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Heartache Falls (Eternity Springs #3)

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The healing magic of Eternity Springs continues in this new novel in Emily March’s vibrant series about a very special town and the people who need it most.
 

Married for more than twenty years, and with her children out of the nest, Ali Timberlake has come to Eternity Springs alone. She’s looking for answers to heartbreaking questions and searching for something that’s mi
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Published April 26th 2011 by Random House Audio (first published January 1st 2011)
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 Lady Jayne *~*The Beach Bandida*~*
3.5 of 5 Stars - Also reviewed at: Lady Jayne's Reading Den

I read Heartache Falls last year and am finally writing my review for this just before I do one for Lover’s Leap .

I loved Angel’s Rest and Hummingbird Lake , the first two books, in Emily March’s Eternity Springs series! Heartache Falls , on the other hand, is more of a “liked it”, for me, and I’m giving it 3.5 out of 5 Stars on my scale of enjoyment and connection to it.

Ali Timberlake, the always well groomed and stylish lady fro
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Ana
Ali and Mac Timberlake have been married for over twenty years. Mac spent them working to get his dream - being a federal judge, while Ali was a stay-at-home mother who raised their 3 children. But now the kids are grown up and the youngest went to college. And their life seems so empty now, they have a lot of problems and serious communications issues.

Ali gave up on her dream of going to culinary school in Europe, of opening her own restaurant. Somehow it didn't seem as such a sacrifice, but no
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Saly
May 09, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Heartache Falls is the 3rd in the Eternity Springs series and the weakest for me. I didn't really enjoy it much and I felt like bashing the heads of these two people. Mac and Allie have been married for 22 years, happily when some sudden changes in their life take place, Mac becomes a federal judge and their youngest child leaves for college, this keep Allie at loose ends who had devoted her life to her kids and now she feels restless and regrets that she never thought of what her life would be ...more
Jonel Boyko
No one can make me cry quite as easily as Emily March can, nor can they put me back together again quite as well. She never fails to engage my emotions. This novel was no exception, being especially emotionally fulfilling and wonderfully heartfelt. At the same time, March paints the scenery in all the beauty of a secluded mountain town and brings the characters to life in a manner so vivid that I couldn’t help but feel close to them.

March subtly emphasizes certain aspects of a relationship to b
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Booklover
I really liked the book,the story paced at a good speed,the chracters were well developed,Mac-Ali both are perfect for each other and really likd the way they fought and tried everyway to make their marriage work

i was frustrated in between cause the story was stuck at a point,both Ali-Mac were living seperately and no one was doing anything about the issues but then that one abberation made Mac act and from there the story started moving,the secondary characters were also good,every character wa
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Aly
Apr 10, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the first two books in this series and was looking forward to this one as well. I have no problem with the already married couple needing to find one another again. I have seen that storyline done really well. Unfortunately, for me at least, this one didn't hit the spot. Although I felt that the storyline of Mac & Ali each finding themselves was fantastic. But the storyline of them finding each other just fell flat for me. I didn't feel the romance at all and I guess that is ...more
Splage
3 1/2 stars. Started off by really drawing me in, a story I can relate to; Ali happily changed her dreams to be a stay at home mom at age 20, now her 3 kids have left the nest, her husband Mac has his dream job of being a judge and therefore is very busy, and she feels empty. Their marriage was always perfect, but it has changed, they can't relate anymore. Ali leaves Mac and runs to Eternity Springs to find herself. Even though I enjoyed the story I felt the story just moseyed along. The climax ...more
Sylvia
May 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
It was truly wonderful, her best book yet (and she's written a lot of books!). Her Eternity Springs series will touch your soul, make you look at your life and feel better about yourself, and renew your faith in the future. Amazing.

I've been a fan of Dawson/March for many years. I've enjoyed the adventure and history in her Texiana books, and when she added romantic suspense to her line-up I loved how much humor she included with the passion and intrigue. In her Eternity Springs novels, March ac
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Donna
May 18, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this more than I expected. I usually don't really enjoy these plots about fixing marriages/relationships, but this one was pretty good. I thought the author was very insightful about the problems in this marriage. I did feel that "blame" seemed to be shifted more to Mac, perhaps unfairly, Ali certainly could have communicated better. I loved the way Mac handled his mother at the end and with his fumbling his "big gesture." I appreciated the twist with Mac's big confession of his 20 yr ol ...more
Mareli
May 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm in love with 2nd chance story and this one is just fitting! The story is Ali, a mother of three who have all her children leave the nest. Her husband is a judge, always working and she understand her marriage is slowing dying. So she goes away to take some time and think about herself and her marriage. She spends time with her friends, trying to understand what's happening with herself.

A very sweet story full of tenderness and female bonding. Recommended!
Paula Radell
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Heartache Falls differs from other books I've read in the Eternity Springs series. It is an excellent story, exceptionally well-written, as I've found with everything Emily March releases. It's harder to read, in some respects, because it deals with an especially painful issue - the consequences of repressing anger, building resentment, and feeling unappreciated as husband and wife in what once was a passionate and successful marriage. It explores the impact of these consequences to others who g ...more
Marcia  Haskell
"The healing magic of Eternity Springs continues in this new novel in Emily March’s vibrant series about a very special town and the people who need it most.

Married for more than twenty years, and with her children out of the nest, Ali Timberlake has come to Eternity Springs alone. She’s looking for answers to heartbreaking questions and searching for something that’s missing deep within herself. Taking a lease on the Bristlecone Café in pursuit of a lifelong dream, Ali feels revitalized as she
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Connie N.
Dec 08, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Still good, but nowhere near the caliber of the other books in this series. Ali and Mac Timberlake face some challenges in their long-time marriage when they reach the Empty Nest phase. However, they seem to handle these problems counterproductively. They tend to separate so they can "think" and "decide for myself" what they want out of life and how to get there. It would be more effective, I would think, to spend time together, making those decisions as a team rather than as individuals who wan ...more
Karen
Jun 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed the three books in this series..This book followed Ali and her husband a Judge and the challenges they were going through with the kids leaving home and Ali feeling like she wasn't needed anymore and sad she hadn't followed her dreams..By going to Eternity Springs and the magic that seems to be there is life changing for Ali and her family..With the way the book ended I'm assuming there will be more books to follow and I certainly hope it's soon as I've grown attached to Eternit ...more
Lisa - (Aussie Girl)
After a bit of a shaky start with its slightly over the top inspirational theme, Eternity Springs is settling down to be a quite enjoyable small town series. Heartache Falls explores the empty nester theme and the problems that arise when long married couple Judge Mackenzie and Ali Timberlake have to re-evaluate their future together... and in what better place than Eternity Springs to work its healing magic.
KatLynne
Mar 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Those who love small town life books
Another book in the Eternity Springs series that I loved! I would have given 5 stars but felt it ended too abrubtly...I wanted more!!!

Looking forward to Sarah Reese's story coming next in "Lover's Leap"!
Hannah
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
story of rekindling love in a marriage facing lots of change and sticking with the one you love even when you don't know what either of you wants and working it out. I loved Ali and disliked Mac purely on principle but it was a great story.
Jodi
Jun 20, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2011
I didn't like this book as much as the second book in the series but did still really enjoy it. I really liked Al's character and just love Celeste in these books. It did drive me crazy that Ali and Mac were constantly running hot and cold with each other.
Brenda Rumsey
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book. Emily March writes with emotion and detail that brings the story to life.
Sümeyra Altuntaş
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Mac ve Al'in evliliğinde bazı sorunlar oluyor ve bunları uzaklaşarak çözebileceklerini düşünen bir çiftin hikayesi.

Sayfaları merakla çevirmedim.
Sadece ve sadece sonu güzeldi.
Kim
Dec 31, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love this series but not this story so much.
Kathryn
Since I started the series at #7, I am now going back to the beginning to read those that I missed. Glad to know Mac and Ali's story, although I feel that they are "older" characters (in their 40s-my age) there was not the sex that are in some of the books. Other than the exclusion of any sex scenes, I feel there was something missing in this book that the rest of the series includes, what exactly I'm not sure, though. Just a few more books and then I'll be all caught up with the series, but the ...more
Linda Smatzny
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good modern romance that pulls in and doesn't let go until the end. The story is about Ali Timberlake and her husband, Mark. Mark is a federal judge is being overwhelmed which is causing problems in his marriage. Ali resents being ignored by her husband so leaves him and goes to Eternity Springs where is involved with the opening of a restaurant. The story goes over many months so the situation grows until one day Mark has finally had enough and goes to Eternity Springs to find the woman he fe ...more
Sue Stewart
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved Ali and Mac's story. This is such a great - fall-in-love with each book and each amazing couple - series.
Elin
Aug 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
ok read but good lord the h is insufferable!!!! mac deserved better
Chris
Jul 21, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emily-march
THIS SUMMARY/REVIEW WAS COPIED FROM OTHER SOURCES AND IS USED ONLY AS A REMINDER OF WHAT THE BOOK WAS ABOUT FOR MY PERSONAL INTEREST. ANY PERSONAL NOTATIONS ARE FOR MY RECOLLECTION ONLY


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Mac and Allie have been married for 22 years, happily when some sudden changes in their life take place, Mac becomes a federal judge and their youngest child leaves for college, this keep Allie at loose ends who had devoted her life to her kids and now she feels restless and regrets that she never thought of wh
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Dawn
Ali Timberlake has given her marriage and family everything she had. A stay at home mom, supportive wife to her husband, Mac, who is a federal judge and now the last child has left the nest, Ali finds she wants something much more than being the role she has played for twenty years. Anger, sadness and lost dreams play a role in Ali leaving Denver and moving to Eternity Falls. Running the Bristlecone café is a dream she never thought she would achieve. The problem isn’t she fell out of love with ...more
Megan Readinginthesunshine
Ali Timberlake has arrived in Eternity Springs searching for something she feels is missing in her life. Her youngest child has left for college and after trying to reconnect with her husband Mac, Ali takes a lease on the Bristlestone Cafe, following her lifelong dream. Although she is taken with the charming town, part of her is still back in Denver with her husband Mac. But Mac, a successful judge, is not going to let his love go, and he shows up in Eternity Springs. As well as discovering the ...more
Debbie Oxier
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mac and Ali Timberlake had been married for a number of years. They were now in their early forties and their youngest child had just gone off to college. Mac was a federal court judge and was caught up in his latest case. Which left Ali where exactly? The two of them hadn't made love in weeks. In fact, Mac has slept downstairs in his office more often than not lately. They don't talk like they used to. There was this big strain on their marriage and Ali has had about all she can take.

After an
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BJ
Another return to Eternity Springs. This is the story of Ali and Mac Timberlake. This is the third book in this series and although I enjoyed returning to Eternity Springs, I just didn't relate to this story as much as the others. I didn't like Mac. Ali and Mac have been married for over 20 years, their last child has gone off to college and Ali is suffering a bit of empty-nest depression. Mac is a Federal Judge who immerses himself in several high profile cases. Meanwhile Ali is sleeping alone ...more
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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 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 15 books)
  • A Callahan Carol
  • Angel's Rest (Eternity Springs, #1)
  • Hummingbird Lake (Eternity Springs, #2)
  • 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)
  • Teardrop Lane (Eternity Springs, #9)
  • Heartsong Cottage (Eternity Springs, #10)
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