Probably my favorite book in this very good series. I was unsure about purchasing it as the characters didn't seem to be ones I had know from the previous books. Series seem to normally introduce someone before they move them into their own. It caught me from the very start and worked in the old familiar characters as well. Five stars!
I really enjoy Carr's Virgin River series. I'd love to go live there if it really existed! I feel like the characters throughout the series are friends of mine now. So I was really looking forward to a book that also had horses, as that's a big love of mine. I enjoyed this book for it's exploration of the relationship between the people and the horses, and for the cultural complexity of the Native American characters.
The complete downer for me was the narrator. Her cadence and inflection were not fluid or natural. She tended to have slight pauses where there shouldn't be any, And for me the biggest detractor is when either a narrator or writer states something inaccurately. In this case, the narrator mispronounces the term "dressage" more than once, which makes anyone who has a clue about horsemanship wince in annoyance. If you're going to narrate a book, please find out how to correctly pronounce words you don't know. I'm listening to the book for the second time, as I wanted to see if my initial impression still held. It does, so if you are a Virgin River series fan you may prefer to read this book rather than spend a credit to listen to it.
Good Books Don't Promote Violence
While I really enjoy the Virgin River series, I found this book to be just okay. Of course, in any series, I always like some books more than others.
I am making my way thru all the Virgin River Series and I liked all of them so far. I especially enjoyed this one! I did, however, seriously want to strangle Lily a few times thru out the story but that's what makes the book so real! Excellent series! Excellent book!
Believer in what you can't see
How the characters work with the horses and how they learn to trust each other.
I liked everyone equally in this story. They all contibuted to the storyline and without them the story would not have been as interesting.
All of her performances brings Virgin River to life. She makes you feel like you are home and part of the family.
Ever book in this series makes you want to listen to it all in one sitting, the stories are just wonderful.
nice contemporary series.
The Virgin River Books always bring a different story. This time it revolves around horses; enjoyed learning equestrian trivia while listening. The love interests are always predictable but who doesn't like a happy ending. These are such great escape books and once you are invested in the series you are happy to follow along with the lives of the characters you have come to know and love.
LIfe-long reader, fond of mysteries, scifi, fantasy. Prefer good story-tellers, with interesting premises. Road warrior-so listen a lot!
Ms. Carr deals with the issues of Native Americans in this one, not only Anglo vs Indian, but tribe vs tribe, in forging a life outside the reservation using traditional skills. Our hero and heroine, from different tribes, both have baggage from teenage wild oats, and have become more mature people, but the memories still haunt them - and in the case of our hero, an Anglo ex-wife doesn't want it to be all ex = while she's divorced him, she still wants him at her beck and call. And his considerable skill with horses.
Our old friends in Virgin River are somewhat peripheral to this one, but it's still a visit to a strong community and old friends.
I almost knew how it would end, but it was an enjoyable journey getting there.
This was another great entry in the Virgin River Series. I love how you can always find out what is going on with everyone in Virgin River, because they are always brought up in the story. Robyn Carr has done an excellent job of keeping the listener wanting to come back for more. Therese Plummer also does an excellent job of telling the story she is one of my favorite narrators.
Love Conquers All.
This is a tough question. I have read many book series and this series has many books. It is one of the more complex ones so far in this series in my opinion. Many issues were settled as well as suspense over the fate of one of the main characters, Jack.
She is getting better as a reader. She reads and doesn't try to make the fake sounding male voices.
I was happy that Jack survived the forest fire and Mel knew, in her heart, that he did survive. In this book two main characters had babies. That is always something to smile over. I was also very happy that Vennie and Paul married and they didn't have to worry about a false claim of a pregnancy from an old acquaintance of Paul's.
As with any series of books, it is always perhaps better to read them in order so that the introduction of characters is more orderly. For some reason, I have not purchased them in the proper order, so I have found that at times I am thinking, 'Oh so this is where she/he came in'. Luckily, I will be taking a rather long road trip this summer so will listen to them in order for the better flow of characters. This is a good series.