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Hummingbird Lake (Eternity Springs #2)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  2,250 Ratings  ·  166 Reviews
Experience the magic of Eternity Springs, where broken hearts find healing, in this uplifting novel in Emily March’s unforgettable new series.
Haunted by painful memories, pediatric surgeon Sage Anderson gives up medicine and moves to Eternity Springs. There she finds a place to call home, but even her newfound success as a gifted artist isn’t enough to keep her nightmar
Paperback, 336 pages
Published March 22nd 2011 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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An incredible book and one that I loved!

Eternity Springs, Colorado – Population 828 – “A Little Piece of Heaven in the Colorado Rockies”---

WOW....For me, this was one of the most intensely emotional books I've read. I enjoy “small-town” series and now Emily March is right up there amongst my favorites. While the first in this series was excellent, this one was Amazing!

Eternity Springs is a very small town, nestled in the Colorado Mountains, with scatterings of Victorian-era cottages and store f
♡Karlyn P♡
DNF at 60% through, this series is not for me. Only began reading this one as I bought book 1 & 2 together. I only 'liked' book 1, and probably would never of continued if I didn't already own it. I gave it a second try, but the G-rated passion mixed with over-the-top emotional drama, (which is more depressing then romantic), didn't cut it for me. The heroine in this book has a serious issue with post traumatic stress syndrome and a heart breaking story to go along with it, but jeez she was ...more
 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
Feb 19, 2011 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~* rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those who enjoy small towns, magical realism and don't mind mild heat
This was a 5-Star read for me. I loved it!!

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One of my favourite quotes:

“Nothing. You’re ridiculous.”
“Made you smile, though, didn’t I? I f
Mar 22, 2011 Saly rated it really liked it
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Much better than the first book.

I love Colt. He is unsatisfied with his job and comes to Eternity Springs to unwind. There he meets Sage, a wounded woman and he is instantly attracted to her. His job and the realization that what he feels for her is much deeper and longer lasting than a fling, makes his decision to move to Eternity Springs easy. He is so playful, gentle and patient with Sage.

Sage has gone trough a terrible experience that scarred her deeply. She has nightmares, and is suffering
Jonel Boyko
Once again, March returns with readers to Eternity Springs in a heartfelt and completely unforgettable tale of love, loss, tragedy, and healing. Her enchanting narrative pairs with her picturesque descriptions in a way that allowed me to really experience the setting. March really gives readers a feel for the town and its workings. I loved the mix of small town romance with the faith/heeling aspect of the story. Yet March makes this story so real. It doesn’t have that hokey feel that I find in s ...more
Debbie Oxier
Feb 23, 2016 Debbie Oxier rated it it was amazing
This book was one of those you didn't want to put down. The characters were outstanding and the author did such an excellent job of writing about them it was as if they'd stepped right off the pages of the book into my living room. This was one of those intensely emotional stories you find yourself getting caught up in from the get go.

Sage Anderson was a very complex heroine. She was a former pediatric surgeon that served for a time with Doctors Without Borders in Africa. While there she suffer
Nov 05, 2011 Ian rated it really liked it
Carrying with her horrific emotional scars, Sage turns her back on the medical profession and retreats to Eternity Springs where she paints fanciful pictures of fairies. But the torment is never far away and in the early hours of the morning, locked away in her studio she pours out her anguish onto canvass in disturbing images of horror. Images she will never let anyone see.
Visiting Eternity Springs, Colt is immediately drawn to the enigma of Sage Anderson, but the torment of her soul which he h
Some parts were boring me to sleep and the heroine was annoying, so yeah..despite her problems, I found it hard to excuse her attitude. The fact that she resolved it at the end was not helping.
As for the others, I love the residence of Eternity Springs and this Rafferty guy was just perfect.
Sep 05, 2012 Carol rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: readers of Virginia River or Fools Gold series
I enjoyed this book more more the second time because I had read book one in the series so all of the various townspeople meant more to me than the main story this time through.
Heartbreaking story told in fits and starts. Interesting. Romantic hero who sticks around despite everything she throws at him. A good read.
Beautiful, Heartfelt Story of a woman who is afraid to fall in love and open her heart to a man or even her friends.....

Even though this story isn't about Celeste Blessing, I found this quote to be most fitting about her and such a sweet endearment....

"Celeste had been Santa Claus, a fairy godmother, and Glenda the Good Witch, all wrapped up in a bow. When she gracefully brought her arms out as though she were a dove unfurling her wings to take flight, Sage corrected herself. Celeste Blessing w
Apr 05, 2011 ~Megan~ rated it it was amazing
I am really enjoying this series! I liked this one a little better than the last, but I felt like it was alllll about Sage in the relationship. Colt is pretty much every woman's dream man! I know Sage was dealing with PTSD issues from this horrible thing that happened to her, and I understand that, but not once did they talk about him and what he felt other than him telling her how much he loved her. Honestly, he had the patience of a saint and when she finally pushed him over the edge, everyone ...more
Jan 24, 2016 Casey rated it it was ok
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Jul 06, 2015 Sharlene rated it it was amazing
Sage is currently a successful painter, but has had a very dark, violent past in her work with Doctors without Borders. The only person she has told the whole story to was her military father, who more or less belittled her depression & PTSD. 3 days after she told him, he died of a stroke, so she never had closure. She also was cut off from her sister, who never understood what had happened. Colt had been a summer resident in Eternity Springs since he was a child. He has now come back after ...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
Eternity Springs is a small town contemporary series with a hefty sprinkling of the Inspirational genre thrown in for good measure. Not that that's a bad thing, the storyline in Hummingbird Lake of PTSD sufferer Dr Sage Anderson battling her issues with the help of the feel good town and one Dr Colt Rafferty is quite good. However the steam level is nearly non-existent apart from a few ambiguous lines - not that I want a sex-fest but it is a romance novel for crying out loud and it certainly det ...more
~*~Brooke's Stripped Down Reviews~*~
I'm glad I continued to read the 2nd book in the Eternity Springs series and I will continue to read more. Sage was emotionally damaged (for very good reasons) and Colt was just so committed to helping her...a classic love story. What I love most about a series of books, like this one, is the reference to previous characters (like Nic & Gabe). I would just love a little town like this with close friends, family, and healing powers.
Apr 20, 2011 Denise rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars for me. while I liked this book, I liked the first book in the series better. Too many emotional pitfalls with this series that feels forced. I don't think I will read the 3rd book etc. Too many setups for more books and as I quote from the book, it was a little too "woo woo" for me.
Jun 05, 2015 Hannah rated it it was amazing
really a great heartwarming story
Sep 17, 2014 Hafize rated it really liked it
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Jun 02, 2016 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, emily-march

Sage Anderson was a very complex heroine. She was a former pediatric surgeon that served for a time with Doctors Without Borders in Africa. While there she suffered a terrible trauma, including seeing her fiance murdered before her eyes. As a result, she walked away from medicine, moved to the small town of Eterni
Mary Kay Tambash

This is the first book I have read by March and I can't wait to read the next book of this series I think she will be addicting like Deb McCabe

Debbie Messinger
Another great book from Emily March

Hummingbird Lake is a book that makes you want to keep reading. The characters are so interesting and the book is well-written. I would love to visit a town like Eternity Spring's!
Jan 31, 2011 Sharon rated it really liked it

REVIEW: 4 out of 5 stars

Hummingbird Lake is a heartwarming, emotional story about Dr. Sage Anderson who is a sufferer of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder after witnessing horrors whilst volunteering for Doctors without Borders in Africa.

Since her ordeal, she no longer practices as a pediatric surgeon but is now a successful artist; putting her thoughts as well as her nightmares into her work and surrounding herself with close friends. Eternity Springs is her s
Romancing the Book
May 08, 2011 Romancing the Book rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, contemporary
Reviewer: Valerie

Blurb: Experience the magic of Eternity Springs, where broken hearts find healing, in this uplifting novel in Emily March’s unforgettable new series.

Haunted by painful memories, pediatric surgeon Sage Anderson gives up medicine and moves to Eternity Springs. There she finds a place to call home, but even her newfound success as a gifted artist isn’t enough to keep her nightmares at bay. Colt Rafferty is about to change all that.

Eternity Springs is a refuge for Colt, a place to g
Jewels ♥ My Devastating Reads
Feb 22, 2013 Jewels ♥ My Devastating Reads rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
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I really enjoyed March's writing style and story line in this book. She brings the little town of Eternity Springs to life with her descriptions and I was immediately swept away by the easy, natural pace of this novel and the rich people and places we encounter in the novel.

Sage Anderson is a character I have a huge amount of sympathy for. It's clear from the beginning of the novel that she's on the run, and barely acknowledging what she's
Megan Readinginthesunshine
Feb 15, 2013 Megan Readinginthesunshine rated it it was amazing
Peadiatric surgeon Sage Anderson worked as a Doctors Without Borders volunteer in Africa. However, after witnessing and coming into contact with violence and tragedy, Sage gave up medicine and moved to Eternity Springs. Now in a place she can call home, Sage is an extremely talented artist, painting to try and forget the horrific memories. Colt Rafferty comes to Eternity Springs to take refuge and to clear his mind of the tragedies he investigates. When Colt and Sage meet, he is mesmerised by he ...more
Suzanne Barrett
Apr 12, 2011 Suzanne Barrett rated it it was amazing
Sage Anderson, a young doctor witnessed tragedy while on assignment in central Africa and comes to Eternity Springs determined to heal from the nightmares that plague her sleep. Finding herself attracted to special investigator and woodcarver Colt Rafferty is both thrilling and terrifying.

For five years Sage has struggled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and convinced no one can help her, she turns to art. Days at the gallery and studio bring a sense of normalcy, but nights are another matte
This was a bit better than the previous book in the series. However, it is still very angsty and full of drama and emotional baggage, so... Forewarned is forearmed.

Sage was a good character with a crappy past, and her issues made sense. She was aware of her problems, and willing to try to solve them, unlike the hero of the previous book (he just ran away from his problems). I thought her friends were bitchy in this book, and I understood why Sage snapped at them the way she did. Even at her wors
Darlene Wilson
Feb 18, 2017 Darlene Wilson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sage Anderson has given up pediatric surgery- suffering from PTSD. She and Colt Rafferty fall in love - but she's not able to go the distance even there. Circumstances and prayer help her - things may just even out ~ ~
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Pseudonym(s): Geralyn Dawson

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 heartwarming, emotionally charged stories have been named to Best of the Year lists by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Roma
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Other Books in the Series

Eternity Springs (1 - 10 of 14 books)
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  • Angel's Rest (Eternity Springs, #1)
  • Heartache Falls (Eternity Springs, #3)
  • Lover's Leap (Eternity Springs, #4)
  • Nightingale Way (Eternity Springs, #5)
  • Reflection Point (Eternity Springs, #6)
  • Miracle Road (Eternity Springs, #7)
  • Dreamweaver Trail (Eternity Springs, #8)
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“What do you fish with, Celeste?” “I tie my own flies, and it’s my own special design. I call it an angel kiss.” She gestured to the tackle box at her feet. “Would you like to try one?” “I absolutely would. Thanks.” 0 likes
“Dear Colt, Do you recall the conversation we had when I first spoke with you about creating the sign for Angel’s Rest? I asked you how you decided what to carve from any particular block of wood. You offered me a lovely explanation about how you’d hold a block of wood in your hands and open your mind to possibilities, and soon the image you were meant to carve would take shape. I spied this piece of aspen as I left the river, and it occurred to me that you might find the exercise beneficial in regard to your current dilemma. Consider that this piece of aspen represents your path, your dreams and desires, known and unknown. Open your mind and your heart to all the possibilities. Something wonderful is waiting for you, Colt. Open your eyes and see it. Your friend, Celeste” 0 likes
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