Review Tour: Jackson by Emily March
Sometimes it takes a new beginning
Caroline Carruthers thinks she buried her dreams along with the love of her life…until a stranger named Celeste dares her to chase a dream all on her own. Moving to Redemption, Texas, is chapter one in Caroline’s new life story. Opening a bookstore is the next. Finding love is the last thing on her mind as she settles into this new place called home. But when she meets a handsome, soulful man who’s also starting over, all bets are off.
to reach a happily-ever-after
Jackson McBride came to Redemption looking only to find himself, not someone to love. Ever since his marriage ended, he’s been bitter. Sure, he used to believe in love—he even has the old song lyrics to prove it—but the Jackson of today is all business. That is, until a beautiful young widow who’s moved to town inspires a change of heart. Could it be that the myth of Redemption’s healing magic is true…and Jackson and Caroline can find a second chance at a happy ending after all?
I can't believe how hard this review was for me to write. I have so many thoughts running around in my head that I want to get out but I'm afraid I'm not going to do them justices. I both love and hate reviews like that. I'm going to do my best to make it a good one.
If you don't read Emily March than you should know that yes Jackson is a standalone but it's roots start in her Eternity Springs series. In fact, many characters are mentioned or in it. But other than that it was a good book.
I think she writes wonderfully. I do have to admit that her writing is a little bit more woman's fiction than straight contemporary romance to me. I will say that I really enjoyed the characters and want to read more about them.
I felt for Caroline and what has happened in her life. What she went through will always be with her. Her past adds a ton of emotions into the story. I love that she wants to open a bookstore in a new town, away from the life she had. Sometimes we have to start over.
I think you'll notice how much this new trilogy is tied to her Eternity Springs series. After reading this I know it would most likely have been better if I had read her other series first.
So, have any of you read her books? For those who have, what did you think?