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Book Review: Season of Love by Helena Greer
Debut | Christmas & Hanukkah Rom-Com | Buzzfeed’s Most Anticipated LGBTQ Romances of 2022
Many thanks to Forever Romance for the free paperback Advanced Review Copy of this book!
Details: Published October 11, 2022 by Forever Romance | 384 pages
What a fun holiday rom-com! Overall, I really enjoyed this debut novel. I loved that it incorporates Christmas and Hanukkah and it also touches on other Jewish holidays as well.
This book touches on some serious topics and family issues. Abuse is such a sensitive topic and I think this book did a great job talking about it. In depth content warnings can always be found on Storygraph.
One of my favorite lines in the book was the idea that a Jewish lady decided to open a Christmas tree farm so she didn’t have to deal with people for about 10 months a year. Oy vey!
I enjoyed the relationship that bloomed between Noelle and Miriam and based on the epilogue, I imagine we’ll get to see a second book to continue with Hannah’s story.
Quick Take: This was a great holiday rom-com pick and I will be recommending this for years to come on holiday romance lists!
It felt like they were in a snow globe, precious and fragile, and at any moment, someone might turn the whole thing over and shake it.
My Review Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars
Topics & themes: queer community, abusive family, sober living, death of a loved one, trying to save a small business during the holidays, art as a career, Instagram fame, Jewish family
Romance tropes & steam: close proximity, relationship of convenience, a bit of enemies to lovers
“A warm, cozy holiday romance . . . a vibrant exploration of embracing that which is most unexpected in life . . . and in love. Best read under the glow of rainbow twinkle lights with a cup of cocoa.”
—Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn’t Care
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About the Author | Helena Greer:
Social Media: IG @blumagaincurios
Author Bio: Helena was born in Tucson, and her heart still lives there although she no longer does. After earning a BA in writing and mythology, and a master's in library science, she spent several years blogging about librarianship before returning to writing creatively. Helena loves cheesy pop culture, cats without tails, and ancient Greek murderesses. Season of Love is her debut novel.
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