Thursday, June 21, 2012
Former marine Tom Cavanaugh’s come home to Virgin River, ready to take over his family’s apple orchard and settle down. He knows just what the perfect woman will be like: sweet, decent, maybe a little naive. The marrying kind.
Nothing like Nora Crane. So why can’t he keep his eyes off the striking single mother?
Nora may not have a formal education, but she graduated with honors from the school of hard knocks. She’s been through tough times and she’ll do whatever it takes to support her family, including helping with harvest time at the Cavanaugh’s orchard. She’s always kept a single-minded focus on staying afloat...but suddenly her thoughts keep drifting back to rugged, opinionated Tom Cavanaugh.
Both Nora and Tom have their own ideas of what family means. But they’re about to prove each other completely wrong...
I've just read 3 Virgin River books in a row and this was my favorite of the three. At first, I couldn't get why Tom was so uptight about Nora's past and current situation. At the end he says something to his grandmother where he thinks she will have a hard time with his ending up with a single mom. There was only one "love scene" in the story and I felt like, it wasn't even necessary. It was good and all, but not necessary. Anyway, the story goes along and we see a real progression of the relationship. The secondary characters were fleshed out and good. I was certain that the Coop story was going to reveal him as Denny's Dad. However, that didn't happen. He must have a story coming up somehow, because that's how things kinda work. Also, if he doesn't have a story coming up soon, then we meet him for no reason.