Throwback Thursday meme is hosted by Renee@It’s Book Talk and is a way to share some of your old favorites as well as sharing books that you’re FINALLY getting around to reading that were published over a year ago. You know, the ones waiting patiently on your TBR list while you continue to pile more titles on top of them ! These older books are usually much easier than new releases to get a hold of at libraries and elsewhere. If you have your own Throwback Thursday recommendation feel free to jump on board. If you’d just link back to her @ It’s Book Talk she’d so appreciate it.
This week I’m picking a book I read four years ago and loved!
There is nothing better than spending the afternoon with two Christmas based stories by Robyn Carr and a bonus novella. TIS THE SEASON is the new anthology by Robyn Carr and exactly what you need when you want that warm fuzzy feeling Robyn Carr always gives you. Each story is just over a hundred pages and once you start reading, you aren’t going to be able to stop. That is what happened to me. Each story is filled with home as well as love and family.
Under The Christmas introduces you to Annie McKenzie. She has made a detour through Virgin River to see the town Christmas tree. There she finds local bar owner, Jack, and his son David. David is under the Christmas tree and comes out with a puppy. Annie investigates further and finds a box with a bunch of puppies in it! Who would do such a thing? It’s November and these very young newborn puppies could have froze to death! At first Jack is reluctant to keep the puppies in the bar but soon everyone is rallying around them and offering to help. What has Annie gotten in to? While she is there, she meets the new Dr. Jensen. Oh boy, eye candy at its finest is what she is thinking. I fell in love with Nate right away and I’m sure you will too. He is just what Annie needs in her life.
Midnight Confessions is the story of Sunny Archer. She is Nate’s niece and is nursing her broken heart in Virgin River. Her fiancé Glen left her standing at the alter over a year ago and she still hasn’t gotten over it. So on New Years Eve, on the one year anniversary of the wedding that didn’t happen, her Uncle Nate takes her to Jack’s bar. While she is there, she meets Drew, who is looking for a New Years Eve beer and some piece and quiet. Well, he isn’t going to find it there! He too, is nursing a broken heart. Nine months ago his fiancé Penny called off their wedding plans. He thought what they had fit, but apparently Penny didn’t. Sunny and Drew have many things in common but one of them is not fear. For Sunny, she is afraid, but Drew is ready to try again with someone new. Now here is where the story will tug on your heart strings and have you cheering for Drew just like I did.
Backward Glance brings you to Durango Colorado. There you will meet Jess who has a daughter named Leigh who has just moved back home with her twin boys. John is the local handyman/landscaper who does work for Jess from time to time. It seems John and Leigh have a history but no one knows about it. Well, Jess is determined to get them together and married so she hatches a plan and tells her daughter she needs to come back home to spend time with her as she is sick. Let me tell you, that woman has some moxy! The things she does and the lies she comes up with are just crazy! The only problem with Jess’s plan is that John and Leigh are like oil and water. She is super smart with a very high IQ and John, well, not so much. She has tons of money and has a very privileged life and John makes just enough to get by.
TIS THE SEASON was the perfect way to spend the day back in Virgin River. I devour every book I read of Robyn Carr’s and this one did not disappoint. As soon as I was finished I wanted to read more of all three of these couples. The secondary characters in all three stories were just perfect and very funny. Oh, to have friends and families like the ones you will meet in TIS THE SEASON. Reading these stories felt like I was visiting with my old friends.
Together for the first time in one volume, two classic holiday stories—plus a bonus novella!—from #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr
‘Tis the season for family, friendship and the thrill of a holiday romance…
Under the Christmas Tree
With snow falling over the redwood forests, secluded Virgin River is the ideal place to spend the holidays. Each year, the close-knit community gathers in the town square to decorate and light a massive tree. Carols are sung, hot chocolate is shared—and a surprise left under the Christmas tree is about to bring two special people together!
Holiday kisses don’t end with Christmas—there’s still the New Year’s Eve party at Jack’s Bar to attend. Locals and newcomers alike find themselves eager for that special countdown…and that midnight kiss.
So join us in Virgin River this year, where Robyn Carr’s trademark humor, warmth and sincerity will have you celebrating the festive season in your favorite mountain town.
Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by!💕