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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Heartsong Cottage by Emily March



Release Date - November 3, 2015

Emily March
St. Martins

Book Review by Tracy Farnsworth

Heartsong Cottage is apparently the 10th entry into Emily March's An Eternity Springs Novel series. I swore I'd reach others, but I cannot find reviews, so I'm questioning myself. The town and some of the characters definitely seemed familiar to me.

In this latest entry, which does stand alone, Daniel Garrett is still reeling from the tragic death of his son and then the suicide of his wife. He left the police force and works as a private investigator specializing in missing children. Shannon O'Toole is also reeling, though her grief stems from the death of her fiance and the secret she's been hiding for far too long.

Shannon and Daniel become attracted to one another, but their pasts threaten any kind of future together. Can they overcome their fears and find true love once again?

For me, Heartsong Cottage was a little slow going in terms of building any meaningful relationship. I liked both characters, but as Shannon's secret started coming out, I couldn't help but question why she felt the need to hide it from him. In her shoes, I would have been upfront, but I guess that's just me.

Once the couple found their footing, I loved their interactions. The witty, at times, banter, the conflict as they dealt with their pasts and the potential for a new start. It all came together into a beautiful romance that left me with a tear in my eye and smile on my face.

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