Read via local elibrary. This is one of the best books in the series. Just absolutely loved it. Great poignant elements, love, a bit of misunderstanding (not true angst, it didn't make me feel uncomfortable or think why). The whole book was just great and would read again. Will look to buy my own copy as its one of THOSE books. 15.2.16. Re-read via local elibrary. Loved it even more. Great book. Loads of feelgood. 9.12.17 now have own copy and rereading for umpteenth time. I did note that supposedly Adele was 76 when she took him in as a 15 yr old. Its now about 20 years later which would make her 96!! I think author got her ages wrong!
I have enjoyed all of the Virgin River stories. I came upon these books by accident when I got a Kindle e-reader for my birthday. I would recommend these books over and over. Thoroughly enjoyed. I couldn't put them down.
This is a title well down a series about an American town called Virgin River. However it reads perfectly well as a standalone. A young mother, widowed while pregnant with twins when her soldier husband was killed overseas, is determined to make a new life for her little family, and comes to live in the community of Virgin River. Katie Malone is not worried about coping because firstly, she is well able to change oil or do other physical labour, and secondly her brother Conner lives in Virgin River with his soon-to-be fiancee. Driving to town however Katie has a flat tyre at a bend in the road surrounded by towering redwoods, and the isolated spot means she has to change the wheel herself. Rain is falling, the twin five-year-old boys are hungry and her phone can't get a signal, and the lugs on her SUV are not shifting. A group of bikers rides by and politely stop and help, the four helmeted and booted lads being sympathetic to any fellow traveller. Later when she has arrived and settled in town, Katie sees the bikers again and thanks them. They are on tour from Montana, and one seems awfully familiar. Dylan Childress was a Hollywood child actor and colossal brat several years ago. Thanks to a grandmother who dragged him away when his best friend died of an overdose, he has settled to a new life, piloting and maintaining planes on his own small airfield in Montana. Now the recession is eating away at his company's profits and he is touring other small airfields looking for a solution. He's phobic about commitment because of his dysfunctional family but Katie strikes him as being pretty special, twins and all. Katie wasn't expecting to start a relationship, and has no intention of being a one-night-stand, but she can't deny that Dylan gets under her skin even more now than he did when she was thirteen and watching him on television. But Hollywood is calling him, and he needs the money... This is enjoyably well written and the characters and backgrounds are well detailed, as is the environment, bears, woods and all.