In Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas, New York Times bestselling author Emily March presents a brand new arc set in the Lone Star State that features a family-linked trilogy within the author’s romantic series.
With his smooth talk, rugged good looks, and deep pockets, native Texan Boone McBride appears to be a man who has it all. Few people know about the heartbreak behind his decision to leave home, family, and career for the isolation of a small town in the Colorado Rockies. Luckily, time and life in Eternity Springs has worked its healing magic upon his wounded soul, so when he meets obviously troubled Hannah Dupree, Boone sees a chance to pay his good fortune forward. The last thing he anticipates is tumbling into love.
Tragedy has taken everything Hannah loves, and her will to keep going is failing. So when Boone strides into her life determined to save her, it’s easier to go along with him than to resist. Soon she is drawn into the fabric of life in Eternity Springs, and as her spirit begins to heal, her strength returns, and she’s able to go toe-to-toe with this hardheaded, big-hearted Texan. But just when love blooms and happiness is within their grasp, shadows from the past threaten. Hannah and Boone must stand strong and united in order to defeat old ghosts—if they are to create a brand-new life together.
This trilogy is connected to the Eternity Springs series. Those titles include (from the author’s website) – Angel’s Rest – Hummingbird Lake – Heartache Falls – Mistletoe Mine – Lover’s Leap – Nightingale Way – Redemption Point – Miracle Road – Dreamweaver Trail – Teardrop Lane – Heartsong Cottage – Reunion Pass – Christmas in Eternity Springs – A Stardance Summer – The First Kiss of Spring – The Christmas Wishing Tree – Jackson – Tucker – Boone
Series: Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas #3
Author: Emily March
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: December 29, 2020
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
My Rating: 4.5 stars
There are stories that simply break my heart as I get caught up in the character’s lives, their pasts, their pain, and their deeply held heartache. It’s impossible to not feel what they’ve experienced in life and hope for a better future for them. This was my reaction to Hannah and Boone. My word. What these two people have gone through would break most people into tiny pieces – that they are individually still standing is a miracle in itself.
I’ve loved exploring the Eternity Springs world over the years, I fell in love with The McBrides of Texas trilogy told within this world. Yet Boone touched my emotions deeply and makes putting words here in a review that won’t tell you the entire story (which I will not do) just a bit difficult. I want to talk about Hannah and Boone’s journey from desperation, merely existing to finding a full life, a place where falling in love and hope for the future is a very real possibility… but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone.
I think, in the end, I’m merely going to refer you back to the Cover Description Blurb for the basics – and tell you that Boone is a story full of reality, harsh reality at times, for many people. Watching Boone and Hannah heal each other, heal themselves as well, was a powerfully emotional experience. I laughed with this couple, and shed tears of loss, pain, and not understanding the why of their situations as well. They are supported by an amazing secondary character cast, many we’ve come to know and love over this long series. I don’t think you can walk away from Boone without crying at some point, I could be wrong but this is a story where tears are necessary for the characters and the reader as well – for tears release sadness, but they also help heal the pain.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
Available in paperback, audio, or your favorite e-reader, mine is the Kindle.