Sunday, October 14, 2007

There’s No Place Like Springwater for the Holidays

When Jack McLaughlin drifted into Springwater, he carried little more with him than his bitter memories of the Civil War – and the shattering secret of a promise betrayed in the heat of battle. Wounded soul-deep, and fearing the wrath of his own parents, Jack has hidden his identity and come to Springwater to see his mother and father from afar, even if he can’t bear to face them. Taking odd jobs and keeping a low profile, Jack finds a safe haven at the town’s rooming house.

Olivia Darling had never done anything impulsive – until she left the east and opened a boarding house in Springwater. But still an outsider at heart, and struggling to make a success of her business, Olivia finds herself turning to the other newcomer in town, the rough-hewn and embittered man she’s taken in. As the Christmas season brings them together, Olivia finds in Jack’s arms a passionate sweetness she never knew existed. And with the stunning revelation of Jack’s true identity, all of Springwater witnesses a heartwarming reunion that will change their lives forever.

Linda Lael Miller's Springwater Christmas is the last story in the Springwater series set in the late 1800's. There is one more book after this one but it’s set in present day so I’m not sure how I’m going to feel about it yet. All I know is that I’m going to miss visiting this place! The town and the people sure have grown since I first met them and now that I have to leave the rustic Springwater for good it’s kind of bittersweet. I’ll miss everyone so much but at least I’ll know what happened to everyone and the town when I read Springwater Wedding.

I enjoyed Olivia and Jack’s story and although Olivia is a bit of a pain at first, you eventually get used to her and she starts to soften up. I always assumed that at least one of the McCaffrey’s boys was alive, because they’re mentioned in just about every book but this went above and beyond my expectations! I sincerely hope that I have interested someone in this fabulous western romance series from all of the posting I have done on these books.

Springwater Seasons
Jessica (1999)
Miranda (1999)
Rachel (1999)
Savannah (1999)

~Songs Mentioned in this book:
Lorena, In the Garden, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night

Reminder: As always, the pictures are also links to various things (interviews, information, etc.)

1 comment:

  1. Hey, thanks for reviewing this series. I have a hard time finding good westerns.



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