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Luke's brother Cody went missing four years ago. The police could't find him. Neither could search and rescue. Everyone believed he got lost or died in an accident in the woods. Years later Luke thinks he found something to prove what happened. Maybe Cody had been right all along. The mythological monster was real. Luke and his buddy Nick travel deeper into the woods to find out.

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Monday, June 4, 2012

Shelter Mountain by Robyn Carr | Book Review

Overall I loved this story and it was so much fun getting to spend more time with some great characters I have come to love. That said I gave it 4 out of 5 stars because of some pretty disappointing story choices. They were very disappointing, but the fact that I still gave a 4 out of 5 shows how much I enjoyed most of the story, and really, how much I love the characters and setting of this book. The end of the book was full of exciting page turning action that was fun to read. I will be reading the next one in the series. Let's hope the writer doesn't take any easy outs this time. When I started the first book in this series it was because I had just finished a bunch of Stephen King and I needed something totally different. It's funny, but I think Robyn Carr shares her best strength with Stephen King - characterization. She writes characters I love, and he writes characters that carry me through a sometimes slow story. The difference is that Stephen King can write circles around Robyn Carr, his prose makes hers seem dull and flat - but I absolutely love her characters and I can't stop reading so she's got that skill. I have to find out what happens to her characters. I'm sure as I continue to read through her books I'll find her skills at crafting prose develop, but in the mean time I love her characters enough to HAVE to know what happens to them in the next book. I never thought I would EVER find myself reading a romance series, but I truly enjoy these books. If anything I'm hoping to learn how she has managed to write so many books in a series. It is pretty mind blowing that her latest, Redwood Bend, is Virgin River book 18! That is a lot of books! So I'll keep reading out of my genres to keep finding out what happens next with her great characters that she does a decent job of writing about.


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  2. Thank you so much for your kind comment. I'm currently reading Roby Carr's next book in the Virgin River series and I'll be sure to post a review with my thoughts on it once I finish it. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for bookmarking it! I'm honored.