Coming Soon! A Christmas Wishing Tree by Emily March
Today bestselling author Emily March comes The Christmas Wishing Tree, an enchanting
account of the magic and miracle of Christmas.
A man who loves adventure and the open sea, Devin Murphy returns for a short Christmas
trip to his small hometown of Eternity Springs. Immersed in the joy and magic of the holiday
season all around him, he doesn’t hesitate to play along when a young boy phones Santa to
ask for a very special wish. Devin never guesses that a wrong number has the potential to
make everything in his life so right.
Jenna Stockton adopted Reilly when he needed a mother and she intends to keep him safe.
A small town across the country called Eternity Springs seems like a good place to hide from
their past without any complications —until sexy Santa himself discovers her secrets. When
Devin proposes a daring plan to face down the danger together and defeat it once and for
all, she is tempted. Maybe Devin really is capable of making wishes come true? Perhaps in a
Christmas wish they’ll both find the miracle they’ve been looking for all along…
Eternity Springs, Colorado, is a special place where hearts go to heal and wishes come true. Celeste Blessing, the Gold Wing riding angelic resident, seems to always know what the souls in her town need, including Devin Murphy when he's visiting his family there at Christmastime. When Devin's cell phone gets damaged and Celeste gives him a loaner, along with some words of wisdom, he doesn’t think much of it. But a phone call from a five-year-old boy looking for Santa and wishing for a daddy, as well as the conversations that follow as Devin stands in for Santa, plot a course for Devin's life he never could have expected. Fate has a way of giving Celeste a helping hand, and it shouldn’t be any surprise when, months later, Devin stops to help a little boy and his mom with tangled fishing lines and they turn out to be his phone buddy, Riley, and Riley’s mom, who've run from danger to Eternity Springs.
We first met Devin as a teenager with a bit of an attitude, so following his journey to happily ever after was all the more special. I always enjoy it when a hero is anti relationship or marriage and love sneaks in and changes his plan, and Jenna and Riley wreak havoc on Devin's commitment to his bachelor lifestyle. It took some time for the stars to align for Devin and Jenna, but sometimes people need repeated messages from destiny, with their paths crossing several times, before they’re ready to accept their once-in-a-lifetime love. March does a beautiful job of introducing the hero and heroine and then returning them to their separate lives, building the reader's expectation and anticipation without a lot of angst or frustration. Instead, the reader is able to relax and enjoy the ride, confident that the twists and turns of journey will eventually bring them together.
Jenna and her son Riley have trouble on their heels and the people of Eternity Springs open their arms to them both. I immediately connected with this strong and intelligent doctor who is a single mother by choice, having adopted Riley at a young age. Nothing is more important to her than her son and his safety. Since the Santa conversations with Riley, this boy and his mom have become special to Devin, and he’ll do everything in his power to keep them safe. And when members of the community jump in to help, the bad guy doesn’t stand a chance.
This is one series that I’ve read every book in and eagerly anticipate the next release so I was thrilled to get an early copy of this book. If you’ve never visited Eternity Springs and gotten to know its citizens, you're truly missing out on one of the best experiences the fictional world has to offer. Every time I'm immersed in one of these books it's like coming home, and I'm delighted to catch up with these wonderful characters. March has a way of bringing the setting to life, engaging all senses fully, and the perception is more life-like than any virtual reality experience. No one does warm, welcoming, quaint small town quite like March, and I’m hoping she's immortal so this series can go on forever.
I’d be hard pressed to choose a favorite element in this book. From the realistic small town and supporting characters, to Devin, Jenna and Riley who owned my heart in all of two seconds, and their story which pretty much reads itself, everything about this book is phenomenal. If I had any critique it might be to ask March to curtail the tear jerking a bit, only because it’s hard to read through watery eyes. However, she more than makes up for it with delightful, hilarious kids and critters that steal a few scenes, and a beautiful, deeply emotional love story that steals the show and will absolutely steal your heart.
On sale September 25th, and available for preorder now.
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Emily March is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the critically acclaimed Eternity Springs series. Publishers Weekly calls March a "master of delightful banter," and her eartwarming, emotionally charged stories have been named to Best of the Year lists by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Romance Writers of America. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Emily is an avid fan of Aggie sports and her recipe for jalapeño relish has made her a tailgating legend.
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Much love between the covers,
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