Virgin River by Robyn Carr

New Beginnings

Virgin River by Robyn Carr is a contemporary novel about community, grief and new beginnings. It is the first book in the Virgin River series which promises to be heart-warming.

The area of Virgin River represents a complete change of life as a character tries to overcome a devastating loss. From big city and a busy ER to a sleepy mountain town with just one doctor, the contrast could not be greater. However there are still similar problems with unsavoury situations and not always as safe as it may at first seem. There are still challenges to face and situations to overcome.

There are some huge hearts within the novel – hearts that look for the best in others as they try to improve and save lives.

The sense of community runs through out. Most people offer a warm welcome to strangers. Needs are met as a town pulls together.

The heroine is a plucky young woman with an air of vulnerability. You cannot help but love her as she looks for the best in everyone she meets.

It is never too late to have a new beginning. We may fear leaving the old behind but we will never move forward if we keep one foot in the past.

Virgin River was a charming novel with heart-warming characters. It will leave you smiling.

A word of caution: there were ‘bedroom’ scenes with far too much detail for me, so I just skipped over these pages. It did not detract from my overall enjoyment of the novel which was positively charming.

I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.

JULIA WILSON

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