Who’s ready for Christmas?! I am! Christmas is still a couple of months away (76 days to be exact) but Emily March’s Christmas in Eternity Springs warmed my heart and put me in the holiday spirit.
After a devastating betrayal, Claire Branham packs up the pieces of her life and moves to Eternity Springs with a secret. A secret?! What could it be? There’s a hint of mystery behind the secret and the reasons Claire doesn’t love Christmas. But once the reader finds out those reasons it’s easy to understand Claire’s not loving the season. But despite her lack of love for the holiday Claire opens Forever Christmas and with the help of a surprise romance, begins to heal.
Desperate to help his son Nicholas with the loss of his mother, Jax Lancaster moves to Eternity Springs. What Jax never expected to find was a second chance at love. However, the truth about Claire threatens their newfound happiness and sends Jax running. What sends Jax running? Well, I understand his reasoning to a point, but his reaction was a bit over the top and the one flaw I found with this story.
As with all of March’s characters, Claire, Jax and Nicholas are well developed and likeable. Claire’s interactions with Jax and Nicholas made my heart melt and often lead to tears. I absolutely LOVED Jax and Nicholas together. Nicholas broke my heart but I couldn’t get enough of him. What I loved most about this story was the slow pacing of the romance between Jax and Claire. I’ve said this in previous reviews but I hate it when a couple meets and immediately falls in bed together. To me this does not a relationship make. I appreciate that March allowed the character’s relationship to begin as a friendship and move on from there.
I love Eternity Springs! This book marks my 12th visit to the town and I’m not ready to leave! In fact, I want to move there. Who wants to come with me?
Haven’t checked out Eternity Springs before? You do not have to read the prior books in order to enjoy this one, but I think you’re going to want to visit the town again. If you have read the previous books, you’ll enjoy the updates from some of the towns other residents.
What’s next for everyone in Eternity Springs? I can’t wait to find out!
Advanced copy provided by St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review.
Rating: 4 stars
Title: Christmas in Eternity Springs
Author: Emily March
Release Date: October 4, 2016
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