A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr
Also by this author: Four Friends, The Promise
Series: Virgin River #4
Also in this series: Whispering Rock, Return to Virgin River
Published by MIRA
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Romance
Reading Challenges: 2020 GoodReads
Source: Personal Collection
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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. - via GoodReads
A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr is the first book I reached for once the COVID-19 esh hit the fan. It was on my TBR cart and I knew it would be the exact kind of calming read I’d need during times like these. As it turns out I wasn’t wrong!
Robyn Carr always writes strong leads and Marcie and Ian are no different. Marcie is a little too bull-headed for my liking but her determination saw her accomplishing her goals. So who am I to judge? Ian was damaged by the things he’d been through in his life and retreated thinking it would make everything easier…..until Marcie.
I really enjoyed A Virgin River Christmas! Of course we get a peak at how couples from previous books are doing. That always makes me happy and it is a stranded cabin romance. Watching these two wear each other down was great. It’s sort of acquaintances to lovers and I don’t think that usually works for me but it works here. They aren’t acquaintances but they aren’t exactly friends either. I was so grateful to be in Virgin River at Christmastime instead of the Midwest during COVID.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2020 GoodReads