Audiobook, Contemporary Romance

Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr @RCarrWriter @HarlequinAudio

Return to Virgin River
Kaylee Sloan is a suspense writer working on a deadline she’s going to miss if she doesn’t change something. She’s still grieving over the loss of her beloved mother and staying in her home isn’t helping her move on. She remembers fondly the childhood memories of good times in Virgin River so when the friends who own the home she used to visit invite her to stay there for an extended time, Kaylee gladly accepts. Unfortunately, she arrives to a house engulfed in flames and has to make other plans fast. Where else but Jack’s Bar can you expect to find a solution, which is where the helpful firefighters directed her to go.

The announcement that Carr was writing another book in this series took me by surprise and I did a happy dance. There’s something about this fictional town and community that connected with my heart and head, not wanting to let it go when the series ended so the chance to revisit it brought joy. It was wonderful revisiting old friends and getting updates while becoming fully absorbed into Kaylee’s journey.

Kaylee’s feelings and memories of her mother and the loss brought back my own, which I was unprepared for. It made me connect with her on a deeper level as I understood her difficulty in coming to terms with the loss of her best friend. When she confronted her paralyzing fear of dogs with the help of her landlord, Landry Moore, I saw the parallels to her being able to deal with grief. I really liked both of these characters, individually and as a couple. They didn’t rush anything, letting their relationship evolve naturally, which was not without conflict. Don’t you just love adult romances?

This was a beautiful return to one of my most favorite series. I listened to this story and Thèrése Plummer delivered her normal, excellent performance. Her voices for Kaylee and Landry seem to fit them perfectly and the pacing was just right. I finished this in one day, just reveling in being back in Virgin River. Oh, and I’ve binge watched the Netflix series, both seasons, which only served to better help me visualize the setting. I’m in a happy place.

Book Info

  • Release Date: October 20, 2020
  • Series: Virgin River #19
  • Narrator: Thérèse Plummer
  • Audio Length: 7 hours, 31 minutes
  • Publisher: Harlequin Audio

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(Thanks to Harlequin Audio for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)

32 thoughts on “Return to Virgin River by Robyn Carr @RCarrWriter @HarlequinAudio”

    1. It’s just how I’m wired. Every time I’ve tried to read the book after watching the movie, I keep looking for the film storyline and getting confused. It works for me in the reverse because it’s visual and I can quickly adjust to a variant storyline. I’ve attempted to do this three times, three different books so I’ve accepted it doesn’t work for me. Everyone’s different so it may work just fine for you.

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  1. I am loving the series, but have only read the first book. I will be reading or listening to the second shortly as part of a challenge I am in. I am looking forward to reading them all eventually. I do love Robyn Carr’s storytelling. Great review Jonetta.

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      1. I remember my sister reading loads so yes, I’m sure she’d love this one. And, alas, we don’t have cable and no Netflix so I’m missing out on these fun programs.

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