EVERGREEN SPRINGS (Haven Point)
HQN (Kindle Edition)
The latest book in the Haven Point series tells us Devin’s story. A physician, she has tended to neglect her personal life and has instead focused on the seniors she volunteers with regularly. Cole Barrett, a local rancher, is trying to deal with his two young children and their grief at losing their mother in an accident. Granted, Cole was divorced from her but his kids are looking at Christmas without their mother. He meets Devin during one of her shifts in the emergency room after his sister, pregnant with twins, takes a fall. His sister has left her husband and is helping Cole out with his children.
In previous books we’ve read about the curative factors in the Lake Haven mineral waters. The hot springs are on Barrett property and Devin has to talk Cole into letting her use the springs for her senior citizens, whose joints benefit from the water. In exchange she offers to give his children a magical Christmas. He reluctantly agrees to this.
Of course, the rest of the story is pure RaeAnne Thayne and we are transported to the magic of this small town, the kindness of the people who populate it, and the healing that happens when two conflicted people manage to find each other. This could be a standalone book but I think it had more meaning after reading the first two novels in the series. This is a heartwarming, fun novel that will tug on your heartstrings and remind us that Christmas is coming soon!
Reviewed by Jeri Neal