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Nouveau départ (Virgin River #5)

4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  7,148 ratings  ·  381 reviews
A Virgin River, la vie suit son cours. Dans cette charmante communauté se nouent de fortes amitiés, comme celle de Paul Haggerty et Matt Rutledge, par exemple. Avant que Matt ne décède, Paul lui avait juré qu'il prendrait sion de sa femme, Molly, et de l'enfant qu'elle portait. Aujourd'hui, plus présent que jamais au côté de la jeune veuve, Paul est fidèle à sa promesse. f ...more
Mass Market Paperback, Promesses, 406 pages
Published August 22nd 2012 by J'ai Lu (first published January 2nd 2009)
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Jan 20, 2009 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; fans of Contemporary romance
Whew! I loved it, just as I knew I would. This latest in the 'Virgin River' series had a lot going on. There were at least three new romances, as well as updates on some longer standing ones, a couple of very touching births, a couple of near tragic deaths of some major characters, a funeral, lots of heartbreak, lots of happiness, a joyous wedding, and even a forrest fire that came close to destroying the town and taking the life of one of it's leading citizens. Something was always happening in ...more
I think I said it after reading A Virgin River Christmas, but it still stands true - reading a new Virgin River novel is like coming home to old friends. You get to catch up with all the previous characters, see how they are all doing and what's new in Virgin River. Plus meet new characters. It's just nice to read and Robyn Carr does a great job with the continuity of this series.

In Second Chance Pass readers finally get the resolution to Vanessa and Paul's relationship. Years ago, Paul and his
Beanbag Love
This is more like a 3.60. I just really didn't love this one as much as the others. It was engrossing, but most of the time I was frustrated.

It's the women. For some reason, in Second Chance Pass, they're all crazy, or bitchy or stupid or a combination of all three. It's very annoying. I've liked the female leads in all the books up until this one. Most of the women, not just Vanni, were practically howl-at-the-moon nuts. And the men came off as more whipped than usual, which is far from my pref
5+ stars – Contemporary Romance

Second Chance Pass is another bittersweet, heartrending addition to the engaging Virgin River series, with its portrayal of quaint small town community life, soap opera worthy drama, quirky characters, love, and humor.

This one had multiple storylines going on involving all the previous characters, as well as some newly introduced characters. The focus couple, Vanni and Paul, faces some rather tough challenges to find their HEA, including Paul’s reluctance to admit
Second Chance Pass is the 5th and IMO the most touching story in the Virgin River series to date. It also reaffirmed my belief that Jack Sheridan is the best hero to have ever graced the pages of a romance novel. Not one to slink away quietly after his story was showcased in Virgin River (book 1 of the series), Jack and his wife Mel have continued to figure prominently in each book since...particularly in this one. Jack's love and appreciation for his close friends and family, his over-the-top i ...more
Loved it! As I read in another review, reading a Virgin River book is like visiting old friends. It was so neat to catch up with characters from previous books. This is NOT a stand alone and not to be read by someone without having read the earlier books, IMHO. There should be a big #5 written along the cover!

I've been anticipating reading the story for Vanessa and Paul since they were first introduced earlier in the series. Vanessa's husband was killed in Iraq while she was on the last trimeste
Well, not what I expected at all. This series has made a turn I'm not interested about. I really wanted to like this books because for me books 1,2 and 4 were amazing. But book 3 and this one were not good.

First, I got extremely bored with the beginning of the book. As Vanni and Paul knew so well each other we did not have all those moments where the main couple gets to know each other, which are the best IMHO. Then they were constantly complaining and searching for reasons not to be together. I
2.5 stars

Having read many reviews of Robyn Carr’s Virgin River series up to this book, I am aware that many readers have had problems with the prevalence of women’s health and pregnancy content throughout these books. Up until Second Change Pass, I did not count myself among their number.

With the central character of Mel being a nurse practitioner and midwife, I found it for the most part to be in keeping with her profession and if at times it could come across a little preachy, it never dimmed
Second Chance Pass was another wonderful addition to the Virgin River series. It is so good to read about all of these great characters again. This book had some new characters, and there were so many relationships going that at times it was almost overwhelming. I loved it anyway! I enjoyed reading about Paul and Vanni, and was delighted to see what a large role Jack and Mel played in this book. I am anxiously waiting to see these beloved characters again in the novels that will be released in t ...more
Kristen (Peddler of Smut)
2 Stars

This book didn't work for me. I didn't like the hero or heroine and felt there were way too many POVs. To top it off, the plot was all over the place. Still, I enjoy this series as a whole. You just can't love them all.

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 pr
How to describe Robyn Carr's Second Chance Pass? I would have to say it's like a hokey, slice of life wholesome soap opera based in a little mountain town in Northern California. It's a place where no one uses birth control. LOL. Also, almost every storyline in this book has it's roots in previous books so I don't recommend starting with this book if you are new to the Virgin River series.

Second Chance Pass has a lot of different storylines going on and this time around it didn't work for me as
I loved this story so much! Vanni lost her husband while he was at war and found comfort in his best friend. Though Paul has loved Vanni for years, and was the first person to lay eyes on her, he would give anything to have is best friend back! Instead he gets a shot a love with Vanni and raise their newborn son as his own.

There are so many other relationships in this book and I loved all of them. You see Vanni's best friend, Nikki, and Joe another Ex-Marine. There is Walt, Vanni's father, and h
Heather Tisdale
Ok, I spoke too soon on my review of book 3. I really do enjoy when there are multiple plot lines running through a story. Especially when it's a series. I like to get all the other characters involved in more than just a passing glance. I stop enjoying it as much when the last 100 pages aren't focused on the primary characters of the book. Don't get me wrong... this book had me laughing and crying and I enjoyed it. My problem is that the Paul and Vanessa story line wrapped up rather quickly. Th ...more
Bree T
Second Chance Pass is the fourth novel in the Virgin River series and not one I was particularly looking forward to starting because I’d been introduced to the two main characters, Vanessa and Paul, in book 3 and I knew the coupling was going to squick me out.

Vanessa is the daughter of the 3 star General Booth who moved to Virgin River upon retiring. Vanessa is married to Matt in book 3, who is deployed to Iraq and he’s killed in that book, offscreen. Vanessa was also pregnant (about 6 months I
Apr 25, 2012 Julianna rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Contemporary Romance w/an Ensemble Cast, Virgin River
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There is a lot happening in Second Chance Pass, both good and bad, for the residents of Virgin River, both old and new. The population of this little town is beginning to grow not only because more people are finding this little slice of paradise, but also because more babies are either on the way or being born. I'm constantly astounded by how real Virgin River and its residents seem to me. Every time I read one of these book, I wish that it were indeed a real place, so t
Shabby Girl ~ aka Lady Victoria
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Jill Dunlop
Second Chance Pass is the fifth book in Robyn Carr's Virgin River series. Readers were introduced to Vanessa and Paul in the third book in the series. Paul was Vanessa's husband's best friend. He secretly has loved Vanessa through the years but has suffered in silence not wanting to ruin the friendships he has with both her and Matt. Things change with Vanessa's husband, Matt and Paul's best friend is killed in combat. Time has passed and Paul isn't sure if Vanessa is ready to move on and maybe ...more
Booklover, Indianapolis
(Apr) 3.5* I agree with what many of you have said - reading VR books is like coming home to visit w/hokey, but well meaning, friends and relatives. And I find that with these books, I like them in spite of their faults. Vanessa was about one of the most annoying, bitchy heroines I've come across in a long while - why she felt she had the right to make demands on Paul, and felt he owed her - I don't get that at all. Luckily, in this 400 page book, their story took up less than half. Glad Paul's ...more
Jan 14, 2010 Velma rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: romance junkies
Recommended to Velma by: Mia V
Not really my cup of tea, romance novels, so I can't really speak to the quality of this one. Can say it is a quick read with no need to look up any words in the dictionary. ;)

This book was a gift from an internet friend, and I didn't realize it is a romance novel 'til I was into it. Not finishing a book once begun just isn't in me, so I stuck it out.

Released into the wild via Bookcrossing January, 2010. BCID=716-7762458

Brenda (b)
Can I say again how much I love this series? Vanessa and Paul get the chance to find their happiness in this one. I just love that even though they're the focus of most of the book, other town members are having their stories continued. The sense of their close knit community is so strong and appealing. It makes me feel like I'm catching up with old friends and even meeting a few new ones along the way.
OMG!! I just loved this book. I brought everyone of the Characters back in the front to let you know what is going on in there lives a bit. And it just took me on a roller coaster ride of Emotions!! Wow did she ever do a great job on this book.
Ana T.
I thought this plot had great potential (one of those angsty types I so love) and so I was looking forward to it. But truth be told I was a bit disappointed. I was expecting Paul's reticence in admitting his love for Vanni to make a tough road for these two but I felt there ere too many external elements complicating their lives even more. Totally OK with Vanni's behaviour but Paul didn't need to get into that extra entanglement. And since he did and the woman didn't seem all that bad why not fi ...more
Judy  at Musings and Ramblings
Second Chance Pass. This was an aptly named title as it was all about second chances. The main story is about Vanessa and Paul. We had met Vanessa in Whispering Rock and mourned with her through the death of her husband, a Marine who died while fighting in the middle east. She was pregnant and gave birth in that book. This book picks up a couple of months after that event.

Vanessa has relied heavily on her husbands best friend Paul. Paul even helped her deliver her son, standing by her through th
Christina Montminy
This series is amazing, I can't get over how good it is. Paul was Matt's best friend & has been in love with Vanessa from the first moment he saw her which was at the same time as Matt but Matt moved faster. Matt married Vanessa & ends up dying during the war in Iraq. Paul now has a chance for a life with Vanessa if he can get himself to speak up. Obstacles get in the way namely Matt's mother trying to set Vanessa up with another man & Paul's friend telling him she's pregnant & g ...more
Liked this story, but did not like one of the main characters in this book. Vanessa is the widow that lost her husband Matt in book 4. Paul is Matt's best friend and has been in love with Vanessa from the start. Paul is a great guy who finds himself in sticky situation with a woman that he spent time with shortly after Matt's death. This interferes with what his intentions are toward Vanessa.

Vanessa is moody, whiney and demanding. She also uses a nice guy that her mother in law fixes her up with
ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ
I have difficulty rating these books. I want to rate them higher as I have grown to love the community of Virgin River and the folks that live there, yet I'm constantly annoyed by all the tragedy the author forces upon these people in every book.

This particular novel is strange. First off, Paul and Vanni the couple from the beginning of the book, their story started at the end of book #3, as her husband (and Paul's best friend and comrade in arms) dies while on active duty while she's pregnant
Book 4 in the Virgin River series and book 1 in the "2nd trilogy", this story, as usual revolves around one main couple and several background couples including our regulars Jack/Melinda, Preacher/Paige and Mike/Brie. I was very much looking forward to this book coming out, as I loved the Virgin River series so much its on my keeper shelf. Unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed.

3 Stars/B- review.

First of all, I was disappointed in the main couple choice. Paul is a wimp/beta male and Vanni alter
In the space of a few months Vanessa buried her husband, Matt, and gave birth to their son—breaking her heart while filling it with a whole new kind of love. But the one man she longs to share this love with now acts as if she doesn't exist.

Paul Haggerty lives by the marine motto: Semper Fi. Ever faithful to his best friend, he's done right by Matt's widow as best he can…considering he's been secretly in love with her for years. Now, just as he's about to make his move, another woman has staked
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I loved this 5th book in the Virgin River Series just like the first 4 books in the series. Even though it has been months since I read book 4, Robyn Carr has a subtle way of incorporating the previous characters and events so that each book in the series brings the reader back to the preceding books.

In this book new characters and relationships are introduced. As always, I enjoyed learning about the new ones and how they interacted with the other Virgin River characters. As like her other book
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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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Virgin River (1 - 10 of 19 books)
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“God, I know you’re sick of hearing me beg, but this is my woman, my wife. My best friend! No, she’s so much more than that—she’s the other half of my heart. I’ve waited my whole life for her—I’d give my life a hundred times to keep her safe! A thousand times! She’s every breath I take, every single beat of my heart. I don’t think I can live without her now. Not now…Please,
God. Please. Oh God, please…”
“I gotta call Vanni tonight, and tell her. I’ve got her all confused and totally furious…”
“Paul, you can’t tell her on the phone,” Jack said.
“Paul! She’s gonna hang up on you! And then the next time you show your face, she’s going to put a bullet in your head. And Walt will help her line up her shot.”
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