I liked this book a lot. I like all of the Virgin River books, but this and "Virgin River Christmas" are my two favorites in the VR series. I'm not sure what it is about Paige and Preacher and their story that captivated me, but they truly did. Preacher Middleton (John) is a archetype - well, pretty much all Carr's VR characters are! But he's a skillfully drawn archetype - the gentle giant who falls for the tiny helpless woman and rescues her.
But, of course, this is VR, so the women are rarely actually helpless or stand idly by being rescued. Paige's courage and strength also rescue Preacher from the aloneness that suited him -- until it didn't.
Yes, it's a romance, but Carr doesn't write just love and lust. She also writes as much as possible about real people in real situations and how they meet their challenges.
And along the way you'll meet more of Virgin River's quirky cast of residents and fall a little bit more in love with the little town. The book carries Jack and Melinda's story forward as well because, of course, it all starts with them.
It must also be said that Therese Plummer is as much a part of Virgin River as Jack's Bar. She doesn't have a wide range of voices, but something about her narration takes me into the characters in a way that just reading cannot do. I have read several of them, and they just don't "come alive" for me the way Plummer brings them to life when I listen to her read them.
This isn't heavy reading, but it's great story-telling. Enjoy.
I have read not only this Virgin River series, but all her other related series as well. You can't go wrong with a Robyn Carr story. Keep hoping for a continuation of the tales begun in Virgin River. What became of the families that began with second chances for love. How is Jack's group of fellow Marines now lifelong friends doing?
The love Mel and Jack have for one another that spans out to include every one they come in contact with ... Jack almost losing Mel after childbirth and Jack showing up after every one thinking he had been lost in the big fire. The whole series brings me from laughter to tears several times within the same book
For me she is part of the story. When I hear her narrate anything else the character in this series come to mind.
Don't give up on love especially if you live in or near Virigin River or know one of the Marines in Jack's band of brothers.
Need more stories from and about Virgin River.
I have always loved to read. As a child my mom actually grounded me from books if I was in trouble. Noone can do that now. Yay!
I don't know. They are easy to read/listen to. But each book feels less compelling and less character driven than the last. I won't keep investing my money in books if I can predict the ending -- the complete story -- from page one.
Give me water to swim and surf in. That with a glass of white wine and the sun. That's heaven.
I think that Second Chance Pass ranks in the top 10 of all the audiobooks I've listened to.
My favorite character was the doctor who was secretly in love with one man while the town was trying to fix her up with someone else.
The secret DIA agent, Lee.
I laughed through mosst of this book because it was the characters Therese Plummer
brought to life with her narration were so human.
I enjoy listening to the narration rather than reading, it keeps the story alive.
I like all the different characters that flow thru all the Virgin River series. I am working my way thru the series- it is like one big novel, meeting new people that add to the big picture of Virgin River.
Nice easy listening
Yes, this one was almost as good as the 4 previous books
I just can't stop listening to these books.
I love the way new characters are introduced and how the previous ones are involved.
I am starting to feel like I am a part of this town.
Welcoming, warm and compelling
As in each Virgin River book in Second Chance pass we get a glimpse of the lives of characters of prior books. I like the way those characters are woven into the story
I like the sound of her voice and the intonation.
I'd take Mel because as in each Virgin River Book she is strong supportive and discreet to all those she comes in contact with. I'm always eager to see what she is up to.
An enjoyable listen, on its own or as part of the series. I originally listened to the books as I came upon them and enjoyed them so much I listened to them again in order.