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(Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas #1)

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From New York Times bestselling author Emily March comes Jackson, the newest novel in the critically acclaimed Eternity Springs series.

Sometimes it takes a new beginning
Caroline Carruthers thinks she buried her dreams along with the love of her life...until a stranger named Celeste dares her to chase a dream all on her own. Moving to Redemption, Texas, is chapter one
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
Published June 25th 2019 by St. Martin's Press
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Alex Bates "Family are suppose to be wonderful - in the movies. It is understandable to get tired of them. Families often expect certain things out of their memb…more"Family are suppose to be wonderful - in the movies. It is understandable to get tired of them. Families often expect certain things out of their members. I do not think that you can get rid of this. Your fatigue is probably justified.

Last week when I spoke with my mom; she informed me that she no longer has anyone as a house guest and suggested that if I come to visit to stay with one of my sisters. Mom is in her 80s; she has put up a lot of people as house guests. I don’t blame her a bit. I will probably do the motel/hotel thing the next time I visit. I value privacy.
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Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
Jackson by Emily March is a 2019 St. Martin’s Press publication.

The McBride brothers have inherited some land near Redemption, Texas. As they inspect the land, they begin to see some real potential for development. Jackson, after going through a bitter divorce, is now in the midst of an even uglier custody battle. With time on his hands, he decides to remain in Redemption, giving him time to recoup and restore his equilibrium. But, the instant he first lays eyes on Caroline Carruthers, somethin
Madison Warner Fairbanks
Jackson by Emily March

First in a new series, a spinoff from the Eternity Springs series. While it can be read as a standalone, there are many characters from the prior books that would make them more dimensional if some of the prior books were read.

Family centric, contemporary small town romance. Clean. Beautifully written with emotional high and low points.
I admire Jackson for his actions in the face of tragedy but mostly for his love of his daughter. He knows when to speak up and actually fol
DNF @40%

I'm thinking this is a case of "it's me, not the book". I'm a first time Emily March reader and I've always wanted to give her a shot. Unfortunately, this book and the writing style in general just didn't work for me.

This reads much more like a women's fiction book than a romance and I wish I would've known that going in. Lots of talk about relatives, neighbors, their various past plights, lots of higher power, mysterious ways kind of talk. You get my drift. I kept hoping for an actual r
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
DNF at 62%

I struggled for a long time to finish this story, and finally I just called it quits. it's just not for me.

This was my first Emily March, and I don't know if she is the author for me. Maybe if you perfect women's fiction over romance, the story might appeal more.

Jackson was... confusing. It's billed both as the start of a new series and the 16th in another series, and I felt like it would have helped me to read the previous 15 books. I felt like a lot of characters were thrown in, an
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

While she was girly enough to appreciate being called “ pretty,” she didn’t like “little lady” under any circumstance. Consequently, she had starch in her spine and scissors on her tongue as she lifted her face.

Boone was a flirt, but he was an honest flirt. And being a lawyer and a man with baggage, he hardly kissed a woman without getting a permission slip beforehand, signed in triplicate and notarized, prior to lips touching lips.

She was terrible. Stiff and awkward. She froze u
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
Pretty good. Love/hate....
I got to check out a upcoming release for review and even though it is part of a series I had little difficulty following the story.

I have to say I was expecting a more from this book. Maybe from the cover I was expecting a little cowboy romance. After all Jackson was a hot number.

However, much of the book mainly revolved around Caroline and most of it was conversation. We learned about half of the people in the town; friends and relatives, and hones
Apr 24, 2019 rated it did not like it
ARC received for review


I'm bored. I don't care. Plus she's married and she loves her husband...what the feathers!??!?!?
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Jun 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Redemption or Ruin….

This is the start of a spin off series from Eternity Springs, which I haven’t read yet, but Caroline and Jackson’s story works well as a standalone. It was easy to get lost in their story as both were reinventing themselves with a new direction to their lives.

The story moved in days and then months as big and little changes affected their lives. The characters were very likable, the circumstances allowing them to support each other through the storms. Loss, grief, pain. All
May 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to St. Martins and NetGalley for an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.

Jackson is a lovely stand alone romance, and it's the first in an Eternity Springs spin-off trilogy. Being both character driven and atmospheric, this well written thoughtful story is overflowing with heart and characters you will actually care about in a place you will never want to leave. Honestly, it's been a while since I've read a book that made me w
Nov 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this. This is a really great story about second chances, grief, found family, and forgiveness.

Our main character has had a really rough time of it. In the beginning of the book we meet her as she's leaving a nursing home, where her husband - 15 years her senior - is currently living with early onset Alzheimer. He doesn't remember her most days and she's losing hope. Of course that's the day where she runs into Celeste Blessing who asks her to go to Redemption, Texas as a favor. I
Jun 20, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Emily March Fams, Romance
3 Accepting New Chapters, Fresh Starts Stars
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It is hard to start a series. There are so many things which need to be put forward. The backstories of the characters, the whys as to the location and all of the additional colorful secondary characters. Lots to cover as well as the main love story. Jackson (The McBrides of Texas #1; Eternity Springs #16) by Emily March had that task and it did touch all of the necessary bases.

Caroline Carruthers life has not proceeded as she though
Nadine Bookaholic
This being the first book by Emily March that I have read was sort of interesting, because, while each of the characters were new to me it felt as if I was reunited with old familiar friends. I swear it was the strangest feeling that I actually had to go back and check to be sure that this was in fact the first book of hers I had read. This story takes place in Colorado as well as Texas and in both places we have parts of the McBride Family, Boone, Jackson, and Tucker are the three cousins this ...more
Nadine Bookaholic
Jun 28, 2019 rated it liked it
This being the first book by Emily March that I have read was sort of interesting, because, while each of the characters were new to me it felt as if I was reunited with old familiar friends. I swear it was the strangest feeling that I actually had to go back and check to be sure that this was in fact the first book of hers I had read. This story takes place in Colorado as well as Texas and in both places we have parts of the McBride Family, Boone, Jackson, and Tucker are the three cousins this ...more
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jackson is a book of second chances and starting over.

Caroline moves to Redemption to make a new start on life. Her husband had serious mental issues and had to be put in full time care where he completely forgets who Caroline is and falls in love with another woman in the facility. Her dream is to open a book store and she thinks Redemption is the place to do it.

Jackson is one of three cousins who inherit a beautiful canyon. He’s starting over and isn’t interested in finding love but is attrac
Lady Heather
Jun 13, 2019 rated it did not like it


This book was just not my cuppa.

I had such a hard time relating to the protagonists in this story.
Maybe it's me and my personality, but there's no way in hell I'd be the least bit comfortable or accepting of the circumstances that happened at the end of the book.

By the 80% mark of the story, I forced myself to finish the story because I'd already invested so much time with it.

I'm sad to say that this is the first book I've read by Emily March, and unfortunately, it will be my last.
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, romance, netgalley, 2019
Reading this book, I was transported to Redemption, a small town in Texas. The scenes are so vivid that I could visualise the whole thing and the history attached to it.

Jackson is one of the three McBride cousins. They have just inherited a gem of a property in a magical canyon in Redemption. They get together to explore the prospects of this property and what they come up with is astounding.

Caroline is a widow who decides to write a new chapter in Redemption. A place where she had a short visi
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the start of a spinoff series and the first book in the series and I could not be happier. I have loved everything Emily March has written and I Love d getting to know the residents of Redemption, Texas.
This is Jackson and Caroline’s story and I loved these characters. This is a true second chance , next life chapter story with residents from this town and the previous Angel Falls town all making appearances !
Don’t miss this great read !
Jackson is a cute and sweet small town second chance romance. While technically this book is the first in The McBrides of Texas Series, It is the 16th book in the Eternity Springs Series. So, it is a spin-off that can be read as a stand-alone novel. The author did a good job trying to make it so that you didn’t feel like you were missing anything, but there were a few moments where I felt like I was missing something from the previous series.

Jackson is my first book by this author and it follows
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Jun 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
3.75 Stars!
I wanted to love this book. I enjoyed it but it didn't have my heart pumping.
Caroline is currently married at the beginning of the story. I won't go into specifics on that. I thought she was a lovely character and deserved to be happy. Unfortunately, life happens and well...things become complicated... and very sad.

Jackson has his own demons in the way of cruel ex-wife. She takes something from him he cannot bare to lose. And so because of that, Jackson has sworn off women. When he a
Leslie aka StoreyBook Reviews
This is a new series by Emily March but there are ties to her Eternity Springs series with character crossover.  It is set in Texas, so you know it is going to be good...or at least I do!

I had a hard time putting this book down, so enjoyable and it kept me engaged from the first page to the end.  I loved Caroline and couldn't imagine what she went through when her husband was diagnosed with early onset Alzeheimers.  She had a tough time being his caregiver but also dealing with his sister who fo
Virginia Campbell
"Redemption"--an essential concept meaning recover, regain, reclaim. "Redemption, Texas"--a small town destination for a man and woman each seeking a new beginning. In "Jackson", by appealing storyteller Emily March, Jackson McBride and Caroline Carruthers have a brief first meeting in Redemption when he is there to check out a property that he and his two cousins have inherited, and she is there to fulfill a promise to an acquaintance. Later, they will both return to the little town to overcome ...more
Pj Ausdenmore
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I've been a fan of Emily March's Eternity Springs series since book one. The characteristics that have sent those books straight to my keeper shelf - complex, endearing characters, heart-tugging story lines, redemption, healing, starting over, and happy-ever-afters - are all on display in this first book of March's new spin-off series, along with a fair amount of humor. Moving from Colorado to the Texas Hill Country, this new series brings readers the stories of three McBride cousins: Jackson, T ...more
Sofia Lazaridou
Jul 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Jackson is the first book in the Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas Trilogy by Emily March which is a spin-off series. The original series is called Eternity Springs and I think you should those books first instead of this one. I got the feeling that I was missing things and that I had begun a series in the middle. The biggest issue I had with the book was the time jumps. Not only there were too many, but the reader was not getting a warning and suddenly boom we are 3 months later after the ...more
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5+ Stars! Great start to a new series- The McBrides of Texas.

Those of you that loved the Eternity Springs series will be thrilled with this spinoff in Redemption, Texas with the famous McBrides. While Boone makes such an impression in the Eternity Springs series, I have a feeling that Emily March is leaving the best for last with him as she gives us Boone's cousin, Jackson. Just as the many find healing in Eternity Springs, redemption is found in Texas.

You will fall in love with Jackson from t
May 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Having thoroughly enjoyed the Eternity Springs series, I was happy to see Emily March starting a spin-off series. This story is set in Redemption, Texas and has many connections to the characters in Eternity Springs that we've all come to love, including Celeste Blessing. Although, Celeste has some stiff competition with her cousin Angelica who I think will feature prominently in Redemption and in future books.
Once again, Emily March has brought two wounded characters together that need to rebu
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved the Eternity Springs series and am thrilled that this spin off brings back characters from Eternity Springs. This new series is set in in Redemption, Texas but has the same small home town feeling as her other series. I really like the characters and the emotion in the story. I thought the ending was perfect for this book
Lilly Charysma
Jul 12, 2019 rated it liked it
This is quite conflicting. I had several expectations from this book when I started reading it and, while these expectations were not met, I cannot say that I disliked it.

Let me start with the title. Jackson's story is definitely more elaborated than Caroline's. Both characters have a backstory and they came to Redemption to start over. But if for Caroline the past life concludes quite quick, for Jackson we need to wait until the end. So it is somehow fitting.

This is a clean Romance book, focus
4.5 stars raised to 5 stars. This both book 16 in the Eternity Springs series and the first book in The McBride's of Texas series. Even if you have never read a book in the Eternity Springs series, you can still read this its more a 1st book in a new series than one of a continuing series. Plus the Eternity Springs series books can all pretty much be stand alone books. The book may have some of the characters appear from the past books, but not in a way that makes you unsure of what is going on. ...more
Ann Lorz
Reviewed by Romancing the Readers Blog: https://romancingthereaders.blogspot....

I can't believe how hard this review was for me to write. I have so many thoughts running around in my head that I want to get out but I'm afraid I'm not going to do them justices. I both love and hate reviews like that. I'm going to do my best to make it a good one.

If you don't read Emily March than you should know that yes Jackson is a standalone but it's roots start in her Eternity Springs series. In fact, many c
 Reading In Pajamas
Jun 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
✦Review, Q&A & Giveaway: JACKSON: Eternity Springs: The McBrides of Texas by Emily March
Publication Date: June 25, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna
Rated 4.5 Stars

I loved this spin-off from the Eternity Springs Series, it was the perfect segue and kept me wanting more. If you’ve read the Eternity Springs books, you know that Celeste is like an earth-bound-fairy-godmother. She wove her magic and put two hurting souls together so they c
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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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