Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"Sugar Plum Season" by Mia Ross

About the Book

 Season of Love 

Amy Morgan is determined not to let her injury affect her love for dance. Moving to the tiny town of Barrett's Mill, she takes over her aunt's dance studio and begins to organize a children's Christmas ballet recital. She just needs a little help from handsome lumberjack Jason Barrett. Charming and an all-around good guy, Jason volunteers to build the stage sets. Working together with the pretty ballerina forges a connection he never expected. But is Amy really ready to leave the limelight behind? It'll take a few dancing candy canes—and a whole lot of faith—to bring them together in joy and love. 

Barrett's Mill: In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, a family legacy leads to love

This book released in December 2014
This was a well loved library book that was reviewed

My Review

“Sugar Plum Season” by Mia Ross is the second book of her 'Barrett's Mill' series but can be read as a stand alone book. This is a story of overcoming both hurts and fear, plus so much more. This is a book that is worth reading that is for sure.

Amy is a woman who is doing what she can to remain in close contact to the activity that she loves dearly. She has not only been physically injured but emotionally as well yet she is still putting one foot in front of the other. She has this quiet strength about her that is seen more and more through the story and things in her life begins to change in ways she didn't expect. There are flaws about this young woman without a doubt though she does her best to overcome then and make herself perfect.

Jason is about as completely opposite from Amy, for he is a laid back kind of guy who always has a smile on his face, and a heart as large if not larger than he is. When he gives his word then he sticks by it regardless what it costs him. It seems that Jason is also a man who can forgive pretty easily which is something we all need to remember, but he is no fool either.

This story is your typical two souls who find each other but weary because they have been stomped on in the past, yet there is nothing typical about the hurdles that are thrown in their way. Hurdles that each had a choice to make to jump over together, jump separately or throw their hands up all together. These hurdles by themselves could have been easy enough to handle but when they came back to back like they did it made it interesting to see what happens.

I have a confession to make for I am the type of reader who reads the last two paragraphs of the book before the epilogue if there is one, and frankly I didn't know what was going on or maybe where it was happening might be the better way to say it. This is a great example of the twists and turns that this story takes with these hurdles for I just couldn't be sure what the end results were for the decisions that needed to be made.

I do hope that there are more books in the 'Barrett's Mill' series for I am hoping that Jenna gets her own story for there is something there with her that is for sure, not to mention I am a little curious about the lone wolf Barrett who is in Texas. I hope all who read this book enjoys it as much as I did.

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