Friday, February 25, 2011

Review of Harvest Moon by Robyn Carr

Harvest Moon

Robyn Carr


361 pages

Kelly Matlock is living her dream, or is she, she’s a sous chef in a San Francisco 5-star restaurant owned by the man she loves and says loves her, but not all's well in paradise and when it literally comes crashing down around her she escapes to Virgin River and her sister Jill, her Victorian home and organic gardens to rethink what’s really important.

Lief Holbrook has problems of his own, after the sudden and tragic death of his wife he brings his rebellious stepdaughter to the slower paced life in Virgin River hoping it will help to heal them both and bring them together as the loving father and daughter they once were. Lief and Kelly have a fierce attraction to each other but the obstacles in their way may be too much for their love to survive.

Welcome back to Virgin River where Ms. Carr has given her fans so much to read about and so much to look forward to. She’s introduced us to Lief and Kelly in previous novels and now it’s their turn to shine with their own flawed and fated love story in a plot that will draw her readers in and not let them go until the very last page. Her characters are real stars in her series and these characters won’t let us down as she instills them in our hearts and minds as she so expertly builds their traits their faults and their believability. As an added bonus her fans will get to catch up on the lives and goings on of the characters in her previous novels in the series. Her romance is sweet and somewhat old fashioned, but don’t despair if you’re a romance fan who loves a hot love scene because you won’t be disappointed, but she will make her hero and heroine really work for their happily ever after so that by the time they get it we’re all wiping our brows and saying whew. The love scenes are sensual and descriptive and yet you can feel the emotion with each encounter.

So if you’re a long timer of the Virgin River series you’ll be delighted with this chapter and if you’re a newcomer, well it would be best if you went back to the beginning to find out where it all started. Either way you’ll soon have your own love affair with the people of Virgin River.

Plus, a Drum Roll please - Robyn Carr has won the 2010 RT BOOK REVIEWS Career Achievement Award for her body of work in the Contemporary Romance category. The winners in this category and others will be announced in the May issue of RT BOOK REVIEWS magazine #327. Go Robyn!!!


  1. Hi Debbie - So...I should read the other Virgin River books that are in my TBR pile first? The last time you reviewed one, I downloaded Books 1-4 (special deal) but I haven't gotten to them yet. Good review, though...


  2. Hey Anne TGIF, I don't think it's necessary to read all of the others first, but when you're done with this one you will want to go back and meet all of the folks for the first time.

  3. I just found your lovely blog today. I love reading reviews about books. It helps me decide what books will go on my TBR pile.

  4. What a nice thing to say, thank you Gigi Ann.