Thursday, December 9, 2010

Review - A Virgin River Christmas

Title: A Virgin River Christmas
Author: Robyn Carr
Publishing Date: 2008
Genre: Contemporary
Rating: B+
Sensuality: Warm
Book Disclosure: I received a used copy from

A Virgin River Christmas is the fourth book in Robyn Carr's Virgin River series. I absolutely adore this series. The men are the stuff of legends and it is such a feel-good treat to read. Even though this series is so great, I feel that this book can stand on its own. You really don't need to have read the other books in the series to enjoy this story. However, I do highly recommend them, but this is a fine place to see if Robyn Carr is an author for you.

Marcie Sullivan decides that she must find Ian Buchanan, the man who saved her husband’s life. See a few years back, Marcie's husband Bobby was severely injured in Afghanistan. Ian managed to get Bobby to safety but was devastated to learn that Bobby was paralyzed and never came out of the coma. Bobby considered Ian his hero and best friend. Marcie and Ian were pen pals during the years Marcie nursed Bobby. Then Bobby passed away and Marcie feels that she can't move on until she finds Ian and gives him Bobby's collection of baseball cards.

I picked up this book because I was in the mood for a Christmas read to get me in the holiday spirit and plus I love this series and Robyn Carr's writing. It was a no brainer. I am very happy I chose it because it was such a sweet story. Marcie and Ian are great characters and it was a treat to read their story.

Marcie is a little fire-cracker who once gets an idea into her head cannot be distracted. A little pit-bull is our Marcie. Ian on the other hand is a self contained mystery who wants nothing but isolation. His world is tilted upside down when Marcie disrupts his quaint, or maybe a better word is rustic, existence. These two have a large obstacle to overcome - that being the death of Bobby - but work things out and they do. It is a heartwarming story to say the least. I highly recommend this series and this book. Enjoy!


Penny Watson said...

I loved this book so much! It's my favorite holiday read this year. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

Tracy said...

I really liked this one. I don't think this book got a bunch of great reviews but it really hit me in the right spot. I loved Ian and Marcie together.

Jill D. said...

Penelope - You are in for a treat. This series is great! I definitely was in the mood for a holiday read and it fit the bill.

Tracy - Yep, I totally agree, a great read. Just what I was in the mood for.

Hilcia said...

Jill, I really enjoyed this Christmas book! Now, I feel like re-reading it for the holidays. I loved Marcie. :)

nath said...

I enjoyed this one as well :) I thought it was a cute book and love Marcie and Ian.

Kaetrin said...

I'll be the dissenter and say that this was my least favourite of the series to that point. I felt it was ....rushed.

Nicole said...

I just finished this book last weekend. I liked it-- but didn't love it. This is the first book I've ever read by Robyn Carr and I'll definitely try another one of her Virgin River books.

BTW I got the first 4 books in the Virgin River series (including A Virgin River Christmas) as a bundle on my Kindle for just $9.99 :)