HarperCollins asked readers what story they would most like to see from four best-selling authors. They responded....
A handsome hero returns from war, battle-scarred and world-weary. But family duty calls and he must find a bride.
A young lady facing yet another season without a suitor never expects to find herself the object of his affections.
It Happened One Season
Four amazing talents
have come together to create one of the most unforgettable events of the year. The results are spectacular-each story is as unique as a lover's first kiss.
©2011 Savdek Management Proprietary Ltd., Mary Balogh, Jacquie D'Alessandro, Candice Hern (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers
This is an interesting way to get to know 4 different romance authors, seeing how they each approach the same basic plot vehicle (picked out of a large number of entries as part of a competition) and take it in different directions. The result isn't great literature (and I was a bit disappointed that Mary Balogh reprised the plot of one of her other novels, albeit one I'm fond of) but it's very enjoyable. 3.5 stars would probably be more accurate than 4, but it's not an option on here.
The reader Simon Prebble (pretty good) actually alternates with Anne Flosnik, who is not one of my favourite readers, having a rather artificial, formulaic style of reading. But the stories were interesting enough that I managed to stop being irritated by her. Looking forward to the companion novel, It Happened One Night, finding its way onto Audible.
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