A Virgin River Christmas (Book 4) by Robyn Carr

Book Description:

A Christmas Miracle in Virgin River

Last Christmas Marcie Sullivan said a final goodbye to her husband, Bobby. This Christmas she’s come to Virgin River to find the man who saved his life, and gave her three more years with him. Fellow marine Ian Buchanan dragged Bobby to safety in Fallujah four years ago then disappeared. Since then, Marcie’s letters to Ian have gone unanswered.

When Marcie tracks Ian to the tiny mountain town of Virgin River she finds a man haunted by his past and afraid to look to his future. Not easily scared off Marcie pushes her way into Ian’s reclusive life to see beyond his pain to the man he once was. The man he can be again.

Ian doesn’t know what to make of the determined young woman who forces him to look into the painful past and, what’s worse, the uncertain future. But it is, after all, a season of miracles and maybe, just maybe, it’s time to banish the ghosts and open his heart.

My Thoughts:

All the books in this series can be read as a standalones although if you want to get to know certain characters and their stories better, it is worth going back and starting from the beginning.

It’s always great to be back in Virgin River of which the small town is getting ready for Christmas and whilst you can still visualise the beauty of this place, through this story you get to see what it’s like when the temperature drops with the freezing weather conditions and how isolated some of the residents and the town itself can be.

In this story we get to meet Marcie, an out of towner who turns up in Virgin River looking for someone that she can’t rest until she speaks to. Marcie and Ian are total opposites but as the saying goes, opposites can attract. As with the weather, Marcie gets a very frosty reception on finding Ian and I enjoyed seeing these two getting to know each other and Ian thawing out to this fiery, kind hearted woman.

A Virgin River Christmas is ultimately a romance novel and one that will also capture the readers heart. Whilst the whole Christmas vibe is very low key, this story will still warm your heart as well as leaving you in good cheer. I love getting to meet and learn more about new characters whilst catching up with the regulars. Would love to be able to jump into the pages and experience Virgin River as well as Preacher’s cooking for myself!

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