Monday, December 13, 2010
Review: Forbidden Falls
Forbidden Falls by Robyn Carr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is my first of Carr's "Virgin River" series and I am favorably impressed. Widowed Presbyterian minister Noah Kincaid buys an abandoned church on eBay, and sets out to renovate it and start his ministry. In need of an assistant, he hires single mom Ellie Baldwin--a former stripper and single mom with custody issues--her psycho ex has her kids.
The stories of other townsfolk interweave with Noah and Ellie's story, especially that of a young married couple with a toddler faced with the unexpected guardianship of the husband's ex-girlfriend's infant daughter. Framing the story is Noah's relationship with a dog who's been abandoned, injured, and left for dead, whose tale ends up paralleling Ellie's.
Carr's probably also having a little fun here--like I think there might be some Biblical character named "Noah" who attempts a big construction project--but overall this is a good contemporary romance about a man with a mission. (And I wouldn't classify it as inspy--folks, we have Presbyterian pastor premarital sex in this book!)
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