Midwife Melinda Monroe has come to Virgin
River to try and recover from the senseless murder of her
husband. The change from the city certainly comes as a huge
surprise and if that isn’t enough, she finds herself
hopelessly drawn to retired Marine. Jack Sheridan. Although
Mel finds that Jack awakens part of her that she thought was
gone forever, she’s conflicted by the feeling that she’s being
unfaithful to the husband she adored. When circumstances
force Jack and Mel into a marriage, can she overcome her
feelings and give her heart to Jack completely?
When I was at RT I returned to my room
one night and found Virgin River in a gift bag
with a cookie on my bed. I was startled to say the least.
With everything going on I ate the cookie and put Virgin
River into my carry on luggage with a thought that
maybe I’d read it on the plane. While in flight I found
myself totally absorbed in Mel and Jack and I couldn’t get
enough of Virgin River. As soon as I returned
home, I immediately put the two next books in this trilogy on
pre-order, I had to have them as soon as possible!
John Middleton, also called Preacher by
his friends, has worked with his friend, Jack, in Virgin River
since he retired from the Marines. He’s closing the bar one
rainy night when Paige Lassiter and her three year old son
come in. It quickly becomes apparent to Preacher by the
bruises that Paige is trying to hide, that she is on the run
and he and his friends in Virgin River rally around Paige and
her son determined to protect her. Paige thought she’d never
feel safe again after the hell her husband put her through.
Everyone in Virgin River has gone out of their way to make her
and her son at home; especially Preacher. She’s never met a
man like him before and little by little she allows herself to
open up and begin a romantic relationship with him. Preacher
never really saw himself as a family man, but Paige and her
son have him thinking differently than he ever has before.
However, when Paige’s ex-husband shows up, can Preacher and
the residents of Virgin River protect Paige from a madman?
The second book of the Virgin River
Trilogy was just as wonderful as the first. Preacher and
Paige seized my heart from the first chapter. I practically
stayed up the entire night to finishing reading Shelter
Mountain because I just couldn’t quit until I turned
the last page.
After being severely injured in the line
of duty, LAPD officer and Marine reservist Mike Valenzuela
found himself in Virgin River and somehow agreeing to be the
town’s first police officer. Brie Sheridan’s brother, Jack,
has made his home in Virgin River along with his wife Mel so
it’s no surprise that Mike and Brie find themselves spending
time together. Brie’s husband devastated her when he left her
for her best friend; she’d never had any warning that anything
was wrong. It’s not until Brie is the victim of a savage
assault that Mike and Brie truly become close. Brie realizes
that Mike is everything she needs. Mike knows that he’s
struck out at love before but he knows that Brie is the woman
he should have waited for. Now they have to get through the
assault trial along with the sudden reappearance of Brie’s
Whispering Rock could not
have been a better ending to the Virgin River Trilogy! Mike
and Brie were both characters who intrigued me in earlier
books and Whispering Rock couldn’t have
satisfied my longing for their story more!
In all honestly I could not do a review
on just one of these books! It’s not often that I find a
series where all of the books are equally as good but
The Virgin River Trilogy is a stellar example
of what a trilogy should be. In this case I can’t recommend
highly enough that readers pick up all three books at once.
You most certainly will not be disappointed!!