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Saturday, November 12, 2016

[Review]* Bring Me Home for Christmas (Virgin River #14) by Robyn Carr



Bring Me Home for Christmas

Summary:

 Welcome back to VIRGIN RIVER with the books that started it all… 


This year, Becca Timm knows the number one item on her Christmas wish list—getting over Denny Cutler. Three years ago Denny broke her heart before heading off to war. It's time she got over her silly college relationship and moved on. 

So she takes matters into her own hands and heads up to Virgin River, the rugged little mountain town that Denny calls home, as an uninvited guest on her brother's men-only hunting weekend. But when an accident turns her impromptu visit into an extended stay, Becca finds herself stranded in Virgin River. With Denny. In very close quarters. 

As the power of Christmas envelops the little town, Becca discovers that the boy she once loved has become a strong and confident man. And the most delicious Christmas present she can imagine. 

Summary & Cover taken from Goodreads.com
Length: 336 (Mass Market Paperback)
Available Formats: Print/E-book/E-audiobook/Audiobook (CD)
Publication Date: October 27th 2015 by Mira (first published July 12th 2011)


There really isn't anything like returning to Virgin River after a long break in reading the series. I know that Robyn Carr has her Thunderpoint series now but I've been slowly reading this series in an effort to put off the inevitable. I just love the warmth that these books exude and I always feel like I'm settling in with old friends when I read the series.

This one, is probably my favourite out of the Christmas novels in the series up until this point. Maybe it's because I'd been away from the series for a long time or maybe it was just that Carr added a little more Christmas magic to it. Who knows, all I know is that I loved it and it put me in the holiday spirit right away. Mind you, at the time that I read the book it was mid August (I was a little early). But I loved it nonetheless.

This one featured one of my favourite themes- second chance romance and with two characters that I loved right from the start. Becca and Denny were just awesome together. They were a little younger than the last few couples in the book but I think that just made it even more important for them to reconnect because they could pick up right where they left off basically.

I thought Becca was a hoot as she basically forced herself into her brother's bachelor weekend to get closure from Denny who broke off there relationship a few years before. Instead it seemed like one thing got in her way after another and a broken ankle, some yelling and a little drama later from her and Denny she got the complete opposite of closure and ended up realizing she never stopped loving him. I really liked Becca, I thought her stubborn attitude was great. She may have been tiny but she was definitely not a wallflower or a pushover which was refreshing. She also had a great sense of humour and a big heart that definitely came through not only when she was with Denny, but when she was dealing with the people of Virgin River especially the children.

It was great to see Denny again. He'd been a side character in a couple of the previous Virgin River and we got to know him a little in those but it was nice to see him really shine as the main character in this romance. He knew he'd made a mistake in leaving Becca before and I was happy he wasn't hardheaded about coming around to that. He was so sweet and caring. He's one of those guys who would give you the shirt off his back literally if it meant that he could help. He was just so easy going I couldn't help but love him.

While their romance was a bit quick, due to Becca being trapped in Virgin River over the holidays it didn't feel rushed and I think it's because the usually band of merry characters from the series were in the story too. It was great to see Jack, Mel, Paige and Preacher again as well as some of the other minor characters and I loved the message that this book had about helping your community no matter what during the holidays everyone deserves to be warm and fed.

This was a cute, warm holiday read and one that really brightened up my day as it only took me the afternoon to read it, The romance between the two characters and the characters themselves felt genuinely authentic and filled me with Christmas cheer.

This is one that I would recommend to fans of the Virgin River series and to newcomers as well. If you really want a book that will make you feel cozy this is it especially if you love when two people get a second chance with each other.


LOVED IT!

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12 comments:

  1. It sounds cute. I haven't read the series at all, but you make me want to start. What a lovely review!

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    1. You really should this series is obey hat I always come back to especially after a big break in my reading and it always gets me back in the reading mood.

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  2. I read the first couple of books in this series and loved it. I really need to get back to the rest of it.

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    1. You should :) It actually surprised me in that despite how many books are in the series that the quality has stayed the same.

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  3. I know you been following this series for a while. Good to know your still enjoying it. Sometimes when a series has been going that long it can lose traction. Glad it keeps it up.

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    1. Of course I love it that's why I make you buy me the books everytime we see them at BMV.

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  4. I picked up Carr's Thunder Point (I think that's what it's called?) books earlier this year and though they didn't grab me, I am curious to try her Virgin River series. So glad you've enjoyed them so much and this seems like the ideal Christmas read--great review!

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    1. I think that if the Thunderpoint didn't grab you than this one might. I've stayed away from the TP series because I'm worried I won't like it as much. Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. The recurring characters are one of my favorite things about the Virgin River series. One of these years I need to start my second re-read (or will it be my third?) I have to admit, though, that this one was one of my least favorites, and I can't quite put my finger on why. But that's like saying strawberry is one of my least favorite ice cream flavors -- I still enjoy it, even if it's not my first pick. :-)

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    1. That's what I said thought about the last Christmas book in the series. The ice cream analogy is perfect. I've thought about re-reading the series but I suppose I should finish it first.

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  6. Oh I missed this one when it came out. The Christmas ones are my favorite from the series :D

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