The pictures are beautiful and the collection that the author has must be something else. They story was meh. As an adult, I would have preferred more background about the pieces. Maybe if I was younger, I would have enjoyed the story more.
This is the fourth book in the St Martin’s Holiday Romance set and it was enjoyable. Cute. Festive. Real. Passionate. Entertaining. And with a great ending. Mina has loved and lost before and she thinks she wants nothing more to do with love or men, even though she is still in her early twenties. Will has loved Mina from afar but has decided to keep his feelings to himself for she has already been through the loss of her husband, but when she has an accident outside of his distillery he rushes to her aide and goes above and beyond to show her that he cares. She is leery of him but she is attracted to him, so on Thanksgiving when he proposes a "project" where they enjoy each other’s company up until Christmas Day where they will then part ways with no hurt feelings, she can’t see why not. She does like kissing him, and drawing him, and imagining him in her bed so she agrees to his deal. Their relationship has highs and lows, drama and a few tense moments especially when she breaks things off with him a week early when he almost gets hurt. She feels like she can’t go through losing another man she cares about and if Will isn’t willing to change his dreams or life’s work then she has to cut her losses. How she wins him back in the end was sweet and well choreographed to earn his forgiveness. This one was enjoyable and sweet.
A Season of You proves the best rewards are the ones that come as a surprise. Emma Douglas guides readers through a tale of broken hearts and shattered dreams. Mina never could have imagined her life without her one true love. Tragedy left her a widow, can fate bring her a new beginning? In a season of miracles and hope, two people find blessings beyond their wildest dreams. Will and Mina tug at the heartstrings while adding magic to the season.
Will Frazier has only lived on Cloud Bay for a few years, but he’s had a deep crush on Mina Harper from the beginning. Unfortunately, she was already married at the time and then tragically she was made a widow. When he rescues Mina after an incident with her car, he finally starts to get some much wanted interactions with her.
Overall this was a cute book. My big, and only, problem, unfortunately, is Mina’s biggest issues. Her husband has been dead for three years, but she is still as emotional about it as if it just occurred. This bugged me (which sounds really mean). I went through similar circumstances and after two years, things weren’t nearly as raw for me or other widows I’ve met. While it didn’t really deter from the overall story, it did make me give it 4 stars instead of 5. I very much liked Will’s character and thought the author wrote his hidden love at first sight well. I liked seeing other characters from the first book in this series too. Overall, I recommend.
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