Known as a ‘horse whisperer’ Clay is the new veterinary assistant in Virgin River.  His Navajo roots and his love for family and nature give him a gentle yet powerful strength.  It’s that quiet strength that makes him such a compelling character.  In Lily, he knows he’s found a woman he can truly love, but he must break through the barriers she can’t seem to let go of.  Lily is certain she couldn’t withstand another lost love.  Broken hearts and shattered dreams is the thread throughout Promise Canyon, and asks the question: “Can a broken heart teach you about relationships or will it keep you from having another one?”  This is the question that both Lily and Clay must answer.   

Robyn Carr writes wonderful stories. They’re filled with family, friends, and neighbors.  Her characters aren’t perfect and their relationships aren’t presented in neat little packages; instead her characters have issues they need to work out. You become invested in them - you feel their upset when they have a misunderstanding and you cheer them on when they resolve their problems.  You get emotionally involved and that is why as a reader you want to dig deep into those issues as the story progresses.  It also explains why I love reading Ms. Carr’s books – I get involved and I’m eager for the next one.  It’s no secret that I’m a fan of romance novel series, and this is one series to glom onto, it will give you hours of reading pleasure.

So – can a broken heart teach you about relationships?

Maria Lokken is an avid romance reader and an award winning television producer

by Moderator dhaupt on ‎12-09-2010 09:19 AM

HI Maria, great article. I actually have this ARC from Mira and am now more looking forward to reading it.





by Moderator dhaupt on ‎12-09-2010 09:27 AM

And you know I forgot to ask, I've never read this series before, will that have an effect on my understanding of this novel, I actually have the next two also I think they may be a mini series within the series.



by Blogger Maria_Lokken on ‎12-09-2010 01:17 PM

Hey Deb -


You can certainly read this as a standalone.  BUT, you're enjoyment will be that much more enhanced if you even just read the first book in the series... It sets everything up.  If you don't you'll still enjoy Promise Canyon.



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