Lone Pine Lake's resident playboy, fire captain Christian Nelson, is loving his single-guy lifestyle until the quiet, mysterious Jane Clark comes for a tour of the firehouse with her three small children. Chris is immediately drawn to the beautiful woman—even though he's been burned by commitment in the past.
Having lived through a devastating house fire years ago, Jane's hesitant when her brother's best friend, Christian, offers to help quell her family's residual fears. But despite her brother's warnings about his friend's playboy status and dangerous occupation, Jane's heart has other plans.
Each book in the Lone Pine Lake series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 - Jane's Gift
Book #2 - Tempting Cameron
Book #3 - Loving Mindy
“A touching, emotional journey of not only the body’s ability to survive, but the heart’s.” – Shelli Stevens, NYT bestselling author
***Original review posted at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance***
First thought I had when I read the blurb of Jane's Gift? Heck yes! If there's a fireman, fire chief or any man that wears turnouts, I'm totally in. I'm easy like that.
I'm going to preface this review with: have Kleenex on han... ...more
A refreshing story about how a family pulls together and moves forward after a devastating life altering fire.
Christian Nelson is the single fireman who has the label 'player' tattooed on his chest. Jane Clark is the mother of three who has been left a widow and a recovering burns victim after a... ...more
This review was originally posted on my blog.
This touching story about grief, hope, renewal and finding love (again) was my first read by author Karen Erickson, and it won’t be my last. I liked Jane’s strong resolve to rebuild her life post tragedy that took her home, her husband and left her bad... ...more
Two years after almost losing her life in a fire, widower Jane Clark has moved back home to Lone Pine Lake to start over with her three children in tow. Wanting to ease the fear of fire for her children, and well herself, her brother arranges for them to meet Captain Christian Nelson at the fireh... ...more
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Have you ever picked up a book and immediately KNEW you were going to like it ? That was my experience with Jane's Gift. I was hooked with the second sentence. Jane's Gift is a wonderful book that will have you rootin... ...more
If you are looking for a heartwarming, sweet read to help put you in the Christmas spirit Jane's Gift may be just the book for you.
Jane Clark woke up from a 2 month long medical induced coma to discover her life has turned into the worst possible nightmare. Her home was destroyed in a fire, a fi... ...more
The book grabbed me from the prologue with Jane's tragedy and had me going until the end with anticipation of a HEA.
Jane has tons of battle scars physically and mentally. She is widowed and now a single mother.
Christian (Chris) is the fire captain and Jane's brother 's best friend. He also happen... ...more
The above blurb is a perfect hook for this heartwarming and very touching story of one woman’s acceptance of the tragedy that befell her family and hope for their future.
Jane Clark is surrounded by her children, her siblings and her parents, yet deep down she feels that the hole in her heart wher... ...more
Jane’s Gift is a very enjoyable holiday story that tugs at your heart and has you believe in the miracle of love.
Jane Clark moved back home to the safety of her family after a devastating fire two years ago that killed her husband and left her with scars on both her body and mind. She is trying... ...more
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I am a fan of Karen Erickson, she is known for her sexually charged erotic books. This my friends is quite different from her normal writings, this story is sensual but not overly heated. It is a true holiday romance book, it warms your hear... ...more
Jane and her three young children survive a fire that takes the life of her husband. Jane is burnt badly and it takes time for her to recover. Two years later Jane and her children have returned to the small town she grew up in. With her family close she is starting over.
Christian Nelson is the... ...more
Ms Erickson's writing is still fairly new to me but I wanted a Christmas story and I'm glad I read it for this holiday season. Jane lost so much in that fire but she has come far in two years and takes the next step to moving on with Christian. What a good match for them. Glad to see the interact... ...more
Such a heartfelt, moving wonderfully emotional story! I enjoyed it and even teared up a few times. The hero is dreamy and the heroine is lovable. Loved the many supporting characters and the whole community :-D A delightful story!! Detailed review to be posted soon. ...more
Slick's review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
It’s really tough for me to read Christmas stories this early in the season, I’m a firm believer in the Christmas season doesn’t begin until after Thanksgiving (well except for Christmas shopping that is all done before, but that’s sel... ...more
A devastating house fire cost Jane Clark nearly everything: her husband, her confidence, and her looks, with the physical scars marbling her body. Now, two years later, she’s living and healing back in her childhood hometown of Lone Pine Lake. The upcoming holidays are the perfect opportunity to... ...more
Short, Sweet & Filled With Holiday Spirit
Two years ago, Jane Clark lost her husband and her home in a tragic house fire. Left with burn scars that remind her of how she almost lost her life too, she's still struggling to rebuild the life she lost. Returning to her hometown of Lone Pine Lake,... ...more
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Continuing on with my Christmas reads, I just finished a heartwarming Christmas story about overcoming tragedy in life. Nothing like sharing a heartwarming Christmas story during this time of year, so I bring you Jane's Gift by Karen Erickson.
Poor Jane... ...more
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4 out of 5 Licks
Let me start this review by saying who doesn't love a sexy firefighter? I mean seriously if you don't then you might as well leave now. lol Yeah I had a feeling none of you would be leaving. *insert smug smile* Now Jane's had a rough few years. She was... ...more
Jane's Gift by Karen Erickson
Jane's Gift is a tender story that takes place mostly in her small hometown over the holidays.
Jane wakes up in the hospital to find she has been in a coma for 3 months. Her children are okay but her husband died.
Two years later Jane has brought her 3 children... ...more
This is a really good Christmas story with likable characters and a story that will touch your heart. Jane has gone through a lot in the past two years with losing her husband in the fire that took their home, recovering from her own burns, and learning to raise three kids on her own. She decides... ...more
This is simply a lovely read. It has endearing characters, a good storyline and touching heartwarming moments combined with those that tug on the heartstrings a little.
Jane has returned to her family following a tragic fire 2 years previously which resulted in the death of her husband and her bei... ...more
Jane’s Gift by Karen Erickson is a beautiful and sweet romance.
Christian Nelson is the fire captain in Lone Pine Lake. Everyone there may consider him a playboy, but he likes his single-guy lifestyle, the freedom and the respectability he has. Little does he know that his life is about to be tur... ...more
Is interesting how people are always named something in the romances. And usually things like that can create lots of problems. So Christian is considered a playboy, but in reality he never really had a serious relationship because no woman has ever captured his mind.
But Jane is such a good perso... ...more
This story is about a woman named Jane and her children who survive a fire that killed her husband. She has emotional and physical scars from that day and decides to move back to her hometown to be closer to her loving family.
Her brother suggests she visits the firehouse where his friend is the c... ...more