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GIVE=AWAYS! & REVIEW Bring Me Home for Christmas by Robyn Carr

Book Description

Virgin River October 25, 2011
This year, Becca Timm knows the number one item on her Christmas wish list—getting over Denny Cutler. Three years ago, Denny broke her heart before heading off to war. It's time she got over her silly college relationship and moved on.So she takes matters into her own hands and heads up to Virgin River, the rugged little mountain town that Denny calls home, as an uninvited guest on her brother's men-only hunting weekend. But when an accident turns her impromptu visit into an extended stay, Becca finds herself stranded in Virgin River. With Denny. In very close quarters.
As the power of Christmas envelops the little town, Becca discovers that the boy she once loved has become a strong and confident man. And the most delicious Christmas present she can imagine.

About the Author

From Her Website:
After more than 20 years penning screenplays, historical romances and even a psychological thriller, New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr found her genre — some would say her calling — writing a particular kind of women’s fiction.
“I was always meant to write about women,” Robyn says, “women who were tougher than the women of their time, smarter and more courageous ... characters who would never trade places with anyone.”
That’s the impetus behind her Virgin River series for MIRA Books. Set in a small town (pop. 600) of retired marines and the independent women they love and against a backdrop of northern California redwoods, the Virgin River books are inspiration for those who, like Robyn, believe in the power of healthy, positive relationships.
“It’s a nice way to live ... and love,” she quips.
Industry opinion-makers, readers and Carr’s fellow authors seem to agree. The American Library Association’s Booklist magazine named the series debut book, Virgin River, one of 2007’s Top Ten Romances, and New York Times bestselling author Clive Cussler declared it: “A thrilling debut of a series that promises much to come.”
The series has also drawn a community of loyal readers, with Virgin River fans creating a virtual Jack’s Bar (a nod to the family establishment of the same name that doubles as the center of Virgin River’s social scene in the series) at There readers swap stories, visit weekly with Robyn and dish about the goings on in Virgin River.
Their favorite topic of conversation?
“Who would play Jack in a movie,” says Robyn, with a laugh, noting all the men in her life think they’re Jack Sheridan, the man behind Jack’s Bar—especially her husband, an Air Force pilot-turned-airline executive.
As for Robyn, writing about women who would marry a marine or veteran comes naturally. She was a military wife herself. In fact, she started reading romances as a young mom-to-be confined to her bed on a Florida air force base. After the children were born, she simply plunked Jamie and Brian in a stroller and headed to the local bookstore. Eventually, she quietly bought a notebook and some pens and sat down at the dining room table and tried to write a book of her own.
“The notebook grew and grew,” she recalls. “Finally, I had to admit what I was doing so Jim would buy me a typewriter.”
By then, six months had passed and Robyn was hooked on the writing process.
Robyn says her first book remains buried—“and will never be seen by human eyes.”
But her third novel, Chelynne, sold, as did eventually her second.
In 2011 Robyn’s publishing schedule includes a new Virgin River trilogy—Promise Canyon (January), Wild Man Creek (February) and Harvest Moon (March), and a Virgin River holiday gift hardcover to be published in October. In January Robyn and her Virgin River series were highlighted in a USA Today feature that explored the popularity of military-themed books and TV series.
Robyn and her husband, Jim, make their home in Las Vegas. She makes the occasional foray into Humboldt County in nearby California, where the Virgin River series is set. She enjoys interacting with her readers via Facebook and her free Robyn Carr mobile phone app.


  • Mass Market Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Mira; Original edition (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0778312712
  • ISBN-13: 978-0778312710


Becca Timm has a positive outlook on life, but things haven't been quite going her way. Although her boyfriend is about to pop the question, she isn't all that thrilled and keeps thinking about the one that got away.  Oh, and she lost her job.   She goes to Virgin River with her twin brother and meets her ex, Denny, who is at first less than thrilled.   Becca ends up arguing with Denny and she jumps in the back of her brother's truck and promptly breaks her ankle.  She also doesn't help the situations by flirting with his friends either.  I had an inner dialog with her explaining she shouldn't act that way.  This only creates more tension (the good kind) between the two.

Although this is the fouteenth (!) book in the Virgin River series it can stand alone easily.  I have read this series here and there, but never in order and it is always easy to go back to them.  Carr writes such vivid characters that you actually like even when they aren't perfect.  Becca is one that you really want to succeed and you know she belong with Denny.  At times, I really want him to get with the program and fall back in love with her, but then there would be much of a story.  There are a few twists and turns on the road to happiness, but you will have to read the story to find out how they get there!

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    6. Wow, she's had a busy year! Looks like a good holiday read! Thanks!

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    8. What a fabulous giveaway. I love a good Christmas book! It really gets you in the holiday spirit. I shared your giveaway on Twitter.!/kellyblackwell/status/143821987280723969

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    16. One more book to add to my collection of Virgin River books. This will also be a nice addition to my Christmas book.

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    23. It's midnight or thereabouts! I'm your last entry and I'm so psyched. I just changed my blog to reflect the Christmas spirit. And it's finally catching up with me. My children are all over the US...MA, LA, NV, NYC, and I miss them and my 7 grandchildren so much...won't be able to spend Christmas with them this year. We'll be using Skype. Thank God for modern tech! :]
      I want to wish you a very happy holiday. I'll be catching up with you on Twitter and Goodreads.
      Take care,


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    26. Amazing giveaway! Would love to read Ms. Carr's book:)



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