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Nouveau départ (Virgin River #5)

4.18  ·  Rating Details  ·  8,857 Ratings  ·  441 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 it was amazing  ·  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
It took me until 39% before major frustrations with Paul and Vanessa's romance cleared, and I was able to relax a little bit. I still was on edge (view spoiler) After that I adored Paul and Vanessa's relationship even though after that point not much page time was spent on them.

That's okay because I loved catching up wit
Jan 25, 2009 jenjn79 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to jenjn79 by: continuation of a series
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
May 09, 2012 Beanbag Love rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 26, 2009 Kathrynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the Virgin River series
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
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
I am amazed it's taken quite a while to get back to the residents of Virgin River. Although what I term as fluffy it was a great story, made all the better by an excellent narrator - Therese Plummer brings the story to life and keeps you engaged from start to finish.

If you love Jill Shavis' Lucky Harbor and Susan Mallery's Fools Gold then it's time you planned a trip to Virgin River.
Aug 01, 2010 valee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cont-romance
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
Feb 09, 2009 Christa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own
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
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
Jan 26, 2009 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: robyn-carr
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
Jonel Boyko
I love the natural way all aspects of family and marriage come to life in Virgin River. Carr brings the beauty of birth to life just as vividly as she does the sting of betrayal and the beauty of the area.

Carr has created quite the cast of characters for this novel. The conniving, backstabbing nature of some is tempered by the utter loyalty in others. At the same time, everyone seemed so real. Carr never goes off the deep end with extreme characters, they’re all so real. The entire community co
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
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
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
Apr 25, 2012 Julianna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Contemporary Romance w/an Ensemble Cast, Virgin River
Reviewed for THC Reviews
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
Mar 06, 2011 Jill Dunlop rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rt-2010
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 did not like it  ·  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.
May 10, 2015 Belkis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Oh thank goodness everything worked out by the end. Freaking had two very very close close there that had me yelling and biting my nails. Poor Jack and Mel. This was a bit more nerve wrecking than usual. Loved it though and so looking forward to the next installment of this addicting series.
Feb 09, 2011 Debi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, books-i-own
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.
Nicci Carrera
Feb 06, 2016 Nicci Carrera rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-fiction
Thoroughly enjoyed. The growing town is so nice. I loved how Paul changed through his relationship with Vanni. He became fully himself. Good relationships do that. Carr is spot on with her depictions of successful relationships. Sometimes reading these books it seems like reading about real courtships and families, like reading a letter from a friend describing everything that is going on, just like Jack is doing writing to Rick (a bit I particularly enjoyed). The stories are natural, not contri ...more
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
Dec 22, 2009 Kath rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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Other Books in the Series

Virgin River (1 - 10 of 19 books)
  • Virgin River (Virgin River, #1)
  • Shelter Mountain (Virgin River, #2)
  • Whispering Rock (Virgin River, #3)
  • A Virgin River Christmas (Virgin River, #4)
  • Temptation Ridge (Virgin River, #6)
  • Paradise Valley (Virgin River, #7)
  • Under the Christmas Tree (Virgin River, #7.5)
  • Forbidden Falls (Virgin River, #8)
  • Angel's Peak (Virgin River, #9)
  • Moonlight Road (Virgin River, #10)

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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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