5 Stars Out Of 5
More than a Christmas romance
October 18, 2012
Inspirational romances are often set in small towns, Amish settlements, or medical locales. Few take place within the nitty-gritty day-to-day activities of a downtown shelter, the first clue Season of Joy is a special book. With her debut, Virginia Carmichael gives the reader a glimpse into a world where love and faith are tested daily. Themes of loneliness, loss, healing and hope are explored in a style both wry and compassionate.
The romance between the strong but lonely heroine and wary hero as well as interactions with colorful secondary characters keep the reader turning the pages quickly. An excellent understanding of "the least of these", both the poor in material goods and those poor in love and companionship, make this romance more than a just Christmas-themed story. Virginia Carmichael has given readers a gift for the season and beyond. Looking forward to more from her in the future.