Robyn Carr finally returning to her beloved series Virgin River was absolutely everything I wanted! I went into this book with the expectation of reading a rich, emotionally satisfying story, and that’s exactly what I got. I’m not sure why I didn’t expect cameos from all my favorite characters, but seeing the whole gang again was a huge bonus.
This book follows Kaylee, an author who recently lost her mom. As many of the characters in this series do, she retreats to small-town Virgin River to recover and write her next book. When she gets to town, she ends up needing a place to stay, and Landry, the sexy artist/dog trainer hero (has there ever been a better combination??), happens to have a guest house she can use.
Kaylee’s grief was so real and all-consuming, my heart actually ached at times. I am super close with my mom, and I couldn’t imagine what she was going through. Ms. Carr took us through it with Kaylee’s journey. Landry was such a sweet and caring support-system. Their romance was easy and mature and made me smile through the heartfelt moments.
The end did wrap up too quickly. I thought there was more to explore with Landry’s ex-wife and the foster situation was a little rushed. I loved the storylines; I just wanted more!
Overall, I absolutely loved my return to Virgin River! I know it’s greedy, but can we have a few more?? I love this series so much! I might have to listen to the audiobook because Thérèse Plummer’s narration takes these books to the next level!
**I received a free copy of this book in order to provide an honest review**