by Emily March

March 2011
ISBN: 978-0-345-51836-1
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Mass Market Paperback

Eternity Springs, Colorado

Artist Sage Anderson hides a secret past, not even her closest friends know what it is. Then her good friend Nicole Callahan, pregnant with twins, unexpectedly goes into labor. With the nearest hospital miles away there is no choice but for Sage to make a stunning announcement, she is a doctor! Delivering the babies successfully dredges up some dark memories, and Sage has a meltdown, right in the arms of a sexy stranger, Colt Rafferty.

Colt Rafferty is fighting his own demons and has come to Eternity Springs, a favorite vacation destination when he was a kid, for some TLC/R&R. Renting an isolated cabin out by the lake, Colt is delighted to learn that his neighbor is the feisty redhead, Sage Anderson, who he has thought about often since first encountering her at the town picnic and then again at a chance meeting while in Texas. Both times Sage responded to Coltís kisses, but then would run away. Colt decides that he is just what the doctor ordered to melt this fiery redheadís icy heart. You never know what divine intervention can do while falling in love by Hummingbird Lake.

Riding tail on the success of the first Eternity Springs book, Hummingbird Lake is author Emily Marchís second entry in the series. While the story was fast moving and held my attention for the first half, I quickly grew frustrated with Sage and her shut downs with her friends, Colt, and then with her sister, Rose. I understood the trauma that Sage suffered while in Africa, but by continuously denying any kind of help, support or treatment, I couldnít understand why Colt wasted his time with her! When all was finally revealed attributing to Sageís PTSD, it was at the ending. The story sometimes went off kilter; I am still confused with the part about Colt going house hunting in Virginia? It made no sense to the plot. I really liked the first book in the series, Angelís Rest, but was not as enthused with Hummingbird Lake.

Reviewed in June 2011 by Bonnie.

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