Saturday, March 21, 2020

REVIEW Jackson by Emily March

Sportochick's Musings ~ Author Emily March is a master at telling stories about broken hearts, lost love and redemption.


Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas #1

by Emily March

Publisher ~ St. Martin's Press Romance
Genres ~ Contemporary Romance

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?

Author Emily March is a master at telling stories about broken hearts, lost love and redemption. She does a superb job with Jacksons' broken family and heart. 

Jackson is one of the good men. He loves his daughter and just wants to be with his daughter. Jackson becomes a broken man because he and his ex's constant fighting causes him to lose visitation rights. His emotions of anger, sorrow and fear are so real that the reader will feel a pain in their heart for everything he is experiencing. The fact that he even notices Caroline is a miracle with all his hurt and lack of trust. 

Caroline's loss is another part of this story. I understand her pain because my mom died with Alzheimer's. It broke our family’s heart that she didn't know us at the end, so Caroline's reaction rang true. I loved how much she loved her husband, her heartbreak and how she survived it all. Her example of grace in the face of such heartbreak create an atmosphere of hope.

The emotions created for the reader around this plot was handled with finesse and several times I had to bring out the Kleenex. There was a point at the end of the story that my heart almost broke and I was so into the story that it hurt for Caroline at what could be the ending for her story that was not satisfying for me. 

You need to read the book though to see if she gets her happy ever after.

I give it 5 STARS for stirring me so emotionally.

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

My Reviews Of Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas Series
Jackson Book 1 - My Review
Tucker Book 2 - My Review

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