Monday, April 12, 2010

Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr

Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Mira
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 384
Author's Website

Simple Description:
This is the 2nd in the Virgin River series.  Preacher comes to the front this time.  He is alone in the bar, getting ready to close up for the night, when Paige comes in with her young son.  She has gotten lost in the rain storm and just needs a place to rest for a bit.  They need some food, plus her son might be sick.

Preacher insisted they stay in his old apartment above the bar.   It takes some convincing, Paige seems ready to bolt.   Preacher soon learns that Paige is on the run, trying to escape an abusive husband.  She has tried involving the police, etc, but it doesn't better.  She believes her only option is to run away.

Preacher feels the need to help this woman.  Nobody should have to go through what she has experienced.  He is also falling in love with her, although he doesn't realize it.

Mel and Jack are still a big part of this novel too.  This one follows closely after the first in the series, Virgin River, so we get to follow along as Mel approaches her due date.

There's other stuff that happens..but I don't want to give anything away so I'm stopping there.

Now what you really want to thoughts:
Loved it, absolutely loved it. I couldn't put this book down.  You get so wrapped up in the lives of the Virgin River residents.  You feel you are experiencing things with them, and you want things to have a happy ending.
I definitely recommend this series and the Grace Valley series.    Be on the lookout for more reviews of the Virgin River series, my plan is to read one per month.

I took this from the author's website, just because I think it sums up these books perfectly:

“I was always meant to write about women,” Robyn says, “women who were tougher than the women of their time, smarter and more courageous … characters who would never trade places with anyone.”
That’s the impetus behind her Virgin River series for MIRA Books. Set in a small town (pop. 600) of retired marines and the independent women they love and against a backdrop of northern California redwoods, the Virgin River books are inspiration for those who, like Robyn, believe in the power of healthy, positive relationships.

This book is part of my collection and was either bought or given to me.


bermudaonion said...

I know several people who love these books, so I really do need to give the series a try.

Unknown said...

Bermudaonion - I hope you do, they leave me with a fuzzy feeling.

Professor Stacy said...

I just added this to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing it. I am very much looking forward to it.