Martha Rogers is the author of Becoming Lucy; Morning for Dove; Finding Becky; Caroline’s Choice; Not on the Menu, a part of a novella collection with DiAnn Mills, Janice Thompson, and Kathleen Y’Barbo; and River Walk Christmas, a novella collection with Beth Goddard, Lynette Sowell, and Kathleen Y’Barbo. A former schoolteacher and English instructor, she has a master’s degree in education and lives with her husband in Houston, Texas.
Winter Promiseby Martha Rogers
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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.
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In Winter Promise, third book in the Seasons of the Heart series, Martha Rogers has brought us back to the flourishing town of Porterfield, Texas. I was excited to see this third installment and find out what happens with Elliot. He seemed so lost and solitary that I was sure there was no way he was going to be transformed into a suitable hero. Not to worry, Abigail is on the scene! She's come to open a library but I do believe she will be opening more than that :) There's just the right blend of tension, excitement and romance to make this an enjoyable read, just in time for Valentine's Day! I'm looking forward to Cory's story this spring. Cover love is happening here, too. Abigail is wearing two of my favorite colors; chocolate and blue. I love the dreamy look on her face while gazing out into the snow. I know none of that has anything to do with the writing but I couldn't help myself! Special thanks to Jon Wooten of Charisma House for sending me a review copy through FIRST Wild Card Tours. I was not required to write a positive review, just my opinion of the book, which I have done. No compensation has been received.