Item description for Winter Turns to Spring (The Four Seasons of a Marriage Series #4) by Catherine Palmer & Gary Chapman...
Overview When young newlyweds Brad and Ashley Hanes are forced apart by their opposite work schedules, differing views on finances and when to start a family, and Brad's selfish and immature habits, they must find a way to pull their marriage out of the winter blues and into a hopeful spring. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Publishers Description This book will focus on Brad and Ashley Hanes, young newlyweds who are facing their first season of winter. Opposite work schedules, differing views on finances and when to start a family, and Brad's selfish and immature habits are forcing the young couple apart, causing them to question why they ever got married in the first place. It will take a whole lot of help--mostly from their nosy but well-meaning neighbors--for Ashley and Brad to pull their marriage out of the winter blues and into a hopeful spring. As usual, the residents of Deepwater Cove will pop in and out of the story to delight readers. They'll encounter Cody and see his continued independence and growing friendship with Jennifer; Patsy and Pete's escalating romance; and Charlie, a recent widower who is taking on the challenges and excitement of his golden years with zeal.
Citations And Professional Reviews Winter Turns to Spring (The Four Seasons of a Marriage Series #4) by Catherine Palmer & Gary Chapman has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 06/01/2008 page 86
Publishers Weekly - 06/02/2008 page 9
Romantic Times - 07/01/2008 page 74
Booklist - 06/01/2008 page 46
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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.18" Width: 5.59" Height: 0.79" Weight: 0.52 lbs.
Release Date Jun 18, 2008
Publisher Tyndale House Publishers
Series 4 Seasons
Series Number 4
ISBN 1414311680 ISBN13 9781414311685
Availability 0 units.
More About Catherine Palmer & Gary Chapman
Gary Chapman is a counselor, the bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages(R) series, and the director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc. He travels the world presenting seminars, and his radio programs air on more than 400 stations. For more information, visit 5lovelanguages.com. Catherine Palmer is the Christy Award-winning, CBA best-selling author of more than forty novels - including The Bachelor's Bargain - which have more than 2 million copies in print. She lives in Missouri with her husband, Tim, and two sons.
Catherine Palmer currently resides in the state of Missouri. Catherine Palmer was born in 1956.
Reviews - What do customers think about Winter Turns to Spring (The Four Seasons of a Marriage Series #4)?
The Four Seasons of a Marriage Oct 12, 2009
This series was hard for me to really get into it. It didn't keep my interest like a lot of series do.
Seasons of Love - Gary Chapman Feb 16, 2009
OMW!! I have this whole series and I just adore it! The characters are so great! You are guaranteed to find someone to relate to in this 4 book series located in a small lake community in Arkansas and I would be surprised if you don't just fall in love with Cody and his passion for chocolate cake cut into squares.
Great Read Sep 7, 2008
What a wonderful story about an older couple in love. You don't see much written about people that are in the last years of marriage.
Kick back, relax and spend time with the residents of Deep Water Cove Jul 31, 2008
Reviewed by Wendy Cleveland for Reader Views (5/08)
"Winter Turns to Spring" is the fourth installment of the "Four Seasons of Marriage" series that started with "It Happens Every Spring." The "Four Seasons of Marriage" principle was developed by the co-author Gary Chapman who believes that marriage is a continuous journey back and forth through different seasons of Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter. "Winter means difficulty. Marriage is harder in this season of cold silence and bitter winds." This installment revolves around newlyweds Brad and Ashley Hanes who find themselves living separate lives. Brad works construction during the day. Ashley works at night at a country club while trying to run an on-line beaded jewelry business during the day. Instead of waiting for Ashley at home, Brad frequents the local pub, Larry's Lake Lounge with his friend, Mack Lang. This is where Brad finds an abandoned puppy outside in the cold which he brings home thinking that it may bring him and Ashley closer. During the course of the story, however, more things happen between them that make it more difficult to keep their marriage together. The residents of Deepwater Cove grow concerned and try to help the couple through the Tea Lover's Club held at the local `Just As I Am' beauty salon as well as the `Men's Bible Study' at the `Rods-N-Ends.' Only Brad and Ashley's faith in God and the power to forgive can help them through this winter season.
Because I am married, I understood some of the "ups and downs" that Brad, Ashley and the other characters in the story go through. Marriage is not easy. It takes effort, understanding, forgiveness and love. Like the seasons, it is forever evolving and changing.
Even though I have not read the other three books in this series ("It Happens Every Spring," "Summer Breeze," and "Falling for You Again") this read like a stand-alone novel. The characters in "Winter Turns to Spring" were well-developed so you felt like you personally knew each and every one. I particularly enjoyed the relationship between Cody Goss (who is autistic, and an inspiring artist) and Jennifer Moore. I am definitely a fan. I intend to read the other books in this series to learn more about the people of Deepwater Cove.
I wish the series would continue! Jul 30, 2008
A very interesting series of 4 books - I loved them all. Catherine Palmer has done a really good job of developing her characters and making the seasons of marriage come to life. She does a great job with Dr. Chapman's 4 Seasons of Marriage concept. Dr. Chapman's teaming up with Catherine is a winner for all of us. I wish there were more books coming out to continue this series because I really enjoyed the characters and story line. I look forward to more great books from both Catherine Palmer and Gary Chapman!