Dance” – Spring 1568
Disregarded by the women of his village Coll ventures off to
the forest where he finds himself drawn to a woman unlike
any he has ever known. Astacia helped Coll develop and grow
artistically and sexually and to Coll Astacia was everything
he needed. When spring comes will Coll be able to part with
his sexually enticing and artistically inspiring spirit?
Dance” is a unique romance. Astacia helped Coll in so many
ways. She helped him to become more than he ever dreamed.
Their romance was very sexual, both of them could not get
enough of each other, but it also had a very romantic aura
surrounding it. “Maypole Dance” was a terrific start to
Paradise” – Summer 1956
a young Amish woman, wanted to know what it was like to live
like other people. Joe, her next-door neighbor was just the
person to show her. Joe and Rachael began seeing each other
secretly and soon fell in love. Joe wanted a future with
Rachael, but Rachael knew what they had wouldn’t last.
Rachael’s fears are realized when the affair is found out
and Rachael is forced to shut Joe out of her life.
Paradise” Is a sweet story. I loved the dialogue. It filled
my head with flashes of some of my favorite old time
movies. “Amish Paradise” was the perfect summer romance
story.Rachael and Joe were an intriguing couple.
Apples” – Autumn – Present Day
Discovering that the boy who ruined her life fifteen years
ago now owns the business next door to her coffee shop was a
surefire way to ruin Kate’s day, and the realization that he
doesn’t even remember her only makes matters worse. Since
Alex doesn’t remember her, Kate uses it as an opportunity to
get revenge on him. She plans to get Alex to fall for her
and then break his heart, but the fatal flaw of the plan was
she couldn’t stop herself for falling for him as well.
Apples” was the fun story so far in this anthology. Kate
was, sweet, funny and very likable. I liked Alex as well; I
had a bit of a soft spot for him. Kate’s big revenge plan
totally backfires, which is lucky for her. Connecticut and
a diner filled with the smells of apples, cinnamon and love
set a wonderful autumn tone for “Crisp Apples”
for Christmas” – Winter 1915
Carrington family was experiencing their first Christmas
after their oldest son was killed in the war. The sadness
of the house was felt by everyone and especially by the
younger son Jonathon who is home after being wounded in the
war. Lily the housemaid and onetime childhood companion of
Jonathan’s sees his sadness and wants to help him believe
that his surviving was worth something.
for Christmas” is a beautiful story. I felt it was the most
romantic of the anthology. The setting is Christmas time in
wartime England where a beautiful housemaid gives selflessly
of herself to the lord of the manor. Lily truly wants to
help Jonathan without wanting anything in return and
Jonathan desperately needed to feel wanted. “A Lily for
Christmas” was a great wrap up for this anthology.
Seasons of Love is a fantastic display of romance at
its best. Bonnie Dee did a great job in giving various
views of romance through different genres. She displayed
her versatile writing style by going from, fantasy to recent
history, to contemporary finishing with a historical
romance. Some of them may not be romances that will be
happily ever and forever after, but they all were happy for
now stories. I enjoyed each one of the stories in
Seasons of Love, and I’m sure many others will too.