Book Reviews of A Springwater Christmas (Springwater Seasons, Book 3)

A Springwater Christmas (Springwater Seasons, Book 3)
A Springwater Christmas - Springwater Seasons, Book 3
Author: Linda Lael Miller
ISBN-13: 9780671027520
ISBN-10: 0671027522
Publication Date: 10/1/1999
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 126 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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A Springwater Christmas will no doubt please fans of the "Springwater" series because it appears that every character (and all of their many kids) make an appearance here. I hadn't read the previous books and found these people to be nothing more than a huge distraction because they did nothing to enhance the love story. But I suppose if you're a fan you'll love seeing these people again.

The main story focuses on Olivia Darling, a grumpy spinster who spent her best years tending for an ailing aunt who thanked her by berating her and destroying her confidence. Now that the horrid aunt has finally croaked Olivia is free to live her life the way she chooses. Sure that her childbearing years are well behind her she has given up on her dreams of love and family and has instead purchased a boarding house in Springwater.

Olivia's first boarder is Jack McLaughlin, a secretive civil-war survivor looking for a quiet place to rest. These two lonely, wounded souls make an immediate connection but Jack's past haunts him and until he finds peace with himself he is unable to give his heart to Olivia.

Jack makes this often predictable book worth reading. He is a great hero who really leaps off the pages. If you have a soft spot for wounded heroes you'll probably like Jack too. Olivia, on the other hand, takes the "prickly" heroine to a whole new level and often behaves like a crabby granny rather than a thirty-two year old woman. Boo, hiss on her.

Although I wish the author had toned down the constant interruptions made by the secondary characters this was still a better than average romance because of Jack. I recommend it with caveats to readers on the lookout for a warm and sweetish Americana who can tolerate the prickly heroine better than me.
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A Springwater Christmas introduces a boarding house spinster and a prodigal son to the mix of loveable characters in this frontier town.
Miss Olivia Darling seizes her first and last opportunity for adventure when she uses her inheritance from her late aunt to buy a boarding house. Her courage starts to falter, however, when all the customers steer straight for the rival McCafferys' hotel. When a tall, handsome stranger darkens her door, Olivia is instantly attracted to him. But Jack McLaughlin is determined to keep himself removed from Olivia and life in Springwater. Haunted by a dark past, Jack once failed those who loved him most. Now as he finds himself falling for Olivia, Jack must face the consequences of his past, or risk the dreams of his future.
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The heartbreaking story of twin boys who fought in the Civil War together.
They were both Rebels by desire and upbringing but only one had the desire
to fight the war. The other, bound by a promise he made his mother made it
necessary that he, too, join forces with the Rebs. Many years passed after
the war's end. Mother and Father were advised that both brothers died together in the war. Many years after the war has ended, life has gone on,
Mother and Father are in for a big surprise.

Now, read the book......it is worth your time.
Earl Hughes, Meldrim, GA
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Warm and sparkly Linda Lael Miller, part of "Springwater" series
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One of her best of the Springwater series in my book! You can't help but become involved with the characters they seem so real.
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Excerpt from Page 15: "... A SPRINgWATER CHRISTMAS 15 tered buckskin chaps, and a long gunslinger's coat, had ..."
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A wonderfully romantic Sprinwater story.
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Another wonderful story from LLM. This is from the Springwater series. Read them in order to get the most out of them.
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Wonderful book!
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In this conclusion to the "Springwater" series, Jacob and June-bug McCafferty get some starling news when a mysterious stranger returns to Springwater. As the now-bustling little town continues to grow, a new arrival establishes a hotel, and romance blossoms for a Christmas wedding.
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Book #3 in the Springwater series. Very good series. #1 is Springwater, #2 is Springwater Seasons which contains the 4 books; Rachel, Savannah, Miranda & Jessica. #4 is Springwater Wedding.
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A neat Christmas sstory
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This is such a good book couldn't put it down. If you have never read Linda Lael Miller you are missing some really great books
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This is a wonderful series.
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Love the Springwater stories!
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A very sweet tale of Olivia, a spinster trying to overcome a verbally abusive childhood to learn to trust others, and Jack, a guilt filled soldier trying to face his past.

Works well as a standalone since I haven't read the other ones in the series. A very quick read.
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I LIKE ABOUT EVERY THING THAT LINDA LAEL MILLER WRITES. SO MANY DIFFERENT GENRES.
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Above average Civil war romance