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The Nearness of You (Love Everlasting) (The Thorntons Book 1) - Iris Morland

The Nearness of You (Love Everlasting) (The Thorntons Book 1)

Author Iris Morland

  • Published: 2017-03-01
  • Category: Contemporary
4.5 Stars
From 23 Customers Review
Price: Free


Fall in love with THE THORNTONS, a family filled with sexy alpha males, passionate women, and lots of heart, all set in a delightful small town in the Pacific Northwest. Each book in the series is connected but can be read as a standalone.

The last thing Sara Flannigan needs is a man in her life. When she returns to her hometown, she vows to create a happy life for her son and to rebuild her life after a painful divorce. Yet when she meets her son’s new doctor, she can’t deny the spark of attraction that heats between them.

The problem?

He’s Harrison Thornton, the oldest son of the illustrious Thornton family. His family would never accept a woman like Sara, a woman who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks. She tries to ignore the whispers of her past, but she soon realizes secrets can never stay hidden for long.

Especially from the man claiming her wounded heart.

Growing up in the rich and powerful Thornton family, Harrison has lived a charmed life. A renowned physician, the last thing he expects is to desire the mother of one of his patients. Sara is beautiful and intelligent, and she’s completely devoted to her son, something that only deepens his attraction to her.

He doesn't want a single night of passion, though: he wants forever. Yet there are forces at work and people determined to tear them apart. Even Sara turns from him, certain she's unworthy. Harrison refuses to let Sara slip away, and soon, he’s fighting the greatest battle of all.

The battle to win the heart of the woman he loves.

This book is a part of the LOVE EVERLASTING series, which is one large series following multiple families and friends. Each book can be read as a standalone (unless otherwise noted), or they can be read in order of publication as one long series. Each book is interconnected, with many of the same characters showing up in multiple books. 


The Nearness of You
The Very Thought of You
If I Can’t Have You
Dream a Little Dream of Me 
Someone to Watch Over Me
Till There Was You 
I’ll Be Home for Christmas (A Thorntons Christmas Novella)

THE YOUNGERS (Coming 2018)
Then Came You
Taking a Chance on Love
All I Want Is You
My One and Only

Top Customer Reviews

  • Good Concept and story but the love was a bit too 'instant' for me

    From CaityVanilla1
    I bought this book in April and read it in May and I also received a free copy of this book via Booksprout so I am voluntarily leaving a review. While this book was a great idea and I did not dislike it, i felt that Harrison's love for Sara happened too unnaturally fast, there was never really a period where he was slowly falling in love with her and trying to decide if what he was feeling was love. Instead it felt like he met her, decided he liked her and then all of a sudden loved her out of nowhere. I still did enjoy the book, even if it was just for the concept. I am going to leave a quick note about how I personally use star ratings and what a 3 1/2 review means to me. 1 stars means that I absolutely hated the book and would have left a 0 star review if I could have. 2 stars means it wasn't unbearable but I certainly wouldn't recommend it. 3 stars means that I did like it but that i probably wont re read it, I might still recommend it though. 3 1/2 stars meant the above but with a bonus 1/2 stars because I did love the idea of the plot and will still continue to read the series or more from the author if I got books for free or cheap. I also might re read my favorite scenes. 4 stars means that I loved it, would recommend it, buy more from the author, and re read the books multiple times in full. I was very happy with the way it ended but I might have wanted more closure with the characters, universe, or book. 5 stars means it is one of my favorite books ever, I will re read the books and the author and I was extremely happy and satisfied with the way it ended, I wouldn't change a thing.