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Moonlight Road (Virgin River)

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A book by Robyn Carr

With her beloved younger siblings settled and happy, Erin Foley has empty nest syndrome. At age thirty-five. So she's hitting the pause button on her life and holing up in a secluded (but totally upgraded—she's not into roughing it) cabin … see full wiki

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The Memory will Linger After the Last Page is Turned

  • Feb 6, 2011
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+5
Moonlight Road is another in the multi-series Virgin River books by talented Robyn Carr. This is my third in the series, and though not in order, I’m enjoying the recurring and new characters as much as if I had started with the first book. As with her other books, Moonlight Road is characterized by strong, well-written characters, interesting and realistic plots and enough emotion to keep the reader choked up or smiling. Sometimes both. Ms. Carr is a master storyteller, and it’s easy to see why the Virgin River series has gained many followers.

Attorney Erin Foley needs a break from duty. She’s been the rock of support for her family since she was eleven, first assuming her mother’s role when that woman died, then becoming a parent to her two younger siblings when they lost their father. All the while, she cooked and cleaned, studied and passed the bart exam, then worked nonstop as an tax attorney in Chico, CA. Her brother and sister have finally left home, and Erin who never took time for herself has decided to spend the summer in her sister’s and brother-in-law’s remote cabin just outside Virgin River. First, though, she has the rustic cabin remodeled with indoor plumbing and electricity.

Almost immediately, she runs into Aiden Riordan, who is hiking in the woods nearby. Startled by the bearded man who appears to be a smelly vagrant, she bumps her head and falls onto the deck.. Aidan treats her bruises, then insists she let him drive her to ER for a medical checkup in case she is concussed.

Aiden, fresh out of the Navy, is taking some much needed time off until his sister-in-law delivers her baby, then he plans to find an OB/GYN clinic to set up shop. However, he lets Erin think he’s merely a medic. The two clash at first, but after he comes back to check on her, they begin to enjoy each other’s company.

Amid their growing interest in one another, the reader is re-introduced to the large and gregarious Riordan clan, Erin’s sister Marci and her husband Ian, and several other Virgin River residents. As is typical in a Robyn Carr book, there are several ongoing stories revolving around the main love interest, all designed to keep the pages turning.

Erin’s and Aiden’s road to romance turns rocky when his ex-wife shows up. Erin at first has doubts about Aiden, but then decides this gentle man whom she has come to love is worth fighting for.

Do yourself a favor and pick up Moonlight Road and get to know the fascinating characters who live and love in Virgin River.  Two thumbs up for this warm love story.

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