Two weary strangers are about to rest their burdens in Eternity Springs, where there's hope for every broken heart.
Haunted by the loss of his wife and son, Daniel Garrett left the police force to devote his life to finding missing children. But he still hasn't found a way to mend the wounds of his past-until he attends a wedding in the small mountain town of Eternity Springs...and meets a beautiful, intriguing woman who offers a glimpse of something Daniel thought he'd never have again.
Sometimes life gives us
a second chance at love.
Shannon O'Toole isn't looking for romance. Ever since her fiancé's death, she created a quiet life for herself restoring Victorian cottages. Still, she can't deny her attraction to the handsome, broad-shouldered stranger. Daniel makes her feel things she's hasn't felt in years-including the desire to share her secrets. But can Shannon trust a detective when doing so could bring danger to her cottage door? In Eternity Springs, anything-and everything-is possible...
"Emily March's stories are heartwrenching and soul-satisfying.
For a wonderful read, don't miss a visit to Eternity Springs."
-Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author
The delightful and uplifting 10th Eternity Springs contemporary (after Teardrop Lane) transmutes heartache and loss into love and hope. Shannon O'Toole is ready to get some rest and perhaps put down roots in the warm and embracing community of Eternity Springs, Colo. With good friends and economic security, she desperately hopes that the terrifying and unrelenting demons from her past will leave her in peace. Daniel Garrett, a PI who finds missing children, continues to grieve the devastating deaths of his son and wife 10 years earlier, but visiting Eternity Springs soothes his soul. When Shannon and Daniel meet at a wedding, the attraction is instantaneous, electric, and profoundly meaningful. As their lives continue to intersect and their relationship hits some unexpected bumps, Shannon and Daniel must decide whether their faith is stronger than their fears. As with March's earlier entries, lovable and well-developed secondary characters add depth and humor. Shannon and Daniel's romance is believable and combustible, and the plot contains more than enough twists and turns to keep the story real and satisfying.
'Heartsong Cottage' (Eternity Springs Series, Book 10) by Emily March is a fantastic read. I loved reading Shannon and Daniel's story. This story takes readers on an emotional journey. It's packed full of romance, touching moments, close family and friends, drama, tragedy, and happy endings. This is an excellent addition to the Eternity Springs Series. Emily March has written another wonderful story. I can not wait to see what happens next in one of my favorite series in 'Reunion Pass' (Eternity Springs Series, Book 11). Highly recommend to all fans of romance.
A bit old school country music to the story
The first I have read by this author or of this series, I found this book read nicely without great holes. Well written and reasonably paced, the story moves between Daniel and Shannon, sharing their wounds, sharing with one another and learning to work together.
A bit old school country music to the story – there were so many elements added to build empathy for and a connection to the characters that I found rather superfluous. It’s fine to have some tragedy –but when things just pile on one after the other, I tend to see that character as pitiful, not particularly engaging. While dancing on this edge, March did pull back on the pity party when she showed Shannon and Daniel and their connection with the growth of esteem and love between them.
There were several moments that danced over the edge of believability for me, but those quickly were offset with sweeter moments of sharing memories and characters that are (I expect) familiar to readers of the series. Dialogue in this is wonderfully crafted and realistic, and that goes a long way to upping the enjoyment factor. I was a smidge disappointed in that the Christmas-y moments and seasonal elements I expected were late comers to the party, it did lighten the story somewhat, after a rather angsty read.
While the first I have read from this author, it won’t be the last. I enjoyed her writing style and flow if not always where the story led, but I’m going to take a chance and grab a couple of other titles to see what shakes out.
I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review: I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Great story of secrets and healing
I was lucky enough to receive an Advance Reader Copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. And honestly, at the end of the first chapter I put it down and didn't think I could finish it. But, finish it I did and loved it!
This is a story of horrendous life changing secrets that take over lives, and the ability for a place, and the people in that place and time to heal the wounds and bring peace, life and hope back. This is a beautifully written story and a great read. Don't put it down after the first chapter, keep going till the amazing end.