I received this book for free from Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Christmas in Eternity Springs (Eternity Springs #12) by Emily March
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks on October 4th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Holiday
Format: Physical Copy
Source: Goodreads Giveaway
Can Miss Christmas find her spirit again?
After a devastating betrayal, Claire Branham packs up the pieces of her life, along with a twenty-million-dollar secret, and moves to Eternity Springs. She opens a specialty shop—Forever Christmas—and, with the help of a surprise romance with the town’s sexy new handyman, Claire’s heart begins to heal. Until her past comes knocking…
Jax Lancaster never questioned the need to abandon his career as a Navy submariner in order to care for his young son in the wake of his ex-wife’s death. Desperate to help with this loss, Jax straps on a tool belt to give Nicholas the one thing he wants: A life in Eternity Springs. What Jax never expected to find a second chance at love with a fascinating woman for whom Christmas has become a business. But when the truth about Claire threatens their newfound happiness, can Jax prove to her that in Eternity Springs, the spirit of Christmas is real. . .and will last a lifetime?
Christmas in Eternity Springs is the twelfth installment in Emily March's acclaimed Eternity Springs series.
Can Miss Christmas find her spirit again?
Emily March delivers in this Christmas installment, (book 12!!!) to her series about the fictional town of Eternity Springs in Colorado. This 5 star book is full of everything that a person would want in a gushy Christmas romance novel, but there were some other themes in the book that I found intriguing. It was about three people trying to heal each other after each of them had already been broken. It was pretty predictable but lovely to read, and that’s why we read these romances anyways, right?!
After being betrayed by her fiance, Claire Branham flees Texas in search of anything to nurture her broken soul. On the way she finds the charming and perfect town of Eternity Springs and decides to stay. As a reader you want to move to this town too, it sounds so quaint and beautiful! She opens up a Christmas store: Christmas is in her bones, in her soul, it’s what she has always loved and always been about, but she does find it harder and harder each year to find the joy in her favorite holiday due to more circumstances than just her betrayal by her fiance around the holidays.
The man that she will meet and fall in love with against her will is Jax Lancaster. Jax’s wife was killed in a tragic accident, and all anyone knows is that it was during Christmas. This caused his son to have PTSD and horrible reactions when encountering anything that has to do with the holiday. Eternity Springs is home to one of the best PTSD camps in the country, and that is exactly what Jax is doing in town when him and Claire quite literally bump into each other.
While being called Christmas in Eternity Springs, the actual holiday doesn’t come until the end of the novel, so it was the perfect one to help me ease into the spirit. I enjoyed this book not only because of it’s Christmasy spirit but also because it wasn’t bogged down with lots of meaningless sex, it was almost strictly the aspect of falling in love, the anticipation of physical contact, and curing the child of his disorder, This aspect kept the pages turning for me, since Claire ran a Christmas shop, and the kid’s scared to death of Christmas. How could they possibly be together in this instance?
In the end, all three of them helped heal each other, and the ending was so satisfying. I have never read any of the other Eternity Springs novels, I will definitely be checking them out soon as well!
A Very Special Thank You to Sara from The Loaded Shelf for sharing her review today for 25 Days of Holiday Cheer.
Sara is a book hobbit that lives in a house of all boys, located in the promised land. Books stack the walls to the ceiling in some places, and she just keeps adding more. She was raised on top of a mountain that is locked in the dead of winter ten months of the year. She wears a size eleven shoe and enjoys her chicken cooked on the BBQ grill. In addition to reading she enjoys pinning crafts on Pinterest that she will never make and watching movies about people with sad lives or documentaries about serial killers.