Publisher: HQN Books
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
Origins: From Publicist for Review
Synopsis: Christmas is the last thing Cole Barrett is thinking about 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 Cole, this is no time for gift-giving and celebration—and certainly not for a sunny-natured optimist to blow into his screwed-up life.
In the years since her cancer treatments, physician Devin Shaw has researched the curative powers of Lake Haven's mineral waters. Unfortunately, the hot springs are on Barrett property, forcing Devin to strike a bargain with the ranch's attractively gruff owner: she'll give Cole's children the magical Christmas they deserve, and Cole will allow her patients access to the springs. But can she work her holiday magic to heal the Barrett family's battered hearts—and her own?
Review: 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 some of her patients. Devin’s surprised when Cole and his kids, Ty and Jaz, steal her heart. Perhaps there is some magic left in the holidays. EVERGREEN SPRINGS is a sweet romance featuring two characters which have both had trials and tribulations in their lives. Devin is a strong woman who had to deal with some tough issues growing up and Cole got himself into some trouble when he was younger. Now they’re both a little fractured and it will take a little TLC and some magic to make them whole again. I loved Cole’s kids; even though they sounded a little mature for their ages it made sense at times because of their tragic upbringing before coming to live with Cole. I also loved how the whole town of Haven Point comes together to help those in need. EVERGREEN SPRINGS is a charming and tender story which will help readers get into the holiday spirit.