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The Color of the Season

(The Color of Heaven #7)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  1,317 ratings  ·  121 reviews
From USA Today bestselling author Julianne MacLean comes the next instalment in her popular Color of Heaven series - a gripping, emotional tale about real life magic that touches us all during the holiday season…

Includes Bonus Content: A Bookclub Discussion Guide
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Published (first published November 11th 2014)
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The Color of the Season by Julianne MacLean is a 2014 publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

What a wonderful story this turned out to be. This is a beautiful and haunting love story that you simply must add to your holiday reading list.

Josh has a spate of bad luck when the woman he was in love with broke things off right as he was about to propose. Right on the heels of this development, Josh is shot in the line of duty. While on the operat
Melissa Storm
Reading this series is like coming home. I honestly hope it never ends!
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Color Of The Season by Julianne MacLean is a bittersweet romantic novel which I loved.
There are many themes including that of grief. "Maybe I'm floating in a sea of grief where I can't see the shore." Grief hurts. Grief is raw. There is the grief of a loved one's passing and the grief of missed opportunities.
Life is so much more than we can see and feel. Sometimes things happen with no logical explanation.
There is the theme of healing - actual and a healing from the past. ...more
Barbara "Cookie" Serfaty Williams
The Color of the Season (The Color of Heaven Series Book 7)

The love story of Josh and Holly. Josh and Riley were best friends until Riley' s father move the family away. Josh is now a Boston Police officer and while on duty he is short. He has a out of body experience and he see Leah, his of friend 's sister. She is a doctor and they talk about what has been happening with her family and his. She tell him that they have lost contact with Riley and want to know what happened to him. He fin
Nov 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this when it started out didn't have the feel of a holiday read....but it still got my attention from the the does have that wonderful feeling of your Christmas (magical) read...My heart went out to all the characters in the book....can't wait to read more from this Arthur....
Joseph McGarry
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is part of The Color of Heaven series. They are more of the heartwarming romance novels than steamy bodice-rippers.

In this book, we meet Josh, a Boston police officer who has just had his girlfriend break up with him. She found someone else. While on patrol that night, he gets into a shootout with a drug dealer who carjacked a van. Josh nearly dies. He is rushed to the operating table, and begins to experience himself floating out of his body, watching his surgery. He flashes back to his c
Katie George
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved every bit of it!!!!!!!!
Rose Maniscalco
Jan 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is Josh's story and I was glad to see him finally get his HEA.

Things go from bad to worse for him when the girl he was preparing to propose to breaks up with him for another man that she has only known for a few days. He goes to work and proceeds to get shot twice in a car jacking situation. He flatlines in the OR as he watches everything from above the room. Then he meets the psychologist assigned to him for his PTSD. She is the sister of his childhood friend. The last time he
Jill Martin
Nov 18, 2019 rated it liked it
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Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Excellent and very emotional story. I felt so sorry for Josh at first because he's in love by himself. When I think back now after finishing his story, I wonder if he was just in love with chance to be in love. I'm glad he didn't let himself become bitter. His encounter with Leah is astounding but his experiences rings truth to there always being a silver lining. Holly was a surprise and such a sweet character, I love reading her story and how she spread her wings and become more independent. Fa ...more
Aug 13, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Color of the Season

The first time I read this series I was confused and not very impressed. But after a few more books I am starting to understand the premise. I did enjoy this story more than the others that I read. Here is the story line...Josh has a bad breakup with Carla. (She has her own story.) After being shot he meets up with an old neighbor. She is now working at the hospital. But things get weird from here on out. This is a love story but just not in the way you would think. I d
Oct 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Couldn't put this one down. It had me in its clutches from the first page!
I just love a story that starts off with one thing and the next thing it takes a twist and then another turn and quickly comes together and then it all makes total sense. It was like this with this story.
A cop gets shot ... And as with all the books in this series, Julianne McLean takes you on an exciting adventure and a beautiful love story that really isn't what it first appears to be.
Absolutely brillia
Oct 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love this story . It has many sides to it . It involves 2 families that after a time drifted apart because of the insecurity of one man . But by some miracle they were brought back together because of a tragic accident . Do you believe things happen for a reason ??? Do you believe we get ideas put in our heads that may change the course of one live . This story is a great holiday gift 🎁 but not only for the holidays but for any time of the year
Feb 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thought provoking

I know I keep saying I loved this book but it's just as true for number seven as it was for one through six. I love real life and I believe this series is full of real life. Again, highly recommended.
Jan 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Another true to life experiences novel! I love Julianne Maclean 's writing style. She draws you in the story immediately and makes you a part of the story!!! Must continue reading this series!!!!
Shariek Gohar
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

Was taken in on the first page. Think this was my favorite book by this author so far. Loved how she dealt with realistic issues in family relationships. Moving on to the next in the series.
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Better than what I expected

Love comes at the perfect time in unexpected ways. I love how the story unfolded. This is one of those stories that will have you thinking long after the last page is turned.

velma lou
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book isn’t one of my favorites. I’m not much into supernatural stuff so it wasn’t my kind of story.
Dec 29, 2017 rated it liked it
This was a book that was part of a series that I haven't read but really enjoyed this book as a fun Christmas romance.
Dec 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A wonderful book to get wrapped up in and that's exactly what it did for me. It definitely impacted me and the questions I have about why things happen. It gave me hope in starting this new year.
Very nice story. There were several unexpected turn of events that kept my interest. It’s a clean romance with a supernatural/spiritual story that gives you a sense of hope. Recommended.
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fast read

Really good book. I enjoyed the story from different perspectives and the happy ending for the family. Definitely recommend to others.
Mary Baker
I thought the plot of this novel was not well-developed; it was too contrived. The characters were not well-developed either.
Dec 16, 2018 rated it liked it
The basic story line is great. However the story as whole is very rushed with very little character development.
Peggy Jantz
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I love these books!

This book was such a surprise. These stories always give me hope and gratitude for the love I have had in my own life
Jan 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great book.... I'm just surprised with the writers ability to write amazing books, over and over again.
Change is good

I believe that a person can change if he wants to change, but can change occur in one so quickly?
Eileen Dandashi
Oct 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Thoughts: This story held many secrets which slowly the reader discovers as the story unfolds. But frankly, Julianne MacLean hooked me with the prologue, a mere couple of paragraphs. I knew things were going to be eerie by those few paragraphs and I took the bait. Hook, line and sinker!

The story was told in first person, first by the cop named Josh Wallace and later by Hollie James. Beginning with chapter 33 the narrator shifts from Graham Halstead to Jennifer O’Donnell and then b
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Color of Seasons is by Julianne MacLean. The book deals with betrayal, friendship, love, abuse, out-of- body experiences, revenge and forgiveness.
Josh Weaver is a police officer with ambitions. On a rainy night, he and his partner stop to help a stopped a van. The man driving has stolen the van and has taken the owner of the van with him. When confronted, the man shoots Josh’s partner and runs. Josh calls for backup and tries to catch the man. He catches up with him and shoots him in the le
Nancy Stopper
Sep 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Julianne MacLean is a USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty novels, including the contemporary women’s fiction Color of Heaven series. MacLean is a four-time Romance Writers of America RITA finalist and has won the Booksellers’ Best Award, the Book Buyers Best Award, and a Reviewers’ Choice Award from the Romantic Times for Best Regency Historical Romance of 2005.

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