Tuesday, August 23, 2022

2 Bloggers 1 Series - Promise Canyon (Virgin River #11)


So Stormi and I are still going strong with the Virgin River series.  I'm actually kind of shocked we are still enjoying it as much as we did.  However, I'm also glad that we are continuing on as I love the setting and the characters and the books have quickly become a comfort read.  So read on to see what I think about the latest installment and then hop over to Stormi's at  Books, Movies, Reviews! Oh My! to see what she thought as well.

TITLE: Promise Canyon (Virgin River #11)
AUTHOR: Robyn Carr
PUBLISHING DATE: December 21, 2010
PAGES: 342
SOURCE: Hoopla

FROM GOODREADS: 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....

MY THOUGHTS:  I really enjoyed the new characters introduced in this installment.  Clay Tahoma moves to Virgin River to assist his friend with his veterinary practice and the fact that he is escaping his ex-wife is just an added bonus.  Clay has a way with horses which is definitely what is needed in the expanding practice. Clay quickly meets Lilly and sparks start flying but she is hesitant because her experience with men in the past.

I loved the cultural aspects of this one and it was interesting seeing the difference in Clay's Navajo traditions versus Lilly's Hopi ones.  I also loved the bonds they created with the horses and how their experiences mirrored some of their.  There is a side story in Promise Canyon which made me pretty sad and it definitely left Jack in a predicament which was a great way to incorporate some of the more seasoned characters such as Jack, Mel, Preacher and Paige.  

I can't wait to see where this series takes us and as I've heard there's a new installment coming out in October, I think Stormi and I will be reading this for some time to come.