Andrew is not completely alone.
With the support of his friends and Mitchell’s mother who has adopted Andrew as
her own, he slowly begins to heal. When Andrew runs into Jake, he recognizes
him as the nurse who took care of Mitch in the hospital. The two men quickly
form a strong friendship. As time passes, Andrew cannot deny his attraction to
or his deepening feeling for the other man. Can he overcome his grief in order
to take a second chance on love?
I think anyone who has
suffered the loss of a loved one can relate to what Andy is going through. I
certainly did. The author does a wonderful job of depicting Andrew’s grief in a
moving and realistic manner. His relationship with Jake is also very well done.
Its progression feels natural and honest. I enjoyed following them on their
journey from a tentative friendship to boyfriends to partners a great deal.
Andy is supported by a few good friends but especially by Mitch’s mother Clare.
I adored her. She is warm and loving. She gives Andrew the unconditional love
of a parent that he desperately needs. I also gained some interesting insights
into the Jewish faith and traditions, a subject which I knew almost nothing
about before I read this novel. SEASONS OF CHANGE by Carolyn LeVine Topol is a
powerfully written novel about loss and rediscovering love.