True Review
Current Issue Number 100 Vol. 34 June 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Finding Maria
EVERGREEN SPRINGS:


EVERGREEN SPRINGS by RaeAnne Thayne. Harlequin Books (www.HQNBooks.com), 2015, 346 pp., $7.99. ISBN 13:978-0-373-78859-0. Click here to purchase.

Some writers just have “it”: the ability to create a storyline that works with characters that fit the story perfectly.

I’ve reviewed several of those authors, including Jan Karon, Patrick Taylor and Philip Gulley, to name a few. Their characters are just remarkable from page one and endear themselves to you, and you’re fast friends forever. They have quickly become my favorite authors. 

Lately, I seem to receive many “romance” books. I have no idea why. Most are on the order of the "same-old, same-old". How many bodice-ripping, muscles-bulging covers can you take? For me, not many; in fact, please, save your postage! I need a significant storyline. Call me old-fashioned, but I’ll take the author who can suggest the allure, the challenge of romance over the sexpot book any day. 

Honestly, I didn’t go looking for RaeAnne. Her book, EVERGREEN SPRINGS, just landed on my doorstep. But there’s no question she now joins the above list of intelligent, thought-provoking writers I really admire. 

EVERGREEN SPRINGS is the story of two people who, at first glance, don’t seem like a match but ultimately are so right for each other. They just have a long way to go to either figure it out or just plain accept it. Rancher Cole Barrett, who carries a dark past, and perky optimist physician Devin Shaw couldn’t come from more different places.  

But the heart always wins. And it’s Christmas: what could be better? 

EVERGREEN SPRINGS is a warm-the-heart story that makes you realize that no matter what, there’s always a chance for a new beginning.Debra Jackson-Andrews

 


 

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