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Bring Me Home for Christmas (Virgin River #16)

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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  5,259 ratings  ·  325 reviews
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 college 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
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Mass Market Paperback, 331 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Mira (first published July 12th 2011)
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A Wallflower Christmas by Lisa KleypasChristmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa KleypasA Virgin River Christmas by Robyn CarrBy Proxy by Katy RegnerySimply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis
Best Seasonal Romance {Christmas, Winter}
29th out of 611 books — 755 voters
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Top 3 Romance Reads - 2011
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Auntee
Aug 31, 2011 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of the series
I was a little worried about this one for a while becuase it (the romance) really didn't get going until about half way through. Although it's always a pleasure to read Robyn Carr's writing and to immerse yourself in the town of Virgin River (and to visit with your favorite characters again-- meaning Jack), a lot of time was used to set up the backstory of Denny Cutler (first introduced in Promise Canyon) and his pretty blonde, 25-year-old ex-girlfriend Becca Timm--how they met, how/why they bro ...more
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
4 Stars

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.
Karla
Another lovely addition to the Virgin River series. This one centers on ex-marine Denny Cutler one of the town’s newest residents. His search for his biological father brought him here months ago and he chose to stay. His marine buddies are coming to Virgin River for a visit, and to partake in some outdoor activities. One of those friends is Rich Timm, and along for the ride is Becca, his sister and Denny’s ex. She tricks her brother into bringing her along, but her real intention is to see Denn ...more
Splage
4 1/2 star romance. Virgin River is still not getting old for me, maybe not as moving as some of the first books, but almost always a wonderful read. This one was not all about romance, but more about a town coming together to help those in need. Very feel good. The story revolved around a second chance love between young sweethearts, Denny & Becca. They had a bad breakup 3 years earlier and both need closure, Becca especially since she is considering getting married. Although the heroes of ...more
Beanbag Love
Rounding up from three and a half stars. I never completely warmed up to Becca. I would have liked more of Denny's POV since he's a more likable character.

Of course, this book made me cry several times. So many of them do and I love the Christmas story aspect.

Carr's writing, as always, is pretty didactic, but we didn't get much lecturing on women's health issues this time, so that's a plus. Warning: Mel does appear in this book. But she's mostly innocuous and doesn't have her own story line, s
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Darcy
When I started reading this book I was confused for a little bit, I couldn't remember Denny and what his connection to the town was. As soon as I remembered that Denny was the guy that thought Jack was his father and worked for Jilly it all clicked for me and I was excited to read about him. He really had some tough times and I really wanted him to find his HEA.

I will admit to not liking Becca at the start. She seemed like a manipulative witch! I was surprised that my feelings changed by the end
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Ruth
From reading reviews of other bloggers, I've decided that you either like Carr's Virgin River series, or you don't. Honestly speaking, with one or two exceptions, they are all basically the same story. An ex-military man finds his way to this remote North California mountain town and while there, finds love. There is usually some military baggage he needs to deal with, and she may have a skeleton or two in her closet, but in the end, love conquers all, and they live happily ever after out in the ...more
Mary (BookHounds)
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LOVED IT

Becca Timm has a positive outlook on life, but things haven't been quite going her way. Although her boyfriend is about to pop the question, she isn't all that thrilled and keeps thinking about the one that got away. Oh, and she lost her job. She goes to Virgin River with her twin brother and meets her ex, Denny, who is at first less than thrilled. Becca ends up arguing with Denny and she jumps in the back of her brother's truck and promptly breaks her ankle. She also doesn't h
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Brandi
Let me begin by saying that I love the Virgin River series and when Denny Cutler first arrived there, I was dying to hear the rest of his story. However, after reading Bring Me Home for Christmas, I think I could have waited. I did not feel as if this story fit in with the rest of the series: the characters that avid followers have come to love have become peripheral, no real build of emotion and tension. Almost as if the relationship between Denny and Becca was a forgone conclusion and nothing ...more
Bookie | The BookChick
Book Description:
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 a
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Christi Snow
My Review:

I have been a huge Virgin River fan, but will admit that I fell badly behind on this series this year. I think that there were 3-4 of the latest VR books in my TBR pile. A couple of weeks ago, when I went through my TBR pile to pull all my Christmas books, I pulled this one even though it meant that I would be reading this series out of order. OMG, I had forgotten how much I adore this little town of Virgin River!! And quite honestly, this book is the PERFECT book to rekindle that love
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Krista
What can I say? I love this series. It's one of my absolute favorites. The characters are real, I want to live in Virgin River, and the romances are great. This story however... I just don't know. The dialog seemed stilted. Denny, the Hero, didn't seem like a former Marine, but at times a lost little boy. I would, however, still recommend it if you've read the rest of the series. And have all the editors in the publishing world quit? I've read so many books lately with so many errors, it's drivi ...more
Booklover, Indianapolis
(Jan) If I'd been reviewing this based on the first 100 or so pages, I'd be hard pressed to give it more than 2*. My problem from page one was Becca. I hated Becca – a lot! She’s a liar – to her boyfriend and to herself. And she’s an idiot – in what world would she think it’s ok to hijack her brother’s “guy’s week” trip? No way would any guys want her along, unless she plans on being the toy they enjoy at the end of the day (and with her brother there, um, nope). And she had some nerve thinking ...more
Julianna
Jan 07, 2015 Julianna rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of Heartwarming Holiday Stories; Small-Town Romance
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"4.5 stars" This past year, I've read a whole slew of Robyn Carr's books from both her Virgin River and Thunder Point series, all of which have ranged from so-so to pretty good but none of which quite topped that hurdle to become a great read for me... until now. Bring Me Home for Christmas finally became that wonderful keeper of a story that I know Ms. Carr is capable of producing but which I hadn't gotten from her in a while. I realized after reading this book why that
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Kathy
4 stars for this installment of Virgin River but for me it doesn't matter whether they are a 3 star or 5 star, Virgin River books are always enjoyable reads.
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Rhonda
Review:Bring Me Home for Christmas by Robyn Carr
4 STARS
Well this book kept me up to really early AM. I really like the town of Virgin River and how they take care of everyone. Bring Me Home for Christmas leaves you feeling good and wanting to do more for others in their community. Plus your routing for Becca and Denny to get back together.
Becca showed up at her twin's early in the morning with luggage and gun and told him she was going on his hunting and fishing vacation. Rich Timm told her no
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Leea
In Bring Me Home for Christmas we don't get to just read about the love between Denny and Becca. We get to watch Becca fall in love with the Virgin River town.

This wasn't a quaint Thomas Kincade village, that was for sure. Rather, it was an old town that has endured, a town whose characters show it's wrinkles and cracks. The homes were well used and some more well kept than others, but the street was wide, the trees tall and dark mountains rose majestically beyond.

This is the reason to love Vi
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Redheads Review it Better
I am absolutely in love with all of Robyn Carr's books including this one. I have been looking forward to Denny's books since I email Ms. Carr five months ago and she told me it was of him. She carved out a soft spot for guys in uniform (well it really made the hole bigger since I have a guy in a police uniform at home already ;D). I just truly enjoy reading her books.

I love Becca's character. Showing up randomly with her brother for a boys hunting trip is something I would so do. She knew that
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Romancing the Book
Robyn Carr's Virgin River series are comfort reads for me. I was quite excited to see that the newest book was a Christmas story and then to be offered an ARC... well, I was reading the book almost as soon I opened the package containing the book.

During the last couple books, I think I've developed a little bit of a crush on Denny, so I was happy to learned that it was his turn to shine. Denny is surprised by his ex-girlfriend who decides to crash his guy's weekend. Denny had broken up with Becc
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Brie C.
Originally posted at Romance Around the Corner

I have read all of Robyn Carr’s books and I have liked most of them although for a second there I was ready to quit Virgin River because I was getting fed up of all the babies and annoying recurring characters, but the latest books have been really good and after finishing Harvest Moon I couldn’t wait to see what would come next.

Bring Me Home for Christmas is the 14th book (I know!) in the Virging River series, and is her annual Christmas story. This
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Kimba
As with any of Robyn Carr’s books I pre-ordered Bring Me Home for Christmas. The Virgin River series is one of my all time favorites. I have a fondness for it that can best be described as, “that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you slip into your favorite comfy jeans and snuggle up to the one you love on a cold lazy Sunday afternoon.” If Virgin Rivers was a real place, I would move there. The scenic beauty and the caring families who reside here have found a little slice of heaven on Earth.

In Ha
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Donna Alward
The Christmas-themed reading continues.... yesterday I was craving a reading day and mother nature obliged by whipping up a big storm and leaving us without power for over 5 hours. I read this is pretty much one sitting.

The very beginning was slightly confusing - there was some shifting back and forth with time and POV for backstory, but after about the 40th page or so it settled into place and I couldn't put it down. Becca was a little annoying at first, but she really "grew up" as the book we
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Reviewed by Lisa

Let me start by saying that I actually only found out about this series probably about 2 months or less ago and I have devoured. Every. Last. One.

Yes, I enjoy this series SO MUCH.

So when I happened along upon the ARC for the latest book in the Virgin River series I absolutely had to grab it up. I was probably willing to almost grovel for it, even.

Luckily, I was granted access to it and now here I am, overjoyed, satisfied and pleasantly complete. For now. Until the next book.

Gah,
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Christa
It was wonderful to read this book and be back in the world of Virgin River. While this was not one of my favorite books in the series, it was still very good, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I liked Denny when he showed up in Virgin River in a previous book, and thought that he seemed like a good young man who had suffered quite a bit of emotional trauma. I was glad to see in this book what a good life he had made in Virgin River and how settled and happy he seemed. I wasn't sure in the beginning ...more
Simara
This book was just ok for me. I guess it just focused too much on guys hunting and then a big snow storm rather than the hot passionate romance I expect from Robyn Carr. The romance starts to develop about half way through the book and there is not much conflict to keep the story interesting. It does have a nice christmas theme and the ending was very sweet so I recommend it as a nice christmas listen.

Narration: I love Therese Plummer as a narrator. I'd probably listen to a dictionary if she we
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Kathrynn
I figured out what it is I like about this author's books (this series) so much. They make me smile! As I read "Bring Me Home for Christmas" I was told that I wore a smile. These books are THAT good. Although, this one choked me up abit in the end.

Denny and Becca made my favorite couple(s) shelf and this book made my favorite shelf. The story is so lite--perfect for the holiday. It was neat revisiting past characters and hanging out at Jack's bar, and a new character was introduced that I think
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Janga
This is the fourteenth novel (plus two novellas) in Carr’s Virgin River series. I always enjoy another visit to Virgin River, and reading BMHFC was a delightful head start on the upcoming holiday season. I love the holiday traditions, and seeing Becca fall in love with the town was as much fun as seeing her and Denny admit they still loved each other. Carr promised “sweet and sentimental” for the second Virgin River Christmas book, and she delivered. It’s a sweet story, low on conflict, and a lo ...more
Emma
Another great entry in this very enjoyable series. I loved reading about Denny and Becca. Denny was your typical Beta hero. Strong and hurt but honest about his feelings and ready to do anything to win back his love. Becca was a very confused heroine. She's in a relationship when the book begins but needs to deal with her "old" flame. Turns out the flame isn't old at all as sparks fly right from the first scene. I'm glad it turned out great for these two and can't wait to read yet another Virgin ...more
Chris Einfach unverbesserlich
Die junge Lehrerin Rebecca Timm hat eben ihren Job an einer Privatschule verloren und steht kurz vor der Verlobung mit ihrem Freund Doug, einem Jura-Studenten aus gutem Haus. Doch Becca denkt noch immer an ihren letzten Freund Denny. Trotz der schmerzlichen Trennung und den Verletzungen hat Becca mit dieser Beziehung noch immer nicht abgeschlossen und kann sich nur schwer auf ein gemeinsames Leben mit Doug einlassen. Deswegen nutzt sie einen Jagdausflug ihres Bruders, der ihn nach Virgin River f ...more
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A RITA award-winning author of 25 novels, Robyn Carr has found a whole new following with her stories about the independent women and former marines of Virgin River."

RT's Career Achievement Best Author Award winner (2010) for Contemporary Romance.
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