Book Review

by Robyn Carr

Genre: Contemporary Romance, General Contemporary Romance
Sensuality: HOT

RT Rating

Carr's latest Virgin River story has it all -- multifaceted characters, a heart-wrenching conflict, powerful sexual tension and just the right amount of cheeky humor. Truly excellent.

Last year, Marcie Sullivan
lost her husband, Bobby, just before Christmas. Wounded three years
earlier in Fallujah, Bobby survived because fellow Marine Ian Buchanan risked his life to save him. Now Marcie wants to find Ian and thank him for
the extra time she had with Bobby.
But Ian's vanished.

Dogged perseverance leads Marcie to Virgin River and eventually to Ian -- who's not happy to see her. He's been leading a solitary existence in the mountains, scraping by selling firewood. He doesn't want to be reminded of Fallujah or Bobby, and he has no interest in returning to civilization. But Marcie is determined to make him see things her way -- and to drag him back to the land of the living. Falling in love isn't part of the plan, but it happens all the same. Marcie's certainly ready, but Ian's a little gun-shy. (MIRA, Nov., 320 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed By: Catherine Witmer

Publisher: Mira

Published: November 2008

Reader Rating

4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
(1 ratings)

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A Virgin River Christmas

Submitted by Robin in PA on May 23, 2010 - 6:16pm.

Marcie Sullivan has tracked Ian Buchanan to the small town of Virgin River. Four years ago, Ian saved Marcie's husband while fighting in Iraq, then disappeared. Marcie wants to tell him that her husband has died, and give Ian some of Bobby's possessions. When she finds Ian, she finds an emotionally scarred, recluse that resembles Grizzly Adams. Ian wants nothing to do with her. But Marcie isn't easy to get rid of...especially when she comes down sick and Ian has to take care of her.

This story was a little different for the others in Virgin River series. Unlike the rest of the series, this story is about two characters we have never met before. I thought the first couple of chapters were a little slow; but once Marcie actually finds Ian, the story became very interesting. My rating: 4 Stars.