About the Book: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.
From reading reviews of other bloggers, I've decided that you either like Carr's Virgin River series, or you don't. Honestly speaking, with one or two exceptions, they are all basically the same story. An ex-military man finds his way to this remote North California mountain town and while there, finds love. There is usually some military baggage he needs to deal with, and she may have a skeleton or two in her closet, but in the end, love conquers all, and they live happily ever after out in the middle of nowhere surrounded by the best friends anyone could want. This book, set during the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas, is no different.
Becca and Denny dated for years and while they broke up some time ago, she's only now getting serious about someone else, but something doesn't seem right. She decides she needs to see Denny again, to get him out of her system once and for all. Of course we all knew that wasn't going to happen. We watch her and Denny get to know each other again and see her fall in love with Virgin River. We get to spend Christmas with all our friends there. In short, if you are a fan of the series, this should be on your list of Christmas reads. If you have read other books in the series and didn't like them--well, it's just like them. If this is your first Virgin River book, it stands alone though at times it seems a bit busy with characters with little purpose.
I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley. Grade: B.