They’re Sweet Seasons—unlike any other girls’ books you’ve ever read. You could call them alternative, God-honoring chick lit.
Join Candace Thompson on a sweet, lighthearted, and honest romp through the friendships, romances, family, school, faith, and values that make a girl’s life as full as it can be.
Seasons change and so will life for at least one park employee.
Christmas is coming! And an elf outfit and the minty scent of what seem like a gatrillion candy canes aren’t the only adjustments for Candace. Her biggest worry, what to get her boyfriend for Christmas, turns into a much larger project after Candace is reminded that real needs can be hiding right around the corner. Can this elf capture the true meaning of Christmas in time to make a difference?
When I first started reading The Winter of Candy Canes, this being my first Sweet Seasons book, I thought it would be a super quick read and something I could speed-read my way through. I ended up enjoying it more than I thought I would! Candace is a fun, interesting character, and someone I would definitely have identified with as a teen. Well, except that I didn’t start dating until I was in my 20’s and wasn’t near as independent as she is. I think she’s someone I would have liked to be more like, though. ;-) She has the coolest job ever – she works at a theme park! In this book, the park has a Christmas theme and Candace is one of Santa’s elves. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? She thinks so, too, and can’t understand why there are so many ominous looks or why she gets hazard pay. But she’ll soon find out why the job is considered hazardous…
The author has worked at both Knott’s Berry Farm and Disneyland, so she totally knows her stuff when it comes to amusement parks! This made Candace’s adventures at the theme park completely engrossing to me – it made me wish I had had such a cool job when I was a teenager!
The Winter of Candy Canes is a light, enjoyable read, and one I would definitely recommend for young teen girls. Although it takes place during Christmastime, it’s a book that can be enjoyed anytime. The fact that this series is seasonal just adds to the fun. I’m interested enough to want to read the first two books in this series and see what I missed! :-)
You can read the first chapter HERE.