REVIEW: Bring Me Home for Christmas by Robyn Carr

bookTitle: Bring Me Home for Christmas (Amazon)
Virgin River, #16
Robyn Carr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: review copy
Published: October 2011 by Mira

This year, Becca Timm knows the number one item on her Christmas wish list—getting over Denny Cutler. Three years ago, Denny broke her heart before heading off to war. It's time she got over her silly high-school relationship and moved on.

So she takes matters into her own hands and heads up to Virgin River, the rugged little mountain town that Denny calls home, as an uninvited guest on her brother's men-only hunting weekend. But when an accident turns her impromptu visit into an extended stay, Becca finds herself stranded in Virgin River. With Denny. In very close quarters.

As the power of Christmas envelops the little town, Becca discovers that the boy she once loved has become a strong and confident man. And the most delicious Christmas present she can imagine.

Why I Read this Book: I had not read a single book in the Virgin River series nor had I read anything else by this author. But when I came across Bring Me Home for Christmas, I was in the mood for a light contemporary romance and I couldn’t pass this one up.

What I Liked: Becca’s on the verge of getting engaged but there’s a speck of doubt floating around in the back of her mind. She can’t stop thinking about her ex so she decides to see him to find out if she’s ready to completely move on. She wants to marry someone because she is absolutely, unequivocally in love with him, not because he looks good on paper.

Virgin River seems to be the place where people come to escape but ending up staying and setting up house. The people of Virgin River are like an extended family; everyone looks out for each other. It feels like a nice and welcoming place.

It was refreshing to have a female character brought in to the story and befriend Becca instead of her being Becca’s competition. No crazy drama in Bring Me Home for Christmas.

What I Didn’t Like: Some aspects of the story were predictable. I pretty much knew who Becca was going to end up with but I was interested to find out the how.

I don’t like to mix children with my romance novels. I’ve got 3 kids of my own so it’s not much of an escape if there are kids in the books I read.

Memorable Moment:

“The safest place for a family is under the umbrella of a happy marriage.”

Love this quote. It gave me the warm and fuzzies.

Overall Impression: Bring Me Home for Christmas was a lovely story and can definitely be read as a stand alone. I fell in love with not only the hero and heroine but the people of Virgin River as well. I will be checking out the rest of this series. If you’re one of those Lifetime/Hallmark movie channel junkies (like I am) you’ll enjoy reading this book. It’s one of those feel good stories.

The Book Vixen’s Rating:

3 Frogs 

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  1. I loved this book! I hadn't ever read anything from the author or the Virgin River series, but I felt it was very well written. I enjoyed it so much I've started reading the series.

    I laughed out loud when you said you don't like to mix children in the books you read. HAHA! I've only got 1 son (11 months) and I hear you loud and clear! I tried reading I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson and I just couldn't do it. I was more stressed after I read than before. That book was TOO much. I had to stop. I was making mental notes when she was about all the stuff I had to do. AH!

    1. I put the entire Virgin River series on my TBR list after reading this book.

      Glad I'm not the only one. I try to steer clear of kids as much as possible in romance novels. They don't belong there! LOL (Unless they're born as a result of a HEA, then that's fine.)

  2. I really love this series! I think I love it's utter predictability! Lol! It's like no matter how bad the heroine's off- I know the hero will save her in the end!! I haven't read this one though...

    1. The predictability makes it a 'safe' read. I like that, when I'm in the mood for a light contemporary romance read :)

  3. I like a good predictable, feel-good read every now and then. Great review!


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