Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr is a delightful contemporary novel and the second book in the Virgin River series. It can be read as a stand-alone.
Once more the community of Virgin River pulls together to welcome a stranger and to help to bring healing and wholeness. The community has a strong sense of right and wrong, and will fight the injustices they see.
There are some hard to read topics of domestic abuse, miscarriage and still birth. The community gathers round to help in whatever way they can.
The older men of the town act as role models for the younger ones, taking them in under their wings.
The bond between veterans is unbreakable. When one of their own is in trouble, the others drop everything to offer support.
All the characters are well drawn and realistic. I loved the bond between a gentle giant and a small three year old boy. It is beautiful to watch love and friendship grow.
I adore the Virgin River books. They are totally charming with a strong community presence.
I received this book for free. A favourable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.
A word of caution: There were a few ‘bedroom’ scenes with far too much detail in for me, I skipped over these pages. It did not detract from my overall enjoyment of this book.