MY KIND OF CHRISTMAS Virgin River Book 20 Robyn Carr Harlqeuin MIRA ISBN: 978-0778313854 November 2012 Contemporary Romance In one of my all time favorite Christmas novels, published a two years ago, Robyn Carr gives us the story of Patrick Riordan. Patrick is on an extended leave from his duties as a Navy pilot. His best friend has been shot down and he is trying to recover. He comes to Virgin River to get some peace and quiet, staying in a brother’s small cabin. He begins getting dinner in Jack’s bar and one day, while there, he spots Angie LeCroix. Angie, a brilliant over-achiever, is in Virgin River getting some space from her very bossy and opinionated mother, who is also Jack’s older sister. Angie is on leave from her medical school studies after being in a very serious auto accident that almost killed her. Now she is rethinking her life plan, much to her mother’s distress. This novel has some interesting side plots, including Angie’s efforts to obtain plastic surgery for a disfigured girl in the town, the town Christmas tree with a military theme, and Patrick’s commitment to his best friend’s widow and son. Honestly, I have read every one of these Virgin River books and I was thrilled to read about all these characters from past books, integrated into Patrick and Angie’s very fine romance. Can two people fall madly in love in a short period of time and have it be real? Is it possible for two very geographically different lives to merge and succeed? Readers will certainly hope that the answers are yes to these questions! I loved this book, the romance, the passion, the character development of these two charming people. I also love that Patrick’s insecurities and worries are just as prominent as Angie’s. Awesome book and can be read over and over! Reviewed by Jeri Neal Rating: 4 1/2
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