Friday, November 1, 2013

BLOG HOP + REVIEW ~Miracle Road by Emily March~

Title: Miracle Road
Author: Emily March
Series: Eternity Springs #7
Release Date: November 5, 2013

My Rating: 5 Stars
Perfect for fans of Robyn Carr and Debbie Macomber, New York Times bestselling author Emily March’s seventh book in the Eternity Springs series is a heartwarming story that celebrates the miracle and joy of love during the holidays.

After tragedy strikes his team, college basketball coach Lucca Romano arrives in the haven of Eternity Springs to reassess his life. Even a winning record and big offers can’t dent the wall of guilt that Lucca has built around himself. Nothing can—except maybe a vibrant new neighbor who won’t give up on him.

Schoolteacher Hope Montgomery believes in miracles. She has to believe—because giving up would mean crumbling under the greatest loss a parent can endure. Hope understands Lucca’s suffering; she lives it herself every day. However, the high school team needs his coaching expertise, so she sets out to draw him from his cold, solitary shell and into the warmth of life in their small Rocky Mountain town. But when a weak moment leads to consequences that shake Hope’s faith, it’s up to Lucca to put aside his heartache and show the teacher that here in Eternity Springs broken hearts can heal—just in time for Christmas.
I have been an Emily March fan since she was writing as Geralyn Dawson. Her stories are always so raw, and touching and I always devour them in a day or two. When I got the chance to review Miracle Road I jumped at it. I knew from Reflection Point that the Romano siblings were going to need extra TLC and healing and I couldn't wait to learn more about them. Lucca Romano has experienced a tragedy that will haunt him until the end. Worst of all, he blames himself for this tragedy. Eventually, he leaves his life and absconds to Eternity Springs to heal. Not his first choice of venue to come to grips but, his mother and sister demanded his presence so they can keep a better eye on him. What Lucca doesn't know is that his next door neighbor, Hope Montgomery, is just has broken and scared, if not more, than he is. 

Between the two of them they put out so much emotion that I shed more than a few tears right there with them. You wouldn't think that two shattered souls could make a whole but, Emily March makes is seem like that is the only logical conclusion. While Hope has had longer to cope with her tragedy, she still suffers from a deep-rooted guilt. But she has learned to move forward with her life, not forget, because there is no forgetting what she went through but, she has made a new life for herself in Eternity Springs as a kindergarten teacher and basketball coach. So when Hope recognizes a lost soul, like her own, she proceeds to show Lucca the light. Tough love has never been so sweet. As they begin to heal together, Hope and Lucca learn what it means to truly move forward, and relinquish the guilt they have always felt. But soon enough Hope sees history repeating itself, and with a rude wake-up call from her past she falls back on her flight instinct. When the roles reverse and Lucca become the teacher, you can bet that he won't let Hope go without a fight. 

Miracle Road is the perfect book to read when you are curled up and ready for a heart-warming yet, intense book. I knew I could count on this book to leave me feeling peaceful and happy. Yes, at times my heart truly ached for Lucca and Hope. But in between those times I was laughing at the antics of my favorite residents of Eternity Springs and even some new faces. Namely Gabi Romano (can't wait for her story!). Miracle Road tells the story of complete heartbreak and how two people learn from one another how to pick up the pieces. For me, Lucca and Hope were destined. With their pasts and their dealing mechanisms, they had a lot to learn from one another. Like every Emily March book the ending will leave you with a very content sigh and a grin on your face. Whether you're new to Eternity Springs or a long time fan, Miracle Road is a must read book of the holiday season!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the Author/Publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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