bayocean, but one thing that has never changed is her feelings for Wyatt, a man she promised to meet at the resort on a specific day if they were both still unattached. When Wyatt appears on that date, as hopeful and uncertain as Loralee, the two must see if an old and abiding love has outlasted the changes wrought by time—and begin to build a new life together.

Romance in Autumn

Phoebe and James grew up together but apart in the same beautiful mansion, he as the son of the owners, she as the daughter of a servant. In the years since, Phoebe’s fortunes have changed dramatically, and she carries the dream of one day owning the mansion that is still close to her heart. Until James—now a deeply compelling man—delivers the bad news that securing the purchase will be all but impossible. As Phoebe reluctantly relinquishes her dream, she will also look deep into her soul to learn that a true home might exist in her budding love for James.

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GENRE: Inspirational Historical Romance
PUBLISHER: Beyond The Page
RELEASE DATE: November 9, 2016
PAGES: 164

Novellas are a tricky thing – the balance between word count and depth of story is a fine line. Whenever I find an author who can encapsulate into a novella everything I love about a full length novel, I keep that author on my go-to reading list.

Stacy Henrie is one such author.

Each novella in Love for All Seasons could easily be its own novel if word count wasn’t a criteria. I was caught up in each story, the plots well-paced and complete, and in the vivid characters who came to life on the pages. The sweet romances of course captured my heart, and even here Henrie does a fantastic job of building tension and chemistry between the leads while keeping the timeline realistic.

I think my favorite of the four novellas is the first one … or maybe the second. Or… yeah. I just liked them all 🙂 But if I was forced to pick … my heart smiled the most as I read “A Long Winter Kiss” and “An Unlikely Spring Courtship”. These particular stories are very different in tone and direction but the romances are equally sweet.

Bottom Line: If you are looking for some sweet historical romances, set in different eras, tied together with a similar inspirational thread, look no further than Love For All Seasons by Stacy Henrie. It’s a collection that easily be read in one sitting, but you’ll also find yourself wanting to savor each story, reluctant to leave the characters behind. An excellent set of novellas, all four strong and each one unique.

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received via Prism Book Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / Love it!

KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion

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about the author

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USA Today bestselling author Stacy Henrie is the author of western romances and the Of Love and War series, which includes Hope at Dawn, a 2015 RITA Award finalist for excellence in romance. She was 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. You can learn more about Stacy and her books by visiting her website at stacyhenrie.com.

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What about you? What’s your favorite season?

Carrie

26 Responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): Love for All Seasons by Stacy Henrie”

  1. Angela Burton

    I love novellas because I can read something even if I don’t have a lot of time.

  2. MH

    My favorite season was winter when I was younger – probably all the romance involved with the holidays. But now I get too cold. Summer has become a favorite season in the last few years.

  3. Debbie Clatterbuck

    This book sounds so wonderful and I love the inclusion of all 4 seasons. My favorite season is Spring and all the new life popping up. God is good. Thanks for the giveaway and good luck everyone.

    • Carrie

      I never used to like Spring much but the older I get the more I appreciate the promise that He makes all things new

  4. Stacy Henrie

    Thanks for participating in the tour, Carrie, and reviewing the novellas! So glad you enjoyed the characters and their stories. I love what you said about your heart smiling the most with the first two. 🙂

  5. Donna B

    This looks like a great book with some interesting stories. Stacy is a new author to me. Thanks for the giveaway and review.

  6. Winnie Thomas

    I enjoy fall and spring the most, because I have a faulty thermostat and my body has a hard time adjusting to excess heat or cold. 😀

    This looks like a fun collection of stories. I must put it on my ever-growing TBR list. Thanks for the review, Carrie and Stacy!

  7. Patty

    When I lived in the north (MI) I probably would have said summer, but now that I live in the south (SC) I think I would say fall!

  8. Trixi

    Oh, I’ve been wanting to read a Stacy Henrie book! This one could be my first 🙂 Thank you so much for lovely review and giveaway chance! What a beautiful cover.

  9. Amanda J.

    I’m usually apprehensive about novellas but your reviews haven’t led me astray yet. 🙂 And I love summer- sunshine and swimming with my kids!!

    • Carrie

      awww – thanks Amanda! 🙂 And you can have summer lol. Bring on the snow!!

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