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.
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I love books! Audiobooks take stories to the next level. I'm obsessed with Audible and will try to rate all of my books. Happy Listening! ;)
If you want to listen to an excellent romance story with a Christmas backstory then you must get this audiobook. This book is part of the Virgin River series but it can very well be listened to on its own. It's a beautiful love story of two people that have gone through a lot and found love when they least expected it. I loved how the Christmas theme was incorporated into the story. And I mean the true meaning of Christmas, about helping people in need, about giving back and appreciating your family. This book has become one of my favorite books in the VR series and definitely my favorite Holiday romance.
Narration: another flawless narration by Therese Plummer. She's just the best! I highly recommend this sweet, sexy and wonderful love story with a Christmas theme.
I was needing a good story. It is another book that you know the ending right from the start, but that's what Robyn's books are all about. Nice story, listened all day, put me a calm mood and the day just flowed. Now I just have to wait for a longer book, hope it doesn't take too long.
I like everything Nora Roberts, Janet Evanovich, Carly Phillips, Catherine Coulter and Jean Auel
This complete series gets a five star rating from me.I will listen and/or read (novella's are not available on Audible yet) this series again and again.
The Sheridan and the Riordan Families come together in this issue, which makes this one the very best. All of the Characters have their ups and downs, which makes me love and sometimes dislike them, which in turn keeps me turning the pages so to speak.
All the characters feel like real people to me. Ms. Plummer is one of the very best narrators. She brings the characters to life.
My aaah, moment was at the end, when all the Riordans join the Sheridan family for a meal and the true coming together of Patrick and Angie.
Virgin River books are supposed to be about Virgin River citizens. Naming someone Riordan or making them a Sheridan and plopping them down into the bar is not enough to give them VR status - unless you include updated back story on the characters to whom they are related.
Angie and Patrick are both good characters, but their story didn't need VR to "work." Throwing the ever-annoying Mel into the mix with very little reason didn't do it. I love this series, so I'm willing to forgive quite a bit.
I can't complain about the ending without giving it away,but I will say that wrapping up the story felt like a race to the finish.
My other complaint is that Virgin River, a rural community dependent on deep relationships between neighbors, has generated far too many over-achieving professional women in recent volumes. How many attorneys. savvy businesswomen, doctors, etc. do we need in this tiny town?
The really good characters inevitably move away to find success elsewhere or become names on a list who appear at the bar for a potluck.
My fondest wish is for Mel to roll that Humvee down a ravine so Jack can find himself a new wife I can stand.
I have every book in the Virgin River series, love them all, however, this one was my favorite! I've listened to it many times and it never gets old! Great storyline, whether its Xmas time, or in the middle of summer, never disappoints! Wish Robyn Carr would write just one more!!
Excellent narration by Ms. Plummer.
Not a Virgin River fan. Got the Audible version for a nice price.
Look, this is No. 20 in the series. Ms. Carr has a strong and loyal following.
Me, not a huge fan but not averse to spending some time in Virgin River where everybody is nice and works for the good of all. But I swear, they need a mean person to move to town just to make them realize how good they have it.
I mean, seriously, who do they threaten the kids with?
"If you don't straighten up, I am going to send you to Preacher who will feed you and protect you and generally make a big deal of you," doesn't a good "you better behave" threat make.
What a Sweet Story for this time of year. I always like a light, good read during the holidays, and this one met the mark. Yes it was completely predictable, but Robyn Carr’s Virgin Series is good, wholesome reading.
Will do anything for books!
This was a sweet resolution for a young couple with a little baggage. It is nice to revisit so many of the other couples and see some great progression in the story that is Virgin River. What a great town and great couples. This book was not a deep story with lots of drama and tragedy but good. This was a great series, though long I enjoyed it, there were highs and lows, good times and bad lots of twists and turns but good all in all.
Jack, he is kind and wants to help everyone. But he is a busy body and has a hard time staying out of peoples personal lives.
The feelings she puts into all the people of Virgin River.
would like book 18 & 19. My husban and I have listened to the whole series and loved it.
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.
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