The first book in the Seasons of the Heart series is set in
Connecticut in 1888, the year of what historians call “The White
Hurricane.” The story reveals the power of God’s love to change lives
and heal hearts. Summer Dream tells of a young couple’s love for each
other and the obstacles that stand in their path of happiness. Until
Nathan Reed resolves his anger with God and his family, he has no hopes
of courting Rachel Winston, the minister’s daughter.
daughter of a small-town minister in Connecticut, Rachel Winston
believes the only way she’ll ever have a husband is to visit her aunt in
Boston for the social season until Nathan Reed arrives in town.
Although attracted to Rachel, Nathan avoids her because he has no desire
to become involved with a Christian after experiences with his own
family. When a devastating blizzard paralyzes New England, Nathan is
caught in it and lies near death in the Winston home. Through the
ministrations and tender care of Rachel and her mother, Nathan learns a
lesson in love and forgiveness that leads him back to his home in the
South. Before he can declare his love for Rachel, he must make amends
with his own family. Will he return to Connecticut before Rachel leaves
her home to head west as a missionary in Oklahoma Territory?