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Hummingbird Lake by Emily March
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Apr 12, 11

Read in April, 2011

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 matter. Sage feels she is too damaged to have but a temporary relationship with Colt who she finds pushy as well as exciting. When he returns to Washington, DC, she’s happy to keep up a friendship with emails and such, but when he decides to quit his job and come to Eternity Springs permanently, she cannot cope.

Colt is determined to learn what demons are causing Sage to react as she does, and he cares enough to make it a priority. However, when he broaches marriage, Sage cannot cope. And when Sage’s older sister Rose comes to reconcile, Sage is unable to offer the branch of peace.

Enter Celeste, the force behind the town’s revival. She has a knack for getting to the heart of any matter and offering building blocks. But can Celeste and Eternity Springs work its magic on these damaged souls?

Emily March brings back the lovable characters from Angel’s Rest. Readers will learn more about Sarah Reese and her daughter Lori, Ali Timberlake and of course Nic and gabe, who now have twin girls. Each character is well fleshed out and truly interesting. Of course Eternity Springs is just the kind of community we’d all love to live in, and Ms. March continues to entertain in this delightful contemporary romance.

I felt her treatment of Sage was extremely well done. Even though PTSD is only something I understand peripherally, she made Sage’s struggle come to life in a very real way. I identified with Sage and wanted her to overcome her handicap so she could win her wings.

There was only one thing I did not understand in the story: Colt’s move to a house in Virginia. It seemed an unnecessary plot point, however, it wasn’t enough to detract from a brilliant story.

Treat yourself to this book and the series.

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