First Kiss of Spring (Emily March) – Spotlight and Excerpt

March 5, 2018 Blog Tours, Excerpt, Spotlight 6

First Kiss of Spring (Emily March) – Spotlight and Excerpt

First Kiss of Spring (Emily March) – Spotlight and ExcerptFirst Kiss of Spring by Emily March
Series: Eternity Springs #14
Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Also in this series: Miracle Road, Mistletoe Mine, Dreamweaver Trail, Teardrop Lane, Heartsong Cottage, Reunion Pass, Christmas in Eternity Springs
Also by this author: Miracle Road, Mistletoe Mine, Dreamweaver Trail, Teardrop Lane, Heartsong Cottage, Reunion Pass, Christmas in Eternity Springs, Boone

When Josh Tarkington gets stuck on a gondola with the lovely Caitlin Timberlake, he thinks his consistently bad luck might have changed.

After their blossoming romance is interrupted, Caitlin realizes that her encounter with Josh was a sign that she needed to make a major life change. So she packs up her things and moves to Eternity Springs, opens a day care, and sets her cap for the town’s mechanic—Josh.

But Josh is hiding a well of secrets that would ruin him, and his relationship with everyone in Eternity Springs—especially Caitlin. When tragedy strikes, Josh and Caitlin find themselves, and their relationship, tested beyond imagining. Will they be able to find their way back to each other?

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know I’m a big fan of Emily March’s “Eternity Springs” series. I started reading them when there were only three or four books in the series, and I’ve been reading them faithfully ever since. So I was delighted to be invited to join the blog tour!

The First Kiss of Spring is the 14th book in the series. We’re more-or-less on the second generation of Eternity Springs couples now. A few of the earlier books dealt with couples who were in their late 30s to 40s; they had adult or nearly-adult children when their own books took place. Some of those children are now mature adults, ready for their own HEA (or trying to avoid it, as the case may be.) Caitlin Timberlake is Ali and Mac’s daughter (Heartache Falls) and Chase’s sister (Reunion Pass.) We met Josh Tarkington in A Stardance Summer; he’s Brick Callahan’s foster brother.

The sense of community and the way previous characters continue to show up throughout the books is one of the things I love most about this series. Put that together with a beautiful small-town Colorado setting and Emily March’s sure touch with all kinds of relationships—family and friendship as well as romance—and you’ll see why this has become an autobuy series for me.


Thanks to the wonderful folks at St. Martin’s Press, I’m able to share Chapter One of The First Kiss of Spring with you. Enjoy!

The excerpt is 12 pages long. Hover over the bottom of the PDF for the toolbar that lets you advance the pages. You can also zoom in; I know that print is pretty small!



About Emily March

Emily March (aka Geralyn Dawson) Emily March is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the critically acclaimed Eternity Springs series. Publishers Weekly calls March a “master of delightful banter,” and her heartwarming, emotionally charged stories have been named to Best of the Year lists by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Romance Writers of America. 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.

6 Responses to “First Kiss of Spring (Emily March) – Spotlight and Excerpt”

  1. Rita @ View From the Books

    Thanks for sharing this spotlight! I like these kinds of posts because we get so much more info than just a review. I think I’ve read the first two of the Eternity Springs series, if it’s one that involves a veterinarian. I need to revisit this town, so good to know there’s a long backlist 🙂

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      If you read Ali and Mac’s book, you’ll discover some of why Caitlin’s dad is a bit… overprotective. He mentions his past in this one, but not enough to really explain.

  2. Vellum Voyages

    Wow what a long series! Sounds great to read about generations as well because sometimes you don’t want some stories to end! Great review 🙂

    • Lark_Bookwyrm

      Yes, I’ve been reading this series for years now. She usually introduces at least one of a future “couple” a book or two before the one in which they star. In this case, we’ve seen Caitlin in several books, and Josh in the previous book. And there’s a relatively minor character in this one who will probably be the hero in the next book.