Thursday, November 7, 2013

Season of Hope

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CARMICHAEL, VIRGINIA
SEASON OF HOPE

The Gift Of Forgiveness

Gavin Sawyer knows he's in trouble the moment he meets Evie Thorne at the downtown Denver mission where they both volunteer. He's drawn to the pretty journalist, even though reporters have caused him nothing but heartache in the past. Soon Gavin begins to let his guard down as he sees that this wonderful woman may be someone he can trust with his heart. But when he brings her home to meet his family during the holidays, Evie's secret past suddenly comes to light. Will their newfound love survive when he learns the truth?

My Review:

Picture this -- a cold rainy Saturday. The wind is howling around my wee old house with so much force the window panes are rattling. But do I mind? Absolutely not! Why? Because I'm curled up with a warm fur buddy at my feet and a box of Love Inspired books at my side. What to read? What to read? Making that first choice was agonizing, but once I opened up Season of Hope I was committed and devoured it in an afternoon. I just didn't want to put it down.

Carmichael has a distinctive style that just trips off the tongue if you've a mind to read out loud. Snappy, funny, poignant, mysterious -- words that burst into images and touch my emotions. That's considered a winning book for me. I'm all about living vicariously through heroines. And Evie  is such an enticing one. Likeable from the start, a bit self-depreciating and with a mysterious past that the author reveals by slow degrees. Loved the pacing in both plot and romance.

This is Virginia Carmichael's second LI Christmas book and it is just as exquisite as the first. Definitely a story that will woo you into the holiday spirit.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Season of Hope please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday November 10 2013. Offer open to international readers. Good luck! 

21 comments:

  1. This book sounds really good. I haven't read any of her books before. I'll love to read this one.
    rosebudsinjune at gmail dot com
    Thanks.

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  2. It's perfect to get you in the Christmas spirit, Deborah. Good luck!

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  3. Christmas stories are the best!
    bookwormgal2011(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You've got that right. Good luck Michelle!

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  4. Sounds great! So curious about what will be revealed about the heroine's past! I love Christmas stories, too!
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen at yahoo dot com

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    1. It is great, Brittany. Good luck!

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  5. Would love to win this book. Havent seen her books before
    Please have a terrific,wonderful,blessed day
    God bless you
    Chris Granville
    granvilleATfrontiernetDOTnet

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  6. Tis the season for Christmas books to be released! Sounds like an intriguing story!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. I know, Patty -- and I'm lovin' it. So many good books out there. I don't know how I'll choose!

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  7. I love reading novels with a Christmas theme to get into the spirit of the season! Thanks for the giveaway!
    colorvibrant[at]gmail[dot]com

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    1. That's one of my favourite things about Christmas. :-) Good luck, Heidi!

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  8. Christmas books are some of my favorites. Comfy chair, good book, warm throw......Yes!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  9. The beautiful cover and your review make me want this one!
    worthy2bpraised at gmail dot com

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    1. Isn't it a lovely cover, Merry? Really creates a festive mood. Good luck!

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  10. What a delightful review! Christmas stories are some of my very favorites and this sounds like one to add to my wish list!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  11. Gavin and Evie's story sounds just perfect for a Christmas. I love the cover too!
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. It's a perfect Christmas read. Good luck Maryann!

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  12. Wonderful review! Book sounds great Christmas story. Would love to read it. Thank you for the chance of winning this giveaway. Please enter my name in the giveaway.
    Barbara Thompson
    barbmaci61(at)yahoo(dot)com

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