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Virgin River by Robyn Carr
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bookshelves: own, romance-contemporary
Recommended to ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ by: BJ Rose
Recommended for: Jane and Delicious Dee
Read from June 11 to 14, 2010

** spoiler alert ** I really liked this book. Not happy that a 14yr old girl and a 16 yr old boy had sex in the book (side story), but at least it was dealt with responsibly. About 75% of the way through the book I got deja vu feeling like I'd read it before (although since I don't own a copy nor does the library and this copy was loaned to me, I don't know where I would have read it before).

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I've had to downgrade my rating from 5 stars to 3 for this because the series is getting on my nerves. Let me explain (spoiler alert)... in book 1 our heroine is a widow whose husband was murdered in a robbery. Can't forget that she's held at knife point by a lunatic drug addict looking for a fix and her new man has to shot him dead, point blank in the head. We have teen sex (girl is only 14!). Book 2 has said teen girl give birth, to a dead baby. Battered wife on the run with a 3 year old son arrives. Is taken in and cared for. Abusive ex shows up, grabs her by the hair and throws her down on the street then kicks the pregnant woman in the stomach, forcing her to miscarry the baby. If that's not enough, later he comes back to town after she divorced him and kidnaps her, ties her to a tree in the woods to set a trap to shoot her new boyfriend. In book 3 we have Jack's sister get raped by a serial rapist. Possible but unlikely since she's the ADA prosecutor and she couldn't put him away - he got off. Now he's mad and takes it out on her. Highly unlikely. After 60 pages of nothing but all that, the book finally moves back to Virgin River. Suddenly we have a date raped teen. But oh, wait. We get another date raped teen, and she's unaware how it happens because they used drugs on her, and she's pregnant and thankfully miscarries. So now our hero is trying to nurse his raped girlfriend back to health plus find the local teenage date-raper. If that's not enough, supernurse Mel has to get the entire commmunity of women mammogram's and of course, one of the women has advanced breast cancer. These are suppose to be romance novels!!!! A little drama or suspense I could deal with but the amount of tragedy that happens to women in this incredibly small community of 600 folks is staggering. The actual romance bits are good enough to keep me reading, but if the author keeps up all the abuse to women in the books, I'm going to quit reading the series. Shall I also mention that all the men are unbelievably good looking, nearly all of them are former marines, and can have sex multiple times all night long, every night. Talk about unrealistic! lol
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Reading Progress

06/11/2010 page 43
11.0% "Interesting so far."
06/13/2010 page 114
30.0% "Liking it. Didn't realize it was so long... 409 pages. Just shy of an official chunky chunkster. lol"
06/14/2010 page 250
65.0% "The story seems pretty much figured out, so not sure what else will happen with 150 pages left."

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ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ Thanks Zosia. I love the community of Virgin River and the romances, but it's the amount of violence and rape in the books that's putting me off.


BJ Rose Kate, I disliked even more how she turned the series into a Mel-has-the-only-right-answers-so-do-what-she-says atmosphere. And then Mel went even more ballistic than that! I liked and respected her character in the first book, for having the strength and fortitude to move to a new area and start over after her tragedy, so I'm leaving that ranking alone. *besides, I loved Jack!*


ஐ Briansgirl (Book Sale Queen)ஐ I havn't read as far into the series as you have BJ, so my outlook may yet turn even farther south. lol However, I read the first couple back to back. I thought perhaps I needed a break and it wouldn't be so bad if I just read one now and then to revisit the community.


Melissa Christensen seriously agree with the downward slope.


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