Saturday, July 3, 2010
One Season of Summer by Julia London
Should some questions be left unanswered?
Adopted as an infant, Jane Aaron longs to know the identity of her birth mother and why she gave her up. Her only clue is the name of the small Texas town where she was born, so she's come to Cedar Springs for answers.
Handsome ad executive Asher Price lost his wife, the beautiful, mysterious Susanna, in a terrible car crash eighteen months ago. When he hires Jane as the nanny for his two children, sparks fly. Jane finds herself falling in love with both Asher and his children, but begins to suspect that Susanna was not the perfect mother and wife the family portrays her to have been.
As Jane gets closer and closer to finding out the truth about both her own and Susanna’s past, devastating secrets begin to emerge that may be more than anyone can bear. Will the truth bring Jane and Asher closer together or tear them apart forever?
I have been hearing great things about this book, One Season of Sunshine, well when I was given the opportunity to review the book, it was simply an offer that I could not refuse. Let me just say that everything I heard was right on target, I loved this book. In fact I was so interested in the plot and the characters that I sailed through this book in one reading. Although I have to say that when I reached the ending I was a bit upset, because I wished that the book would go on.
Many of you, like me, maybe aware of the author through her historical romances, while Julia London is rarely new to the world of contemporary authors, she is not out of her element. If more authors wrote their contemporary romances like this one, I would read more of them. One Season of Sunshine was a definite page-turner, that you will want to read again and again. It would also be the perfect book for your Summer Reading Groups. While the book itself was a quick “Summer Read”, the plot was deep and meaningful something that you don’t often see in a romance book.
My thanks to Ayelet at Pocket Books for my copy.