Love for All Seasons: Four Inspirational Historical Romance Novellas

Love for All Seasons: Four Inspirational Historical Romance Novellas

by Stacy Henrie

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BN ID: 2940156818693
Publisher: Beyond the Page Publishing
Publication date: 11/09/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 242
Sales rank: 643,652
File size: 433 KB

About the Author

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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Love for All Seasons: Four Inspirational Historical Romance Novellas 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Dawncatlady More than 1 year ago
These are 4 stories in the set and all are enjoyable. New author for me although will be looking for further offerings. Ebook from netgalley and publishers with thanks.
Lattebooks More than 1 year ago
I adore this author’s writing and these smaller stories in one are no exception! She packs such heart-felt, emotion stirring moments in each tale. Samantha and Rex have a beautiful friendship and love that the war destroys. Only a Christmas evening miracle can save their love! Tempest and Bram’s banter is delightful and engaging. Tempest’s feisty character matches well with her desire to be independent while falling for her competitor Bram. I adored their interactions. Loralee and Wyatt’s is a sweet romance that blooms once again when they meet after many years. They tug your heart strings and make you root for their happily ever after! Phoebe and James come from two separate worlds and want two separate dreams. Thrown together again they realize the love that is growing can be their new dream. What a beautiful story theirs was! I loved the ending. This is a fabulous collection for a weekend read and to have on hand to re-read again and again. Sweet romance, well written settings and beautiful characters! A book shelf keeper.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
I enjoy novellas for a quick reading fix when life is crazy, but I absolutely love a well-written novella that has a full story arc and characters that I connect with emotionally. Love for All Seasons was a perfect reading experience! As soon as I finished one story, I couldn't wait to start the next one. Each story was unique and imaginative, with details that helped me imagine the historical settings and mannerisms of the characters without detracting from the pacing of the plot. I felt like I cared about what happened next, and was invested in the happy ending from the first chapter of every story. There is an inspirational thread of faith woven in that was uplifting and touching. Of course, the sweet romance is what I love about these stories and the author skillfully developed chemistry and tension that builds as the main characters grow closer together while overcoming obstacles to their relationship. It's interesting that I can share the same praise for all the stories but the premises and details are so different. It was too hard to pick a favorite from the four stories set in each of the four seasons, so I recommend reading them all and deciding for yourself ;) Can't wait to read more from this author! (I received a copy of this book from the publisher; all opinions expressed are my own)
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
In this delightful collection of novellas, Stacy Henrie navigates various eras with a romance for every season of the year. I think it’s a brilliant idea, and I hope the author does this type of anthology again, maybe with Holidays. A LONG WINTER KISS, the first novella is set in Michigan in May 1861. I’m always amazed at how Ms. Henrie so easily creates a believable atmosphere and engaging characters, even in a novella. A LONG WINTER KISS is so lovely, I would have liked maybe a full-length novel because there was even more to tell about their lives, not that it was rushed, but because it was so good. And what a very lovely Christmas there is in A LONG WINTER KISS. AN UNLIKELY SPRING COURTSHIP I loved Tempest! Ms. Henrie paints such a clear picture of an 1867 small Idaho City town, it seemed as I was watching a movie because of Ms. Henrie’s eloquent prose, and the pastor’s sermon really hits home. AN UNLIKELY COURTSHIP is a marvellous story of charity, kindness, and the author adds fabulous historical details, which I will not mention here for fear of giving away spoilers. What a charming story as Tempest and Bram deal with a difficult situation with compassion and understanding, and it was terrific! A SUMMER FOR LOVE Loralee Love, now a world famous singer, is going back to the place where she first fell in love, and spent the best summer of her life: Bayocean, Oregon. In 1914, Loralee had met Wyatt Noble, they loved each other but it was not possible for several reasons to continue their relationship, and they agreed to meet in 1922, if they were still free. I almost felt only Jean Harlowe was missing: the clothes, the atmosphere, especially swimwear! Loralee and Wyatt’s first meeting was magical; it was as if they saw each other and the sun fell upon them; I could imagine their smiles, the sparkle in their eyes; just wonderful! Loralee has a keen sense of justice, and I loved that Wyatt wanted to be a successful businessman and not compromise his integrity and spirituality. A SUMMER FOR LOVE also spoke to me for a very special reason: I love the smell of wood and lumber! I wish this novella had been longer as well; the era is so beautifully recreated, I wanted to read more about it. ROMANCE IN AUTUMN is so very beautiful, and Ms. Henrie’s descriptive talent shines as never before; it was easy to see why Phoebe loved the Newport mansion so much. All the stories are very enjoyable, but I think ROMANCE IN AUTUMN is my favourite because the visuals are simply stunning; it’s in all the little details; it’s so gorgeous, filled with warmth. The writing is exquisite, the banter between James and Phoebe is lovely, and the chemistry between them is undeniable. I almost never quote, but I couldn’t help it: “… what he ought to be doing with the season of his life”. Stacy Henrie is one of my favourite historical authors, and this anthology is a very special treat, as the author navigates various eras with equal ease and accuracy. What a relief it is to read romances where the heroes are real gentlemen. Those are inspirational romances, and even if I must repeat myself again, in my opinion this is where a lot of the authenticity lies: God played a central part of the lives of people in centuries past, which most historical authors seem to conveniently set aside to comply with modern sensibilities. The Author’s Notes also deserve to be read. I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.