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3.0 out of 5 starsThe Color of the Season
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2019
The first time I read this series I was confused and not very impressed. But after a few more books I am starting to understand the premise. I did enjoy this story more than the others that I read. Here is the story line...Josh has a bad breakup with Carla. (She has her own story.) After being shot he meets up with an old neighbor. She is now working at the hospital. But things get weird from here on out. This is a love story but just not in the way you would think. I don't want to tell any more but think of it more of outside help in getting two people together.
5.0 out of 5 starsThis book really kept my guessing!
Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2020
** Some Spoilers ** This book poses the question: what if one man's near death experience tangles with another person's near death experience while they are both in the ER? And that other person is an old friend from his childhood? And he recovers from his near death experience, returning to life, while she does not recover and she passes away? Ah, but it doesn't end there. Her ghosts then appears to him several times, but he doesn't know it's a ghost, he thinks she's alive, and she gives him information that sets into motion a series of events that changes not just his life but a number of other persons?
It was a fascination story, and I was hooked from the beginning. I have never read anything by this author before but I am sure I will read more of her books in the future. This book really had me guessing!
I definitely believe in NDE because I'm a Christian and believe in God, but this book was a bit too paranormal. Why? Leah spent way too much time with Josh. Days of conversations, he wrote on her arm... Then, at the end of the book there's a question section. One of them asks if we ever suspected Leah wasn't alive. Um...no. Like I said, way too much time. Too fantastical. The other thing I expected to be resolved, was the big something on the other side of the door that prevented the two boys from going through at the abandoned inn. It set the reader up for something more...much more then we got. Heck, I thought we'd find out a family member disposed of a body there. So much could have been done with that set up, yet it fell away...never mentioned again. It went unresolved. It was a good story, but it was a bit much when it came to Leah. I never once understood the dream about Josh hitting the baby carriage and the child flying out of it. That was just weird.
5.0 out of 5 starsFavorite author, favorite series. Inspiring stories with great character development. All her books are well-edited.
Reviewed in the United States on May 18, 2017
This review is for the Series: Absolutely inspiring -- every book in the series! -- well-developed characters, and wonderful story lines -- all stand-alone novels (though most are more meaningful if read in order) -- and very different kind of read. Earlier, I had read 3 of these books, out of sequence, and loved each one so much that I decided to start with the first and read them in order. While definitely stand-alone reads, there is some cross-over in some of the stories that made the reads much richer. I loved reading them straight through from 1-12. I will read #13 next and any that Ms MacLean adds to the series. This is a very special series, and the stories touched my heart.
Great character development, inspiring and intriguing story line, and great editing. A pleasure to read any book by this author.
I rated 11 of the 12 I read with 5-stars, and one a 4-star.
Update: I grab up each new addition to this series! Never disappointed!
5.0 out of 5 starsRead it! Don't Skip it! Come on it's less then a latte!
Reviewed in the United States on November 12, 2014
I starting reading this book series on a whim and I have really enjoyed it. It is a hopeful series that makes you want more and for those of you that are on the edge I urge you to pick it up. It makes you feel good, especially are the holidays. Its one of those books that, has you hoping that things events like these happen in real life. I feel as if this could be one of those stories you over hear someone telling some else, or read in a newspaper that is just too good to be true. Josh Wallace is a good person who has honest heart. I'm glad Ms. MacLean leads us on to her next characters at her notes at the very end, I'm wondering about Josh's dreams, I'm hoping Josh makes an appearance in them.
OMG I loved this story. I could hardly put this book down in order to eat!!! I am very into the out-of-body experiences, help from the other side, etc. so this was right up my alley.
The story is about a young policeman, educated, a good man, but a little rough in areas. His love of one year is discovered cheating with his best friend. That left bitter and resentful feelings. Then the next lady he dates and is serious about dumps him for a guy she has just met. He feels he is doomed to always lose to the other guy. The same day as the dumping he gets shot in the line of duty.
From the time he passes out from two bullet wounds until he wakes up in the hospital 5 days later, his life has changed completely. He reconnect with a childhood friend and promises to visit her when he is released. He goes to her house only to discover an unbelievable fact!!! There is too much in this story to try and tell briefly what it was about. So I will just say it was WONDERFUL, I LOVED it. I have read a lot on all the issues in this book and it was written so well I have to wonder if the author experienced any of this herself!!! It was great. There was no violence, no sexy scenes, etc. However, there was a HOT connection between the hero and heroine. That being said, any age group would be comfortable reading this story. I absolutely recommend it. Wow, I am blown away about all the life lessons in this book and how it ties right in with my spiritual beliefs Can't say enough good things. Loved it.
Reviewed in the United States on December 18, 2019
Sometimes I find a new author,to me,on line and like the story line description and just add it to my kindle. Well I could never have expected the absolutely wonderful story Me MacLean weaves in her book The color of the season.I was so drawn in by the story and wonderful characters I could not put it down. When I find a book that involves 2 am reading you know it has to be wonderful. How the characters are intertwined makes you feel you are in a dream or is it reality? Josh and Holly had me mesmerize wanting to know what would happen next. Now I have to go back and read the series from the beginning. Enjoy!
This is a good book - I bought it as I’d read a previous book by this author “A Fire Sparkling” which was a brilliant read, this one had a lot to live up to - unfortunately for me it didn’t. However, it’s still a good read and I would recommend it