Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite
Seasons: Autumn and Winter: Expressions of Gratitude and Merry Moments by Cheryl E Rodriguez is a collection of short autobiographical stories and moments from Cheryl’s own life and experiences. As the title suggests, Seasons: Autumn and Winter is a collection of prose about all things that are commonly associated with the fall and winter seasons in the United States. Each short chapter contains a story about a particular topic related to this theme such as travel, hopes and dreams, music, football, Thanksgiving, Christmas, forgiveness, parties, winter wonderland, joy, and more. These stories are all autobiographical and relate to moments and memories from Cheryl’s life.
Seasons: Autumn and Winter: Expressions of Gratitude and Merry Moments by Cheryl E Rodriguez is an interesting read and the format of the book is somewhat unique. Although Seasons: Autumn and Winter is a non-fiction book of stories, each story in this book is only a page or two long, contains quotes from various sources, and in fact some of the stories feel more like poetry than prose. That being said, there is an overall sense of joy, gratefulness, and peace through this book and a lesson in how to find joy in the little daily things in life and all seasons of life. The writing style is soothing and genuine which makes the stories stand out, even though they appear to be simplistic at first glance. Overall, there is a message of hope and peace that comes through this book and I enjoyed reading it.