HARVEST MOON by Robyn Carr
Harvest Moon by Robyn Carr
A Virgin River Novel, Book 13
Reviewed by Miranda
Kelly Matlock is a sous-chef at the famous La Touche restaurant. After years of working her butt off to advance in the kitchen at La Touche, she realizes that she’s never going to have control of this kitchen. Of course, this realization comes after an interesting visit from the wife of the man she’s in love with. Kelly becomes overwhelmed and passes out at work. She knows now is the time for her to reevaluate her life. What better place to relax and refocus than Virgin River.
Widower Lief Holbrook needs a new place to raise his stepdaughter Courtney. Since her mother’s death things have been extremely difficult. Courtney has become a stranger and nothing he’s done so far has worked. As an award winning screenwriter, Lief can work from anywhere and Virgin River is the perfect place to raise his daughter.
When Kelly arrives at Jack’s Bar, Lief is struck by her beauty. It has been years since he has had any feelings for a woman other than his late wife. He simply has to get to know this woman. Kelly isn’t quite ready for any kind of relationship. Lief is persistent and Kelly finally succumbs to him, but is she ready for Courtney’s wrath. Is it possible for these three to have a healthy happy relationship?
All of my favorite characters are back in Harvest Moon. Harvest Moon is truly a joy to read. I experienced so many emotions while reading Harvest Moon. At times I was so happy, and other times I felt like I had taken a punch to the gut. The relationships in Harvest Moon are complex and phenomenal. It is hard to do them justice. When Kelly gets to Virgin River she has really been through hell and needs the respite it offers. Lief’s life is also in turmoil and he needs a safe sane place to raise his daughter. They are both lost in some fashion. Watching them both maneuver their new lives in Virgin River is fascinating and magical. Seeing them come together and then try to make their lives fit together is so real and encompassing. I really felt for these two. Even now I get those powerful feelings in my stomach when I think about the beautiful story Robyn Carr created with Harvest Moon. I don’t think I will ever get tired of visiting Virgin River. Every story is written so wonderfully. It is like visiting old friends and finding new love every time. Harvest Moon is a blissful retreat that will leave you rejuvenated and ridiculously happy.