Published: Harlequin: Mira
Date: 13th October 2020
Source: Little Bird Publicity via NetGalley
Return to Virgin River – I thought we were finished with books in this series and it was with a little bit of trepidation that I picked up this one to read. Of course I always will want to return to Virgin River. I’ve loved the previous 18 in the series – but could #19 do justice to the series? Well it’s a big YES from this reader.
I loved how Robyn Carr brings Kaylee, newly grieving the loss of her mother to spend some time in Virgin River, and to add to that Kaylee is a writer, struggling to finish a book that is really due in very soon. Very soon she is wrapped up by the arms of this small community, and especially welcomed by an artist/dog trainer when she finds herself without a place to stay.
It’s set in the three months leading up to Christmas, and Virgin River does those months really well. If there is going to be only one Christmas book that you read this year, make it this one. It made me sad as some of the characters struggled with loss, but it warmed my heart with the kindness and outreach of so many.
Many of the Virgin River characters make little cameo entrances, especially of course Jack and Mel. It was great to see them all and still all looking out for each other and those who are new as well.
There are animals involved. Be warned – your heart will be captured by them.
A very satisfying, heart warming and wise read. I know it’s part of a series, but it would read fine as a standalone.