Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Jackson - Contemporary Romance Review

Goodreads:  Jackson (Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas Triology #1) by Emily March

Rating: Good
Source: Publisher

Description:  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?

Genre: Romance - Contemporary 

Why I Picked This Book:  I really enjoy March's Eternity Springs series so I had to try this newest one.

My Impression:  I was so pleased to see Celeste in the beginning of this one!  Even outside of Eternity Springs Celeste has a way to make things happen.  It was nice to get out of Eternity Springs and focus on the McBride cousins.  I've seen a bit of Boone in previous books and really enjoyed getting to know him a bit better (and I'm really looking forward to his book). 

This book however isn't about Boone but about Jackson and Caroline.  Both have some seriously tragic backstories that are still in play in their day to day lives.  I really liked both.  Caroline is a strong woman dealing with an unimaginable situation and trying to make the best of it.  Jackson just had his world ripped away from him and is trying to find the music he lost some time ago.  It was nice to watch them find a way to have some happiness back in their lives and form a connection with each other.  The romance is slow to make an appearance as much of the book is them finding their footing and forming a connection with each other.  For this I was a bit glad.  While I really liked them both and wanted them to have an HEA I'm not sure I bought it by the end.  It isn't that I don't think they could be happy together it's more that I just wasn't quite sure I bought how it wrapped up.  That being said I still enjoyed reading this and will definitely be reading the rest of the trilogy! 

Would I Read More of this Series/Author?  Definitely!  March is a favorite and I always enjoy her books.

Would I Recommend this Book?  If you like a good slow moving romance and don't mind suspending belief a bit than definitely.  And I'll always recommend March as an author.

* I received this book in exchange for an honest review.  As always my opinions and impressions are completely my own. *


  1. I've read a book by this author, I think recommended by you. I like the cover and the premise. Glad you liked it!

  2. This is something I would read. You've reminded me of the Eternity Springs series so I requested the second book.

  3. I am looking forward to Boone's story as well.

  4. I really enjoyed this book and need to work on my post for this blog tour as well. I just love Emily March's books.