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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Winter Promise...Review

About the book:
A painful past has left Doctor Elliot Jensen uninterested in love. Until he meets Abigail. Single, educated, and looking for a new start, Abigail Monroe decides to join her brother and his wife in Portersville, Texas. Near her twenty-fifth birthday and without a suitor, she fears she will become a spinster if she stays in Briar Ridge, Connecticut. A sprained ankle sends Abigail to the new doctor in town, Elliot Jensen. He is smitten, but tragedy in his past has left him bitter, guilt ridden, and afraid to fall in love again. When the town’s deputy sheriff rescues Abigail after a robbery, Elliot’s feelings for her get stronger. He is jealous of the attention Abigail is getting, but he fears he can’t compete with the handsome deputy sheriff and his heroic deeds. Has he waited too long to share his feelings for her? Or will Christmas bring them both the gift they seek? Set in the late 1800s, the Seasons of the Heart series follows the lives of four women and their families, weaving together their stories of faith, life, and love as they bond in friendship only God could orchestrate.

Not wanting to stay in Connecticut, Abigail travels to Texas to join her brother Daniel and his wife Kate and start a library.  She has no intention of falling in love, but soon finds herself attracted to two very different men.  Cory Muldoon, the charming deputy sheriff and the quiet town doctor.  As Abigail is prone to trouble, she finds herself in Doc Elliot's office time and again.  Shy and reticent from past tragedy, Elliot falls in love, but struggles with allowing his feelings to be known.  As Abigail discovers what her path is and the direction God wants her take, she must decide which man she truly loves. When Abigail finds herself kidnapped after a bank robbery, both men work to rescue her.

I was happy to learn Elliot's story and his romance with Abigail is so sweet.  I love the Muldoon and Monroe families and everyone returns in this story.  The book stands alone well, but it's always nice to read a series in order.

Third in the Seasons of the Heart series, you can click the links for my reviews for Summer Dream and Autumn Song and the fourth novel Spring Hope will be out in May.  I think Winter Promise is my favorite so far.

Thanks to First Wildcard and Charisma Media for the opportunity to review this book. You can learn more abut Martha Rogers here. You can read the first chapter here. You can purchase your own copy here.

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4/5 Stars


  1. I have never read a Christian romance before, but this one seems really intriguing. I am glad that you liked it and that the series continues to impress you. Great post today!

  2. Guess I've not really looked into this series much. I didn't realize it was one until I read it here - looks like a sweet read. =)

  3. This looks like the perfect book to recommend to my mother in law. She loves to read this genre and she's always wanting me to keep her in the loop with newer releases :)