There is a Season (by JC)

Synopsis:  This might appear to be a holiday story, which it is in the sense that Bonanza is a Western. In essence, it is the story of a man, one John Patrick Richards (better known as Jack), a retrospective of his life over a span of nearly thirty years – moments of wonder, elation, pride, frustration, helplessness, grief, loneliness, hope and gratitude - pieced together by the common thread of love, and viewed through the lens of Christmas. And in that sense, it is a story for all seasons. Rated:  G Word count:  11,093