Harlequin Mira, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780778314196, 400pp.
Publication Date: January 29, 2013
Welcome back to Virgin River with the books that started it all
For the second time in a year, a woman arrives in the small town of Virgin River trying to escape her past
John "Preacher" Middleton is about to close the bar when a young woman and her three-year-old son come in out of the wet October night. A marine who has seen his share of pain, Preacher knows a crisis when he sees onethe woman is covered in bruises. He wants to protect them, and to punish whoever did this, but he knows immediately that this is more than just instinct. Paige Lassiter has stirred up emotions in this gentle giant of a manemotions that he has never allowed himself to feel.
Then Paige's ex-husband turns up in Virgin River. And if there's one thing the marines' motto of Semper Fialways faithfulhas taught Preacher, it's that some things are worth fighting for.
"This book is an utter delight."-RT Book Reviews on Moonlight Road
"Strong conflict, humor and well-written characters are Carr's calling cards, and they're all present here....You won't want to put this one down."-RT Book Reviews on Angel's Peak
"This story has everything: a courageous, outspoken heroine, a to-die-for hero and a plot that will touch readers' hearts on several different levels. Truly excellent."-RT Book Reviews on Forbidden Falls
"An intensely satisfying read. By turns humorous and gut-wrenchingly emotional, it won't soon be forgotten."-RT Book Reviews on Paradise Valley
"Carr has hit her stride with this captivating series."-Library Journal on the Virgin River series
"The Virgin River books are so compelling-I connected instantly with the characters and just wanted more and more and more."-#1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber