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Ann Cooper does not panic. From her demanding job training horses to her family role of keeping tabs on her high-maintenance sister, Ann remains cool, calm, and collected. At. All. Times. This holiday season, however, Ann's fortitude will be tested like never before. Not only is she pondering a potential shift in an important relationship, but she's also facing the prospect Ann Cooper does not panic. From her demanding job training horses to her family role of keeping tabs on her high-maintenance sister, Ann remains cool, calm, and collected. At. All. Times. This holiday season, however, Ann's fortitude will be tested like never before. Not only is she pondering a potential shift in an important relationship, but she's also facing the prospect of riding out an unseasonable hurricane with the doubtful help of her sister Rachel. This December, Ann's patience and faith will both be stretched. Will the risks involved in taking a leap of faith outweigh the possible rewards?


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Ann Cooper does not panic. From her demanding job training horses to her family role of keeping tabs on her high-maintenance sister, Ann remains cool, calm, and collected. At. All. Times. This holiday season, however, Ann's fortitude will be tested like never before. Not only is she pondering a potential shift in an important relationship, but she's also facing the prospect Ann Cooper does not panic. From her demanding job training horses to her family role of keeping tabs on her high-maintenance sister, Ann remains cool, calm, and collected. At. All. Times. This holiday season, however, Ann's fortitude will be tested like never before. Not only is she pondering a potential shift in an important relationship, but she's also facing the prospect of riding out an unseasonable hurricane with the doubtful help of her sister Rachel. This December, Ann's patience and faith will both be stretched. Will the risks involved in taking a leap of faith outweigh the possible rewards?

30 review for Unseasonable: A Novel of Sisterhood, Storms, Sunblock, and the Occasional Christmas Celebration

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ruth

    I am the author. Giving this book 5 stars because Ann is worth it!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    Liked it a lot. Learned more about hurricanes and horses in this book than I ever knew before. Floating islands of fire ants!!! Was recommended to me as a Christmas read...I normally never ever read books out of order. Now will go back and start with book #1.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Fayelle Ewuakye

    This has it all. The endearing, the hilarious, the thrilling, the sweet romance, the peace. My cheeks hurt from smiling so much.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Suzy Parish

    Wow! Still waters run deep. You think you are reading a thigh-slapping, lighthearted novella, and you are, but there is that dose of medicine, that life-giving medicine, that goes down oh so smoothly while you are laughing. I was satisfied with the book, the characters are so endearing, and then I read the last part of the book. I can't spoil it for you, but all I can say is the ending is brilliant. You think you are reading another book of a series (Collapsible, Flexible, Unbreakable), and you Wow! Still waters run deep. You think you are reading a thigh-slapping, lighthearted novella, and you are, but there is that dose of medicine, that life-giving medicine, that goes down oh so smoothly while you are laughing. I was satisfied with the book, the characters are so endearing, and then I read the last part of the book. I can't spoil it for you, but all I can say is the ending is brilliant. You think you are reading another book of a series (Collapsible, Flexible, Unbreakable), and you are, but this novella stands alone in a very satisfying read. Reader friend; give yourself a present this Christmas. Read Unseasonable while shopping, waiting for those cookies to come out of the oven ( I don't recommend reading while driving to purchase gifts, though.) Your heart will be enriched.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Rose Elliott

    Perfectly seasoned! Although it's listed as #4 in a series, Unseasonable stands on its own. This book was my first introduction to Ruth Buchanan's charming trio of sisters, and I love them already. A quick, easy read, Unseasonable is a great novella to get you in the holiday spirit and to help you remember that God is with you in all the storms of life. Thank you, Ruth, for letting me part of your launch team!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    Another enjoyable read from Ruth!

  7. 4 out of 5

    Bethany

    I read this during a traveling day. I was traveling alone, and it had me laughing out loud in the airport terminals! Well written and well paced, this was the perfect read for a day of travel.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    This was a nice warm mug of sisterly love and the hint of romance. Like Frozen, only in Florida.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Barbara M. Britton

    Ann and her whirlwind sister Rachel are back in action for the holidays--although this time they battle a hurricane. Ann accepts help from her sister as she hunkers down during hurricane Tobias. Ann is in charge of several horses during the storm, but none of them give her any trouble unlike her sister. The sister banter is funny and fresh. and I laughed at the "mole" conversation. Buchanan adds a romantic interest for Ann and of course, their friend Lynn doesn't leave the sisters in the lurch. I Ann and her whirlwind sister Rachel are back in action for the holidays--although this time they battle a hurricane. Ann accepts help from her sister as she hunkers down during hurricane Tobias. Ann is in charge of several horses during the storm, but none of them give her any trouble unlike her sister. The sister banter is funny and fresh. and I laughed at the "mole" conversation. Buchanan adds a romantic interest for Ann and of course, their friend Lynn doesn't leave the sisters in the lurch. I enjoyed Buchanan's Christmas story and all the tumultuous time spent with Ann and Rachel--again.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kaley Rhea

    Even though this novel stands on its own, it definitely deserves a List Review in the style of (and with the abundance of affection for) the reviews I wrote for the other books in the Collapsible series. Because I have to review these books the way I babble about them to my best friend until she reads them. So. Spoiler-free list of Some Things I Love About Unseasonable: -Ann Cooper, who should be at the top of all lists. -Rachel Cooper, who, if placed at the top of a list, would be entirely too Even though this novel stands on its own, it definitely deserves a List Review in the style of (and with the abundance of affection for) the reviews I wrote for the other books in the Collapsible series. Because I have to review these books the way I babble about them to my best friend until she reads them. So. Spoiler-free list of Some Things I Love About Unseasonable: -Ann Cooper, who should be at the top of all lists. -Rachel Cooper, who, if placed at the top of a list, would be entirely too likely to fall off and injure herself. -Christmas Onesie. -All the banter-y dialogue. -Very educational about things I don't understand. Like horses. And Florida. -Sisters! -Actual Real Life Problems From a Refreshing Point of View. -Buttock. -A low-drama human dealing with a high-drama human (and other mammals). -IT'S FUNNY. This a book I explicitly WISHED FOR, and when it arrived it blew all my expectations away. (That's not a hurricane pun. I mean, it is a little.) I had a great time with the Rachel books, and Ann kicks it up another lively, too-fun notch. Top shelf novella in terms of quality. Arm-level shelf novella in terms of you'll want it within reach.

  11. 5 out of 5

    CAB Kerns

    Wow! What a ride through a hurricane in December! There are many "Laugh Out Loud" moments along with thrilling suspense, as the sisters battle out the storm on a Florida horse ranch. Expect relatable and vivid descriptions of the action where you feel you are right along side Ann bracing the wind! On a serious note, I truly enjoyed the way the author Ruth Buchanan portrayed a powerful message of love; How God has a plan for all of us and to trust in Him to lead the way. As Ann says in the story, Wow! What a ride through a hurricane in December! There are many "Laugh Out Loud" moments along with thrilling suspense, as the sisters battle out the storm on a Florida horse ranch. Expect relatable and vivid descriptions of the action where you feel you are right along side Ann bracing the wind! On a serious note, I truly enjoyed the way the author Ruth Buchanan portrayed a powerful message of love; How God has a plan for all of us and to trust in Him to lead the way. As Ann says in the story, "Some things were worth the risk."

  12. 4 out of 5

    Bonnie

    Once again, I loved this book. Read it a few chapters at a time to make it last as long as possible. Ann is so much more sensible than her scatterbrained sister Rachel, but Rachel still made me laugh with her clumsy antics, and the minor surgery on her posterior. Ann’s strength and sensibility stand out in contrast to Rachel’s madcap appearances. I loved the detailed prep work Ann completes in preparation for the unseasonable. Reading this book let me escape humdrum, responsibilities, and cold Once again, I loved this book. Read it a few chapters at a time to make it last as long as possible. Ann is so much more sensible than her scatterbrained sister Rachel, but Rachel still made me laugh with her clumsy antics, and the minor surgery on her posterior. Ann’s strength and sensibility stand out in contrast to Rachel’s madcap appearances. I loved the detailed prep work Ann completes in preparation for the unseasonable. Reading this book let me escape humdrum, responsibilities, and cold weather. Thank you, Ruth, for another book of escapades of the sisters! You always make me laugh because I can easily identify with the bizarreness of everyday life. Write more books!

  13. 5 out of 5

    Karyn Smith

    I thoroughly enjoyed re-visiting Ann, Rachel, and Lynn in this stand-alone story. From the start, the adventure of a Florida hurricane is felt and understood as we join Ann in caring for the horses in her charge and taking some of the responsibility for her sweet, but accident-prone sister. I enjoyed the sweet friendship-maybe-more as well as the adventure of weathering a hurricane. It’s a fun start to the Christmas season that we be reminded that storms in life are best weathered when we aren’t I thoroughly enjoyed re-visiting Ann, Rachel, and Lynn in this stand-alone story. From the start, the adventure of a Florida hurricane is felt and understood as we join Ann in caring for the horses in her charge and taking some of the responsibility for her sweet, but accident-prone sister. I enjoyed the sweet friendship-maybe-more as well as the adventure of weathering a hurricane. It’s a fun start to the Christmas season that we be reminded that storms in life are best weathered when we aren’t alone.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Carol James

    Laughing through an Unseasonable Christmas hurricane! Most of us are concerned about Christmas snow and ice - not a hurricane. This was a hilarious story of two sisters, who are as different as night and day, working together to ride out a Christmas hurricane. I laughed all the way through the story, and then got to the end. What a beautiful Christmas truth. “To every thing there is a season.” And in God’s timing, can anything really be Unseasonable? Thank you, Ruth Buchanan for a wonderful Laughing through an Unseasonable Christmas hurricane! Most of us are concerned about Christmas snow and ice - not a hurricane. This was a hilarious story of two sisters, who are as different as night and day, working together to ride out a Christmas hurricane. I laughed all the way through the story, and then got to the end. What a beautiful Christmas truth. “To every thing there is a season.” And in God’s timing, can anything really be Unseasonable? Thank you, Ruth Buchanan for a wonderful Christmas story.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Penelope Marzec

    Reading about a hurricane in Florida in December was refreshing--even though the preparations on a horse farm for the hurricane were endless. It took my mind off all the preparations I need to make to get ready for Christmas. Reading about one very responsible sister spending that hurricane with her often unhelpful and accident prone sister was funny but charming at the same time. This sweet read was a delightful diversion.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Stacey

    I was pleasantly surprised to find the storyline of Unseasonable focused primarily on two sisters riding out a hurricane. I enjoyed the light tone, the deep spiritual thoughts sprinkled here and there, and the unusual setting of a Flordia hurricane. Ruth did a fabulous job entertaining me the few hours this novella took to read. If you're looking for a holiday read that is a little be different from the rest - this book is for you!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Erin Unger

    A joy to read. This is another delightful book about Rachel and her sister and best friend. I was so looking forward to reading it for months while it was on pre-order and I wasn't disappointed! I love these characters and their realness. If you like good humor and loving characters, you have to buy this book.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Laura Hughes

    This short holiday novella is so fun in adding to the story begun in Ruth Buchanan's series Collapsible. We get to hear from Ann's point of view and get a glimpse into equestrian life and preparing for a hurricane all while enjoying the bantering of sensible Ann and her irrational sister, Rachel. Oh and there is a love interest to shake up the unflappable Ann.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mary Brooks

    I was honored to be a part of the launch team and to read this book early!!! Unseasonable was fantastic. The title doesn't lie. Perfect parts suspense and laughs. The characters are funny and relatable. I enjoyed every moment.

  20. 4 out of 5

    T

    The book pulled me in from the beginning. Since it was a novella, I read it in one sitting. Rachel is herself, but we do gain a broader picture of Ann in this book. Time to go back and reread the series!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Beatty

    This is the first book I've read by this author and after this, I've decided to read her other books. I loved these characters and the story moved nicely without getting bogged down. I had some actual laugh-out-loud moments, which is always a plus. Off to read more!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Brandi Harper

    This was such a fun read! Quick and delightful! I loved the characters and the premise. Can’t wait to read the blacklist to get to know these characters better.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Tiffany Price

    This book offers a refreshing plot set in the (occasionally not so) sunny state of Florida. The characters are endearing and the storyline moves quickly, engulfing readings in the real-life problems so recognizably associated with hurricane frenzy.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kristen Hogrefe

    Ann has more on her plate than setting up her Christmas tree and getting ready for her sister’s wedding in three weeks. There’s an unseasonably late hurricane heading toward Florida, and she’s in charge of the horses on the estate she manages. To add to the drama is a colleague who’s endearingly bad at flirting and a neighboring ranch owner who leaves his horses unattended in the storm. Buchanan continues the laugh-out-loud humor from the other books in her Collapsible series with situations so Ann has more on her plate than setting up her Christmas tree and getting ready for her sister’s wedding in three weeks. There’s an unseasonably late hurricane heading toward Florida, and she’s in charge of the horses on the estate she manages. To add to the drama is a colleague who’s endearingly bad at flirting and a neighboring ranch owner who leaves his horses unattended in the storm. Buchanan continues the laugh-out-loud humor from the other books in her Collapsible series with situations so ridiculous yet life-like we readers can’t help but relate and sympathize. Despite the craziness, her characters approach the unseasonable drama with the assurance that God is in control. I especially enjoyed the sisterly banter and relational growth between Ann and Rachel. As a Florida girl myself, I also empathized with the unseasonable weather Florida can bring and especially appreciated the idea that Christmas isn’t confined to our seasonal ideals. Regardless of the climate where you live, Unseasonable is the perfect read for those needing a “break” and some humor this Christmas.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Beverly Lehman

  26. 4 out of 5

    AddyF

  27. 5 out of 5

    Paul L.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Melissa Stands

  29. 5 out of 5

    Timmy

  30. 5 out of 5

    Donna Horton

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