IT S NEVER TOO LATE TO HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART.
Six years ago, Chase Timberlake bought an engagement ring for his high school sweetheart Lori Reese. Then...life happened. Chase s adventure photography career took off, Lori s dream of getting into veterinary school came true, and their happily ever after never came to pass.Read more...
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IT S NEVER TOO LATE TO HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART.
Six years ago, Chase Timberlake bought an engagement ring for his high school sweetheart Lori Reese. Then...life happened. Chase s adventure photography career took off, Lori s dream of getting into veterinary school came true, and their happily ever after never came to pass.
When Chase s jet-setting life takes a tragic turn, he returns to Eternity Springs a damaged man. Who better to help mend his spirit than the woman who has dedicated her life to healing broken wings? Long summer days spent together rekindles the love that never died and Chase dares to dream of a future he d thought lost.But Lori can t help but wonder whether this high-flying man really wants a small-town girl with roots sunk deep into the Colorado Rockies. Can she and Chase turn back the hands of time and pick up where they left off and give forever a chance?
"Reunion Pass" is the eleventh installment in Emily March's acclaimed Eternity Springs series."
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-02-29
- Reviewer: Staff
In this emotionally gratifying but slightly rushed 11th volume of the contemporary Eternity Springs series (after Heartsong Cottage), two long-separated lovers find their way back to each other. Veterinarian Lori Reese hasn’t quite convinced herself that she’s over her first love, daredevil photographer Chase Cameron, even though it’s been years since their relationship slowly dissolved. Her hidden feelings turn to grief when she learns that Chase has gone missing in a dangerous part of the world. Lori and Chase’s under-the-radar emotions for each other are tangible, as is Lori’s fear and dread when Chase vanishes. When Chase’s homecoming is marred by his obvious despair and self-imposed solitude, Lori knows that she must rise above her discomfort and help her friend. As always, the community of Eternity Springs, Colo., is a fortress of support, a motif that conjures up a wonderful sense of positivity and hope, though there are moments when the townspeople’s inspirational kindness feels like a well-rehearsed speech. The characters’ progress in resolving their individual issues feels hurried and artificial at times. Still, March successfully spins an inspiring love story with plenty of faith and optimism. Agent: Meg Ruley, Jane Rotrosen Agency. (Apr.)
Romance: Secrets of a cowboy
Mayhem finds its way to Montana in Hard Rain, part of B.J. Daniels’ Montana Hamiltons series. After finishing grad school, Harper Hamilton returns to the family ranch, where she runs into hunky neighbor Brody McTavish—and then they run straight into trouble. The pair, who have long harbored secret feelings for each other, find a mummified corpse. To make matters worse, the body is that of Brody’s missing cousin—a young woman who was said to be the lover of Harper’s married grandfather and had not been seen in decades. Everyone in the small Montana town assumes the newly awakened ill feelings between Harper and Brody’s families will mean the end of their relationship, but their attraction is too strong. Ignoring all obstacles, the two join together to solve the mystery, stirring up trouble for family and old acquaintances alike. Will love survive the threatening darkness? Several storylines and character viewpoints create an engrossing maze for readers who enjoy a slice of crime served with their Western romance.
Sparks between neighbors turn to fire in the Georgian romance Because of Miss Bridgerton by Julia Quinn. Billie Bridgerton ran wild in the countryside with the children of the neighboring Rokesby estate, though George, the eldest Rokesby and heir to an earldom, always looked upon her with disapproval. But what does she care about that stick-in-the-mud? However, they’ve grown into adults, and the things that used to rub her the wrong way about him now feel entirely different. George stoically bears the weight of his responsibilities, but he’s grown weary of life. Now, Billie is challenging him with her headstrong, reckless and oh-so-intriguing ways. They spat, they spar, they decide each is the worst possible person with whom to fall in love—but their hearts disagree. When trouble arrives, the two team up to weather the storm, and this pairing proves they have something worth pursuing and holding onto forever. Fast-paced banter and appealing characters make this love story a standout.
TOP PICK IN ROMANCE
Emily March returns readers to her charming Eternity Springs series in Reunion Pass. Former sweethearts Lori Reese and Chase Timberlake find themselves once again in their Colorado hometown. Lori is a veterinarian, and adventurer Chase has come home to heal after a tragedy. Though the old chemistry between them has returned as well, Lori remains wary. Past experience is hard to forget. Not only did Chase give up on their young love, her father was absent during her growing-up years, too—cementing the message that men might not be worthy of trust. But as Chase weaves himself back into the fabric of the town, he finds his way deep into Lori’s heart. It’s up to him to convince her that he’s now ready to put down roots. Chase’s healing process and Lori’s cautious outlook are emotionally gripping and add poignancy to this small-town story of reunited lovers. March has written a warm and thoroughly satisfying read.