Thursday, 15 May 2014

Review: Dreamweaver Trail: An Eternity Springs Novel by Emily March

Love and forgiveness spin their magic as a woman discovers that home is where her heart belongs in Emily March’s moving new Eternity Springs novel.

After another lonely Valentine’s Day, Gabi Romano trades mountain snowfall for sunshine and sand at a luxurious Caribbean getaway. There she discovers a hidden talent for creating fine art glass. She also meets Flynn Brogan, the sexy caretaker next door who brings her fantasies to life. But when violence interrupts their romantic interlude, she learns that Flynn is living a lie. Heartsick, she decides to concentrate on her craft. Playing with fire is safer than loving a man like Flynn.

Flynn is determined to make things right with Gabi—until his enemies interfere. Now damaged and driven by a need he cannot define, he seeks out Gabi’s Colorado community, hoping for reconciliation and some peace. But he never imagined a place like Eternity Springs, where lives are changed, second chances are given, and the possibility exists for two wounded souls to find their way home . . . to each other. 

Kindle Edition, 336 pages
Expected publication: May 27th 2014 by Ballantine Books 
Genre: Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:
I received an advanced readers copy of this book from Random House Publishing Group- Ballentine Books in exchange for an honest review. The expected publication date is May 27, 2014. Thank You!

Dreamweaver Trail is the 8th book in the Eternity Springs series that tells the story of the different characters living there. I did not have the opportunity to read any of the previous books but I was able to read this as a stand alone. March gives enough details within the book to understand the history behind all of the key players in the story.

This book was a little busy for my liking. It starts with Gabi being in limbo over her career and ex to dog sitting in the Caribbean to finding a passion for glass and then for Flynn. then fighting pirates to landing back in Eternity Springs and then jet setting across the globe to fulfill her passion for glass. With Flynn there is a dark past with a murder trial, a successful business, Gabi, pirates and beach side events that leave him shattered and broken to landing in Eternity Springs. If these sentences seem a little long winded and confusing then it totally explains how I felt as the reader. It was almost too much to be believable or to take in. With there being so many stories within the story I felt that a bit of the chemistry and romance was lost to me. I wanted to believe in Gabi and Flynn and route for them but I found myself constantly thinking "what next?"

I did enjoy the description and feel of Eternity Springs and the comradry between the people that lived there. March made it sound like an incredibly magical and beautiful place to be. Also the story gained more appeal once all of the characters were there. At this point I could feel the chemistry a little bit more but still not to the point that I desired.

Although I didn't love the book I didn't hate it either. I am curious about the other books now and the stories behind the other residents of Eternity Springs.

About the Author
Pseudonym(s): Geralyn Dawson

Like thousands of other Texans, author Emily March grew up fleeing the summertime heat at home for the beautiful Colorado Rockies. The daughter of Colorado natives, Emily spent her summers at the rustic, 1930's era family cabin in the mountains west of Denver, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and availing herself of the facilities (an outhouse) only when she could no longer avoid it.

As an adult with a family of her own, Emily continued the tradition of spending summers in the Rockies, and she insists that her sons were not permanently damaged when she made them wear matching Oshkosh red-and-white-striped overalls with coordinating caps to ride the narrow-gauge train from Durango to Silverton at ages 6 and 3, respectively. Emily still visits the mountains every chance she gets, and she's happy to announce that the family cabin now sports indoor plumbing.

Writing as Geralyn Dawson, Emily is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. She is a three-time finalist for the prestigious Romance Writers' of America's RITA award and a recipient of their Top Ten Favorite Books of the Year award. She received Romantic Times magazine's Career Achievement award and its Reviewer's Choice award. In 2009, the American Library Association named her romantic suspense novel, ALWAYS LOOK TWICE, as one of the top ten romances of the year.

A graduate of Texas A&M University, Emily is an avid fan of Aggie sports and her recipe for jalapano relish has made her a tailgating legend.

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