From New York Times bestselling author Emily March comes Jackson, the newest novel in the critically acclaimed Eternity Springs series.
Sometimes it takes a new beginning
Caroline Carruthers thinks she buried her dreams along with the love of her life…until a stranger named Celeste dares her to chase a dream all on her own. Moving to Redemption, Texas, is chapter one in Caroline’s new life story. Opening a bookstore is the next. Finding love is the last thing on her mind as she settles into this new place called home. But when she meets a handsome, soulful man who’s also starting over, all bets are off.
to reach a happily-ever-after
Jackson McBride came to Redemption looking only to find himself, not someone to love. Ever since his marriage ended, he’s been bitter. Sure, he used to believe in love—he even has the old song lyrics to prove it—but the Jackson of today is all business. That is, until a beautiful young widow who’s moved to town inspires a change of heart. Could it be that the myth of Redemption’s healing magic is true…and Jackson and Caroline can find a second chance at a happy ending after all?
“A brilliant writer you’ll love creates a world you’ll never want to leave.”—Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling author
March's contemporary spin-off from her long-running Eternity Springs series is off to a promising start with this story of starting over. Several of the McBrides relocate from Eternity Springs, Colo., to the small town of Redemption, Tex., in Texas's hill country. Songwriter Jackson McBride and his two cousins are surprised to inherit the Enchanted Canyon Ranch, but Jackson soon learns that transforming the old buildings and ghost town into a resort and dance hall is a welcome distraction from the pain he feels over being separated from his young daughter, Haley. He hasn't been able to write since his marriage dissolved, but he finds inspiration again when he meets Caroline Carruthers, a travel writer. Caroline is attracted to Jackson, but hesitant about entering a new relationship after her May-December romance made her a young widow. She's not sure she knows how to stand on her own, but she's ready to turn the page by opening a bookstore in Redemption. March is skilled at writing page-turners with sympathetic characters, and fans will enjoy visiting with many friends from Eternity Springs who appear during the resort's soft launch. An improbable mystical component only slightly distracts from this classic story of two bruised hearts beginning to heal.
Great start to a new series in an already established series
I enjoyed this book so much, it was an emotional story. It was sad, sweet, funny, mischievous & sexy. Jackson & Caroline are drawn to Enchanted Canyon by the pain of sadness with the hope of finding a way to escape from it. Both are battling loss but in different ways, Caroline is grieving the death of her husband & Jackson is grieving not being able to see his little girl. Brought together by an inheritance Jackson & his cousins received, as well as the mysterious Celeste Blessings. I enjoyed watching the friendship grow into more as they supported each other. I loved the bond they built that got them through some trying times. I’m looking forward to reading more in this series. I received this book from the publisher through Net Galley for an honest review.