Thursday, January 15, 2015
Teardrop Lane - Review
Teardrop Lane: An Eternity Springs Novel by Emily March
Description: Town physician Rose Anderson has put her personal life on the back burner and her love life in the freezer after a disastrous past relationship. But she's intrigued when glass artist Hunter Cicero comes to town trying to manage his late sister's children.
Hunter Cicero has always focused far more on his art than his personal life but when his sister's death leaves him trying to help her four children he finds himself focusing far more on his personal life. And finds himself intrigued by the kind and lovely Dr. Rose.
Why I Picked This Book: I really enjoyed the previous book in the series that I read - Dreamweaver Trail - and was excited to see Cicero's story.
Pro: I love Eternity Springs and was really excited that almost the entire book was set there. The town is a pretty town with the slightest hint that miracles can happen. It was nice seeing Gabi and Flynn from Dreamweaver Trail but this book easily reads as a stand alone. I like that while Cicero is actually a nice guy he does have an artistic temperament and that he and Rose have to work out a balance with dealing with it. Both Rose and Cicero have some pretty serious baggage but I think it helps them understand each other a bit. The children seemed a bit overdone at first but became realistic especially considering the upheaval in their lives. I thought Misty especially was a very authentic character. She tries so hard to be good and helpful but is also a little angry and under it all is a 9 year old girl. The heat is on the low side - not quite fade to black but pretty close. I thought that worked with the overall tone of the book as an explicit scene would feel a bit out of nowhere.
Con: While I loved meeting Rose and seeing Cicero as more human than he was in Dreamweaver Trail a lot of drama happened. It wasn't quite as dramatic (or violent) as it had been in the previous book but this couple has to go through a lot. Even though I enjoyed the read I think several of the twists could have been taken out and it wouldn't have hurt the reading experience.
Overall: This is a lovely book filled with truly nice people in a beautiful little town. It's isn't a light easy contemporary but it's a compelling read. Just don't start it when you have to be up early the next morning. I kept turning pages far to late because I was anxious to find out about what happened to the characters.
Would I Read More of this Series/Author?: Definitely! I've already know who I hope the next book will be about.
Would I Recommend this Book?: Yes. If you like contemporaries but don't want just fluff than this is a good choice.
Challenges Met? Reading Road Trip (Colorado)