RITA recipient Robyn Carr is the number-one New York Times best-selling author of the wildly popular Virgin River books. The 20th in the series, My Kind of Christmas follows Patrick, the youngest Riordan brother, as he recovers from a tragic loss. After his best friend dies, Patrick tries to forget his sorrow in the arms of Jack Sheridan's beautiful niece, Angie. Now the couple just wants to be left alone this Christmas - but their families have other ideas.
©2012 Robyn Carr (P)2012 Recorded Books
Wounded characters come to Virgin River where they find themselves, heal what ails them, fall in love, and everyone mostly lives happily ever after.
There, now you know what happens in this and every Virgin River novel. Having said that, Carr does know how to draw a good set of characters and a great setting and, if you don't feel the need to challenge yourself on any given day, her novels are perfectly suited to not challenging but still entertaining the listener.
Therese Carr narrates these novels very well and listening to her voice makes me think of rich caramel or warm, drawn butter. She has a good range of characters and no distracting vocal habits.
I enjoyed this novel. Not raving but not complaining.
I usually really enjoy the Virgin River books but I didn't really like Angie. I don't know what it was but it just seemed kind of far fetched that a guy like Patrick would find this college student interesting. I was so bored I couldn't finish the book. I tried to read it twice but kept losing interest.
Therese Plummer did an excellent job as usual.
more complex story line and less predictable ending
the male character
this is a youth read
Ever since I started listening to this audio I could not stop! I really wanted to know the story, but felt really sad when I realized it was coming to an end. In this story two people who have suffered a traumatic experience in life go to a place to be alone and think about life, and, as expected they fall for each other. But things are not that simple because each one of them has different plans for the near future and all the odds point to the fact that this thing they got themselves into won't last, especially and the family of both of them don't approve.
The author did a wonderful job by keeping us hooked during the whole story. He doesn't spend pages and pages to actually show something interesting and catching. The whole book keeps you hooked, from the first page to the very last. The narrator did a very good job as well. As I said: I just loved it!
I enjoy many types of books and am always looking for new authors to read and listen too. I enjoy reading the reviews and adding my own from time to time.
Angie was my favorite because she had been through and overcome a horrible accident. She is a very strong character but does not recognize her own strength. Virgin River has many strong people living there and the Sheridan and Riordan familys are both large and full of life. She has to be strong just to survive her own family,
She knows all the characters in this series as she has done most of the books and brings all of them to life so well. She has developed voices for all of them and you can recognize them by their inflection. Does men's and women's voices equally well.
Yes, but started it late and had to finish it the next morning.
As a mother of 4 you have a lot of laundry. Audible books made washing a whole lot nicer. Walking isn't as painful either.
Absolutely, Therese Plummer is masterful at changing her voice to pull inso many characters and with so many people that have developed overthe years in Virgin River you need a great narrator.The story is perfect for a cold winter, a great imagination, a small cabin surrounded by woods, a handsome military man, and an enormous Christmas tree. What more could a girl ask for?
Any of the other wonderful Virgin River Christmas stories.
Diversity of the many characters. Each character seems to have their owntraits that instantly identify them in the story.
It made me smile often.
Do yourself a favor and crawl into bed with Virgin River.
I would have given it a 4.5 if I could.
I just Love the Allure of a Great Romance...a Pair of Rose Colored Glasses...some Fine Wine, and a Subscription to Audible...
While shopping for good Christmas reads, I happened upon "My Kind of Christmas" by Robyn Carr. I had just finished "Bring Me Home for Christmas" and really enjoyed that book by Robyn Carr as well. I would recommend both!
They are basically uncomplicated and very romantic. If you are in the mood to listen to a "feel good" book, then both of these will do the trick.
Therese Plummer does an excellent narration of both books.
Definitely credit worthy!
Enjoy and Merry Christmas!
I have listened to this entire series all year. Enjoyed the story and the characters. If you like all the others, then you will enjoy the comfort of this book during the Christmas season especially.
Yes! It was filled with awesome characters, and the whole book was just a feel good read ~ perfect for the holiday season. I loved every second of it!
Oooh, that'd be telling ~ let me just say it's FILLED with memorable moments. And not just between the hero & heroine. I have so many Robyn Carr books on my Kindle where she's been recommened but I've never gotten around to reading them...I'm now kicking my own butt, and buying other audio and resending those books to myself. Incredible story teller here.
Angie ~ she might have only been 23, but she's very wise and fun and full of hope and joy and caring ~ while not being a push over for anyone.
When Angie is able to come up with the funds for a recovery surgery for reconstruction surgery for a little girl she is trying to help out ~ it's totally moving.
The narration was fabulous, the story was awesome, and the supporting characters have sent me seeking out their books ~ that should tell you how great this book was!
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