I'll start by saying I really enjoyed this book, but (the proverbial but) the ending was really hokey and totally not needed. The author would have had a very nice ending without this last hokey scene.
The book starts with a very comical scenario when Melinda (Mel) leaves all she's known to run away from a hurtful past by answering a newspaper ad from a small town. Mel is a trained Nurse and Midwife who just needs to get away from memories. As true with many advertisements, Mel soon learns that there is often little truth in advertising.
Jack has already run away from a life of war, landing in the small town several years previous to Mel's arrival. He runs the town bar and restaurant. Though Mel and Jack begin butting heads immediately, Jack determines to at least provide what was offered in the newspaper ad when he learns why Mel came to town. Jack and Mel predictably find solace in each other to help right the hurtful things in their previous lives.
The book is easily listening and enjoyable. While its a love story, the love story is fairly realistic and not overly gushy (though, I'm sorry, the world doesn't really produce men like Jack) . The hokey ending doesn't really destroy the rest of the book since the book could have nicely ended before the last scene.
mainly read romances and books for a book club that take me all over the map.
I felt like I was meeting a set of friends in this book. Entertaining with a nice romance at the center, while dealing with some issues I and friends face every day. It is a wonderful listen and Virgin River proves to be a great place to visit again and again. I'm a little over half way through this 17 book series. So far they have all proved credit worthy and worth a return listen.
The development of the characters and the flow of ths story.
I liked how she changed her voice for the characters without trying to sound like a man.
This is the second book in the virgin river series that I have read - a little backwards as this is the first novel in the series. Robyn Carr tells a good story and the narrator is good. If you like romance novels that are well written and (mostly) realistic, you will like this one.
Say something about yourself!
This series is very addicting so be ready to read all books
Outlander, because it keeps the same characters throughout the series, has heartaches, laughter and love.
a great narrator, love listening to her
Get Away with the lovely town of Virgin River
Loved this series, it has all in the books not just love, but stories of lives and how people come together
Say something about yourself!
Fun series of life in a smal mountain community. A lot of romance, love, friendship and enterteinment. I love the characters and I hope the author writes more of every single one of them
Therese Plumer is awesome. I like the idea of using the same reader for the whole series.
I love the love scenes and I have cried in several ocasions, specially when Rick lost one leg.
This was an easy listen and simple story. Keeps you entertained. This is a "chick" audio book.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I loved the characters, and the narrator was so easy to listen to. Have now downloaded more books in this series.
I am a 43 year old mother of 4, I have a great husband and I am a nurse. I love to spend time with my family and ride atv's. Romance and humerous books are my favorite and I am currently listening to a lot of amish romance books.
I loved everything about this book, you cant go wrong if you choose this book to read!
this book gave me a place to excape to that I love...it sounds perfect and all the characters of the book are people I would like to live in a town with!
The setting and solid characters.
Preacher. A strong man who is a great cook.
Virgin River, the name speaks for itself......