One of the things that easily draws me into a book is a good premise. What draws me through it is how that premise plays out. One of the most common premises is that of the romance between the rich guy and the woman who has dedicated her life to those less fortunate. When done well, it works, and it tells a good story.
However, in the story, Season of Joy, by my good friend, Virginia Carmichael, this premise is taken to a new and enjoyable finish with role reversal and a cast of secondary characters that makes you look again at the kindness of the people around you. Set in Denver, and told so well you can feel the snowy air and smell the turkey, Season of Joy makes you want to help people, discovering that in truly helping other we learn about ourselves. The back cover blurb is below.
As the holiday season approaches, wealthy CEO Calista Sheffield wants to give instead of receive. So she volunteers at a downtown Denver shelter, never expecting that her own scarred heart will be filled with hope and healing. The mission’s director, Grant Monohan, has devoted his life to helping those in need. But his harrowing past—makes him wary of Calista. Unless she shares her painful history, he’ll never believe they can have a future. But a future with Grant at the shelter is the only Christmas gift Calista truly wants.
It may be odd to think of Christmas with Halloween only a day away. (Some department stores did break out the Christmas stuff in September.) However, this book is due out on November 1, and can be ordered here at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. It will put you in the mood for the season. You can even download a sample to your Nook or a Kindle or read it on-line. Enjoy…and Merry Happy Halloween Christmas.
Prayers and good wishes to my family and friends in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. May Sandy pass you by without incident.