Christmas Novella Review: Season of Love by Vivi Holt

Welcome to my final Christmas novella review before Christmas 2019! This one is a historical fiction story. It’s actually part of a series, but I have not read any of the other books in the series. I don’t entirely remember how I even came to own this ebook, but however it happened, I am glad that I read it!

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32802521. sy475 About the Book

Title: Season of Love (Christmas at Cutter’s Creek/Cutter’s Creek #7.3)

Author: Vivi Holt

Genre: Christmas, Historical Romance

Synopsis: Margaret Hutchins has been alone since her parents died of influenza in Chicago a decade earlier. When she moves to Cutter’s Creek in Montana Territory for a fresh start, as the new teacher for the little school, she discovers a cozy community where she’s welcomed and appreciated.

Heath Moore had his heart broken by Charlotte Beaufort years ago, and he’s hesitant to court again. Until, that is, he runs into Margaret just before Christmas – she’s beautiful, intelligent and compassionate. But when she makes a decision that changes her life forever, it drives a wedge between them.

Enjoy spending a white Christmas in Cutter’s Creek, as a season of love unfolds in the most unlikely way.

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My Thoughts

Season of Love is a heartwarming story of adoption in the 1800s. It’s  a quick story, and even though I have not read anything else in the series, I was able to keep up. I’m fairly certain it isn’t meant to be a stand-alone, though, and that a lot more of the details would have seemed important or relevant if I knew more about the city or protagonists’ backgrounds. Still, it worked! The characters are enjoyable, and setting appropriate, and the romance manageable. It didn’t inspire me to read the rest of the series, but it is a nice story of emotional warmth, the message of Christmas, and family.

 

The Verdict

This may not be one that I come back to and ever reread, but I am glad that I read it once. If you’re a fan of Oke’s When Calls the Heart, this is probably something that you will like as well. Plenty of Christmas-y feelings evoked and mostly realistic characters who I enjoyed.

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I have read so many good Christmas novellas this year! I’m glad I set myself the challenge of reading one Christmas book every quarter of 2019. I’m undecided as to whether I will do so again in 2020, mostly because there are so many things that I expect to change in 2020 and I am not sure if I will be able to keep up with as many challenges.

Once again, Merry Christmas, Readers! & Happy Birthday, Jesus.

Until the next chapter,

Jana

 

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