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Series: Eternity Springs #7
Published by Ballantine Books on 2014-06-11
Genres: Contemporary, Holidays
Reviewed by Miranda
Coach Lucca Romano suffered through a horrific tragedy which left some of his basketball players injured and dead. He is in need of some deep healing. After running from the problem he has landed in Eternity Springs. He’s hoping his time in Eternity Springs will tell him which way he should go next. He never counted on the woman next door coaxing his heart back to life.
Teacher Hope Montgomery is also in Eternity Springs to heal. She lost her child and it’s a hole she can never hope to fill. When Lucca moves in next door she sees in him what she sees in her own mirror…loss. There is something about Lucca’s gruff attitude and sexy exterior that has Hope trying to bring Lucca out of his shell and get him back into the game.
Miracle Road starts off with such tragedy. I felt that intense emotion from Lucca and Hope as they started getting to know each other. I have really enjoyed this series so I like learning more about the characters that I have fallen in love with in previous books. However, it is a bit much to take in at the beginning of a new book. A new reader could easily become overwhelmed by all of these characters and their children.
My favorite moments in Miracle Road where the quiet moments that Lucca and Hope spent stargazing. These scenes where full of sweet honest emotion, definitely swoon worthy. Some things about Miracle Road were off balanced. I didn’t get that feeling that the characters truly transitioned. Readers get their happy ending but it felt a bit forced. Miracle Road may not be my favorite Eternity Springs novel but I will be back for the next novel because I do love this idyllic town where angels and happy endings exist.