I have to agree with Ann of Lake Pleasant, NY and Debra of Amity, OR...there was too much about bodily functions; there were a simply unbelievable series of traumatic events entered into with witless abandon; and (speaking as a psychologist of nearly 30 years who has worked primarily with traumatized individuals) I have to say that Anna's reactions to the piled-on trauma after trauma were unrealistic.
It is likely to be an Alex Delaware or Frank Clevenger or even a Stephanie Plum who-dun-it; though (since I loved the previous Anna Pigeon books in the series) I will try one more (if there are more forthcoming) before I make a final decision about reading more of this series in the future.
Yes. I think she did the best she could with the material. However, I really like Barbara Rosenblat!
Lots of peripheral park administrators just seemed inserted to underscore what is portrayed as a top-heavy, abusive park system management. While this may be the case, I thought it was belabored without adding much to the storyline.
Someone else said they would recommend it to Anna Pigeon fans, and I'd go along with that -- with some reservations. If you are just starting out on this series...read The Rope last as most of the rest of us have done!
Yes for Howard; absolutely NOT for Ross
Stories of New Orleans are almost always interesting.
NO. She was so annoying with her sing-song narration that I almost quit listening several times. If I could have given zero stars for the narrator, I would have.
I enjoyed the story line and the steam value was a plus.
Pleasant, predictable, light-weight
I find the entire Virgin River series to be enjoyable for a day at the beach or a plane ride or any other time when light reading can take you to someplace pleasant.. While the story-lines are totally predictable, the characters are very likable and feel like old friends. I will say that the men are (more than?) a tad fantasy-like with their protectiveness of women, combined with a new-age respect for women's rights, and a total selflessness when it comes to pleasing their women sexually! Where were these guys back when I was looking?
It's interesting that when Plummer is speaking as Jack, or Preacher, or any of the other men in the series, I never think of her as anything but male! In the beginning of the series, I was able to tell every guy by their "voices", though as more and more men have been introduced, it has become more difficult to tell Jack from Lief or Collin or Denny, etc. Still, she does a fantastic job with voices!
I chuckled occasionally.
I would tell my friends looking for a pleasant, easy read to pick up any of the Virgin River books!
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