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Shelter Mountain (Virgin River, Bk 2)
Shelter Mountain - Virgin River, Bk 2
Author: Robyn Carr
John "Preacher" Middleton is about to close the bar when a young woman and her three-year-old son come in out of the wet October night. A marine who has seen his share of pain, Preacher knows a crisis when he sees one--the woman is covered in bruises. He wants to protect them, and he wants to punish whoever did this to her, but he knows immediat...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780778324294
ISBN-10: 077832429X
Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Pages: 384
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 287 ratings
Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Members Wishing: 3
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rachelsbooks avatar reviewed Shelter Mountain (Virgin River, Bk 2) on + 91 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5

So this is book two of the Virgin River series. I am in total love!!!! Alot of times when I read contemp romance I get burned out because the stories all seem the same in writing style and plot lines. Robyn Carr manages to give us completely different story lines with each installment.

This book is about the "Preacher" and a young mom named Paige. Preacher is a big bald guy who is a bit scary to look at. While he looks big and mean he is really a shy pussycat underneath. Paige is running from a husband who has beaten her til she has to run or end up dead. Preacher is not a ladies man, like in SOOOO many tales. He is too shy and to quiet to be one. Through the journey he takes to help and protect Paige and her 3 yr old son Christopher he falls head over big bald head in love for the very first time in his life.

While we got to know a bit about Preacher in book 1, Virgin River, that was only a glimpse at the Man behind the bushy brows. I fell in love with this big guy and, once reading, I am pretty sure you will too!!!
mamadoodle avatar reviewed Shelter Mountain (Virgin River, Bk 2) on + 1105 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Fabulous! This is Preacher's story.
daylilylover avatar reviewed Shelter Mountain (Virgin River, Bk 2) on + 768 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Great book! Better than the first, can't wait for the next one!
robinmy avatar reviewed Shelter Mountain (Virgin River, Bk 2) on + 1987 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Paige Lassiter and her 3-year-old son end up in Virgin River after escaping her abusive husband. John "Preacher" Middleton takes one look at the bruises on Paige's face and knows she needs help. John may be big and scary looking, but he is actually a gentle giant. He offers her a place to stay and a job at his bar.

This is the second book in the Virgin River series. Along with Paige & Preacher's romance, we get to visit with previous characters in the series. I really like the way Robyn Carr blends many storylines into her books. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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Helpful Score: 1
Book 2 in a great series!
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reviewed Shelter Mountain (Virgin River, Bk 2) on + 10 more book reviews
I like this series. It's an easy read, lots of likeable, down-to-earth characters, and happy endings!
reviewed Shelter Mountain (Virgin River, Bk 2) on + 6 more book reviews
I'm hooked on reading the entire series after just 2 books.
reviewed Shelter Mountain (Virgin River, Bk 2) on + 929 more book reviews
If you have never read a Carr book, note that although the main story is technically about Preacher and Paige there are also other stories going on in the book. Carr writes rather slowly and takes her time to introduce to the lives of these people in Virgin River, but not in a bad way.

I enjoyed this book but not as much as the others in the series. Maybe because so much of it was on Mel and she is my least favorite character. She has to be the worse midwife in the world but I have to say she seemed like a really good ER nurse. Her interaction with her new husband Jack was somewhat comical. I loved the scenes where all of Jack's brother-in-laws "school" him on pregnant women and births.

I liked Paige even though she was so weepy. Her character did fit Preacher quite well. I wished Carr showcased her more in the later series because she is quite an interesting character. Definitely a born nuturer. So when I think of a midwife character who wants to help everyone, I actually think of her not Mel (even though those are the words Carr uses to describe Mel). I liked how patient and understanding Preacher was. Great point of view on addiction as well as abusive families. Very sweet story with a satisfying ending.

I haven't read Liz and Rick's story yet which I guess picks up after Rick returns from the Marines injured. Here they are teenagers dealing with pregnancy. I cried so hard through this part of the book. It was so sad and touching. Totally broke my heart.

Carr did a nice job introducing Mike (retired cop / Marine trying to put his life back together after being shot and severely injured) and Brie (Jack's sister dealing with an awful divorce and losing a high profile rape case). There are some common themes and similarities between some of Carr's characters but somehow they are just different enough that you don't feel like you are reading about the same people with a different name.

Nice, easy read.
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Great series.
booksrthebest avatar reviewed Shelter Mountain (Virgin River, Bk 2) on + 20 more book reviews
I love this series so much. There is something about the town of Virgin River that makes you want to live there. Preacher and Paige's story is so great. I love that the people of Virgin River are a family. Great book.


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