Evergreen Springs Epub Ê Mass Market Paperback

Evergreen Springs Epub Ê Mass Market Paperback Very good book about redemption and second chances Devin is one of Haven Point s doctors and is working in the ER when Cole brings in his very pregnant sister She has fallen and is in premature labor, so she is ordered to bedrest at the hospital This leaves Cole, a single father who has recently gained custody of his children, without any help Devin steps in to give him a hand.Devin is a woman who is a fixer at heart She is a cancer survivor who has found meaning in helping other people Th Very good book about redemption and second chances Devin is one of Haven Point s doctors and is working in the ER when Cole brings in his very pregnant sister She has fallen and is in premature labor, so she is ordered to bedrest at the hospital This leaves Cole, a single father who has recently gained custody of his children, without any help Devin steps in to give him a hand.Devin is a woman who is a fixer at heart She is a cancer survivor who has found meaning in helping other people There is something about Cole and his children that has her getting really involved in their lives I loved seeing how she mobilized her friends to make meals that she delivered to him, and how she stayed to build snowmen with the kids She sees that Cole is overwhelmed by everything going on and offers to help him prepare for his first Christmas with the kids Though he seems rather cold and grumpy at the beginning, she soon discovers that there s a good man underneath, one she d like to get to know better.Cole came back to Haven Point to try to put his life back together When his mother died and his father abandoned him and his sister, Cole reacted by going a bit wild He became a rodeo cowboy, and lived a life filled with booze and women He married a buckle bunny who got pregnant, later divorced and had to deal with her erratic behavior He ended up spending some time in prison for an event he can t even remember Since getting out, he has worked to get his family ranch back in working order, avoiding most people while he was at it When his ex wife is killed in an accident, Cole gets custody of his children, but is at a loss on how to deal with them Losing his sister s help makes things evendifficult He s stunned when Devin shows up at his door and doesn t understand why she is so determined to help him.I loved seeing the relationship develop between them Devin has found an outlet for all the love and mothering she has in her heart She is cautious at first, knowing that she could get really attached to the whole family Her attraction to Cole is strong, and she finds herself unable to resist getting closer Thetime she spends with him, the deeper she falls Devin has doubts about her ability to win the love of a man because of her inability to have children Cole is very attracted to Devin, and also drawn to the love she shows his children But he believes that there is too big a gulf between the beautiful town doctor and himself, as a recovering alcoholic and ex con When the strength of his feelings gets to be too much, he tries to drive her away It was an emotional scene, as Cole does everything he can to make his point Devin is initially devastated, but I loved seeing her natural optimism and intelligence come through as she realizes the truth of what happened The ending was sweet as Devin finally gets Cole to accept that he s a much better man than he wants to admit I m looking forward to seeingof them in later books.There were a couple of secondary stories in the book also First is the story of Cole s sister Tricia and why she is staying with Cole They are very protective of each other, as is shown by her concern over what will happen to Cole and the kids while she s in the hospital Cole is also worried about her and her separation from her husband during her pregnancy There were times I wanted to shake her and tell her to suck it up and talk to her husband As the story went on, her reasons and motivations are explained It all came to a head as she went into labor for real, and the drama was quite riveting I liked seeing how it worked out There was also the story of Cole s father, who returned to the ranch a few months earlier He wants to mend his relationship with Cole, and Cole wants nothing to do with him Cole harbors a lot of bitterness about his father, and he doesn t believe the man can change I loved seeing the slow thaw of the ice between them, and how it s the kids who start the process.I liked the group of seniors that Devin brings to Cole s hot springs They are a very fun group Devin s friends The Helping Hands were also great All of them showed the positive aspects of life in a small town, where everyone watched out for everyone else This is not a series you want to read out of order You can and Thayne gives all the right background and stuff so you won t miss important byplay or interactions I just think it s enough extra satisfaction that I would definitely recommend going in order So I m assuming you knowor less what you re getting by this time and I ll stick to the highlights.I knew I d like Devin from seeing her in the other books She s even better than I imagined, with that deep seated vulnerability and lonel This is not a series you want to read out of order You can and Thayne gives all the right background and stuff so you won t miss important byplay or interactions I just think it s enough extra satisfaction that I would definitely recommend going in order So I m assuming you knowor less what you re getting by this time and I ll stick to the highlights.I knew I d like Devin from seeing her in the other books She s even better than I imagined, with that deep seated vulnerability and loneliness buried under her strength and determination Seeing her interact with Cole and his children was a delight.Cole is the epitome of strong manly man with a hard won kindness and deeply seated insecurity I actually don t find that damaged by life choices thing very interesting, though, and this is no different Cole s hatred for the man he used to be is deeply seated and the source of pain for both him and the parts of it he lets splash on Devin Complicating that is his non relationship with his father that dragged on and on and ended up being rather shallow for all the stage time it received.Which makes it sound like I didn t enjoy the book much and that s not really the case Cole is engaging enough with his care for his kids and his bewilderment with Devin Coupled with my affection for Devin, I couldn t put the book down and gulped it over a very fun couple days stupid work obligations The kids were really outstanding and enhanced both Cole and Devin in different, but very useful, ways I loved every scene they were in and it wasn t a few.So yeah, this was a solid four stars all the way through My quibbles with Cole were minor enough given my interest in Devin and the kids and, in the end, for Cole, too EVERGREEN SPRINGS was a quick read for me I was instantly captivated in their lives and was flipping the pages like crazy to see how RaeAnne Thayne was going to wrap up all the story lines I never skipped a single word, I was that engrossed in all their lives The secondary characters in this story will have you cheering for the whole lot of them Cole and Devin have some major hurdles to get over and problems to overcome, but if anyone deserves to be happy, it is these two Even though this i EVERGREEN SPRINGS was a quick read for me I was instantly captivated in their lives and was flipping the pages like crazy to see how RaeAnne Thayne was going to wrap up all the story lines I never skipped a single word, I was that engrossed in all their lives The secondary characters in this story will have you cheering for the whole lot of them Cole and Devin have some major hurdles to get over and problems to overcome, but if anyone deserves to be happy, it is these two Even though this is book three of the series, it can easily be read as a stand alone I didn t realize I was holding my breath near the last page until I let it out to let the tears flow EVERGREEN SPRINGS is filled with heart tugging moments and will have you laughing and crying all at once Evergreen Springs by RaeAnne Thayne is a 2015 HQN publication Every year, countless holiday themed novels are released making it hard to squeeze them all in However, the seasoned authors with HQN are always at the top of my list and I gobble those up ASAP This year, for some reason, this one got squeezed out, which was a killer, because I love this author So, despite that fact we are now in the middle of January, I had to read this one last holiday story before my thoughts began to veer towa Evergreen Springs by RaeAnne Thayne is a 2015 HQN publication Every year, countless holiday themed novels are released making it hard to squeeze them all in However, the seasoned authors with HQN are always at the top of my list and I gobble those up ASAP This year, for some reason, this one got squeezed out, which was a killer, because I love this author So, despite that fact we are now in the middle of January, I had to read this one last holiday story before my thoughts began to veer toward beach reads When a young woman arrives at the ER with a badly sprained ankle, it s all in a day s work for Devin, but when the woman happens to be very pregnant with twins and her labor begins early, things became a littleserious Add in the woman s distressed and hardened brother, Cole, and his two children to mix and Devin s slow night suddenly got very interesting When Tricia winds up on bed rest, it becomes clear that Cole is struggling with single parenthood, so Devin decides to step in and offer him a little help But before long she finds herself becoming attached to the kids and to Cole But, Cole has a very troubled past, and Devin is keeping a few secrets close to the vest as well Will their differences keep them apart or will a little holiday magic team up with the power of love to help bring this couple a happily ever after for Christmas Everyone has a past, maybe not as troubled as Cole s, but I loved Devin s open mind and how she didn t pass judgment on him No one was harder on Cole than he was on himself, and then some It s obvious he is bitter, lonely, and just plain lost, bottling up a lot pain, regret and remorse With all that going on, he needs a little nudge in the right direction, a little patience, and confidence Devin helped him see how his kids needed him, that he had to crawl out of his private world and focus on his family At first, there were times when I thought Devin crossed a line, maybe got a little too preachy, was a bit too goody, goody, but I knew she meant well, and only wanted to help Devin s story was downplayed for the most part, givingthan she received, for a long time But, I have a feeling Cole will be making up for that for a long time to come As always, RaeAnne Thayne has written a lovely story that combines hope, redemptions, second chances, and forgiveness all in one immensely heartwarming holiday tale 4.5 stars You know what, I really, really love Christmas I adore everything about it and am eagerly awaiting the beginning of the Advent to start decorating, blasting Christmas music all day every day and bake too many cookies And I adore Christmas stories I can t help myself, I just do JOY AND LOVE TO ALL, OKAY I have no regrets This just worked, in spite of all the clich s and cheesiness laced throughout I didn t care about either, Christmas can really never be cheesy enough And there was just s You know what, I really, really love Christmas I adore everything about it and am eagerly awaiting the beginning of the Advent to start decorating, blasting Christmas music all day every day and bake too many cookies And I adore Christmas stories I can t help myself, I just do JOY AND LOVE TO ALL, OKAY I have no regrets This just worked, in spite of all the clich s and cheesiness laced throughout I didn t care about either, Christmas can really never be cheesy enough And there was just something about Devin s quiet strength that outshined anything else in this book I loved her and Cole, but mostly I loved her And Ty I loved Ty a lot Also, thisNobody gets to walk through this world on a trail littered with rose petals Thorny bushes, deep ravines, jagged glass Everybody faces somethingDevin, subtly shutting down Cole s pity party She is my favourite In case that wasn t obvious yet Such a heartwarming Christmas story I loved every minute of it and hated to see it end Devin and Cole are so cute together and Cole s two kids are adorable This is a story of second chances and forgiveness It will make you laugh and cry A MUST READ for the Christmas season I read Book 1, Snow Angel Cove and Book 2, Redemption Bay and choose to continue the series with Book 3 Although they can be read as stand alone, characters from past books have cameo appearances.These stories are fast pace and nicely written They don t necessarily stand out from the chic lit crowd as the story line is predictable, but if this is your genre choice then it s definitely worth the read Ms Thayne develops likable characters, infuses a little Christmas spirit and provides a nicel I read Book 1, Snow Angel Cove and Book 2, Redemption Bay and choose to continue the series with Book 3 Although they can be read as stand alone, characters from past books have cameo appearances.These stories are fast pace and nicely written They don t necessarily stand out from the chic lit crowd as the story line is predictable, but if this is your genre choice then it s definitely worth the read Ms Thayne develops likable characters, infuses a little Christmas spirit and provides a nicely developed plot Recommended Read, soon to be a classic, contemporary Christmas story destined for your keeper shelf How do you know you ve read one of the best books ever written by RaeAnne Thayne When you feel wistful and sigh worthy at the end of the book and yet, oh so sad because you can no longer see into the characters lives I didn t want the book to end EVERGREEN SPRINGS is a Christmas story perfect for every keeper shelf From the beginning, I was captivated with EVERGREEN SPRINGS and read as fast as Recommended Read, soon to be a classic, contemporary Christmas story destined for your keeper shelf How do you know you ve read one of the best books ever written by RaeAnne Thayne When you feel wistful and sigh worthy at the end of the book and yet, oh so sad because you can no longer see into the characters lives I didn t want the book to end EVERGREEN SPRINGS is a Christmas story perfect for every keeper shelf From the beginning, I was captivated with EVERGREEN SPRINGS and read as fast as possible without missing a word until the last page Devin didn t stand out to methan any other character in the previous two novels, so I was very surprised how fast I became enad with her story As a small town doctor, Devin has her hands full Her cancer survival, then living life with gratitude is admirable She ll steal your heart with her compassion and inner spirit There is one key motivation in Devin s emotional want list that Cole and his children fill and you ll want it for her too.Cole is a great hero He s a dark and brooding ex con with a tiny bright light just waiting to shine when nurtured by the right woman He s a handsome, rugged cowboy whose bad boy ways have almost broken him, like the horses he hopes to train Love will fix him if he follows his heart Cole s two children are a fabulous component to this story, adding just the right touch to embolden the childlike wonder of a Christmas themed book Eight year old Jazmyn is a bit contrary toward her father, having been influencedby her mother and her grandmother with unsavory words about him Her six year old brother is such a treasure, especially since he puts up with his bossy sister without complaint.There are so many secondary characters that make this book brilliant beyond the lead couple, which is saying a lot since I really enjoyed them None of the secondary characters seem frivolous, each of them move the story forward with their circumstances that involve Cole or Devin Cole s father intervenes even though Cole wants nothing to do with him He s evenbroken than his son and he ll touch your heart Cole s sister Tricia is pregnant with twins and estranged from her husband, another storyline that s especially poignant in the holiday season.I really enjoyed Cole s darkness against Devin s light Although they ve both faced adversity, Devin was surrounded by a positive, loving environment Whereas Cole was faced with sorrow and uncertainty Cole s adversity led to recklessness, while Devin s led to devotion to healthcare due to her care during her own illness Both learned lessons that made them better people, but what each of them lacked is filled by the other in order to eventually complete them The story evolves as the characters awareness of each other expands and their mutual need is realized in each other Such a beautiful story.Another key factor to this book that made it such an easy, enjoyable read is the magical snow covered mountain setting with a hot spring to heat things up Throw in a bunch of cute animals, plus a group of seniors who need that hot spring, and you ve got some aww moments that will melt that snow and any ice in your heart.EVERGREEN SPRINGS is the third book in the HAVEN POINT series which is lightly related to the HOPE S CROSSING series It is not necessary to read SNOW ANGEL COVE and REDEMPTION BAY in order to understand this story, nor the previous series, even though they re each special in their own way Fans of this series will be delighted with cameo appearances of their favorite characters from the previous two books, while catching up on what s happening in their lives right now.I think EVERGREEN SPRINGS may be my favorite holiday story ever It s one of those books that can easily become a yearly re read because it s that special Its positive, hopeful message clearly illuminates the season.Like a crackling fire on a cold night with the magic of a starlit sky EVERGREEN SPRINGS will warm your soul and melt your heart RaeAnne Thayne has surpassed my expectations with this novel sure to become a treasured holiday favorite for years to come Recommended Read Reviewed by Dorine, courtesy of Romance Junkies and The Zest Quest Print ARC provided by the publisher or publicist Evergreen Springs is the third story in Thayne s Haven Point series and it features Devin Shaw, the town s physician and Mayor MacKenzie s older sister the heroine from book 2 alongside the reclusive ranch owner slash single dad, Cole Barrett.It didn t take too long for me to feel charmed with the relationship although I must admit that it was significantly buoyed by Cole s son, Ty The six year old was wonderful and so endearing His older sister Jazmyn wasprickly and prone to say thi Evergreen Springs is the third story in Thayne s Haven Point series and it features Devin Shaw, the town s physician and Mayor MacKenzie s older sister the heroine from book 2 alongside the reclusive ranch owner slash single dad, Cole Barrett.It didn t take too long for me to feel charmed with the relationship although I must admit that it was significantly buoyed by Cole s son, Ty The six year old was wonderful and so endearing His older sister Jazmyn wasprickly and prone to say things bluntly without thinking that it could hurt other people s feeling Cole had a lot of issues with opening up himself for a chance for love His wild past, his strain relationship with his estranged father, his divorce it was easy to see why he struggled with suddenly having two kids to take care of Devin, on the other hand, was a natural caretaker Unable to have kids of her own, a side effect of pancreatic cancer she suffered when she was teenager, Devin gave her love towards her younger patients easily, including Ty and Jazmyn.Sure, I liked Devin and Cole just fine but in any case, it was how Devin s building the connection with Cole s children, giving them the joy and spirit of Christmas that just made this a compelling read for me What can I say, kids and Christmas season, totally make me weak in the knees.All in all, I think that this is a heartwarming clean romance that embodies the spirit of holiday read Celebrate the magic of Christmas in Haven Point with New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne, where hope, home and happily ever after are as close as your holiday stocking Christmas is the last thing on Cole Barrett s mind this year He s barely hanging on trying to care for his two grieving children since his ex wife died in a tragic accident For the reclusive Cole, this is no time for gift giving and celebration and certainly not for a sunny natured optimist to blow into his screwed up life Physician Devin Shaw has long researched the curative powers of Lake Haven s mineral waters Unfortunately, the hot springs are on Barrett property, forcing Devin to strike a bargain with the ranch s attractively gruff owner she ll give Cole s children a magical Christmas, and Cole will allow her patients access to the springs But can she work her holiday magic to heal the Barrett family s battered hearts and her own

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