Greetings, fellow book enthusiasts and collectors! Today, I’m excited to delve into a topic very near and dear to my heart: Thomas Nelson’s enchanting The Seasons Editions collection. As an avid reader and a connoisseur of beautifully crafted books, these editions hold a special place in my heart, gracing my shelves with their elegance and charm.

Let me begin by sharing a little personal tale. As a devoted bibliophile, I am proud to own the complete collection of ‘The Seasons’ Fine Editions, except for three elusive treasures from the Winter set of 2019. Oh, how it vexes me beyond belief! The missing gems are none other than Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Every time I gaze at my bookshelf, a void echoes within me, reminding me of this incomplete puzzle of classics.

Now, let me take you on a journey through the four exquisite sets that constitute ‘The Seasons’ collection. These limited-edition fine classics have been meticulously curated to evoke the essence of the seasons in which their stories unfold. Award-winning designer Kate Armstrong has breathed life into each volume, turning them into true works of art.

Thomas Nelson’s The Seasons Editions: Winter – October 29, 2019

The Winter set, the very first in the series, holds a special place in my heart, despite owning only one book from this exquisite collection. A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, with its stunning laser-cut jacket, graces my collection, a true masterpiece of literary craftsmanship. Charles Dickens’ timeless tale of love and sacrifice amidst the backdrop of the French Revolution has captivated readers for generations.

However, I must admit that my Winter Editions ensemble remains incomplete, for I am missing the other three cherished classics from this set. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte, and Little Women by Louisa May Alcott are yet to find their rightful places on my bookshelf. This fact vexes me beyond belief, and I am resolute in my determination to hunt down these elusive volumes and complete my Winter Editions collection.

Each Winter Edition, like the changing seasons, brings a unique charm and sense of wonder, expertly designed by the talented Kate Armstrong. As I turn the pages of my lone Winter Edition, I am reminded of the literary treasures that await discovery in the form of the other three missing classics.

May my pursuit of these coveted editions lead me to new adventures, and may my passion for fine edition classics continue to burn brighter than ever before.

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott  978-0785230809

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  978-0785230779

A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens 978-0785230823 

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 978-0785230793

Summer Editions – June 30, 2020

The Summer set, with its vibrant and lively colours, transports readers to sun-soaked adventures. The crown jewel of this set is undoubtedly the Wonderland Collection by Lewis Carroll. As I turn the pages of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, I find myself immersed in a whimsical world of enchantment. These timeless tales of curiosity and imagination are truly a treasure to behold, adding an extra touch of magic to my bookshelf. Additionally, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and Persuasion by Jane Austen grace this collection, each contributing its own unique allure.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 978-0785234531 

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain 978-0785234555 

Persuasion by Jane Austen 978-0785234562

The Wonderland Collection by Lewis Carroll 978-0785234548

Spring Editions – March 9, 2021

Ah, the Spring set, blooming with literary wonders that breathe new life into my collection. While I relish the joy of owning two splendid classics from this collection, I find myself yearning for the complete quartet. Emma by Jane Austen and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett hold pride of place on my shelf, each a masterpiece in its own right.

Jane Austen’s Emma enthrals me with its wit, humour, and the fascinating journey of its heroine. As I turn the pages, I get lost in the world of matchmaking and self-discovery, finding comfort in Austen’s timeless storytelling. The Secret Garden, on the other hand, transports me to a realm of enchantment, where the beauty of nature and the resilience of the human spirit intertwine.

The two remaining classics in this set are The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo and The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. Alas, these elusive gems have yet to grace my collection. Their absence leaves me with a sense of longing, but I remain hopeful that one day, they will find their way into my hands, completing the Spring Editions ensemble.

Emma by Jane Austen 978-0785239741 

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle 978-0785239758

The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo 978-0785239772

The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett 978-0785239765 

Fall Editions – August 31, 2021

The Fall set (or Autumn, if you’re a fellow Brit!), with its warm and inviting colours, beckons readers to embark on journeys of passion and mystery. This set consists of four more beloved classics that have found a cherished spot on my bookshelf. I am delighted to share that I own the complete Fall Editions ensemble, each volume a treasure in its own right.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen weaves a tale of love, heartache, and societal expectations, reminding me of the enduring power of sisterhood and resilience. Meanwhile, Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery invites me to revel in the delightful escapades of Anne Shirley as she brightens the lives of everyone around her.

Shakespeare in Autumn by William Shakespeare celebrates the timeless poetry and plays of the Bard, inviting me to explore the depths of human emotions through his masterful words. And finally, Dracula by Bram Stoker immerses me in the dark and alluring realm of vampires, taking me on an unforgettable journey through the pages of classic horror.

As I gaze upon my shelf, adorned with the Spring, Summer, and Fall editions I possess, I am reminded of the tales yet to be experienced, and my desire to complete these splendid collections only intensifies.

With the Fall Editions proudly in my collection, my literary journey remains as enchanting as ever. The pursuit of completing cherished collections is a testament to the passion we share as devoted bibliophiles.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen 978-0785253006 

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery 978-0785252993 

Shakespeare in Autumn by William Shakespeare 978-0785253020 

Dracula by Bram Stoker 978-0785253013 

While I revel in the joy of owning most of these splendid classics, the absence of Wuthering Heights, Pride and Prejudice, and Little Women gnaws at me. It’s as if their absence creates a void in my literary haven, and I feel determined to seek out these missing treasures.

The Harper Muse Jane Austen Collection (Matching The Seasons Editions)

One thing that eased my frustration somewhat was the discovery of another collection that matches ‘The Seasons’ editions— the ‘Harper Muse Jane Austen Collection,’ released on March 14, 2023. These editions, though not numbered like the original ‘Seasons Editions,’ still boast the same laser-cut jackets, adding a delightful charm to the covers. The missing Pride and Prejudice now exists on my shelf in a beautiful blue hue (as opposed to the original teal of the Winter Editions set). While this doesn’t complete my Winter collection, it does make me happy, as you know, I’m low key obsessed with Jane Austen, and once can never have too many copies of Pride and Prejudice (check out my Chiltern Classics edition for proof).

Pride and Prejudice 978-0785294634

Mansfield Park 978-0785293385 

Northanger Abbey 978-0785293415 

With the knowledge that Harper owns Thomas Nelson, I am hopeful that Wuthering Heights and Little Women may someday be released as parts of sets like the Jane Austen collection. I would then, at least, own them, even if my Winter collection remained incomplete (yeah, I know, I keep going on about it. You’ve no idea how annoying it is!).

‘The Seasons’ Fine Editions by Thomas Nelson are a true testament to the art of bookmaking. Each volume is a treasure to behold, and I am grateful to have most of them in my possession. As I continue my literary quest to find the missing three, my excitement and determination grow with every page I turn. Until that day arrives, my collection remains a work in progress, and I shall revel in the joys of the classics that have already found their home on my bookshelf.

Happy reading, dear book lovers, and may your own collections be a source of endless joy and inspiration!