I enjoyed The Richest Season. It was definitely a light beach read – anyone looking for substance or deep thought should search elsewhere. The book was reminiscent of Dorothea Benton Frank’s The Land of Mango Sunsets, but I found it much more enjoyable. The book is satisfying and enjoyable, and I think any female would enjoy it, but most likely it speaks to women approaching the middle of their lives. The characters are well written and it is easy to sympathize with them. Overall, this is a great first effort from McFadden and I look forward to reading what she comes out with next!
(Incidentally, completely off topic, but I absolutely despised the cover of the ARC. The cover of the actual book is much better. And yes, I do judge books by their covers.)