Mini-Review: Mistletoe Mine, by Emily March

March 17, 2014 Book Reviews 4 ★★★

Mini-Review: Mistletoe Mine, by Emily MarchMistletoe Mine by Emily March
Series: Eternity Springs #3.5
Published by Ballantine on 11/21/11
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eBook
Source: purchased
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three-stars
Also in this series: Miracle Road, Dreamweaver Trail, Teardrop Lane, Heartsong Cottage, Reunion Pass, Christmas in Eternity Springs
Also by this author: Miracle Road, Dreamweaver Trail, Teardrop Lane, Heartsong Cottage, Reunion Pass, Christmas in Eternity Springs

Newly engaged to her college sweetheart, Molly Stapleton has one wish for her holiday wedding: get her estranged parents back together. Three years ago, a family tragedy drove Emma Stapleton away from her husband, Jared, and their sprawling Texas ranch. Time, false pride, and unhealed hurts have only widened the divide. But Molly, with the help of some very special people in Eternity Springs, has a plan. As Emma and Jared arrive in this magical town to share Molly’s happiness, they meet face-to-face, heart to heart. Will they accept this last chance to renew their promises of love—and cherish the gift from the daughter who loves them both?

Mini-Review

Short and sweet tale of an estranged couple brought together by their about-to-be-married daughter. I enjoyed it, but it lacks the depth of the full-length novels in the series — understandably so, since it’s difficult to develop that in a shorter format. You’ll still find yourself rooting for Emma and Jared to get back together, though! Some of the secondary characters are familiar from earlier books (especially Celeste Blessing, Sarah, Lori, and Nic Callahan), so this novella may be more fun if you’re already an Eternity Springs fan; however, if you’re new to the series, you should still be able to follow the story. On the other hand, the main characters, unlike the major characters in the longer books, don’t recur in later novels, so it’s not required reading for fans of the series.  And while Christmas plays a role, you can really read this story any time.

 

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The Eternity Springs series in order:
Angel’s Rest
Hummingbird Lake
Heartache Falls
Mistletoe Mine (novella)
Lover’s Leap
Reflection Point
Nightingale Way
Miracle Road  (review)
Dreamweaver Trail (coming in summer 2014)

 

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three-stars

About Emily March

Emily March (aka Geralyn Dawson) is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the heartwarming, critically acclaimed Eternity Springs romantic women’s fiction series published by Ballantine Books.

Emily has written over 25 novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of subgenres including historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and women’s fiction. She is a three-time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award and a recipient of Romantic Times magazine’s Career Achievement Award and its Reviewer’s Choice award. In 2009, the American Library Association named her romantic suspense novel, ALWAYS LOOK TWICE, as one of the top ten romances of the year.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Emily is an avid fan of Aggie sports and her recipe for jalapeño relish has made her a tailgating legend.

Reading this book contributed to these challenges:

  • 2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

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