Friday, September 14, 2012

Review: Moonlight Road by Robyn Carr

Moonlight Road by Robyn Carr
Mira Books
March 2010
Format: Paperback, 409 pages

First line: In the two weeks Aiden Riordan has been in Virgin River, he'd hiked over a hundred miles and grown himself a pretty hefty dark red beard.

From the back cover: With her beloved younger siblings settled and happy, Erin Foley has empty nest syndrome. At age thirty-five. 

So she's hitting the pause button on her life and holing up in a secluded (but totally upgraded --- she's not into roughing it!) cabin near Virgin River. Erin is planning on getting to know herself ... not the shaggy-haired mountain man she meets.

In fact, beneath his faded fatigues and bushy beard, Aiden Riordan is a doctor, recharging for a summer after leaving the navy. He's intrigued by the pretty, slightly snooty refugee from the rat race --- her meditating and journaling are definitely keeping him at arm's length. He'd love to get closer ... if his scruffy exterior and crazy ex-wife don't hold him back.

But maybe it's something in the water --- unlikely romances seem to take root in Virgin River ... helped along by some well-intentioned meddling, of course.

My thoughts: This is the 11th book in Robyn Carr's Virgin River series and I once again have enjoyed my visit back to this small town. This time around we find out Erin and Aiden's story.

We first met Erin in A Virgin River Christmas when her sister Marcie was searching for Ian, her deceased husband's military pal. Now, years later, Erin is struggling to adjust to live without having to take care of her younger two siblings. Deciding to take a break, she heads up to Ian's cabin. We met Aiden in Temptation Ridge, along with the other Riordan brothers. Aiden has just come home from being a navy doctor and is looking forward to spending time with his family and relaxing. It is during a hike that he comes across Erin for the first time and their first meeting is quite eventful to say the least and ends up with Erin in the hospital. From that first sighting, a tentative rocky relationship develops. Their path to romance is not without it's bumps, including a crazy ex-wife and her antics.

There are some other story-lines in the book as well. One involves Mel and Jack and the discussion of possibly adding to their family. Another one involves Art and his friend Netta, a girl he knew from the group home he used to live in. We also get quick updates on the other Virgin River residents, something that I look forward to with each visit to Virgin River. 

As I slowly make my way through the Virgin River series, I find that each visit makes me wish I lived in Virgin River. It's a community that comes together to help their own, whether they are old friends or new. I'm looking forward to reading the next installment!

(I borrowed this book from the library.)

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 comment

  1. Sounds good! I love the first line. I can just picture that hefty dark red beard. :)


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