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Book Review of Paradise Valley (Virgin River, Bk 7)

Paradise Valley (Virgin River, Bk 7)
Paradise Valley (Virgin River, Bk 7)
Author: Robyn Carr
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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This one covered quite a lot of ground. Not only is it about Rick/Liz and Dan Brady / Cheryl (former town drunk), we also have Cameron / Abby and Walt / Muriel.

Here is what I adore about this series, no matter how old the characters are they manage to find romance and are sexy. Walt and Muriel are over 50 and yet their love scenes were fun. Their story begins with Walt alone trying to deal with Muriel being away for a film. Walt and Muriel struggles to find a place for her career in their relationship. I have to say that throughout this whole book, they were probably the couple most sexually active.

I absolutely loved who Liz has become. I've always liked her character even as a difficult teenager. She has grown fierce and is so incredibly emotionally mature which she definitely needs to deal with Rick's idiotic tendencies. It was hard to read about Rick pushing everyone away, which I think he would have done regardless if he lost his leg or not. But at the same time, I understood it needed to happen for him to find his place again so I kept reading. I have to say what really made it worthwhile were Dr. Jerry (the therapist). He shows up in the later books as well and he is awesome.

Abby and Cameron story was more difficult for me to get into in the beginning because Abby was such an idiot. Seriously she acted worse than Liz as a pregnant teen. I had no idea what Cameron saw in her. But she does get better. The story was okay. I could have done with or without it.

There is a great introduction to Dan Brady and Cheryl. Here Carr gives you the backstory to Brady as he slowly becomes accepted in Virgin River. He is incredibly sweet and patient. He is such a buddhist. I can't wait to read their whole story.

Overall pretty good read. Laughed a bit and shed some tears.

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