[simpleazon-image align=”left” asin=”0345518365″ locale=”us” height=”500″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51PV5CkQJNL.jpg” width=”304″] [simpleazon-link asin=”0345518365″ locale=”us”]Hummingbird Lake: An Eternity Springs Novel[/simpleazon-link] by Emily March
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
For women who want a feel-good read with romance and friendship in a picturesque setting, the Eternity Springs books are a good choice. Like all of the Eternity Springs books, the central themes in Hummingbird Lake are love and healing. A goofy dog adds pleasure to the mix. The romance between Colt Rafferty and Sage Anderson, who suffers from PTSD due to an unimaginably violent event in her past, is complicated by her deep pain and emotional issues. Colt perseveres with an affable smile and nearly unbreakable will and spirit. Although occasionally sappy, the story was also uplifting and positive. It wasn’t always easy for readers or her friends to like Sage, but once the full story of her experiences is learned, it is impossible not to sympathize with and ultimately forgive her.
“Soul tears had a unique depth, a singular intensity, that signaled pain that almost couldn’t be borne” (p. 108).
“The man was like a dog with a bone, always wanting to discover a fact, solve a mystery, and piece together a puzzle” (p. 163).
“If I tell him everything and he still wants me, then maybe, just maybe, we might have a chance” (p. 246).
“She had slain a monster today. Conquered a mountain. Destroyed a fearsome foe” (p. 307).
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