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Some Enchanted Season (Bethlehem #2)

3.7  ·  Rating details ·  367 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
Sometimes miracles do happen.

When Maggie left her husband Ross that fateful Christmas Eve, their marriage was over.  But a near fatal accident on an ice-slick road changed everything.

Now another Christmas approaches.  While Maggie hasn't regained all her memory, she's ready to test her strength at home--with Ross as her only companion.  Sharing a house with him once more,
Paperback, 374 pages
Published December 1st 1998 by Bantam
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Oct 23, 2014 rated it did not like it
I'm sorry but this novel was bullshit. A lot of comments say it was good but bottom line the author wrote a novel about a cheater and in order to make it all right, they sent an angel down from heaven to say it was okay that her husband shoved his cock in another woman. Regardless that their marriage wasn't much of a marriage, it was wrong, she shouldn't of taken him back. Fuck you angel, fuck you. Pah!
Jun 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
As I began reading this book, my first thought was 'Man, this really sucks.' Not the book but the situation.

Maggie and Ross have been married for 16 years but they've drifted apart. Ross is a workaholic whose drive and ambition to show everyone who had written him off as someone who wouldn't amount to anything resulted in a need to amass wealth, power and status. So much so that his marriage becomes collateral damage.

Maggie subsumed herself in Ross, working so hard to help him realize his dream
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
All I can say is WOW!!! This was a lovely story (from the very first page to the very last page ) about a couple whose marriage is over, yet decide to stay together until she is fully recovered from a devastating accident. It's a story about second chances, love and miracles.

There was such a twist at the very end, that absolutely floored me. I never saw it coming and it really made the ending all the more sweeter. I was on the edge of my seat. I never read this author before, but I will definit
Very good emotional read,Maggie-Ross had lost each other and their love was lost in disappointments,anger,resentments and bitterness.Both were really lonely and unhappy inspite of being with each other and then the final straw is Ross's affair.The accident gives them the second chance.Both really make effort and try to save their marriage,they talk out how both took each other for granted and how some actions and behaviour of their hurt them and the distance between them got wider as the time pa ...more
Zep N
Dec 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I don't know about you guys, but this novel gave me heartache. It unveils infidelity like no other, realistic and vivid. I was miserable by the end of this novel, even the ending didn't manage to convince me of their HEA. I don't believe in divorces, so reading Maggie and Ross fight against all the odds was what made this book for me. I liked the fact that they didn't give up. But there were times, by God there were times, I actually thought the strain in their relationship was just too severe, ...more
Apr 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cheating-book
Well...infidelity sucks.

Once in a while, I need a good sad story to clear my tearducts while making me count my blessings. And I knew this book was going to be a double-whammy as soon as I got to the last lines of the PROLOGUE. They went:

"She was going to die. Right there. Alone in her truck on a quiet, snowy Christmas Eve.

He probably couldn't think of a better gift."


Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was ok
2 stars was too much. but im not THAT heartless to give this book just 1 star.

I hate it. i dont like the plot. hate the flow, even more hate ROSS. i would never forgive him if i was her. and im amazed hw this book was written by a women, considering hw the author make what maggie has been through. more so, i hated how the main problem of her terrible terrible accident was put in just the last chapter of the book, and suddenly they got Their HEA. well, Fuck that! and someone up there in heaven ne
I have to say, this book took me by surprise. I was expecting a typical late 90’s romance I could skim through, but instead was drawn in by the characters and the magic of the town called Bethlehem and the holiday season. Even with a betrayal present, I empathized with the H and h and hoped for a believable ending.

Some Enchanted Season is a book about rediscovery, accountability, and realizing what is important. It’s about second chances. Ross and Maggie were well on their way to a divorce. The
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
I very much like this author, however, I have some things that just can not be done in a good book. The #1 thing is "YOU DO NOT CHEAT ON YOUR WIFE!!!!" If you do this, you are done.....history and stricken from the record. Full stop...period. Under no circumstances is this forgivable not even on an angel infested Christmas. Bleh!!! If he had died, it may have saved it. I don't even think he was properly repentant. The only reason I gave it any stars was out of respect to the author's previous wo ...more
Aisha Davis
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
To be hones, I was very disappointed. I have read so many good reviews, but ..the cheating itself was not that big of deal, just the author using it to move the story along, unlike the h make so much deal of. Their marriage was long over before that is happened, may be betrayal of her fried added the bitterness. If there was not religious undertone, I would have given 1 more star but not my thing.
Nov 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Heartwarming Holiday Stories
Reviewed for THC Reviews
"4.5 stars" Do you believe in Christmas miracles? Do you believe in guardian angels? My guess is that most readers of this book will either want to believe or have their beliefs reconfirmed after reading this enchanting tale. Marilyn Pappano has woven yet another magical Christmas story in the little town of Bethlehem, New York, a place that is watched over by a very special guardian angel. Some Enchanted Season is all about redemption and reconciliation, as well as the p
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: adultery
I am not sure how to rate this book. I liked how well it was written and how intense their story was. I loved the setting. I loved how determine she was to get herself back on her feet both physically and mentally. I hated his deception. I hated that an angle was used to excuse his cheating. I hated that he cheated with (view spoiler) ...more
May 22, 2015 rated it it was ok
I don't understand the hero the author didn't concentrate on the point of infidelity. what were the circumstances that lead to this. yes we all know that he was sad but why did he turn to the bf of his wife? what was so special about her? and don't just tell that she was willing she was married and he knew her husband for god's sake. why did he give her the
most stunning diamond bracelet in front of his wife and believed that there relation won't be discovered? as a businessman this was such a fo
Dec 09, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
A woman gets into a car accident right after leaving her husband...on Christmas Eve. Nearly a year later, she is finally out of the hospital and he's returned to care for her as she readjusts to normal life. Can they overcome their problems and renew their marriage? And will she ever remember the secret he dreads coming out? A feel-good holiday tale only slightly marred by the presence of a completely gratuitous expository plot angel telling everyone what they need to do at the end.
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
He cheated on his wife, that is not ok in my planet. HE CHEATED!!!!!!!!
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
This is simply wonderful! Beautiful story about second chances. I am so overwhelmed!
This was a re-read after many years. I don't remember it being so sad. I couldn't work out why it made me feel that way but it had this really sombre and almost dark thread running through it. Maybe it was that and yet it had its moments of whimsy with Noelle saving all. My sympathy was with the h all the way, the H just struck me as being a cold fish. His redemption was a slow build but I think I believed it. I don't think I particularly enjoyed this read and the secondary characters irritated ...more
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
No problem that love couldnt overcome, no sin that couldn't be forgiven

I really wish I can be as gracious as that. Still, I did love this book. This book that I've wanted to read in forever but always stayed away from. I was too chicken. And I had every right to be.

My heart hurt the entire time. But it's the ones that cut you up with so much raw emotions that give such satisfying conclusions and warms even the hardest of hearts and/or the cynics of this world.
Jul 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
Jacqueline Coote
Guilt ridden Ross only shows his love and compassion after his wife recovers from a traumatic accident. They say love cures all, but in this case, I think that Maggie was too forgiving much too quickly, or at least she should have given him a run for his money. After all, she was the one that was hurt, emotionally and physically, while he played and enjoyed the limelight and his position as a multi-millionaire. Money isn't everything and a moment in the bedroom can't erase the past, the errors t ...more
Very touching..

Story started out slow, but then grabs your heart. Hero started out to be a jerk but turned into a knight in shining armor. Heroine definitely was admirable and strong. The ending was sooo tender and sweet :)
Dawn ♥ romance
Jun 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
A very powerful Christmas story but it dragged in the telling. The beginning and premise were good then the discord was restated way too much. Maggie runs from her failed marriage, gets in car accident, develops amnesia and her husband Ross takes care of her during rehab.
May 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Interesting story - but too long for the story line. Could have been a shorter book or more plot lines.
Dec 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a free book from amazon. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed reading it. I lost my first review, and when I do that I don't feel like repeating it.
Dionne Kathleen
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This was romantic.. 5 stars
May 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book. Very emotional and I really felt for both leads
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good story.
Vari *ReadAddict*
Dec 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this sweet story. I love that a life altering event was what it took to bring a couple together, and be able to fall in love together again. A great season read.
Sharon Buxton
Dec 15, 2016 rated it it was ok
C. fiction, romantic fiction, Christmas, series, Bethlehem#2).
Jan 25, 2017 marked it as urgh-no-just-no
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Award-winning and bestselling author, international traveler, feted at a Hollywood premiere . . .

All true . . . but my regular life is a whole lot more routine. Deal with the five big puppers who share our house, babysit our grandson, battle the jungle that is our yard, pray for summer in winter and dream of winter in summer, and hunker down at the computer -- that's my real life.

I grew up in Okl
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