Town physician Rose Anderson hides a well of sadness behind her cheerful and capable professionalism. Heartbreak has only reinforced her belief that marriage and children aren’t in her future. Yet she’s a woman with a pulse—and when sexy, brooding artist Hunt Cicero shows up at her office with his young nephew, the sheer physical attraction he ignites in her is both exciting and unsettling.
Hunt has an artist’s passionate temperament and a bachelor’s lifestyle. So when he becomes guardian to his sister’s children, he’s riddled with conflict—and in way over his head. Without Rose and her warm maternal instincts, he’d be lost. Still, she’s a woman who guards her own heart, and he’s a novice when it comes to commitment. Can the healing magic of Eternity Springs shine on this patchwork family and allow Hunt and Rose to trust that love is the fabric holding them together?
Kindle Edition, 320 pages
Expected publication: January 27th 2015 by Ballantine Books
I received an advanced readers copy from Ballantine Books via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!
Teardrop Lane is the ninth book in the Eternity Springs series by Emily March. I haven't had the opportunity to read all of the books but I did read Dreamweaver Trail, the one that comes right before it. This book can be read as a stand alone but you will understand all of the secondary characters a lot better by reading the previous stories.
I think I enjoyed this one a little more than the last one in the series. Cicero was first introduced in Dreamweaver Trail and gets his own story in Teardrop Lane. I must admit that I was a little unsure before I started reading because I wasn't a huge fan of his. It's amazing how your opinion can change once you get to know a character. I really liked him in this instalment.
This story follows the typical formula of a good romance. Both Cicero and Rose have pasts that haunt them, both are fiercely independent, both have secrets and both are not looking for anything serious. With the unexpected addition of Cicero's young nieces and nephews there are many complications and twists to the plot that keep the pages turning. I really liked the story line where the children were concerned. It made it more than just a typical romance and provided more depth.
As I mentioned in my review for the last book I again have to say something about the community of Eternity Springs. It isn't just a setting but a character in itself. I loved reading about it and loved the closeness and sense of community between all of the residents. I could really picture myself there and loving it.
Teardrop Lane was a solid read that I am glad that I got the opportunity to read. I can't wait to see who the next instalment will be about!
About the Author
EMILY MARCH is the New York Times bestselling author of the Eternity Springs series including Angel's Rest, Hummingbird Lake, Heartache Falls, Lover's Leap, Nightingale Way, Reflection Point, Miracle Road and Dreamweaver Trail. She is also the acclaimed author of eighteen novels and two novellas under the name Geralyn Dawson. A graduate of Texas A&M University, she sits on the national board of directors of the Making Memories Breast Cancer Foundation.
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