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Evergreen Springs

(Haven Point #3)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  3,081 ratings  ·  309 reviews
Celebrate the magic of Christmas in Haven Point with New York Times bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne, where hope, home and happily-ever-after are as close as your holiday stocking…

Christmas is the last thing on Cole Barrett's mind this year. He's barely hanging on trying to care for his two grieving children since his ex-wife died in a tragic accident. For the reclusive C
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published September 29th 2015 by HQN Books
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Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Paula by: Dorine
Cole Barrett's ex-wife recently died and now he has sole custody of his two young children. With his housekeeper gone, and his pregnant sister Tricia (who was helping him out) now in the hospital on bed rest, he is in over his head. He is overwhelmed with all the work that needs done before Christmas. Dr. Devin Shaw meets Cole and his children when Cole brings his sister to the emergency room. Devin learns from Tricia that Cole could use some help, so in her free time Devin offers to help Cole o ...more
Nov 05, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Evergreen Springs is the third story in Thayne's Haven Point series and it features Devin Shaw, the town's physician and Mayor MacKenzie's older sister (the heroine from book #2) alongside the reclusive ranch owner slash single dad, Cole Barrett.

It didn't take too long for me to feel charmed with the relationship; although I must admit that it was significantly buoyed by Cole's son, Ty. The six-year-old was wonderful and so endearing. His older sister Jazmyn was more prickly and prone to say thi
Jun 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
EVERGREEN SPRINGS was a quick read for me. I was instantly captivated in their lives and was flipping the pages like crazy to see how RaeAnne Thayne was going to wrap up all the story lines. I never skipped a single word, I was that engrossed in all their lives. The secondary characters in this story will have you cheering for the whole lot of them. Cole and Devin have some major hurdles to get over and problems to overcome, but if anyone deserves to be happy, it is these two. Even though this i ...more
Evergreen Springs by RaeAnne Thayne is a 2015 HQN publication.

Every year, countless holiday themed novels are released making it hard to squeeze them all in. However, the seasoned authors with HQN are always at the top of my list and I gobble those up ASAP! This year, for some reason, this one got squeezed out, which was a killer, because I love this author. So, despite that fact we are now in the middle of January, I had to read this one last holiday story before my thoughts began to veer towa
Jacob Proffitt
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: chaste, romance
This is not a series you want to read out of order. You can and Thayne gives all the right background and stuff so you won't miss important byplay or interactions. I just think it's enough extra satisfaction that I would definitely recommend going in order. So I'm assuming you know more or less what you're getting by this time and I'll stick to the highlights.

I knew I'd like Devin from seeing her in the other books. She's even better than I imagined, with that deep-seated vulnerability and lonel
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such a heartwarming Christmas story! I loved every minute of it and hated to see it end. Devin and Cole are so cute together and Cole's two kids are adorable. This is a story of second chances and forgiveness. It will make you laugh and cry. A MUST READ for the Christmas season! ...more
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
You know what, I really, really love Christmas. I adore everything about it and am eagerly awaiting the beginning of the Advent to start decorating, blasting Christmas music all day every day and bake too many cookies.

And I adore Christmas stories; I can't help myself, I just do. JOY AND LOVE TO ALL, OKAY. I have no regrets.

This just worked, in spite of all the clichés and cheesiness laced throughout. I didn't care about either, Christmas can really never be cheesy enough. And there was just s
CD {Boulder Blvd}
I read Book 1, Snow Angel Cove and Book 2, Redemption Bay and choose to continue the series with Book 3. Although they can be read as stand alone, characters from past books have cameo appearances.

These stories are fast pace and nicely written. They don't necessarily stand out from the chic lit crowd as the story line is predictable, but if this is your genre choice then it's definitely worth the read. Ms. Thayne develops likable characters, infuses a little Christmas spirit and provides a nicel
Oct 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Good but not as enjoyable as the previous books in this series. On to number 4!
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: those who love holiday stories
Recommended Read, soon-to-be-a-classic, contemporary Christmas story destined for your keeper shelf!

How do you know you've read one of the best books ever written by RaeAnne Thayne? When you feel wistful and sigh-worthy at the end of the book and yet, oh-so-sad because you can no longer see into the characters' lives. I didn't want the book to end. EVERGREEN SPRINGS is a Christmas story perfect for every keeper shelf!

From the beginning, I was captivated with EVERGREEN SPRINGS and read as fast as
Dec 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Very good book about redemption and second chances. Devin is one of Haven Point's doctors and is working in the ER when Cole brings in his very pregnant sister. She has fallen and is in premature labor, so she is ordered to bedrest at the hospital. This leaves Cole, a single father who has recently gained custody of his children, without any help. Devin steps in to give him a hand.

Devin is a woman who is a fixer at heart. She is a cancer survivor who has found meaning in helping other people. Th
Sep 13, 2015 rated it liked it
Cole Barrett is a single father with a sordid past. His ex-wife has recently passed away leaving him to suddenly be a full time father while he's also struggling to get his life on track and his ranch turned into a successful business. When his very pregnant with twins sister who has been visiting takes a tumble he rushes her to the ER where they meet the young doctor Devin Shaw.

Devin knew Trisha when they were growing up and considers her a friend so when she hears of her brother Cole's strugg
Jul 12, 2015 rated it liked it
This story was so sweet and a lovely romance to read. I read the first book in this series and loved it. So when I saw this book I thought it was the second the book but it was actually the third. Although it didn't matter because this book could be read as a standalone.

I loved Devin and Cole! I enjoyed the road to their relationship although I guess I did expect more then a few stolen kisses during this book but I still thought it was sweet. The way the town pulled together to help Cole and hi
Lauren R.
Definitely didn’t think “grumpy cowboy” types would appeal to me, but Cole was great. I was really eager to read a book about Devin after the first two stories and this didn’t disappoint. Again, the adorable setting of Haven Point and the Christmas feels were so cute. I can’t wait to see how these characters continue to intertwine over the next books.
Vikki Vaught
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lovely finish to this enjoyable series, filled with amazing characters and great plots. Glad I found it. Happy reading and listening!
Janet Robel
May 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
A heartwarming Christmas novel with a lovable cast. You're always in for a treat when you read one of Ms. Thayne's holiday romances. ...more
Arlena Dean

Title: Evergreen Springs
Author: ReaAnne Thayne
Publisher: HQN Books
Series: Haven Point # 3
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four

"Evergreen Springs" by ReaAnne Thayne

What I liked about this novel...

This was another one of this author's Haven Point series...the third and during the Christmas holiday...where we get to know Devin who was the towns Doctor and Cole a single dad with two children and a ranch to run. This storyline was put together so very well that will keep your attention until th
Melissa ♥ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf
A perfect holiday romance, Evergreen Springs, exceeded my expectations. Revisiting the small town setting of Haven Point during the holiday season and all of it's denizens made it so easy to fall right into this story and get swept away in the charm and magic of the holidays and RaeAnne Thayne's romance.

I'll be honest, I had a little bit of trouble with the main characters in this one at first. Devin is a very reserved, fairly regimented individual who was a little hard to connect with at first.
Lynn Brooks
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend this heartwarming Christmas romance!

Cole Barrett is an overwhelmed single father who has only had custody of his 2 kids for a few months, after their mother was killed in a car accident. Six year old Ty is a super lovable little guy who just wants everyone to be happy. Eight year old Jazmyn has a big chip on her shoulder and doesn't want to live there. She's just waiting for the day that grandma will come to take her home with her.

Dr. Devin Shaw is the town sweetheart, having
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading the third, and latest book, in Rae Anne Thayne's Haven Point series and I was so impressed I one-clicked books one and two almost immediately.
Evergreen Springs is the story of Devin Shaw and Cole Barrett. Devin is a doctor who lives in her childhood home with her two cats, Seamus and Simone. She is a strong and compassionate woman with many friends. She is also a cancer survivor, which still greatly impacts her life.
Cole Barrett is, in his own words, a "struggling, out-of
Jul 13, 2015 added it
EVERGREEN SPRINGS is the third book in the Haven Point series. When Cole Barrett’s pregnant sister, Tricia, must go to the hospital due to a fall Devin Shaw is her attending ER physician. Devin’s a caring and competent doctor and when she finds out Cole’s ex-wife died and he’s now taking care of his two children full-time, she decides to help out the family. So Devin strikes a deal with Cole, she’ll help give his kids the wonderful Christmas they deserve and he’ll let her use his hot springs for ...more
Marie Campbell
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
RaeAnne Thayne has done it again!!! In Evergreen Springs, we return to Haven Point, Idaho and all of her wonderful, heartwarming residents.
Cole Barrett is a handsome, single father and cowboy rebuilding his ranch and trying to heal the hearts of his two children after the death of their mother. Devin Shaw is a beautiful doctor trying to recover from the emotional and physical toll of a frightening, childhood illness.
Cole is trying to redeem his past by rebuilding his family ranch and making
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book by one of my favorite authors, RaeAnne Thayne. Evergreen Springs is the third book in her Haven Point series. RaeAnne has a knack for capturing the essence and spirit of living in a small town. It was a joy to meet the interesting, fun, caring people of Haven Point.
This book was Cole and Devin’s story. Cole, a retired cowboy, is now a horse trainer who is having a hard time trying to forgive himself for past mistakes. His two children recently came to live with him after the d
Shirley Swoope
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Once again RaeAnne Thayne has hit another one out of the ballpark. I was immediately pulled into the book, and finished it in one sitting.

The greatest compliment I can pay any author is that their book allows my imagination to soar to the point that I feel that I am part of the place and the story. Haven Point is a just such a place, a small town with all the problems that small towns have, but despite its problems, it has the one thing that all towns and cities need, people that care.
Devin is
Aug 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
Christmas in Idaho

It's almost Christmas in Haven Point, Idaho when rancher Cole Barrett brings his pregnant sister, Tricia, into the emergency room after she takes a fall on the ice. And who should happen to be the doctor on duty that day but beautiful Dr. Devin Shaw.

Cole has everything Devin wants in a man, including two children and Devin ends up helping Cole get his house in the Christmas spirit.

Snowmen, Christmas trees, a puppy, a hot spring, a boat parade - all seem to work together to brin
Aug 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this is my first book into the Haven Point series. I have to say I will be looking for the rest! It has it all: a man trying to overcome his past, kids that need him, a father he hasn't forgiven, pregnant sister that leaves him in a lurch and a charming doctor that comes to his rescue.

Cole Barrett is trying to adjust to a new reality of being a full time dad to his two children after their mom dies in crash. Devon Shaw is a doctor who happens to be working the emergency room when he brings in hi
Nov 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: harlequin-hqn

Evergreen Springs by RaeAnne Thayne is a blissful romance that captures your heart from page one. The author does a fantastic job creating the characters in this book. I loved them. And to have this book set during the Christmas season won me over. Ms. Thayne’s rich writing has left me spell-bound. I devoured this book in a few hours. Dr. Devin Shaw is such a kind-hearted soul and Cole is the perfect match for her. I love their coming together in the end. Overall a beautiful story with a cast of
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
A wonderful Christmas story as Dr. Devin Shaw has a chance to help Cole Barrett an his two adorable children have a Christmas celebration even though the children are missing their deceased mother. Devin also has a chance to make her life a little happier with their help. RaeAnne Thayne is a great writer and has created a nice little town in Haven Point. Looking forward to returning and catching up with all the residents.
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a beautiful poignant story of a badass, loner cowboy with two children, and a smart, savvy small town doctor. Both have some pretty toxic baggage, but manage to find their way home to each other. The characters are complex and real; the story very believable. I got so wrapped up in the storyline I was in tears and let out a big breath I didn't realize I was holding as I finished reading. I'm fairly easy to please, but this book is a standout! Must read! ...more
Terri Wino
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: year-2015
Another sweet story from RaeAnne Thayne, this one taking place at Christmas time. Somehow this author makes you forget the story takes place and the characters fall in love over just a few days. Whenever I read one of her books I don't dwell on things that maybe aren't all that realistic. I just sit back and enjoy the heartwarming tale. ...more
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Haven Point (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • Snow Angel Cove (Haven Point, #1)
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