Reviewed by Lynn Reynolds
Bring Me Home for Christmas is book 16 of the “Virgin River” series.
Rich Timm and his sister Becca have just arrived in Virgin River to hunt and fish. Rich is there for a “guys” get-together and Becca has invited herself along. Robyn starts us off with a great interaction between brother and sister. If any of you have brothers, you can just picture them saying the same things that Rich says to Becca. This story will help you to laugh and reminisce at the same time. But Becca isn’t using this trip as a bonding excursion between siblings. She has an ulterior motive that Rich knows nothing about.
Denny Cutler is a farmer and Becca’s old boyfriend. He also works part time at a bar. Denny’s an ex-Marine and happy with the life he has in Virgin River. Or is he?
Robyn does a great job of giving her readers some good chuckles throughout her story. You have to love, and laugh, at some of the interactions that Becca has with the “guys”. I’ve always passed up reading books by Robyn Carr in the past. I didn’t think that I would like her work. Boy, did this book change my mind.
Robyn gives us characters that have gone through a lot, have ties to the military, and also know the meaning of helping your neighbors. She also gives her readers ideas on how to decorate for the holidays. I love her idea of getting the whole town together to decorate the town’s Christmas tree – what a lovely tradition.
Fate steps in and Becca’s days have suddenly changed. As the saying goes “when one door closes another one opens”. We get to see Becca mature and she also finally understands what Denny is about. Becca has also found her niche in Virgin River. Will she stay or will she go back to San Diego? You will have to read this story to find out.
Robyn will also pull at your “heart strings”. There’s a little girl named Megan. She has a lot going against her but she has a strong personality for one so young. If you’re a teacher – you will feel her pain. I’m glad that Robyn made Becca a teacher with a heart.
You will also love the military theme that runs through this book. Bring Me Home for Christmas is a great story that will have you smiling and eagerly awaiting for the next book in the series to come out. If you have never read another of her series before, this may change your mind – I know it did mine. It will also make you wonder if there are towns out there just like Virgin River.