Friday, August 24, 2012

Review: Angel's Peak by Robyn Carr

Angel's Peak by Robyn Carr
Mira Books
January 2010
Format: Paperback, 373 pages

First line: Once the sun went down in Virgin River there wasn't a whole lot of entertainment for Sean Riordan, unless he wanted to sit by the fire at his brother Luke's house.

From the back coverFour years ago, Air Force sweethearts Franci Duncan and Sean Riordan reached an impasse. She wanted marriage and a family. He didn't. But a chance meeting proves that the bitter breakup hasn't cooled their sizzling chemistry.

Sean has settled down in spite of himself --- he's not the cocky young fighter pilot he was when Franci left, and he wants them to try again. After all, they have a history ... but that's not all they share.

Franci's secret reason for walking away when Sean refused to commit is now three and a half: a redheaded cherub named Rosie who shares her daddy's emerald-green eyes. Sean is stunned --- and furious with Franci for the deception.

News travels fast in Virgin River, and soon the whole town is taking sides. Rebuilding their trust could take a small miracle --- and the kind of love that can move mountains.

My thoughts: This is the 10th book in Robyn Carr's Virgin River series and as I slowly make my way through the series, I find that I love each new book just a little bit more than the previous ones.

Angel's Peak is primarily Sean and Franci's story. Not seeming to want the same things, mainly commitment and children, they part ways after a long period of dating. Now, some three and a half years later, their paths cross and quite clearly the love they shared hasn't abated. While each had moved on with their lives, there is one thing that Franci never mentioned to Sean - she had just found out she was pregnant when they split. Now three and a half, little Rosie is looks just like her daddy and when he sees her for the first time, there is no mistaking who she is. Is Sean able to change his ways and his mindset when it comes to marriage and kids? Will he marry Franci because he loves them or because he thinks it's the right thing to do?

As with all the Virgin River novels, there are multiple plotlines. Not only do we get Franci and Sean's love story, but we get a budding romance for Sean's mother Maureen and a friendship between the 'grandmas' Maureen and Viv. We also get to catch up with honeymooners Luke and Shelby, witness the next step in Noah and Ellie's relationship, visit with 'Shady Brady' and Cheryl, and get the usual appearances from most of the characters from previous books. I particularly enjoyed catching up with Noah and Ellie and, without giving too much away, there is a scene in the book where the love and kindness of the people in Virgin River never cease to amaze me.

There were quite a few moments in Angel's Peak that had me a little teary-eyed, especially the scene I just mentioned. Maybe it's all the love stories involved, but this one just spoke to me and while I have enjoyed all the Virgin River books so far, this one might just be my favorite one! And that little "Wide Iwish Rose" not only stole my heart, but she seems to steal all the scenes that she's part of!

Have you ever read a series where you find that each new book is even better than the previous ones? If so, please share!

(I purchased this book.)

Books in this series:
  1. Virgin River                                   11.  Moonlight Road
  2. Shelter Mountain                         12.  Midnight Confessions
  3. Whispering Rock                          13.  Promise Canyon
  4. A Virgin River Christmas          14.  Wild Man Creek
  5. Second Chance Pass                    15.  Harvest Moon
  6. Temptation Ridge                        16.  Bring Me Home for Christmas
  7. Paradise Valley                             17.  Hidden Summit      
  8. Under the Christmas Tree        18.  Redwood Bend
  9. Forbidden Falls                            19.  Sunrise Point
  10. Angel's Peak                                   20.  My Kind of Christmas - due out Oct 2012   



  1. This sounds like a really good book. I will have to add the series to my TBR/WL. Thanks for the great review.

    Ashley @ Dr. Pepper Diva

    1. It's a great series...I'm hoping to catch up by the end of the year - only have 8 more books to go!


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