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Saturday, November 15, 2014


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Title: The Color of the Season (Color of Heaven #7)
Author: Julianne MacLean
Age: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Women's Fiction

From USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes the next installment in her popular Color of Heaven series - a gripping, emotional tale about real life magic that touches us all during the holiday season…

Boston cop, Josh Wallace, is having the worst day of his life. First, he’s dumped by the woman he was about to propose to, then everything goes downhill from there when he is shot in the line of duty. While recovering in the hospital, he can’t seem to forget the woman he wanted to marry, nor can he make sense of the vivid images that flashed before his eyes when he was wounded on the job. Soon, everything he once believed about his life begins to shift when he meets Leah James, an enigmatic resident doctor who somehow holds the key to both his past and his future…

** This is book 7 in the Color of Heaven series, but can be read as a stand alone. **

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The Color of the Season (The Color of Heaven Series, *7)The Color of the Season by Julianne MacLean
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Color of the Season by Julianne MacLean is a 2014 publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What a wonderful story this turned out to be. This is a beautiful and haunting love story that you simply must add to your holiday reading list.

Josh has a spate of bad luck when the woman he was in love with broke things off right as he was about to propose. Right on the heels of this development, Josh is shot in the line of duty. While on the operating table, Josh has an out of body experience as things were touch and go for a few tense moments. While recovering from that strange experience the most unlikely thing happened. He meets up with an old childhood friend, Leah James.
As children Josh was best friends with Leah's brother, Riley, but due to circumstances beyond their control, they ended up losing touch over the years. When Leah tells him how Riley has had a rough go of things he tries to locate him again, for Leah's sake. This is when Josh realizes his life has a new purpose and direction and it's somehow connected to his old childhood friends and family.

Josh is a sweet man who gets a wake up call when he is shot and soon finds out all about the childhood friends he was once so close to and how their lives have developed over the years. He meets Holly, Riley's younger sister who was just a baby the last time he saw her. Together they forge a bond as they search for Riley and deal with their growing attraction to one another. All these events bring together two wonderful people and they each learn the path they were so sure of just a short time ago, was not the path they should be on. As a result big time changes start to take place, opening the door for new love, the healing of old wounds. The story deals with loss, family dynamics, forgiveness, and second changes, healing and hope. A truly riveting tale of how love can give us the strength and courage to put a stop to things which are wrong and start making them right again. Touching details add to the poignancy of the story and will have your swiping away a few tears here and there but the ending is so uplifting you will have a full heart by the time you finish the last page. Well done! 4.5 rounded to 5

About Julianne MacLean
Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author who has sold more than 1.3 million books in North America, and her novels have also been translated into many foreign languages, including Spanish, German, Portugese, French, Japanese, Turkish, Russian, and Dutch. She has written twenty historical romance novels, including the bestselling Highlander Trilogy with St. Martin's Press and her popular Pembroke Palace Series with Avon/Harper Collins. She also writes contemporary mainstream fiction, and THE COLOR OF HEAVEN was a USA Today bestseller. She is a three-time RITA finalist and has won numerous awards, including the Booksellers' Best Award, the Book Buyers Best Award, and a Reviewers' Choice Award from Romantic Times for Best Regency Historical of 2005. She has a degree in English Literature from the University of King’s College in Halifax, and a degree in Business Administration from Acadia University. She lives in Nova Scotia with her husband and daughter, and is a dedicated member of Romance Writers of Atlantic Canada.

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1 comment:

  1. This sounds like a romance that has a very nice main character telling the story which makes it all the more intriguing! I am someone who really likes character driven novels and if I don't like the characters, I likely won't enjoy the book. So this sounds like something I could enjoy ^^


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