Book Review

PROMISE CANYON
by Robyn Carr

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
Sensuality: MILD

RT Rating

For lovers of Carr’s Virgin River series, this book will be another heartwarming installment that gives readers more of the people and town they’ve come to adore. For new readers, the multiple storylines and large cast of characters might be confusing.

Navajo Clay Tahoma is the new veterinary assistant and “horse whisperer” for Virgin River’s favorite veterinarian. When Lilly Yazhi of the Hopi nation meets Clay, she is determined to keep her distance. As a teen, she had her heart broken by a boy from her Native American community, and she’s not interested in repeating history. There’s just one problem — she can’t control her attraction to Clay as they work with the horse she helped rescue. When his ex-wife shows up, Lilly finally moves beyond her past to trust in him and their love. (MIRA, Jan., 352 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: M.H. Morrison

Publisher: MIRA

Published: January 2011

Reader Rating

4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
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Promise Canyon

Submitted by Robin in PA on July 14, 2012 - 1:21pm.

Lilly Yazhi is a young woman working for her grandfather in a small California town. She keeps to herself, not wanting a relationship since she sworn off men after a teenage romance went bad. But the new veterinary assistant, Clay Tahoma, has caught her eye. Clay is a talented "horse whisperer" who wants to use his persuasive talents on Lilly, if she'll let him close.

This is the 13th book in Robyn Carr's Virgin River series. This time we have two new characters taking the lead in the book. Both Clay and Lilly have had relationship problems in the past and are somewhat reluctant to get involved. It's a nice story but I really wasn't invested in the characters, maybe because they hadn't been introduced before.

As usual, there are other things going on in this book. Busybody Hope McCrea has died and bequeathed her fortune to the town, leaving Jack as executor. Jack wants to carry out Hope's wishes and improve the town, but some people in Virgin River have other plans for the money.

A new guy named Denny has come to Virgin River looking for his birth father. And, Colin Reardon has been involved in a flying accident and will need lots of time to recover...probably in Virgin River. I like that Carr introduces many different threads into her story. It's nice to have a little background on her characters when their story becomes front and center. My rating: 4 Stars.