Series: Eternity Springs #3.5
Published by Ballantine on 11/21/11
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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?
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.
The Eternity Springs series in order:
Mistletoe Mine (novella)
Miracle Road (review)
Dreamweaver Trail (coming in summer 2014)
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- TBR Pile Reading Challenge 2014