Eternity Springs – Book 1
By Emily March
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Release Date: February 15, 2011
A broken man, widower Gabe Callahan has come to a friend’s mountain retreat near the small, struggling mountain town of Eternity Springs, Colorado to escape the grief, guilt and nightmares of his past but grief isn’t set aside that easily and his demons show no mercy. On a snowy mountainside on what would have been his son’s sixth birthday, Gabe wants nothing more than to end the pain. It will take a miracle to bring him back from the edge and heal his shattered heart.
Following a devastating betrayal by her husband, Veterinarian Nicole (Nic) Sullivan divorces him and returns to the comfort and support of her hometown of Eternity Springs and her steadfast circle of friends. She runs the only animal clinic in town but her clinic, like the rest of Eternity Springs, is barely making ends meet. As winter approaches, she prays that they will find a way to return Eternity Springs to a thriving community but fears it may take a miracle to make it happen.
Retired school teacher, Celeste Blessing is determined to restore hope and faith to the people of Eternity Springs and has the perfect plan to accomplish it: turn her home into a healing center and garden. Sensing that Gabe Callahan needs her help more than most, she convinces Nic to convince Gabe to put his landscape architectural talents to use and take charge of the project. As Nic and Gabe work together, the attraction between them deepens though while Nic embraces it, the wall of pain and anguish around Gabe's heart holds strong…until one fateful day that changes everything, sending them down a path that will either unite them in a deep and abiding love or tear them apart forever.
Angel’s Rest is a story that reached right into my heart, ripped it to shreds then slowly, carefully, piece by piece, stitched it back together again. March skillfully guides a broken man through the layers of his grief in a heartrending, realistic journey from devastation to hope to renewed joy. It isn’t an easy journey but, then, grief never is and I deeply appreciate the fact that the author didn’t sugarcoat that. March excels at getting into the minds of her characters and Gabe and Nic are both compelling characters whom I will not soon forget. I highly recommend their story.
The second book in the Eternity Springs series, Hummingbird Lake, will be released March 22, 2011 with the third book, Heartache Falls coming out April 26, 2011.
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