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Winter Is Past (Regency #2)

4.22  ·  Rating Details ·  127 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews

A rising star in Parliament, widower Simon Aguilar needs a reliable woman to care for his gravely ill daughter, Rebecca. He finds an exemplary nurse--and much more--in the indomitable Althea Breton.

Raised amid privilege, Althea renounced wealth and social position to serve God, and is reluctant to work for a man who became a Christian only to further his political career.

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ebook, 352 pages
Published December 1st 2003 by Steeple Hill Love Inspired Suspense (first published 2003)
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Lisa
Aug 02, 2012 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I purchased this book at a used book store. I had never heard of Ruth Axtell Morren before but it looked like a good Christian Romance. I was not disappointed! I was very impressed by the quality of writing in this book. The story flowed nicely and came across as being very realistic. I enjoyed reading about the comparisons between the Jewish and Christian faiths. The hero's struggle with his faith was realistic and his conversion was not instantaneous like in so many Christian Romance novels.

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Barbara
Althea, Simon, and Rebecca are very enjoyable characters, and the author really throws you in the midst of life in Regency England. Most of it takes place in London and its surrounding areas, to be specific. This book would be an excellent on to give someone from a Jewish background who is open to investigating Jesus as the Messiah. Methodists were nearly as despised as Jews during that time period, and the comparison between the two religions and how similarly they stem from the Old Testament i ...more
Shannon
3.5 actual stars. The cover threw me off a bit (creepy male model pretending to be an intellectual, lurking behind a girl) but since it was only a couple bucks I took a chance. Decent writing, interesting storyline, definitely was engaging right away. Took a little too long to build up to the climax and then when it did it was almost anticlimactic. Really enjoyed 3/4 of the book but got tired of waiting for romance to blossom and for the guy to get saved. When he did it, it was like "I know, I k ...more
Grace
Apr 14, 2012 Grace rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't able to read this book continuously but the next time, I probably would. This book has a good story and it has wonderful ideas that doesn't push the concepts on you but suggests it, or just shows the reader what the writer or the charaters believe in. There are just some questions left unanswered for me, or questions I would've liked to be posed and answered and some situations that should have been writen that maybe could've added more to the book. But all in all, it was a worthy read.
Carolyn Tye
I feel like saying it's not you. It's me. I just couldn't get into this book. I normally enjoy this author, but I kept stopping while reading this book to play solitaire on my phone.

This was the author's debut novel, and I think she's honed her craft in latter books. She did a good job fleshing out her characters; I could easily picture them. However, I felt the book plodded along in places. It was a tad preachy. I prefer more subtlety.
Jessie
Jun 08, 2015 Jessie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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I hesitate to call this a love story because you never really saw the characters be drawn toward each other in a romantic way. I would have really liked to see their personal friendship develop more. I felt it lacked a bit of drama and personality.
Claudia Rosa
Apr 13, 2012 Claudia Rosa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic!!!!
Leslie Lamb
Apr 05, 2015 Leslie Lamb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very good Christian book and romance. I felt it was a little drawn out. I knew the main characters would get together someday, it was a matter of when.
Leah
Jan 31, 2009 Leah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very touching story about a romance between a "converted" English Jew and his dying daughter's Methodist "nurse/governess". Very interesting and gut tingling romance.
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So good!!
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a beautiful story
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Ruth Axtell Morren wrote her first story when she was 12--a spy thriller--and knew she wanted to be a writer.

There were many detours along the way as she pursued more realistic goals. She studied comparative literature at Smith College, where she received a Bachelor's degree; spent her junior year in Paris; taught English and lived as an au pair in the Canary Islands; worked in international devel
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