Summary

Marine veteran John "Preacher" Middleton intimidates just about everyone who walks into his bar. But when an abused young mother comes in, seeking protection from her ex-husband, Preacher promises to become her guardian - and maybe something more.
©2007 Robyn Carr (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC
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2 out of 5 stars
By Book addict on 24-06-18

So boring - part of my life I’m never getting back

The pacing of this book is alllllll off. I got so very bored.

Some parts are ridiculously detailed (like all the gynae and birth sections) which just aren’t needed to add to the story (especially since it’s not even about the main character), and more like the author has got some bee in their bonnet about going on about how wonderful a woman’s body is (all a bit preachy). The overly idyllic birth and breastfeeding - may as well have been trumping rainbows whilst she was at it. Why was Mel so obsessed with getting Jack to measure and check all the time?! Baby’s gonna come regardless of whether you’ve been measured or not.

Then the story meanders off in all sorts of directions like a soap opera to different characters and it doesn’t build up to anything. It’s just a long winded book about simple people, doing small town stuff, going on and on about the same plot points, and the book just keeps plodding on. This might be a nice window into another world if the characters were likeable, but they were all a bit ‘meh’. Just left me feeling frustrated, bored, and like I’d wasted part of my life.

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5 out of 5 stars
By simplyswing on 09-05-18

Excellent

Excellent as always with Robyn Carr's books. Complete enjoyment from start to finish. Her characters live with you long after completion.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Houston mom on 01-12-12

Wonderful story of kindness and unconditional love

If you've read my review of the first book in this series, Virgin River, you'll know why I like this author so much. Her ability to tell a compelling love story while keeping a smile on your face is only matched by Nora Roberts (at least as far as I've discovered- let me know who else I should try).She never uses demeaning language nor snarky comments to get a quick laugh and avoids graphic descriptions of violence. In this book, you learn more about the gruff "Preacher" and how tender he is on the inside. Paige is a battered wife looking for a new life and Preacher helps her find it. The descriptions of how Preacher helps her fight to get back her sense of self and safety are rich and help the reader to understand the plight of an abused woman a little better. The scene where Paige teaches Preacher to be a loving partner in bed is just beautiful. No wonder Robyn Carr is a best-selling author!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Judy on 01-06-09

These books are fantastic!

Robyn Carr is such a masterful storyteller! She makes you feel like you know each character individually. These stories are well-written, funny, touching and believable, with just enough spicy romance to top it off. I sincerely hope Audible gets the rest of this series because they are truly wonderful. I suggest starting with the first book (Virgin River). Oh, and the narrator is EXCELLENT!

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