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.
I really enjoyed this story
I received this ARC for an honest review. This story is about Jackson and Caroline. Jackson was a song writer to his ex wife and he is having problems writing after the divorce. Caroline is finding her way after her husband was diagnosed early onset Alzheimer’s . They meet by chance at a B&B in Redemption, Tx. Caroline was there to do a story for a travel magazine, and Jackson was there to check on some property that his aunt left him and his cousins. When Jackson first saw Caroline, he started to hear music again. During their stay, they crossed paths again after dinner. Caroline’s tour guide also wanted to see the property because it has a ghost town. Caroline received a call that her husband had a heart attack and Jackson volunteered to drive her. They became sort of friends on the drive. They didn’t reconnect until a year later when Caroline opened a book store in Redemption. Much more happens, but I’m not going to tell you. YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!
Very good book
I wasn’t familiar with Emily March, but will be looking for more books by her.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and I am voluntarily reviewing it.
I have not read the prior stories of this series and even though some of the characters make appearances, I don't think it is necessary to read them.
This book seemed a little choppy for me. It was hard to tell how much time had passed at one point. It seemed like a year had gone by, but Haley (Jackson's daughter) was seven for two years? I was confused. Now it was an ARC that I read and sometimes they haven't gone through a final revision.
The premise of the story was a good one but again a little choppy. It is written in my favorite dual POV format. Also the author did a fade out of the sexy scenes so it would be up to a parent to determine if it is appropriate for those under the age of 18.
While I did enjoy it, it would not be a book that I would want to re-read again. Again, this is my opinion and someone else may thoroughly enjoy it more.