Sometimes life’s most magical journeys bring you back to where it all began…From New York Times bestselling author Emily March comes The Christmas Wishing Tree, an enchanting account of the magic and miracle of Christmas.
A man who loves adventure and the open sea, Devin Murphy returns for a short Christmas trip to his small hometown of Eternity Springs. Immersed in the joy and magic of the holiday season all around him, he doesn’t hesitate to play along when a young boy phones Santa to ask for a very special wish. Devin never guesses that a wrong number has the potential to make everything in his life so right.
Jenna Stockton adopted Reilly when he needed a mother and she intends to keep him safe. A small town across the country called Eternity Springs seems like a good place to hide from their past without any complications —until sexy Santa himself discovers her secrets. When Devin proposes a daring plan to face down the danger together and defeat it once and for all, she is tempted. Maybe Devin really is capable of making wishes come true? Perhaps in a Christmas wish they’ll both find the miracle they’ve been looking for all along…
A delightful Christmas novel in the New York Times bestselling Eternity Springs series.
March's Eternity Springs, Colo. (last seen in First Kiss of Spring), is the small town ne plus ultra, the perfect setting for this lovely tale of fortunate happenstance and Christmas magic. Australian sport fishing guide Devin Murphy is surprised when he picks up a call from six-year-old Reilly Stockton, who dialed a random number seeking Santa Claus. Playing along, Devin can't satisfy Reilly's Christmas wish for a new dad, but he wishes he could get to know Reilly and his obstetrician mom, Jenna, who joins the call. Jenna and Reilly make their way to Eternity Springs, desperate for a peaceful holiday away from a violent stalker; two summers later, Devin joins them there and realizes that they may be reason enough for him to stick around and put down roots. As March conveniently set up in previous books, Eternity Springs is filled with bodyguards, veterans, and spooks ready to help Jenna and Reilly and happily married, procreating couples eager to welcome an OB/GYN. Devin and Jenna's rich and nuanced love story will satisfy series fans and new readers.
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This is the 15th book in the Eternity Springs series by Emily March and its a well written Christmas story that puts you in the Christmas spirit! !
Devon Murphy is back in Eternity Springs visiting his family and when his phone is dropped in the shallow river he is given a temporary replacement one. One evening he receives a call from a little boy asking if he is Santa and would he bring him his one wish, he wants a Dad? Little does Devon know that fate has opened the door to his heart.
Jenna Stockton is being stalked and when its taken to far and her son is hurt she moves but she takes her son to Eternity Springs hoping that being Christmas time and a new town will help her son get back to being the boy he was. When they return home it looks like they are safe until it happens again. This time she moves to Eternity Springs and meets Devon Murphy and the man she spoke to on the phone a year or so ago after her son dialed his phone by mistake thinking he was Santa. The stalker isn't finished with her yet.
The sparks fly between jenna and Devon but he knows that Eternity Springs is not really home to him and tries to keep his heart under wraps but fate has something else in mind and when the stalker starts on jenna and her son again, the town rallies around to make sure they are safe. Can Devon just up and walk away or will he fight all her demons and make them a family that they are meant to be??
Heartwarming & Magical
The Christmas Wishing Tree is a delightful, touching and well-written story about healing hearts, believing in dreams, and the magic of Christmas.
Although Devin Murphy wasn’t able to spend as much time as he wanted to in Eternal Springs, Colorado, it was his favorite place to visit during Christmas. Year-round, Eternal Springs was known as a place of healing, and loving friendships, but during the Christmas season, the enchanted small town came alive with magic.
Seven-year-old Reilly Stockton thought he was dialing the North Pole when he reached Devin Murphy. Devin didn’t have the heart to tell the boy that he wasn’t Santa. After spending a good amount of time talking with Reilly. Devin did his best to reach the boy’s mom to tell her about her son’s Christmas request.
Dr. Jenna Stockton was tired of being the target of someone’s sick, mean-spirited tricks and scare tactics. Unfortunately, if her stalker’s plan was to frighten her and traumatize her son, Reilly, he was successful. Jenna thought that maybe it was time to go off the grid for a while. Perhaps they could visit Eternal Springs, the fascinating place, Santa had told her son about.
I thoroughly enjoyed this sweet heartwarming small town romance. The plot is intriguing, the dialog witty and natural, and the characters likable, developed, and flawed.
Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley, for my advanced review copy.