Season of Joy by Virginia Carmichael Review

Season of Joy (Love Inspired)Virginia C. coverI recently spent an enjoyable few days reading “Season of Joy” by Virginia Carmichael.

After spending years of climbing the corporate ladder, pretty and successful CEO Calista Sheffield decides she wants to experience a different sort of holiday season, one of giving rather than receiving. So she volunteers at the downtown Denver Shelter, never expecting her wounded heart will be filled with hope and healing.

The shelter’s handsome director, Grant Monohan, is a person who has devoted his life to helping those less fortunate. He expects beautiful women like Calista to show up to volunteer during the holidays, usually actresses, models and other celebrities who arrive with an entourage of assistants and cameramen to record the volunteering for posterity. He knows that women like her don’t stay long. Once the Christmas holidays are over, he assumes she will be gone.

The strength of this novel were the real, believable and well-developed characters. I cared about these characters and empathized with them.

This was one of those books that was truly a “joy” to read. It wasn’t a suspenseful page turner but I was happy about that. It was, however, a book that even though I stopped reading from time to time, I still wondered what would happen with the characters. In that way, it was slightly predictable, but I certainly don’t mind predictability in a book. I also liked that it takes place during the holiday season, although it is a book that can be read anytime.

This was an enjoyable read with believable and well-developed characters. Carmichael has a pleasant, easy-to-read writing style and I look forward to reading more books by her. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a beautiful Christian romance.

Copyright 2013 Ellen Gable Hrkach


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