A Virgin River Christmas by Robyn Carr is a delightful contemporary festive offering. It is the fourth book in the Virgin River series but can be read as a stand-alone. I enjoyed my return visit to Virgin River and greeting old and new faces.
Virgin River is a town with a huge heart. It is a place where the hurting can seek refuge from the world. The community care helps to heal souls. It is no surprise that this is a place that attracts war veterans who want to escape the world.
War damages people, physically and mentally. Guilt looms large when you survive what kills your comrades. The scars run deep. A veteran torments himself with what he believes loved ones are thinking but nothing could be further from the truth. Damaged souls need to heal.
The characters are delightfully drawn and realistic. I loved the verbal volleys between the leading characters. There were some highly amusing exchanges too.Continue reading