A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr
Why I read this: Virgin River is one of my favourite books
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Last Christmas, Marcie Sullivan said a final goodbye to her husband Bobby. This Christmas she's come to Virgin River to find the man who saved his life and gave her three more years to love him.

Fellow marine Ian Buchanan dragged Bobby's shattered body onto a medical transport in Fallujah four years ago then disappeared as soon as their unit arrived Stateside. Since then, Marcie's letters to Ian have gone unanswered.

Marcie tracks Ian to the tiny mountain town of Virgin River and finds a man as wounded emotionally as Bobby was physically. But she is not easily scared off. As Marcie pushes her way into his rugged and reclusive life, she discovers a sweet but damaged soul beneath a rough exterior.

Ian doesn't know what to make of the determined young widow who forces him to look into the painful past and, what's worse, the uncertain future. But it is, after all, a season of miracles and maybe, just maybe, it's time to banish the ghosts and open his heart.


Something I noticed when I turned the last page on this book is that I had a big smile on my face. There are a few words to describe A Virgin River Christmas... pure, refreshing, happy, nice, pleasant.
It was a contemporary that was without suspense, there was no killer, no kidnapper, no too stupid to live heroine who you wanted to see shot in the head or eaten by a bear.

It was simply about a man and a woman who fell in love. A Virgin River Christmas is a true test to the talent that Robyn Carr has. The fact that she can write such an entertaining, moving, romantic love story that is not full of fillers and nonsenses stuff puts me a great mood.

I give a Virgin River Christmas an A+, because there was nothing that made me roll my eyes, scoff at, complain about or say WTF?!

Ian was a great hero. He was tortured soul, but it was just enough that all he needed was a little love from the perfect woman. Marcie was sweet, but smart. she knew what she wanted, and didn't let anyone bully her or get in her way.

Being able to see Jack and Mel from Virgin River was a treat.

5 comments

  1. nath // 12:57 PM  

    I am sooooo happy that you enjoyed this book! A+ from you is very high praise :D Fun that the book was about Marcie and Ian right? :)

  2. Lori // 3:36 PM  

    I can't wait for this one. I'm on the waiting list at the library, cause I'm cheap that way....

  3. Rowena // 8:55 PM  

    I thought this was a great read too, great review sweets!

  4. Seneca // 10:10 PM  

    I just loved this book, can you tell? LOL

    I'm on book 2 of the Grace Valley trilogy. Happy sigh. :)

    There is a shopping story, something that happened to me today, that I will post about soon. It relates to Robyn Carr and her fabulous books.

  5. Rowena // 12:24 PM  

    So what happened when you went shopping?