FORBIDDEN FALLS, by Robyn Carr
Publisher: Mira Books
Author Robyn Carr is a NY Times and USA Today best-selling author, as well as a RITA winner. Other titles include: Never Too Late, Runaway Mistress, Blue Skies, and The Wedding Party. She resides in Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband.
Listed as Book Eight in the Virgin River Series, Forbidden Falls follows Ellie Baldwin- a woman trying to regain custody of her two children wrongfully taken from her, and Noah Kincaid- a widow minister who just purchased a run-down church. Noah is in desperate need of an assistant to help with refurbishing the old church, so when Ellie walks in to apply for the job, he’s a little taken aback. Ellie’s more colorful than he’s used to, but after hearing her story, he not only hires her, he’s determined to help her. They may come from two different worlds, but they have more in common than either expect, and when romance looms in the air, eternal happiness can’t be far behind. If only they’d give in.
This was unusual, pairing an ex-stripper with a minister. The book was very laid back religiously, though had many quotes to draw it in. I suppose that was my biggest issue, was it seemed contradictory, though didn't deter me from reading.
Robyn Carr writes with a narrative style, which usually makes it difficult to get into the story and relate to the characters, but she pulls it off very well. She’s also heavy on the dialog, which is interesting because it propels the plot and garners great emotion. Right from page one you’re drawn in and want to know more. The setting in this series is outstanding and the secondary characters make these books shine. Though part of a series, these books stand alone. A little sad, a little sweet, and a lot funny, Forbidden Falls is a keeper.
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