Season of Love (Cutter's Creek #11)


HISTORICAL:  When school teacher Margaret Hutchins moves to the small town of Cutter's Creek in Montana Territory, she falls in love with the sense of community that surrounds her. The community is important to her, especially since she lost her parents ten years earlier to influenza. Heath Moore is looking for a wife. There are not a lot of options for a single man in Cutter's Creek, but he has his eye on Margaret. Everything changes when Margaret takes in six orphaned children and instantly becomes a single mother to the brood. She would like to marry yet she can’t see any man wanting to take her on with the six children. Heath is hesitant to be more than friends with Margaret after she takes the orphans in — until he helps out with the children, and his feelings for Margaret grow.

"Season of Love" is a sweet tale about life out in the Montana territory. Life there can be treacherous, but with community, tenacity, and faith something beautiful happens. Margaret is a strong character who shows great endurance over the course of the book. Her generosity drives much of what is going on in the novel, which is very inspiring. Heath is a great complement to Margaret, and their ensuing romance is a sweet one. Although the book is little more than a novella (coming in at 82 pages) there is a lot of action that will keep one turning the pages. It is also faith-based, making this an inspirational read. A feel-good, inspiring read, Ms. Holt's latest Cutter Creek story will leave readers filled with hope. 

Jessica Samuelsen