Friday, January 7, 2011

Book Review: Promise Canyon

Promise Canyon (Virgin River)

From the back cover:

There's an old saying: Whenever one door closes, another one opens.  That's truer of Virgin River than almost anywhere else on Earth.

After years spent on ranches around Los Angels.  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 Yahzi.

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 on e small problem-she can't control her attration to Clay.

But in Virgin River faith in new beginnings and the power of love has doors opening everywhere.....

Go HERE to read an excerpt from Promise Canyon!  To learn more about Robyn, visit her website at

My Thoughts:

Promise Canyon, by Robyn Carr is a book that's a quick, fun little read.  As you read this book you will meet Clay Tahoma who is a Navajo and Lilly Yahzi who is a Hopi, you would think they would be drawn together, but don't hold your breath.  Lilly has her own agenda and it doesn't include getting hurt again.

It seems that Lily's temper often gets the best of her and sometimes causes her more trouble than she bargained for, and Clay has a hard time being patient, waiting for Lily to learn to trust again.  The question is, will Lily's heart mend and will Clay get his life in order before tragedy hits?

I really enjoyed this book, and cannot wait to read Robyn's next two books:

Coming In February


Colin Riordan came to Virgin River to recuperate from a horrific helicopter crash, the scars of which he bears inside and out. His family is wonderfully supportive, but it’s his art than truly soothes his troubled soul.

Stung personally and professionally by an ill-advised affair, PR guru Jillian Matlock arrived in town via golden parachute. She’s bought an old Victorian with a promising garden and is looking forward to cultivating something other than a corporate brand.

When Jillian finds Colin at his easel in her yard, there’s an instant connection. But both are holding romance at arm’s length— looking to simplify, not complicate, their lives. And Jill may yet be lured back to Silicon Valley...

No one arrives in Virgin River without a story, and no one leaves—if they ever do—unchanged.

Coming in March

Rising sous-chef Kelly Matlock’s sudden collapse at work is a wake-up call. Disillusioned and burned out, she’s retreated to her sister Jillian’s house in Virgin River to rest and reevaluate.
Puttering in Jill’s garden and cooking with her heirloom vegetables is wonderful, but Virgin River is a far cry from San Francisco. Kelly’s starting to feel a little too unmotivated...until she meets Lief Holbrook. The handsome widower looks more like a lumberjack than a sophisticated screenwriter—a combination Kelly finds irresistible. But less appealing is Lief’s rebellious stepdaughter, Courtney. She’s the reason they moved from L.A., but Courtney’s finding plenty of trouble even in Virgin River.
Kelly’s never fallen for a guy with such serious baggage, but some things are worth fighting for. Besides, a bratty teenager can’t be any worse than a histrionic chef...right?

To purchase Promise Canyon visit this link!

**I received a complimentary copy of this book to review from Alana at



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