Whispering Rock (Virgin River #3)
A decorated U.S. Marine reservist, LAPD officer Mike Valenzuela was badly wounded in the line of duty, but has found hope and healing in Virgin River. When he agrees to become the town's first cop, he does so knowing it's time he settled down. Twice divorced and the lover of too many women, he secretly longs for the kind of commitment and happiness his marine buddies have...more
The third book in the deeply fulfilling Virgin River series, with its touching depiction of community life in the quaint little country town of roughly 600 people among the majestic Redwoods of Northern California, continues with the theme of healing, love in unexpected places, and the true meaning of friendship and family. Just like the previous books, Whispering Rock has sexy, strong, loyal, devoted heroes, smart, feisty, and spirited heroines, terrific writing, ...more
My least favorite of the 3 Virgin River books. Not that I didn't like it - I did - I just didn't like it as much as the others.
I did love Brie and Mike together. They were a good fit for each other. Though I have to admit Mike got a little too...soft...in my opinion. But I think for the most part Carr did their relationship well. I was a bit disappointed at how they seemed to get pushed aside a bit near the end. All she had was a short paragraph about how they returned from S ...more
WHISPERING ROCK was a delight and helped me make it through a difficult weekend when I need escape more than anything else. As I told my mother, the VIRGIN RIVER SERIES is “comfort romance” at its best, featuring a town of heroic men and ...more
Another great installment in Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series. There was a lot going on in this one, as usual, but it didn’t have the almost awkward introductions as the last one. Things flowed fairly smoothly and the storylines were more connected.
I know a lot of readers who have made it further into the series than this third book (and even some who haven’t) have issues with Mel (a recurring main character from the first book) and the focus on women’s health and childbirth.
With women ...more
Carr pulls a lot of emotion out of the reader and her stories are very powerful. Mike and Brie both have pain and regrets. The things that bring them together then the evolution of their relationship made for really great reading. And plenty of tears, but lovely romance as well.
The side stories are powerful as well. One seemed to po ...more
In this installment, Mike and Brie have known each other for years but life has taken them on separate journeys - until now. Mike is in Virgin River recovering from ...more
And well, it was still underwhelming, after all this time. I didn't dislike the "main" romance of the story, with Mike and Brie, although it joined the club of magical perfect romances in town. There really MUST ...more
These books are the perfect "getting into the holiday spirit" type of read. They have a quaint, almost Hallmark-movie type feel to them that leaves me feeling uplifted. That said, I don't think I'd have the patience to read them, as they're not as couple centered as I prefer in my romances. However, I've loved listening to them as I go about my day.
In this installment, we get more acquainted with Mike Valenzuela. Mike is one of the Marines that served together who are the basis of this series. Mike has had a rough year. He was working for the LAPD in the gang squad and he was shot by a teenager trying to make his "bones". It was touch and go for a while and it wasn't for sure he was going to surviv ...more
But there is a lot going on around those characters and in the town itself. In this book the theme was rape and we saw how the main characters dealt with it but we also saw how rape was affecting the high school. Really, these wer ...more
The first two books of the Virgin River series had left me feeling slightly underwhelmed. They were good, but not quite as good as I was expecting based on the rave reviews they tend to receive. Perhaps because of this I went into reading Whispering Rock with lower expectations, but it ended up being a wonderful read for me. Maybe it truly was a better book, or maybe I'm finally getting used to Robyn Carr's writing style, but this time I really connected with the hero and ...more
Okay, I enjoyed the first two a bit better than this one. This was a good story, but it got a bit cheesy in places. I also thought, it was Mike and Brie's story, but we got a whole lot of Jack and Mel. I like those two, but I've heard the details of their story. To the authors credit, I am reading these back to back, so may contribute to my issues.
I seriously liked the way the author addresses social issues. Rape and date rape all in one book - and, she weaves the story so you follow ve ...more
I will say that I did not enjoy this book as much as book 1 and 2, nevertheless it was also a beautiful story.
It is not possible not enjoy a book in this series because it does not only talk about the couple which the book is about but also about the rest of the town. So you keep seeing and hearing things about the town and the previous couples of the previous books. Getting to know Jack and Preacher better is always nice.LOL.
But IMHO this is also one of the weakest points in the serie ...more
Let's see, in the year and a half since the Virgin River timeline started, lots of dramatic things have happened to the folks there. For a town of 600 people there are multiple rapes, murders, alcoholism, stalkings, beatings, kidnappings, abandoned chinlren, heart attacks, cancer ...more
This book's about Mike and Brie, both with past issues that have damaged them physically and psychologically which is the catalyst in bringing them together. A small warning this book contains sensitive matt ...more
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RT's Career Achievement Best Author Award winner (2010) for Contemporary Romance.
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