Lorna Landvik shines in this delightful holiday novel of redemption and
Heiress Caroline Dixon has managed to alienate nearly
everyone with her alcohol-fueled antics, which have also provided near-constant
fodder for the poison-pen tabloids and their gossip-hungry readers. But like so
many girls-behaving-badly, the twenty-six-year-old socialite gets her
comeuppance, followed by a newfound attempt to live a saner existence—or at
least one more firmly rooted in the real world.
As Caro tentatively begins atoning for past misdeeds, she
reaches out to two wonderful people who years ago brought meaning to her life:
her former nanny, Astrid Brevald, now living in Norway, and Arizona dude ranch
owner, Cyril Dale. While Astrid fondly remembers Caro as a special, sweet
little girl left in her charge, Cyril recalls how he and his late wife were
quite taken with the quick-witted teenager Caro had become when she spent a
difficult period in her life at the ranch as her father was dying.
In a series of email exchanges, Caro reveals the depth of
her pain and the lengths she went to hide it. In turn, Astrid and Cyril share
their own stories of challenging times and offer the unconditional support this
young woman has never known. The correspondence leads to the promise of a
reunion, just in time for Christmas. But the holiday brings unexpected
revelations that change the way everyone sees themselves and one another.
At once heartfelt and witty, ’Tis the Season bears good tidings of great joy about the human
condition–that down and out doesn’t mean over and done, that the things we need
most are closer than we know, and that the true measure of one’s worth rests in
the boundless depths of the soul. Download and start listening now!