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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (38 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Catherine Palmer, Gary D. Chapman Narrator: Jill Shellabarger Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: Seasons of Marriage Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9781608142583
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The first in a new series, “Four Seasons,” takes us to Deepwater Cove, a small community on the shore of the Lake of the Ozarks, where we’re introduced to four couples in different stages of life. It Happens Every Spring centers on Brenda, a lonely wife, and Steve, a go-getter real estate agent, in the mid-winter of their relationship. When a stranger appears at their door one night, change blows through their house and their marriage.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 2/18/2014

    " It is the 1st in the 4 book series written by Gary Chapman on the 4 seasons of a marriage. Very interesting read. I will look forward to the next 3 books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Debra Jenkins | 2/15/2014

    " Two great authors come together in this sweet fiction story of love and forgiveness, Dealing with the season of a marriage and doing so in a lovely and engaging story looking forward to reading the next book in the series "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 2/12/2014

    " I loved this book. I wish I lived in a small community on the lake where we did things like this. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 2/6/2014

    " Enjoyable book about the changes a marriage may go through. We see ways of dealing with those changes - what works, what doesn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elena | 1/26/2014

    " I was instantly hooked to this series - have read the first two books in a breath :D It's probably because of the stories - I'm a woman so I like stories about relationships. There's a few relationships that the books follow, between newly weds, between an elderly couple, an incipient romantic relationship, a second marriage and a couple dealing with an empty nest. This first book focuses on Brenda and Steve, who're struggling with a home empty of kids and Steve's time-consuming job. As you read the stories, these a lot of good advice on dealing with conflicts in a relationship, on how to love your spouse better and the importance of a supportive community. So reading the last 2 books in the series, too! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 1/19/2014

    " This is an inspiring and enjoyable read. This book is the first in the Four Seasons series which deals with the changes and challenges that couples experience in marriage. Steve and Brenda Hansen of Tranquility, Missouri on the Lake of the Ozarks are experiencing problems in their marriage. Steve is spending too much time working at his real estate agency and Brenda is having trouble dealing with the absence of her husband and the last of their three children gone off to college. Friends and neighbors in this small close-knit community are all deeply involved in each other's lives and in the happenings in the town. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/18/2014

    " I loved this book. In fact the whole series is great. Small town quircky characters but yet they teach many life lessions especially pertaining to marriage and relationship. Good fast light reading "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianne | 10/20/2013

    " Cheesy, but I was in the mood for cheesy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jane | 9/23/2013

    " Well written even though the characters seemed more like stereotypes than people. It felt like I was reading lessons in forgiveness, charity, helpfulness, understanding and trusting in God. It was a free e-book but I would not be tempted to buy anything by these authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandy Sandmeyer | 5/28/2013

    " A nice story about struggling marriage and how a solution was found. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sherry Heard | 4/22/2013

    " Awesome series!! I really enjoyed reading them, couldn't put it down!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dianne | 4/12/2013

    " Could not get into this book at all. Did not finish the first chapter ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 2/8/2013

    " GREAT book! I can't wait to read the others in this series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy DeMordaunt | 9/28/2012

    " Life is meant to be shared with those we love, and we need to love those around us. Great relationships story, though not too complex and somewhat predictable. Really good people portrayed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debbie | 9/25/2012

    " I liked it. It started with the development of characters in all seasons of their various marriages. Book Club is now starting the second in the series, SUMMER BREEZE. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindy | 9/16/2012

    " This book was too cute! Its the first in a series of four and its Christian based fiction. Such a sweet book with a great message and the happy ending I'm a sucker for! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tricia Byrd | 6/27/2012

    " It was an easy read. Knowing the story line was based on Chapman's work with different stages of marriage, it made you think about which one your own marriage resembled most. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Livesimply | 6/5/2012

    " Enjoyed the small town aspect of the story as well as the Christianity of the characters. I very much enjoyed the storyline of the stranger that came to town. It was an easy read and sometimes a little slow, but worth reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeneen Marshall | 1/19/2012

    " great read. i really enjoyed the message of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine Holman | 12/16/2011

    " Love this author. Very easy relaxing read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Maria | 11/17/2011

    " This book was a wonderful mix of Christian fiction and strategies on how to handle relationships. I loved learning about all the different characters and the messages about kindness, forgiveness and friendship. I look forward to reading more of the books in this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaye | 11/16/2011

    " My cousin kept after me to start this series of books but I just was not sure I would like them. I cannot believe how much I enjoyed this one. I made me feel good inside and this sounds crazy but I think it might even help my marriage. This was really a great book and an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becky Pierce | 10/26/2011

    " I had a hard time getting into the book at first - but what a wonderful story!! I am so glad I read it - stuck with it - and am going to encourage my mom's book study to use it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Leslie North | 10/8/2011

    " A series of 4 books with the seasons of the year. A fictional way to give marriage and family and relationship skills. Quick, non-offensive, light reading. A happy ending series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rosemary | 6/16/2011

    " I really liked this book. He is a relationship expert and who doesn't need reminders on how to be a better spouse? I plan on reading all four seasons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kimberly | 6/13/2011

    " Good Christian read about a small town in Missouri. The TLC club get together to help each other with marriages, the town,a homeless man and the ups and downs of small town lake life "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 5/29/2011

    " Got this as a Freebee......not too bad. Had some slow parts that I just kind of skimmed over but enjoyed the story line. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeneen | 5/26/2011

    " great read. i really enjoyed the message of the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 5/26/2011

    " Being married for 13 years I really appreciated this story about marriage and friendship. Although fiction, this book touched on very real themes in life and marriage and love and how a real relationship takes work and understanding as well as love.
    Good read for sure!
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 5/23/2011

    " Another Amazon kindle freebie. :-) I've been on a christian fiction roll lately. This was better than some others I've read, set around a small community learning to work together and take care of each other. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 5/21/2011

    " I seldom care for this type of book, but I got a lot out of this one. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Beth | 5/1/2011

    " This hit close to home. The emotions and states of mind of the characters were so familiar. Loved it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 3/20/2011

    " Excellent book that discusses the seasons of marriage.
    True-to-life characters! LOVED IT! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 1/8/2011

    " Not a great work of literature, but entertaining Christian fiction. Thought-provoking as it describes the seasons of marriage through the lives of the small town characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 5/18/2010

    " Life is meant to be shared with those we love, and we need to love those around us. Great relationships story, though not too complex and somewhat predictable. Really good people portrayed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Danielle | 7/30/2009

    " It is the 1st in the 4 book series written by Gary Chapman on the 4 seasons of a marriage. Very interesting read. I will look forward to the next 3 books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 6/1/2009

    " I loved this book. In fact the whole series is great. Small town quircky characters but yet they teach many life lessions especially pertaining to marriage and relationship. Good fast light reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 5/5/2009

    " I loved this book. I wish I lived in a small community on the lake where we did things like this. "

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About the Author
Author Catherine Palmer

Catherine Palmer, author of over thirty-five novels with more than one million copies sold, is a Christy Award winner for outstanding Christian romance fiction. Her Christian Booksellers Association bestsellers include Sunrise Song, A Dangerous Silence, and A Victorian Christmas Tea. Catherine’s numerous awards include Best Historical Romance, Best Contemporary Romance, Best of Romance from Southwest Writers Workshop, and Most Exotic Historical Romance Novel from Romantic Times magazine. She is also a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award nominee.

Catherine grew up in Bangladesh and Kenya. She now lives in Missouri with her husband of over twenty-five years and their two sons. A graduate of Southwest Baptist University, she also holds a master’s degree from Baylor University.

About the Narrator

Jill Shellabarger’s thirty year career in Chicago has spanned stage, film, television, and commercial and educational voice-over. A frequent Oasis Audio narrator, she also plays Mary Morrison in the radio series Down Gilead Lane. She and her husband live in Evanston, Illinois.