Cori’s consulting firm presents her with a complex assignment near Xi’an, China. She reluctantly leaves behind her new love interest, and the journey unpacks unwanted and dangerous ventures—far beyond the morale problem she thought she was tasked. Plus, her traveling partner is the last person she wants to see.
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Wendy Black Farley is THE BEST! After reading "Season's Strangers" last spring I couldn't wait for the sequel, "Season's Strangers". Both are "page turners"; I couldn't put either one down until I'd finished. Waiting and hoping to hear more about Cori's biological father and possibly the people at the college in Virginia. Once again, thank you Wendy for your very exciting novels.
Reviewed by Peggy Jo Wipf for Readers' Favorite Wendy Black Farley resumes the life of Cori Sellers from Season’s Stranger to Season’s Shadows. Life is a whirlwind for Cori when she returns to Laurel Ledge after a visit to her brother and sister-in-law in Arizona. The “stranger”, Michael Flores, continues to see Cori, and she finds he is an attentive boyfriend when their schedules allow dating time. As a counselor for Amity Associates, they often call on her to travel for on-site counseling and to assess problems for the company, which is how she ended up in Xi’an, China. The travel wasn’t so bad; it was the man they expected her to work with, Stewart Montgomery. The man who was hired at one point to seduce her. Though she finds him attractive, she doesn’t trust her feelings around him, and besides, she is dating Michael. Stewart’s job is a PI, but he excels in extracting people who are caught in human trafficking. Stewart and Cori find themselves in trouble when they uncover the truth about what is hidden in a warehouse of the company they are called to assist. Season’s Shadows is unique as Wendy Black Farley focuses on issues that secretly plague every country; slavery, human trafficking, disease, and abuse. Cori is a complicated character as she is dealing with when to let go of her brother as his medical caretaker, who are her real parents, and a boyfriend who wants to shelter her from any disappointments in life. Her job demands a quick pace and Stewart always includes some kind of action wherever he is. I found Cori lovable though she was dealing with stressful situations continually. Michael was sweet but clingy, whereas Stewart was focused and constantly looking for the next rescue. I found the book ended on a great note while looking forward to another adventure in Cori’s life. Multiple activities with a spiritual undertone make this a must-read for Christian mystery fans.
I truly enjoyed this book very much. It had moving action, and characters to whom I could readily relate. I read the first book, SEASONS’S STRANGER and enjoyed it very much. One does not have to have read the first book in order to appreciate SEASON’S SHADOWS however. They are independent of one another, but the main character, Cora, and some other characters do carry over into the second. The chapters are short and the text is a fast read. There are some thought-provoking issues raised too that add to the depth of the plot.