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Monday, January 3, 2011

Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr

Promise Canyon by Robyn Carr
Publishing: Mira
Genre: Contemporar
Length: Full Length (342 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Canterbury Bell

After years spent on ranches around Los Angeles, Clay Tahoma is delighted to be Virgin River's new veterinary assistant. The secluded community's wild beauty tugs at his Navajo roots, and he's been welcomed with open arms by everyone in town—everyone except Lilly Yazhi.

Lilly has encountered her share of strong, silent, traditional men within her own aboriginal community, and she's not interested in coming back for more. In her eyes, Clay's earthy, sexy appeal is just an act used to charm wealthy women like his ex-wife. She can't deny his gift for gentling horses, but she's not about to let him control her. There's just one small problem—she can't control her attraction to Clay.

But in Virgin River, faith in new beginnings and the power of love has doors opening everywhere.…

Clay Tahoma is a man on a mission. He needs to start over after a disastrous marriage and divorce, plus he longs to be reunited with a son from his adventurous teenage years. Clay is a horse whisperer relocating to Virgin River to help out his long time friend, Nate, the local veterinarian. As a vet tech, Clay is able to hone his skill, distance himself from his ex-wife and begin a peaceful new life with his son.

Well, that’s what he thinks. Enter Lilly Yazhi, the local delivery girl from the feed store. Lilly’s Native American heritage attracts Clay’s own Cherokee background. And Lilly’s ability to communicate with wounded animals surpasses even his managing to turn Clay’s plans upside down. Lilly had distanced herself from a very bad relationship years before and isn’t looking to get involved with anyone….but maybe this tall, gorgeous, exotic looking Cherokee is just the one to jump start her heart all over again. Just when Lilly opens her mind and her heart to Clay, in walks the ex wife with a very sick horse and a very active imagination. Making this right with Lilly is now his new mission because Clay cannot picture his life and his future without this woman.

The great part about this book is the multitude of character from previous novels that make appearance throughout the story. If you are a fan of Robyn Carr and are familiar with her Virgin River books you will not be disappointed. There are also two sub-plots involving a prominent citizen who has left money to the town and the Riordan family dealing with an accident that sets up the next two novels very nicely.

Virgin River is a small town located in the mountains of California and is the focal point for Robyn Carr’s series based in this perfect imaginary hometown. You don’t need to read the stores prior to this one in order to enjoy Promise Canyon but after reading this you will not be able to help yourself. Robyn Carr brings you to a place that makes dreams come true and that a happily ever after is within reach for everyone. You never get anything less than perfection from her, so take my advice…grab a hot cup of cocoa and curl up by the fire to visit the wonderful folks of Virgin River.